Boards & Commissions

Duluth Workforce Development Board

Local Board Responsibilities

The Local Board is responsible for developing a strategy to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system.  The Local Board’s role is to develop a comprehensive high quality workforce system through collaboration with its workforce and education partners that supports continuous improvement in the area of employment, training, and education programs and promotes economic growth that is aligned with achieving the goals of the State Strategic Plan. Local Board functions include the following:

  1. Conduct Workforce Research and Regional Labor Market (LMI) Analysis
  2. Convene Stakeholders and Leverage Resources and Expertise in the Local Area
  3. Facilitate Employer Engagement
  4. Provide Program Oversight
  5. Assist with Negotiation of Local Performance Accountability Measures
  6. Designate & Certify One-Stop Operators and Assist with Selection of Providers
  7. Approve Eligible Training Providers
  8. Conduct oversight for local youth workforce investment activities
  9. Provide Budget and Administrative Oversight
  10. Develop and Implement Career Pathways Strategy
  11. Promote Proven and Best Practices
  12. Promote Use of Technology
  13. Conduct Assessment of One-Stop accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
  14. Leverage Resources and Capacity

2023 Board Meeting Schedule:

The Duluth Workforce Development Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 2:00-4:00 PM in Room 330 of City Hall.

January 23

March 20

May 15

June 12

September 18

November 13

Next Meeting: Monday, May 15th, 2:00-4:00pm, Room 330 City Hall

The Duluth Workforce Development Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 2:00-4:00 PM in Room 330 of City Hall.  Meeting dates and times may periodically change due to holidays or other factors.  To confirm time and location of a meeting, please call Elena at 218-730-5241.

As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) and Duluth Workforce Development Board bylaws, the composition of the board shall include:

  • 51% representatives of local businesses;
  • 20% workforce representatives, including at least two labor union representatives, as well as community organizations and representatives of organizations that serve youth;
  • At least one provider administering adult education and literacy activities;
  • At least one representative from an institution of higher education;
  • At least one representative from economic and community development entities;
  • At least one representative from the state Employment Service office;
  • At least one representative from Vocational Rehabilitation Services.