HomeEqual OpportunityWorkforce SystemContact Us
The Local Area 1 Workforce Investment Board exists to connect employers to a motivated workforce having skills to obtain and maintain meaningful employment.
About the BoardOne Stop PartnersEmployer ServicesJob Seeker ServicesAdult ProgramsYouthProgramsResource LibraryNews & Events

Spanish  French  German  Italian Alternate translations by SysTran

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.

Workforce Investment Works Logo

 

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

PY2019 Kansas WorkforceONE Meeting Dates

1st Quarter
September 13, 2019 – Great Bend

2nd Quarter
December 13, 2019 – Great Bend

3rd Quarter
March 13, 2020 – Great Bend

4th Quarter
June 12, 2020 – Great Bend


PY2019 Kansas WorkforceONE
Orientation and Board Training Dates

August 15, 2019 – Great Bend

November 1, 2019 – Great Bend

February 13, 2020 – Great Bend

April 20th , 2020 – Great Bend

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

CEO Meeting
November 5, 2019 – 10:00am 

Executive Meeting
November 5, 2019 – 10:00 am

Fiscal Committee
November 19, 2019 – 1:00 pm

One-Stop Committee
December 19, 2019

Operations Committee
November 26, 2019 – 10:00 am

Youth Development Committee
January 2020  


FUNDING POLICY CHANGE
None at this time.


PUBLIC NOTICE
View current notices on the 
News & Events page

Kansas WorkforceONE Plan Revision Recommendation  


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Youth IFB
RFP: Facility Administrative Office


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 Employment Application (.docx)


LOCAL AREA STRATEGIC PLAN
Download Document
Revisions December 2017
Revisions July 2018
Revisions August 2019