The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. has five functional committees that work together to foster an environment of accessible, high quality, efficient and affordable training and employment opportunities to individuals, employees, and employers. These committees either oversee FVWDB or report to FVWDB and serve as specialized resource and referral areas performing unique functions based on area needs. Through these committees, FVWDB administers WIA programs, operates six One-Stop Job and Career Centers, and provides business services to employers.
Each of the six counties , Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Waupaca, Calumet, Waushara and Green Lake, chose a Local Elected Official (LEO) to represent them in a consortium with the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board. The consortium appoints board members to the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board. LEOs oversee the Board of Directors of FVWDB and can attend the Board meetings, but have no voting rights.
The Executive Committee (EC) acts for the full board between meetings and is responsible to keep the big FVWDB picture. EC oversees FVWDB staff and conducts an annual performance review of the Executive Administrator. It conducts grievance hearings for staff and contractor matters. The committee has primary responsibilities for the development and review of the five year strategic plan. EC takes the lead in negotiating local performance standards with the state, and the committee directs program funds to appropriate sub-committee oversight.
The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is a part of the strategic planning process of FVWDB. EDC works closely with the Labor Market Analyst, and other information resources, to understand the dynamics and needs of area employers as well as the required skills of the local workforce. EDC is responsible for oversight of marketing strategies and/or public relations related to best practices and solutions. It is also responsible for oversight of the development of Pilot Projects in addressing employers' needs as related to the FVWDB. EDC brings important issues to the full Board for consideration after having discussed action plans which address identified needs.
The One Stop Systems Committee has many areas of responsibilities. It explores additional funding sources to address the strategic initiatives and action plans adopted by the full Board and addresses One-Stop partners and staff to obtain them. The Committee oversees the process of developing MOU's with the required One-Stop partners, reviewing the range of resources that are available for the Job Centers. This committee will be the source of regular information about the local One-Stop System and its operation for the full Board and the other committees. The Committee will address system-wide operational issues in the Job Centers. The "One-Stop" System Committee utilizes the expertise from Job Center Management teams and the One stop system staff.
The Youth Council is a strategic planning body for youth issues and programs. It promotes and participates in the development of a school-to-work system that connects all youth to employment and training opportunities. The Youth Services Council develops the portion of the five-year strategic plan relating to youth. It recommends eligible youth service providers and conducts oversight of WIA Youth, K-12 Youth, and other WDB youth programs.
The Fox Valley Health Care Alliance (FVHCA) was formed in October 2004. Full group meetings are held every other month in Oshkosh and anyone with an interest in improving the state of healthcare in the Fox Valley area is welcome to attend!
As a healthcare alliance, FVHCA is a team of the best organizations in the Fox Valley. It's a team that starts with the components - Secondary and Post-Secondary Education Institutions, Healthcare Providers, County Health Departments, Nationally recognized Healthcare Institutions, and the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board.