Morris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Development Board
The WDB is responsible for planning, policy guidance and oversight of the workforce development system in the three counties. Workforce Development Boards were originally established in New Jersey as Workforce Investment Boards in 1995, in accordance with Executive Order #36 signed by Governor Christine Todd Whitman.
The WDB’s principal funding source is the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The WDB also receives funds from the New Jersey Workforce Development Program and Work First New Jersey, the state’s welfare to work program.
The WDB Bylaws (under revision to meet WIOA requirements) were last updated on February 27, 2012. The tri-county Consortium Agreement was renewed on June 8, 2016.
The Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board (WDB) is responsible for planning, policy guidance and oversight of the workforce development system in the three counties. Its goal is to combine area employment, training and supportive services and programs into a consumer-based, market-driven system that meets the needs of job seekers and employers.
The WDB oversees the One-Stop Career Center System, which is the delivery mechanism for comprehensive services for workforce development system customers in Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties.
Through planning, data collection and continuous improvement of programs and services, the WDB seeks to maximize the efficiency of the local labor market, surpass customers’ expectations and exceed federally required and state determined performance standards.