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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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National Association of Workforce Boards

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

 

 

Announcements

PY2018 Kansas WorkforceONE Meeting Dates

1st Quarter
September 21, 2018
Great Bend

2nd Quarter
December 7, 2018
Great Bend

Kansas Workforce Summit
January 23-24, 2019
Topeka

3rd Quarter
March 8, 2019
Great Bend

4th Quarter
June 14, 2019
Great Bend 


PY2018 Kansas WorkforceONE
Orientation and Board Training Dates

August 15, 2018
Great Bend

October 19, 2018
Great Bend

February 13, 2019
Great Bend

April 19, 2019
Great Bend 

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

LWDB Executive Committee and CEOB Meeting
August 8, 2018  1:00 - 3:00pm 

Operations Committee Meeting
August 28, 2018 10:00am 

One-Stop Committee 
June 14, 2018 1:00pm


FUNDING POLICY CHANGE
None at this time.


PUBLIC NOTICE
None at this time. 


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Youth IFB
One-Stop Operator


ELIGIBLE TRAINING PROVIDERS

Approved Training Provider Policy
Eligible Training Provider Application Process


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
None at this time.


KANSAS WORKFORCEONE PERSONNEL APPLICATION
Download the Application


LOCAL AREA STRATEGIC PLAN
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Plan Revisions - January 2018
Plan Revisions - August 2018