Workforce Investment Board

Lafayette Workforce Investment Board
706 E. Vermilion

Lafayette LA, 70501
Office: (337) 262-1136
Fax: (227) 262-5604
Email:
glennd@lwia41.org


The United States Congress approved the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 that established Local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs). These boards address issues that face employers and job seekers in local communities. Each board is comprised of a majority of volunteer business people who play key roles in the local economy. The local boards provide a setting in which the private sector interacts with governmental agencies and non-profit organizations to identify the most effective steps towards improving the workforce.
 
The Lafayette Workforce Investment Board serves Lafayette Parish and receives federal money that is used to provide a variety of services to businesses and job seekers through the Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center. The Lafayette WIB develops strategy for the federal money based on labor statistics and input from its business members. In addition, the board serves as a key intermediary between business, job seekers, and training providers. The Lafayette WIB host the Business Advisory Committee which allows the business community to network, voice concerns and gain vital information on an array of topics which affect employers from recruitment to workforce generation gaps. The board also has a youth committee which focuses on preparing youth for the workforce. Other WIB activities include:
 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Releasing Request for Proposals
  • Selecting Service Providers
  • Submitting Grant applications
  • Financial Budgeting
  • Compliance and Equal Opportunity Monitoring

 

Oil Spill Assistance (National Emergency Grant)

 

To contact the Lafayette Workforce Investment Board regarding membership, training partnerships, special projects, grants or questions, please contact us at:
Lafayette Workforce Investment Board
706 E. Vermilion
Lafayette LA, 70501
Office: (337) 262-1136
Fax: (227) 262-5604
Email:glennd@lwia41.org

 

BRING Committee's Workforce Development Resources

To find out how to become a member of the Business Advisory Committee or meeting times and topics, please contact:
Barbara Prejean, Business Service Representative at:
Phone: (337) 262-5559
Email: bprejean@lwc.la.gov
To find out about the services offered through the Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center, access the link below.

 

Workforce Development State, Regional, and Local Plans

 

Other Information:
Workforce Development Youth PowerPoint Presentation
Governor on workforce development