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LOCAL AREA STRATEGIC VISION AND GOALS

Mission Statement

"The Local Area I Workforce Development Board exists to connect employers to a motivated workforce having skills to obtain and maintain meaningful employment throughout its 62-county community." 


Vision Statement

"The workforce system in Local Area I is seen by employers as ‘the" source for a well-trained and competitive workforce. This workforce is qualified to meet the needs of employers, both now and in the future creating economic growth and vitality."


Guiding Principles

  • System Focus - In order to meet the needs of employers in Local Area I, the board must expand its influence to include all workforce intermediaries not just those required by law.
  • Partner Focus - Establish strong state and local partnerships to achieve greater integration and alignment of the various resources available to employers and workers in Local Area I. WorkforceONE will challenge staff to continually seek to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the workforce system through reduction in duplication and other means.
  • Customer Focus -  WorkforceONE and its staff will align its actions with the changing needs of employers and all seekers in Local Area I. Actions oriented to providing meaningful, "lifelong" employment for all workers, not simply jobs.


OUR CUSTOMER'S OPINIONS MEAN A GREAT DEAL TO US, PLEASE TAKE TIME TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY BELOW:

EMPLOYER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY

Employer Customer Survey:  English | Español -- This survey allows you to provide input that will be used to develop our strategic plan for Western Kansas.

JOB SEEKER CUSTOMERS

Job Seeker Customer Survey:  English | Español  -- This survey allows you to provide input that will be used to develop our strategic plan for Western Kansas.

 

Local Area I is comprised of 62 counties located in central and western Kansas.

As required by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the membership of the LWIB consists of representatives from business, education, rehabilitation services, public assistance agencies and public employment services.

Members of the LWIB represent organizations, agencies, or other entities and in compliance with the WIA, at least 51 percent of its members are from private businesses.

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In Partnership with KansasWorks

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National Association of Workforce Boards

Get a National Perspective

View WIA Success Stories from the State of Kansas on the Workforce Investment Works website.

 

 

Announcements

PY2017 Kansas WorkforceONE Meeting Dates

2nd Quarter

December 8, 2017
Great Bend

Kansas Workforce Summit
January 17 & 18, 2018
Topeka

3rd Quarter
March 9, 2018
Great Bend

4th Quarter
June 8, 2018
Great Bend 

 

PY2017 Kansas WorkforceONE Orientation Dates

  

2nd Quarter
October 20, 2017
Great Bend

 

3rd Quarter
February 16, 2018
Great Bend

 

4th Quarter
April 20, 2018
Great Bend


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Operations Committee Meeting:
October 10, 2017 10:00am 

One-Stop Committee:
October 12, 2017 1:00pm

Youth Development Committee Meeting:
October 17, 2017 1:00pm 


FUNDING POLICY CHANGE
None at this time.


PUBLIC NOTICE
None at this time. 


ELIGIBLE TRAINING PROVIDERS

Approved Training Provider Policy
Eligible Training Provider Application Process

New Member Orientation Tentative Dates

None at this time.

 

Personnel Application

Kansas WorkforceOne Personnel Application:
Download the Application

Strategic Plan

Local Area Strategic Plan
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