People Making a Difference
The Workforce Development Board is a business-led organization including representatives of the region's key employers in a variety of industries including high-tech, health care, manufacturing and government. The Board also includes representatives of community-based organizations, organized labor and public agencies, as well as educational institutions, including the public school system, community colleges, state universities, and private schools.
Board activity focuses on strategic involvement in regional economic development as it relates to preparing new workers for existing and new employers as well as retraining for incumbent workers to ensure continued employment and economic growth.
The Board also administers federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding for the region by providing strategic direction to a myriad of organizations focused on improving the workforce and the community as a whole.
Board members and Workforce Center partners actively participate in strategic planning and implementation of local Workforce initiatives through their involvement in the WDB and its committees.
To nominate an individual to the Board of Directors (nomination form), please complete the official nomination form and submit it by:
- Mail: Western Virginia Workforce Development Board, 313 Luck Avenue
- Roanoke, VA 24016
- Phone: 540-562-8442
- Fax: 540-343-4416
Workforce Development Board meetings are publicized and open to the public.