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 Administrative Entity, Fiscal Agent and Title I-B Service Provider 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.

The One Stop Operator for the West Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area is Arkansas Division of Workforce Services (ADWS) as consortium lead.

2019 Morrilton Job Fair
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Our Vision

The Workforce Development Board of West Central Arkansas has aligned its vision and mission with the State of Arkansas Workforce Development Board to capitalize on the expertise of industry and workforce partners to continuously meet the needs of business, and facilitate pathways to success for students, workers, and job seekers to have a world-class workforce that is well educated, skilled and working in order to keep West Central’s economy competitive in the global marketplace.  The local board will strive to prepare an educated and skilled workforce through partnerships with all core partners, through various education training such as:  Adult Education, Registered Apprenticeship, Institutional Training, Literacy Training, On-the-Job Training and Work Experience.

News and Events

WIOA Documents

Youth Program Element Memorandum of Understanding

Program Element Memorandum of Understanding

Current Request for Proposals

Previous Request for Proposal (Deadline has passed)

Questions and Answers 12.2021

Board Information

2020-2023 Regional and Local Plans

2020-2023 Local Plan Modification Draft




WIOA Public Notices

Local Plan Modification Public Notice

Workforce Development and Committee Notices

Request for Proposals Notifications



Arkansas Consumer Reporting System

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services Program Monitoring Instrument

Arkansas Joblink

Department of Labor – ETA

Discover Arkansas

State of Arkansas

West Central Eligible Training Provider List