The Mission of the Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board is to advance workforce development programs and initiatives that achieve sustainable economic growth in the region.
The Board funds and monitors the region’s two Virginia Workforce Centers, Alexandria JobLink and Arlington Employment Center, as well as many employment services and training programs for employers, jobseekers, and youth. Its service region consists of Alexandria City and Arlington County.
The Board is responsible for administering annually more than $1 million of workforce services in the region. These services include financial support for college tuition and vocational certifications, internships and supportive services, such as subsidies for transportation, childcare, books and fees while in school, or uniforms for employment.
The Virginia Workforce Council is a business-led board that acts as the principal advisor to the Governor and provides strategic leadership to the state regarding the workforce development system and its efforts to create a strong workforce aligned with employer needs.
The Virginia Workforce Council is also charged with serving as the State Board for the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), setting policy and standards for the local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and One Stop Employment Centers, including the Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board, Alexandria JobLink, and Arlington Employment Center.