The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (WDB) is made up of representatives from regional employers (minimum of 51%), education, organized labor, community based organizations, economic development and federally required One-Stop Partners.  All WDB members are appointed by the Consortium Board.  The WDB oversees the programs and initiatives as specified in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (which include programs for Adults, Youth, Dislocated Workers and other special grants and programs as available).  The WDB also acts as a coordinator/convener for the region’s workforce system to interface with economic development and the business community.  The Workforce System includes (but is not limited to):

  • K-12 Education systems
  • Post-Secondary Education/Training providers
  • Adult Education
  • Training/Employment Programs offered for special populations
    • Older Workers
    • Workers with Disabilities
    • Economically Disadvantaged individuals
    • Youth (ages 14-21)
    • Veterans