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We are administratively attached to the Department of Community Services. Our focus is to collaborate with industry leaders and government to help Oahu's business grow, train and sustain a globally competitive workforce.
In 1998, then U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman stated, in part, that the passage of the federal Workforce Investment Act established a "(s)trong role for local boards and the private sector. Local boards will become business-led 'Boards of Directors' for the local areas. By relieving them from 'nitty gritty' operational details, the Act insures they will be able to focus on strategic planning, policy development and oversight of the local system...In the new system, the local level remains key for policy and administrative decisions..."
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The federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 sets a detailed formula that must be followed for board composition. Overall, more than 50% of board members must be from the business sector.
The Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998
|Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 07, 2013|