Workforce Investment Council

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires Governors to establish a state workforce investment board to assist in the development of state plan that will increase employment, retention and earnings of WIA participants, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency and enhance our national productivity and competitiveness.

The State Board is to assist the Governor in the development of a State Plan and a statewide workforce investment system. The State Plan is to include:   
  • the needs of the State with regard to current and projected employment opportunities, by occupation;
  • the job skills necessary to obtain such employment opportunities;
  • the skills and economic development needs of the State;
  • the type and availability of workforce investment activities in the State; and
  • a description of the manner in which the council collaborated in development of the State Plan and
  • how the board will continue to collaborate in carrying out its functions.

The Workforce Investment Council meets quarterly in Charleston from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meeting Dates

Meeting dates for 2015 are:
  • Wednesday January 21, 2015
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015