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Welcome to the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board.
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Mission:
"To provide employers and job seekers with universal access to tools, resources and services that assist them with obtaining their employment and business goals"
 
Vision:
"The best workforce development system that benefits both employers and job seekers by promoting quality jobs, high skills, high wages and life long learning"

The Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (ACWIB) is charged with developing a new Workforce Development System, mandated by the Federal Workforce Investment Act, signed into law in 1998.

The new system will offer employment and training, education, and economic development services to job seekers and employers in Alameda County.

The ACWIB is composed of business, civic, education, labor, and other community leaders and is appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Chair is elected from among the private sector members. ACWIB represents all of Alameda County outside of Oakland. Oakland has its own Workforce Investment Board.

Workforce Investment Boards (WIB's) are influential policy boards with direct federal, state, and private funding for occupational skills training and educational programs in the respective workforce areas. In addition to legislated responsibilities under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), WIB's have been called upon to play a major role in a variety of key state employment initiatives currently underway. The define their vision, mission, and goals based on local community needs. Their five-year strategic plan establishes the local one-stop service delivery system and a system to serve youth.

The WIB is also charged with integrating a workforce system that is flexible, seamless, and responsive to the needs of both job seekers and employers. It should leverage the resources of the 16 required partners and other funding sources.

Specific Workforce Investment Board activities include:

  • Building a better workforce - linking employers and individuals to education and training programs

  • Serving as the region's workforce broker - bringing employers and qualified applicants together

  • Promoting long-term employability and lifelong learning by providing access to training to ensure competitiveness in today's labor market

  • Setting systems policies, priorities, and budgets

  • Coordinating youth program activities through the Youth Policy Council

  • Preparing our youth for employment in the region's most vital industries. Preparing youth for the world of work through School-to-Career programs, and yearlong, intermediary youth work programs.

  • Leading the effort to move welfare recipients toward self-sufficiency through the federal Welfare-to-Work program

  • Providing assistance to companies that find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having to reduce their workforce and assisting companies to develop strategies that may avert layoffs

  • Providing access to current workforce data and labor market information

  • Overseeing the performance and accountability system
 
     
 
  ACWIB
24100 Amador Street, 6th Floor
Hayward, CA 94544-1203
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Phone: (510) 259-3842
Fax: (510) 259-3845
Email: Marybeth.McCarthy@acgov.org
 
     
  The Alameda County Workforce Investment Board is a WIA Title I financially assisted
program or activity and is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids
and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
 
 
     
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