Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Board of West Central Arkansas is a ten-county regional organization made up of Clark, Conway, Garland, Hot Spring, Johnson, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Pope and Yell county leaders from business, education, labor and government, with the majority of its board members representing the private business sector.

The mission of the Workforce Development Board is to set the vision, policy direction and performance expectations for the West Central Arkansas workforce system.

West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District is the Fiscal Agent and Administrative Entity for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  WCAPDD provides the financial administration and certain programmatic activities for the Arkansas Workforce Centers which are located within our service area. WCAPDD also serves as staff for the West Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board.

Our Commitment 
The Workforce Development Board of West Central Arkansas is committed to:

  • Helping our region of Arkansas win the skills race, today and in the future.

  • Assisting area employers to attract and retain skilled and productive workers.

  • Working with area education and training leaders to provide curriculum and programs that meet employer needs for workers with higher level skills.

  • Reducing dependency on welfare and providing access for all workers - young and old, minority, emerging, transitional, displaced and incumbent - to a broad range of education and training services that give them the knowledge and skills needed to build a better life for themselves and their families and enables them to take advantage of opportunities to secure stable, family-sustaining jobs.