WDB Committees

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) has four standing committees along with a Youth Council.

The Executive Committee is comprised of Workforce Development Board (WDB) officers, the Committee Chairs, and other members appointed by the WDB Chair. The Executive Committee has the authority to act upon matters between the meetings of the Full WDB. Members collaborate with other committees to undertake initiatives to leverage other resources, financial and otherwise, in support of the WDB's workforce development activities. The Committee acts a catalyst for systemic reform to improve the provision and coordination of workforce development activities and services and it is also responsible for facilitating economic and labor market studies related to demand industries and occupations - and the skills required for employment in them. The Committee ensures continuous improvement of the WDB, actively coordinates with the City Council and the Mayor, resolves special inter-committee issues/opportunities, and establishes task forces and ad hoc committees as needed.

Members develop, implement, and monitor the WDB’s marketing strategy for outreach to job seekers, youth and local and regional businesses and employers. They also make recommendations to the WDB regarding the provision of workforce development services that will meet the needs of employers and businesses. The Committee oversees branding of services and also the implementation of online workforce development services (such as www.JobsLA.org). The members oversee public relations and other outreach activities to ensure the issuance, publication and dissemination of data and reports to educate the public regarding the WDB's workforce development activities.

Members are in charge of surveying, soliciting, and recommending individuals for Board vacancies. The WDB membership is appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles and ratified by the Los Angeles City Council.

Members oversee the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) and other grant funded programs of the WorkSource/America's Jobs Centers of California, the Youth Source centers, and other WDB initiatives. They recommend priority for target populations and priority uses for program service funds, oversee the distribution of such funds, and monitor the utilization of program funds. The Committee also oversees the development of the Five Year Plan submitted to the State of California and the local Annual Plan (budget, policy and operational document) which is approved by the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor.

Members develop portions of the local plan relating to youth by recommending and approving eligible providers of youth activities and conducting oversight of those programs. Members facilitate the collaboration for youth advocacy and increase youth job opportunities.

The WDB also has Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces which are not Standing Committees. The current Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces are:

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Expanding Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Taskforce on Under Represented Populations
  • Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Committee (a committee of the seven Workforce Investment Boards of Los Angeles County and the California Employment Development Department)

Please contact the WDB staff to learn more about current Ad Hoc or Standing Committees.