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
Meeting date and time Location
August 27, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This meeting will be hosted online. Virtual meeting details will be posted.

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.

Business Services Committee

The ARWDB has established a standing Business Services Committee to proactively engage the business community to carry out WIOA Goals and Objectives. Committee responsibilities include review and approval of proposed policy and programming changes, identifying issues of importance to the business community in each of the 7 ARWDB counties, providing intelligence on emerging business trends and needs, and advising on industry and sector partnership strategies. The Committee also provides ongoing linkages and connections to metro area Chambers of Commerce, Development Authorities and other business associations for effective regional business services coordination.

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.

Metro Atlanta ITA (Individual Training Accounts) Work Group

The Metro Atlanta ITA Work Group 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.

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

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 seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit empowerline.org.

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