Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) have important roles to play in the development and implementation of a sector strategy. Committee structure and the development of a plan to address the various aspects of such a strategy should be worked out by the WDB in a way that accounts for the needs of the economic region. 

The four links on the left-hand side of the screen under “Related Content,” are each from state and local areas showing how they have created a committee structure and developed their plans to support and maintain a successful sector strategy.  Resources under development are identified by “[NEW]” and will be complete on or before June 2016.

Workforce Development Board Committee Structure & Plan Development

  • [NEW] Skill: Workforce Development Boards as Sector Intermediaries: This brief details the specific roles a Workforce Board may take in acting as an intermediary for Sector Initiatives, and includes case studies of two successful efforts, as well as information on how they structured their work.
  • Organizational Capacity & Alignment Workshop – ETA’s Sector Strategies TA Initiative Virtual Institute 2015: Online workshop held as part of the week-long Sector Strategies Virtual Institute in 2015. Representative from the South Central Pennsylvania WIB discuss ways in which the agency reorganized their investments and programs around a sector strategy
  • WIOA Local Governance and Sector Strategies Subcommittee: Website for Washington State’s WIOA Local Governance and Sector Strategies Subcommittee provides useful examples of how a state can help organize work around sector strategies, including a charter and a work plan.
  • Align, Engage, Advance: A Strategic Plan to Transform Indiana’s Workforce: The strategic plan by the Indiana Career Council offers some strong guidance for aligning resources that had previously often been disparate and divided systems focused on internal programs and processes, including indicators of success.