Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB) is responsible for providing policy guidance for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Service Area 7, representing Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties.

The board works to increase the Atlanta region’s competitiveness in the global economy by providing metro Atlanta employers with a highly trained workforce and robust labor market services. The board also seeks to maximize economic development opportunities for the Atlanta region and to ensure that residents have access to high-quality labor market information and quality training and employment services.

Board Meetings and Leadership

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board is governed by a 19-member board under the guidance of these by-laws.  The board meetings are open to the public and held at the Atlanta Regional Commission. Please note that all meeting times and places are subject to change. Call ARC at 470-378-1610 to confirm.

The March 19 meeting has been cancelled.

Next Meeting
May 28, 2020 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Atlanta Regional Commission | Room: Harry West Rooms

Previous Meetings
For agendas, summaries and presentation from our previous meetings, please view our meeting archives.

Upcoming Board Meetings   |  Upcoming Executive Committee Meetings |  Meeting Archives

ARWDB Committees

Meeting locations may change to other appropriate sites. Please confirm meeting locations and dates by contacting ARC at 470-378-1610.

NextGen Youth Committee (Services for Ages 16-24)

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB) Next Gen Youth Committee provides expertise in youth policy and assists the ARWDB in developing and recommending employment and training policy for individuals between the ages of 16-24.

The Youth Committee is responsible for providing policy guidance for, and exercising oversight with respect to, a local workforce investment youth system conducted under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) in partnership with elected officials. The Youth Committee operates in Workforce Area 7, representing Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties.

Regional ITA (Individual Training Accounts) Committee

The Regional ITA Committee reviews and approves Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) training provider applications for five separate Workforce Boards in the metropolitan Atlanta area: WorkSource Atlanta, WorkSource Atlanta Regional (for Clayton, Cherokee, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties), WorkSource Cobb, WorkSource DeKalb, and WorkSource Fulton.  Approved eligible training providers offer occupational skills training to eligible WIOA-funded adults and dislocated workers through local workforce board areas.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are looking to connect with resources and services for older persons and individuals with disabilities in the Atlanta Metro area, please contact us at 404-463-3333. You can also visit empowerline.org to find information.

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