Central Iowa Workforce Development Board and
Region 11 CEO Board

The Central Iowa Workforce Development Board (CIWDB) and Region 11 CEO Board have strategy oversight responsibility for the workforce development system in the eight central Iowa counties of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren. This Governor appointed board has 19 voting members from the following sectors:

Central Iowa Workforce Development Board -
Representative Type

Number of
Representatives

Business
10
Labor
2
Joint Labor Management or union affiliated, registered apprenticeship
1
Community based organization or youth organization
1
Provider administering adult education
1
Institution of higher education providing workforce investment activities, including community colleges
1
Economic Development
1
Employment Service Office under the Wagner-Peyser Act
1
Programs carried out under title 1 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
1
Total of Voting Members
19

Ex-Officio Members

Number of
Members

County elected official (required)
1
City elected official (required)
1
School district - K-12 (required)
1
Representative of any of the above categories (optional)
up to 7
Maximum Number of Ex-Officio Members
10
***Please note that a local board member may be chosen to represent more than one entity if the individual meets all the criteria for representation.

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Since the RWIB is appointed by the Governor’s office it is subject to the State policies of maintaining gender and political balance. It is also the desire of the Governor’s office and the RWIB that each county in the region be adequately represented. Please feel free to contact us via email or call 515-697-7714 for more information on the process or review the RWIB agendas and meeting announcements or the our resource area.

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary roles and responsibilities of the Regional Workforce Investment Board include the following:

  1. Promoting the participation of private sector employers, labor, education, and non-profit organizations in the workforce development system, and ensuring the availability of services to assist employers and workers in meeting workforce development needs.
    1. Garner a greater understanding of the gaps in services and work with the One-stop and local service providers to address those gaps; conduct local and regional workforce needs assessments and adjust strategies based on economic conditions.
    2. Communicate and coordinate workforce development priorities with groups and organizations representing employers and workers.
  2. Coordinating the services of the One-Stop Center with economic development strategies, and developing other employer linkages with these activities.
    1. Align workforce priorities with Central Iowa Works and other regional economic development groups to address the needs of high growth industries and occupations;
    2. Identify new and emerging occupations and coordinate the development of career pathways for those occupations with Central Iowa Works.
    3. Identify opportunities for customized training opportunities to help address the Boards priorities.
  3. Selecting service providers for the delivery of grant funded activities including Workforce Investment Act adult and dislocated worker intensive services, and youth programs.
  4. Establishing policy for the region’s Workforce Development Center system.
  5. Developing a budget to carry out the duties of the local board.
  6. Submitting an Annual Report to the State Workforce Development Board.
  7. Establishing cooperative relationships with other local boards.
  8. Negotiating and reaching agreement with IWD on local performance standards.
  9. Appointing a Youth Workforce Council.

Please feel free to contact us via email or call 515-697-7714 for more information or review the RWIB agendas and meeting announcements or the resources area.