What is Resource?
Resource is a local, federally funded, workforce investment board (WIB) that works to increase private sector employment opportunities and to ensure the integration of services to prepare individuals to meet the needs of business and industry in the Richmond, Virginia region. Resource also oversees the activities authorized under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.
What Does Resource Do?
By developing and maintaining a quality workforce, and by serving as the focal point for integrated local and regional workforce development initiatives, Resource aims to transform the workforce development system in order to advance the economic well being of the region. We envision a high quality of life for all residents, employees and employers in the Capital Region of Virginia, including the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan, as well as the City of Richmond.
Who is Resource?
As prescribed by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, 51% percent of Resource members represent private-sector businesses and 49% are representatives from community based organizations, economic development partnerships, the education industry, organized labor groups, and each of the “One Stop Partner Programs.”
How Does Resource Work?
Members serve fixed and staggered terms, and the Board’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The Board meets quarterly, on the third Wednesday of the month. Members also serve on one committee, which will generally meet in the months when Board meetings are not scheduled.