The Barren River Workforce Investment Board (BRWIB)is a non-profit organization responsible for managing local workforce development projects throughout the Barren River regions, in conjunction with local elected officials.
The local Workforce Investment Board [WIB] is appointed by the Local Elected Officials. The LEOs designate Chief Elected Official (CEO) to work with the board. The WIB sets local workforce policy that develops and over sees the local workforce investment plan “in partnership with the CEO.
- Majority of the members and the chair must be from private sector (51%)
Other members appointed must represent the following:
- Community Based Organization
- Organized Labor
- Economic Development
- Seat for each one-stop partner
The Barren River Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is responsible for setting policy with regard to the workforce investment system in the ten county region of the Barren River Area Development District. The Barren River WIB will work in partnership with the local elected officials of Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren Counties to improve the employment and training system in the region, thus improving the quality of the workforce. Meetings are held quarterly (4 times a year) at a minimum.
Role & Responsibilities of the WIB:
- Identify workforce challenges facing employers in the district and formalize human resource priorities that could have the greatest economic impact in our district (broad planning).
- Develop comprehensive, integrated, system-wide human resource services to area businesses (business services).
- Coordinate workforce investment activities with area economic development strategies and develop other employer linkages with such activities.
- Assist the Governor in developing a statewide employment statistics system.
- Select one-stop operator(s). Establish and provide general coordination of the One Stop Delivery System.
- Develop a local WIA Plan.
- Select WIA Youth Providers through a procurement process, based on recommendations by the Barren River Youth Council.
- Identify eligible training providers
- Identify eligible intensive service providers
- Budget for the board, subject to chief elected official input
- Program oversight
- Negotiate local performance measures with the Governor
- Assist the Governor in developing statewide LMI system
- Develop a comprehensive strategy based on data to meet the community’s workforce development needs
- Coordinate employment/training with economic development
- Evaluate programs and initiatives in light of board community goals
- Identifying and coordinating responses to the community’s key workforce issues