Each Local Workforce Development Board in Virginia is required to develop and submit to the Governor a comprehensive four-year local plan in partnership with the appropriate Chief Elected Officials. The Local Workforce Development Area 4 Plan 2020-2024 includes a strategic action plan designed to develop, align, and integrate service delivery strategies and to support the State’s vision and strategic and operational goals for workforce development. The local plan aligns with the Virginia Combined State Plan which emphasizes the following areas to develop and enhance.

  • Help individuals gain access to jobs that pay family-sustaining wages and provide opportunities for career progression by providing equitable and universal service delivery;

  • Increase business engagement and deliver value to business customers by filling jobs in high-demand occupations that are strategic to Virginia’s economy and strengthen Virginia’s regions;

  • Develop a qualified and desirable workforce with the skills, competencies, and credentials that meets the current and anticipated business needs of Virginia;

  • Strengthen outreach and recruitment efforts to promote workforce services and stimulate career awareness; and

  • Reduce workforce system barriers through collaborative integration and innovative solutions.

Local Plan Approval and Public Comment Process

The Local Workforce Development Area 4 Plan 2020-2024 was presented to the SVWDB Board of Directors and Chief Elected Officials Consortium at a joint meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The Board and Consortium approved the plan and the plan was released for public comment. Public comments on LWDA 4 Plan 2020-2024 were accepted through February 21, 2021. Comments received by the close of the public comment period were considered for inclusion in the plan. The plan was submitted to the state WIOA Title I Administrator on March 1, 2021. LWDA 4 Plan 2020-2024 was determined to meet the requirements for approval and forwarded to the Virginia Board of Workforce Development for final consideration.

Press Release January 5, 2023: SVWDB Releases Draft Update to LWDA 4 Local Plan for Public Comment

Public Comments can be emailed to Monica Long by 5PM on January 18th, 2023, or mailed to:

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board

c/o LWDA 4 Local Plan 2020 – 2024

160 North Mason Street

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Local Plan 2020 – 2024 for Public Comment

LWDA 4 Plan 2020-2024 UPDATE

The LWDA 4 Plan 2020-2024 was submitted to the WIOA Title I Administrator and reviewed by a multidisciplinary state team.  The plan met the requirements of WIOA and the Virginia Combined State Plan and was determined to be comprehensive and provide an accurate description of the local workforce system and quality services provided to customers in LWDA 4.  We thank everyone that contributed to the development of the plan and look forward to implementing the plan objectives.

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