Worksystems has been selected to receive the Workforce Investment Board Excellence Award by the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). This national award honors a workforce agency that has demonstrated an on-going ability to develop comprehensive workforce solutions for its community by creating proactive and innovative programs, engaging businesses, securing diversified funding, and ensuring quality outcomes.
"Worksystems' collaborative approach to program design, its use of data to drive decision-making, and its successful alignment of strategic workforce goals with the needs of business and industry make Worksystems an example to other Workforce Investment Boards across the country," said NAWB President & CEO Ron Painter.
There are more than 600 Workforce Investment Boards across the country that are responsible for developing local workforce strategies and services delivered through a network of One-Stop Centers (known locally as WorkSource Portland Metro). These Boards engage civic, labor, business, economic development and education leaders to align workforce supply with industry demand and invest resources to ensure that industry has qualified employees and workers have the skills and support they need to successfully engage, advance and succeed in the labor market.
"We are honored by this recognition and think that it reflects very positively on our Board, strategies, partners and staff," said Andrew McGough, Executive Director of Worksystems.