The Workforce Improvement Opportunity Act (WIOA) passed the Senate on June 25 and brings with it critical opportunities for workforce boards to take advantage and improve performance. It’s essential for workforce boards to invest significant time in strategizing as there will be new stakeholders who will be critical to the dialogue, key changes in delivery of services, and new rules that can help you improve and achieve your mission.
Here are eight key changes and how you can work to improve your performance:
The entire WIOA act is 298 pages. There are many opportunities in it to drive a higher performing Workforce Board, and even greater opportunities to re-think what you’re doing. The critical key to success is to engage in dialogue with all stakeholders now, maintain sustained dialogue throughout the transformation process, and retain that energy moving forward.
Empyra’s OneFlow for Workforce provides the infrastructure needed to manage the transition and position yourself for success. Our business rules engine enables you to integrate multiple funding streams successfully while managing them separately. With the social networking functionality, you can maximize engagement of all stakeholders including board members, educators, community-based organizations, social services, employers, and more and provide a private electronic forum for them to plan events, engage in discussions, share documents and requirements, and coordinate efforts.
The National Association of Workforce Boards and the Public Consulting Group published an excellent summary of all of the changes WIOA introduces. Click here to download the full report.
The challenges for the 21st century American workforce are right there in front of us every day, and WIOA provides a pathway to help us address them. This is your call to action. This is where you have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership, vision, and make an even more significant contribution to helping others achieve their potential and gain meaningful work. May we all rise to that challenge.
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