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.
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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.