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.
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.