Are you a leader in business, government, labor, workforce or education? Are you planning on attending the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) forum in March? WOW staff will see you there!
WOW staff members look forward to engaging members of Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and their local partners because you coordinate and leverage workforce strategies with education and economic development stakeholders within your local communities. For nearly 50 years now, WOW has been working alongside the education and workforce development infrastructure in our country to ensure girls, women and their families have a shot at the American Dream through quality training and employment opportunities. Our research, data, tools and curricula have and continue to make a real difference for workers in communities from coast to coast.
This year, you can find WOW at NAWB’s Partner Exchange where we will be available to speak with you about resources and tools you can use to improve your WIB’s ability to match residents with quality jobs opportunities, training options and more. Several boards across the country already use WOW’s measures in their intake, assessment, training and performance measurements – all designed with the local area in mind.
For example, workforce boards can integrate our measures of income adequacy into case management strategies to ensure that individuals, employers and community leaders understand the true costs of living and participating in the workforce as we all work together to build economic security in our communities. Knowing what it takes to get by leads to more successful job matches, a reduction in the number of repeat clients over time and an increase in the number of satisfied clients.
Want to know more about WOW and how we can work together to improve your workforce system? Find us at the NAWB Partner Exchange from March 10-13 at the Washington Hilton. For more information, see www.nawb.org/forum (remember – registration ends February 17th!) or check us out online at www.wowonline.org.