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The Executive Committee shall plan, coordinate and expedite the work of the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development (Council) and the Greater Peninsula Workforce Investment Board (Board), review and endorse grant submissions, and may take action, when necessary, between Board meetings. The Executive Committee exercises the full authority and power of the Board, to the extent permitted by law. The Executive Committee shall consist of seventeen (17) members including, as herein above provided, nine (9) private sector members including the Chairman and Vice Chairman. Additionally, the President of Thomas Nelson Community College, and a local elected official designated by the governing body of the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg and Poquoson and the Counties of York, James City and Gloucester or their designee. With the exception of the seven local elected officials such individuals will be nominated by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board at the first regular meeting held in each fiscal year. All local elected officials will be nominated by each of the seven (7) local elected governing bodies.
Finance and Strategic Planning Committee
The Finance and Strategic Planning Committee articulates the Board’s vision for the region's Workforce Development System, including a coordinated approach to workforce development that establishes connectivity between employers, trainers and employees. The Committee, in conjunction with the full board and the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development staff, develops goals for the workforce system, including the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and evaluates organization and community performance related to strategic objectives and budget. The Committee is charged with budget oversight and development, audit functions, and personnel administration. The Committee provides input into grant opportunities and works to identify additional funding sources for workforce development.
The One-Stop Committee focuses on the supply side of workforce development – workers and job seekers, while at the same time works with businesses and industries to identify the workforce needs of industry – the basis for a demand-driven system. It identifies the needs of Job Seekers and works with Partner organizations in developing Memorandums of Understanding to assure coordination and non-duplication of services among workforce development programs and activities in the Greater Peninsula region. The Committee provides oversight of the performance of training programs and contractors. The Committee oversees the continuous improvement and effectiveness of the Peninsula Worklink and the WIA services carried out through the One-Stop System. The Committee oversees the dissemination of labor market information to the business community, appropriate committees and/or audiences. The Committee develops strategies to address short and long-term requirements for skills and technical competencies of existing industries and develops long-term strategies to provide a comprehensive, regional system for occupational advancement, career ladders and worker retraining. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board for funding and program priorities and identifies opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources.
The Communication Committee works with Board and staff to raise awareness of workforce development issues on the Peninsula. The Committee oversees the dissemination of marketing and outreach materials to the business community, appropriate committees and/or audiences. The Committee develops strategies to address short and long-term communication requirements, including newsletters, brochures, website, and other promotional materials. The Committee reviews and monitors legislative activities and makes recommendations of policy directives to the Executive Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board for funding and program priorities and identifies opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources.
Youth Council (Education and Training Committee)
The purpose of the Youth Council is to help create for youth a variety of options for improving educational and skill competencies and for making effective connections to employers. The Council promotes the linkage between academic and occupational learning, on-going mentorship with adults, and opportunities related to leadership, decision-making, citizenship and community service. The purpose of the Council is to represent the local employers and other members of the community with a special interest or expertise in youth policy under Title I of the WIA. The Council shall develop the portions of the local plan related to youth, subject to the approval of the Board. The Council shall recommend eligible providers of youth activities to the Board to be awarded grants or contracts, on a competitive basis, to carry out the youth activities. Subject to the approval of the Board, the Council shall conduct oversight with respect to the eligible providers of youth activities in the local area. The Council shall coordinate WIA Title I youth activities and other youth programs in the local area. The Council shall forge partnerships between K-12, higher education and the private sector and shall promote apprenticeship training and technical training. It shall provide a link between workforce training, post-secondary vocational education and tech prep and focus on youth issues. The Council makes recommendations to the Board for funding and program priorities and identifies opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources.
Executive Committee Minutes