Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board

Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board

Date(s)

October 12, 2017

Status

Activity is Ongoing
Scholarly Activity Role: 
Board Member
Organization Name: 
Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board
Role or Title within the Organization: 
Board Member & Member of the Executive Director Search Committee

The Hudson County/Jersey City Workforce Development Board (HCWDB) engages leaders from the private sector, public agencies, labor unions and community-based organization to inform Hudson County’s and Jersey City’s workforce and economic development strategies and ensure that the workforce development system’s efforts to create a strong workforce are aligned with employer demands. The Hudson County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is made up of volunteer members, and includes leaders of local businesses, educational institutions, labor unions, community-based organizations, and other government agencies.  Pursuant to federal requirements, at least 51% of the voting members are from the private sector. The HCWIB conducts oversight of and sets broad priorities for allocation of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to ensure that investments in the workforce development system are meeting the needs of industry and the education and training of current and future workers.