A universally accessible Workforce Development System in the Capital Region
that meets the needs of job seekers and employers and supports economic growth.
The Workforce Investment Act created a local business-led Board of Directors
called the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The WIB's mandate is to conduct
strategic planning, create policy, and provide oversight and accountability
for adult and youth training programs funded through WIA.
The Capital Region WIB was formed to serve Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer
The Capital Region WIB oversees job training programs in Albany, Schenectady,
and Rensselaer counties. Services are delivered at 3 One Stop career centers
for adult, dislocated worker, and youth.
What is the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)?
WIA is the first major revision to the federal job training system in 15 years.
WIA creates a job training system composed of Workforce Investment Boards (WIB)
and One-Stop Career Centers. Job Training is provided to both incumbent workers,
dislocated workers and those entering/returning to the workforce. Special programs
are available for youth.
What is a One Stop career center?
WIA requires a "One-Stop" Delivery System where more than 24 state
and local agency partners are tasked with delivering a universally accessible,
integrated system of labor market information and education/training programs.
One-Stop Career Centers are accountable for the results of their work.
What Services does a One Stop Career Center deliver?
- labor market information
- job search assistance (resumes, interviewing)
- employee search assistance (for employers)
- resource library (including computers)
- free office resources (telephone, fax, copies)
- support services