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All Board and Committee Meetings are hybrid and are held

in-person and virtually.


Please contact admin@bf-wdc.org if you would like an invite and link to a meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Executive Committee
Executive Committee Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
except
January, April, July and October they are at 3:15 p.m.

Board of Directors
Quarterly Board Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of
Januar
y, A
pril, July and October at 4:00 p.m.

Adult & Employer Linkage Committee (AEL)


Adult and Employer Linkage (AEL) is an advisory committee that recommends policy and provides oversight that ensures collaboration leading to the appropriate planning and development of services that meet the employment needs of job seekers and the workforce needs of business customers at WorkSource Columbia Basin (WSCB).  


The AEL Committee leverages BFWDC Board members, appointed by the Chair and full Board who choose membership in addition to their primary Committee assignment, and community partner representatives with a vested interest in local business and economic development activities to advise on adult workforce programming and connections. The Chairperson will be a private sector representative and be selected by the members of this Committee and serve as a Vice Chairman on the Executive Committee.


The core duties of this committee include:

  1. Understanding the adult workforce service system delivery and associated partner responsibilities.

  2. Utilize data to:

    • Understand job seeker supportive service-related needs and develop local strategies for leveraging resources across sectors to address needs.

    • Understand Benton and Franklin County’s business development to drive system strategies and response to business’ hiring needs.

    • Inform policy and programming recommendations.

  3. Identify beneficial community partnerships and resources to address gaps identified for job seekers to support positive outcomes.

  4. Develop local strategies to create and implement local pipelines for careers in entry-level and middle & high-skilled occupations.

  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of business-related programs and services, recommending modifications as necessary.

  6. Participate in developing the local plan, coordination agreements, and other plans that ensure collaboration between partner organizations.

  7. Monitor the performance of the services delivered through WorkSource Columbia Basin and what should be targeted for improvement to meet job seeker and employer needs.

Youth Committee
 

The Youth Committee is an advisory committee composed of, but not limited to, individuals who are members of the Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council (BFWDC) Board of Directors. The Youth Committee performs vital fact-finding and evaluation.


The Youth Committee leverages BFWDC Board members, appointed by the BFWDC Board of Directors who choose membership in addition to their primary Committee assignment, and community partner representatives with a vested interest in local business and economic development activities to advise on workforce programming and connections to Youth and Young Adults.

The core duties of this committee include:

  1. Understanding the workforce service system delivery and associated partner responsibilities at TC Futures.

  2. Utilize data to:

    • Understand youth supportive service-related needs and develop local strategies for leveraging resources across sectors to address needs.

    • Understand business development in Benton and Franklin County to drive system strategies and response to business hiring needs.

    • To inform policy and programming recommendations.

  3. Identify beneficial community partnerships and resources to address gaps identified for youth and young adult customers to support positive outcomes.

  4. Develop local strategies to create and implement local pipelines for careers in entry-level and middle & high-skilled occupations.

  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of business-related programs and services, recommending modifications as necessary.

  6. Participate in developing the local plan, coordination agreements, and other plans that ensure collaboration between partner organizations.

  7. Monitor the performance of the out-of-school services delivered at TC Futures and what should be targeted for improvement to meet job seeker and employer needs.

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