Welcome to the
Alameda County Workforce Investment Board.
"To provide employers and job seekers with universal access
to tools, resources and services that assist them with
obtaining their employment and business goals"
"The best workforce
development system that benefits both employers and job
seekers by promoting quality jobs, high skills, high wages
and life long learning"
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
new system will offer employment and training, education,
and economic development services to job seekers and employers
in Alameda County.
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
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.
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.
Workforce Investment Board activities include:
a better workforce - linking employers and individuals to
education and training programs
as the region's workforce broker - bringing employers and
qualified applicants together
long-term employability and lifelong learning by providing
access to training to ensure competitiveness in today's
systems policies, priorities, and budgets
youth program activities through the Youth Policy Council
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.
the effort to move welfare recipients toward self-sufficiency
through the federal Welfare-to-Work program
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
access to current workforce data and labor market information
the performance and accountability system