HURON COUNTY'S WIA BOARD
What is WIA?
WIA stands for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. It sets aside federal money to be used by local Workforce Investment Boards for employment and training programs across the country for eligible adult, dislocated worker, and youth participants. In Ohio, the Department of Job and Family Services acts as the "keeper" of its 20 local Boards’ funds.
What is Area 7?
Huron County is part of Area 7 and is a customer-driven organization led by a business-based Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The Board is appointed by county commissioners to oversee WIA programs in our member counties. Area 7 is by far the largest local area in the state, made up of 43 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Area 7 distributes funds and leverages additional resources to meet workforce needs wherever they exist, and strives to exceed federal performance standards.
What is HCWIB?
The Huron County Workforce Investment Board’s (HCWIB) purpose shall be advisory and will provide oversight and guidance to the Huron County Department of Job & Family Services. The HCWIB will function to develop policy for the issues and projects of the Workforce Investment Act. The HCWIB consists of 21 members appointed by the Huron County Board of County Commissioners and includes business, education, consumer, labor, elected official and community based members.
2010 Meeting Dates:
All meetings are held at the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services through entrance A. Each meeting starts at 8:00 am. The minutes will be posted once published and approved by the HCWIB