Workforce Innovation Board
The Workforce Innovation Board (WIB) is an oversight board created by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It shares responsibility for oversight with the County Consortium Board. There are eight counties in the Career Link region: Mason, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, Peoria, Marshall, Stark and Woodford. There are 26 members on the Workforce Innovation Board representing Labor, private sector businesses, community based organizations, education, economic development, vocational rehabilitation and Wagner-Peyser.
Among the duties of the Workforce Innovation Board, in concert with the County Consortium Board, are selecting a one-stop operator, negotiating local performance measures, developing a regional and local plan, and development of a Memorandum of Understanding between the partner agencies in the region. The Workforce Innovation Board also has general oversight of the workforce system including several broad strategic issues such as:
- Better coordinating workforce development programs and economic development
- Strengthening linkages between the one-stop delivery system and unemployment
- Facilitating the development of co-enrollments in core programs
- Improve access to career pathways leading to a recognized postsecondary credential
- Coordinating education and workforce investment activities in order to enhance services and avoid duplication of services.
Some specific duties include developing a budget, negotiating performance outcomes, and preparing a regional and local plan.
The Workforce Innovation Board typically meets every two months. Consult the calendar located in this website for times and meeting locations.