THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board (SVWDB) was established in 2000 to provide oversight and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the Shenandoah Valley. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act guides the delivery of workforce development programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth throughout the United States, with the intent of establishing and maintaining an effective network of resources for businesses, workers and career seekers.
Our regional board is one of 15 workforce boards throughout Virginia serving the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro and Winchester, and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren.
The SVWDB acts as a catalyst to provide seamless services among various workforce programs and provides community leadership around workforce issues. In this capacity, the SVWDB assumes five strategic roles:
Collaboration is at the core of the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board’s (SVWDB) mission, working with a wide-range of regional and state partners to offer a variety of services such as employment information, career development training opportunities, easy access to support programs, and self-directed job search/job posting options, on the job training, work experiences, worker training and other business services.
LWDA 4 Plan 2020-2024 Draft
A four-year action plan designed to develop, align, and integrate workforce service delivery strategies that direct investments in economic, education, and workforce training programs and supports the State’s vision and strategic and operational goals for workforce development.
LWDA 4 Strategic Plan 2020-2024 Draft
A 12-18 month action plan that establishes strategies and goals for workforce service delivery that creates, supports, and sustains a talent pipeline for regional targeted industries.
MEET OUR TEAM
The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board is made up of a strong team of local elected officials, seasoned workforce, economic development and business professionals.