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Southern Workforce Board Incorporated

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training

Mission: Swb board's mission is to implement a strategic process that aligns workforce with economic development in partnership with the community to maximize and address needs. Workforce development boards (wdb) are regional entities created to implement the workforce innovation and opportunity act of 2014. The wdb's main role is to direct federal, state and local funding and oversee services provided to and for workforce development programs.

Programs: Adult services - swb administers funds and oversees services contracted with a services provider that will encompass workforce investment programs and initiatives that provide many adult workers with workforce preparation and career development services, and help employers find the skilled workers they need. Activities promote and facilitate an integrated public workforce system through which a full array of services is offered to workers and employers throughout the national network of one-stop career centers.

dislocated workers services - swb administers funds and oversees services contracted with a service provider that provide services to address layoffs, displaced homemakers, economic transitions, and other unexpected events. There is assistance in job-search, job-placement, career counseling, comprehensive assessment of an individual's employability, development of a personal plan, occupational training and supportive services.

youth program services - swb administers funds and oversees services by contracting with a service provider that targets eligible youth seeking assistance in achieving academic and employment success, effective and comprehensive activities for improving educational and skill competencies, and provide effective connections to employers. Services for on-going mentoring opportunities, in the workplace and the community, training, supportive services, incentives for recognition and achievements, as well as opportunities in activities related to leadership, development, decision making, citizenship, and community service.

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