State Workforce Development Board

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 requires Governors to establish a State Workforce Development Board to assist in the development of a state plan that will enhance the capacity and performance of the workforce development system; align and improve the workforce programs and investments; and promote economic growth.

The State Board is to assist the Governor in achieving the State’s strategic and operational vision and goals as outlined in the State Plan. The State Plan is to include:   

  • Strategic Functions
    • Develop and Implement state plans and performance measures
    • Develop Career Pathway Strategies
    • Develop & Expand strategies for Partnerships in in-demand sectors/occupations
    • Develop and align policies
  • System Alignment & Effective Operations
    • Develop strategies for aligning technology and data systems
    • Develop local area allocation formulas
    • Develop a statewide LMI (Labor Market Information) System
    • Develop Policies and guidance on One-Stop partner roles and resource contributions
  • Building System Capacity
    • Develop strategies to support staff training and awareness
    • Disseminate best practices
    • Develop and continue improving the One-Stop delivery system
    • Support effective local boards

The Board meets quarterly in Charleston from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meeting Dates

Meeting dates for 2021:

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2021
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Meeting dates for 2022:

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - Rescheduled for Friday, July 8, 2022
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - Rescheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022

West Virginia Workforce Development Board
West Virginia Workforce Development Board Bylaws

Past Meeting Minutes