(a) Duties. - Local Workforce Development Boards shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) To develop policy and act as the governing body for local workforce development.
(2) To provide planning, oversight, and evaluation of local workforce development programs, including the local One-Stop Delivery System.
(3) To provide advice regarding workforce policy and programs to local elected officials, employers, education and employment training agencies, and citizens.
(4) To develop a local plan in coordination with the appropriate community partners to address the workforce development needs of the service area.
(5) To develop linkages with economic development efforts and activities in the service area and promote cooperation and coordination among public organizations, education agencies, and private businesses.
(6) To review local agency plans and grant applications for workforce development programs for coordination and achievement of local goals and needs.
(7) To serve as the Workforce Investment Board for the designated substate area for the purpose of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
(7a) To designate through a competitive selection process, by no later than July 1, 2014, the providers of adult and dislocated worker services authorized in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
(8) To provide the appropriate guidance and information to Workforce Investment Act consumers to ensure that they are prepared and positioned to make informed choices in selecting a training provider. Each local Workforce Development Board shall ensure that consumer choice is properly maintained in the one-stop centers and that consumers are provided the full array of public and private training provider information.
(9) To provide coordinated regional workforce development planning and labor market data sharing.
(b) Members. - Members of local Workforce Development Boards shall be appointed by local elected officials in accordance with criteria established by the Governor and with provisions of the federal Workforce Investment Act. The local Workforce Development Boards shall have a majority of business members and shall also include representation of workforce and education providers, labor organizations, community-based organizations, and economic development boards as determined by local elected officials. The Chairs of the local Workforce Development Boards shall be selected from among the business members.
(c) Assistance. - The North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development and the Department of Commerce shall provide programmatic, technical, and other assistance to any local Workforce Development Board that realigns its service area with the boundaries of a local regional council of governments established pursuant to G.S. 160A-470. (1999-237, s. 16.15(b); 2010-31, s. 14.4; 2012-131, s. 3(a); 2013-330, s. 1.)
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