Piedmont Workforce Network

Piedmont Workforce Network

The Piedmont Workforce Network (Local Workforce Investment Board 6) has the central role of providing leadership and direction on local strategic workforce issues, identifying local needs and developing strategies to address those needs. The Piedmont Region Workforce Board has 34 members, 19 of whom are business representatives. Other members include representatives of education, economic development, labor, community based organizations, and Workforce Center required partners.

The Local Geographic Area

The Piedmont Workforce Network's region includes all of Planning Districts 9 (Counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock) and 10 (City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson). The Governor has approved this area as Local Workforce Investment Area VI (LWIA VI), Piedmont Workforce Investment Board.

About the Workforce Investment Act

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) goes further than the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) that it replaced.  WIA is state and locally driven, will provide a one stop service delivery system, and depends on strong involvement of local elected officials and the private sector. The system to be developed under WIA provides the opportunity for business and industry to link more closely with job access and training programs and provide leadership for the development of a workforce that meets the needs of localities as defined in their economic development plans. Implementation of the WIA began July 1, 2000.

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