A Workforce Development Board (Board) is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials and charged with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce programs and services in their area. In Texas, twenty-eight Boards are responsible for:

  • Developing local plans for the use of Workforce Investment Act funds
  • Oversight of the local service delivery system, Workforce Solutions offices
  • Coordinating activities with economic development entities and employers in their local areas

The majority of each Board is represented by members of the local business community. In all, Board membership includes individuals representing business and industry, economic development agencies, community-based organizations, education, organized labor, public assistance agencies and more.

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