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Regional Plan: CR North Regional Plan Report Draft 2.0

 

Local Plan: San Benito County WDB Local Plan 2021-2024-Final Draft V2 (002)

Instructions for Submitting Comments in Hard Copy: 

The San Benito County Workforce Development Board is pleased to release the 2021-2024 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Local Plan Draft for Public Comment. The Local Workforce Development Board of San Benito County developed this Local Plan Draft with input from our partners and stakeholders. The plan focuses on our goals and strategies for building sector pathways and coordinated workforce services with local partners to better meet the needs of employers and job seekers in the region.

The Local Plan Draft for Public Comment will be posted for the 30-day period of March 13, 2021 – April 11, 2021. The San Benito County Workforce Development Board will include all public comments in our final submission of the Local Plan to the State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

Please note that the final Local Plan will be submitted to the State along with the Regional Plan which consist of Workforce Development Boards for Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara (Central Coast Region). The Regional Plan will also include separate Local Plans for each of the above Local Workforce Development Boards.

If you have comments on the Local Plan Draft for San Benito County Workforce Development Board, please follow the instructions below:

How to Submit Comments

  • Review the hard copy Local Plan at the local American Job Center of California (AJCC) office (1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 107, Hollister, CA 95023) or online at sbcjobs.org
  • Note the section and page number(s) that you want to comment on or provide feedback on.
  • Please write clearly so that we can do our best to understand and incorporate your comments. You can submit as many comment forms as you like.
  • Hand the comment form(s) to the staff at the AJCC.
  • Please submit all comments before 5pm PST on April 11, 2021.

All comments that you submit will be included in the final submission. Please submit this form to your local AJCC office.

Please Note: You can also view the draft Local Plan and submit comments electronically through your Local Workforce Development Board’s website (www.sbcjobs.org). Please ask staff if you need assistance locating the website.

Accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please ask staff for assistance.

 

Instructions for Submitting Comments via Email: 

The San Benito County  Workforce Development Board is pleased to release the 2021-2024 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Local Plan Draft for Public Comment. The Local Workforce Development Board of San Benito County developed this Local Plan Draft with input from our partners and stakeholders. The plan focuses on our goals and strategies for building sector pathways and coordinated workforce services with local partners to better meet the needs of employers and job seekers in the region.

The Local Plan Draft for Public Comment will be posted for the 30-day period of March 13, 2021 – April 11, 2021. The San Benito County Workforce Development Board will include all public comments in our final submission of the Local Plan to the State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

Please note that the final Local Plan will be submitted to the State along with the Regional Plan which consist of Workforce Development Boards for Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara (Central Coast Region). The Regional Plan will also include separate Local Plans for each of the above Local Workforce Development Boards.

If you have comments on the Local Plan Draft for San Benito County Workforce Development Board, please follow the instructions below:

How to Submit Comments

  • Please submit your comments by entering them into the form Local Plan Comment via Email.
  • Note which section and page number(s) of the Local Plan you are commenting on and save your changes. You can submit multiple forms if your comments do not fit into one form.
  • Attach your completed form to an email and send it to: earreola@cosb.us
  • Please submit all comments before 5pm PST on April 11, 2021.

All comments that you submit will be included in the final submission. You can also review the Regional Plan in hard copy at your local American Job Center of California office  (1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 107, Hollister, CA 95023) and submit comments in hard copy there.

 

20 CFR § 679.370 What are the functions of the Local Workforce Development Board?

As provided in WIOA sec. 107(d), the Local WDB must:

(a) Develop and submit a 4-year local plan for the local area, in partnership with the chief elected official and consistent with WIOA sec. 108;

(b) If the local area is part of a planning region that includes other local areas, develop and submit a regional plan in collaboration with other local areas. If the local area is part of a planning region, the local plan must be submitted as a part of the regional plan;

(c) Conduct workforce research and regional labor market analysis to include:

(1) Analyses and regular updates of economic conditions, needed knowledge and skills, workforce, and workforce development (including education and training) activities to include an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses (including the capacity to provide) of such services to address the identified education and skill needs of the workforce and the employment needs of employers;

(2) Assistance to the Governor in developing the statewide workforce and labor market information system under the Wagner-Peyser Act for the region; and

(3) Other research, data collection, and analysis related to the workforce needs of the regional economy as the WDB, after receiving input from a wide array of stakeholders, determines to be necessary to carry out its functions;

(d) Convene local workforce development system stakeholders to assist in the development of the local plan under § 679.550 and in identifying non-Federal expertise and resources to leverage support for workforce development activities. Such stakeholders may assist the Local WDB and standing committees in carrying out convening, brokering, and leveraging functions at the direction of the Local WDB;

(e) Lead efforts to engage with a diverse range of employers and other entities in the region in order to:

(1) Promote business representation (particularly representatives with optimum policy-making or hiring authority from employers whose employment opportunities reflect existing and emerging employment opportunities in the region) on the Local WDB;

(2) Develop effective linkages (including the use of intermediaries) with employers in the region to support employer utilization of the local workforce development system and to support local workforce investment activities;

(3) Ensure that workforce investment activities meet the needs of employers and support economic growth in the region by enhancing communication, coordination, and collaboration among employers, economic development entities, and service providers; and

(4) Develop and implement proven or promising strategies for meeting the employment and skill needs of workers and employers (such as the establishment of industry and sector partnerships), that provide the skilled workforce needed by employers in the region, and that expand employment and career advancement opportunities for workforce development system participants in in-demand industry sectors or occupations;

(f) With representatives of secondary and postsecondary education programs, lead efforts to develop and implement career pathways within the local area by aligning the employment, training, education, and supportive services that are needed by adults and youth, particularly individuals with barriers to employment

 

20 CFR § 679.390 How does the Local Workforce Development Board meet its requirement to conduct business in an open manner under the “sunshine provision” of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act?

The Local WDB must conduct its business in an open manner as required by WIOA sec. 107(e), by making available to the public, on a regular basis through electronic means and open meetings, information about the activities of the Local WDB. This includes:

(a) Information about the Local Plan, or modification to the Local Plan, before submission of the plan;

(b) List and affiliation of Local WDB members;

(c) Selection of one-stop operators;

(d) Award of grants or contracts to eligible training providers of workforce investment activities including providers of youth workforce investment activities;

(e) Minutes of formal meetings of the Local WDB; and

(f) Local WDB by-laws, consistent with § 679.310(g).

 

20 CFR § 679.430 – How do entities performing multiple functions in a local area demonstrate internal controls and prevent conflict of interest?

Local organizations often function simultaneously in a variety of roles, including local fiscal agent, Local WDB staff, one-stop operator, and direct provider of services. Any organization that has been selected or otherwise designated to perform more than one of these functions must develop a written agreement with the Local WDB and CEO to clarify how the organization will carry out its responsibilities while demonstrating compliance with WIOA and corresponding regulations, relevant Office of Management and Budget circulars, and the State‘s conflict of interest policy.

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