Innovations & Awards
The NAWB WIB Excellence Award Nominations
The award nomination deadline was Monday, January 7, 2013.
What is the NAWB WIB Excellence Award?
Engaging partners to create strategic community workforce solutions is a WIB’s primary function. Excellent WIBs do not just fulfill and exceed their Workforce Investment Act (WIA) responsibilities, they also develop partnerships, services, and initiatives that go beyond WIA and serve the entire community. The NAWB WIB Excellence Award is the standard of excellence for WIBs.
Who can submit a nomination?
Workforce Investment Boards that are current NAWB members are eligible to submit nominations.
What are the nominations guidelines?
Excellent WIBs have the following attributes and your nomination should reflect some or all of these attributes:
- Understands the local economy and community and develops a data-driven strategy for addressing workforce issues:
- Develops and uses labor market information, state of the workforce, or similar information.
- Conducts consistent strategic planning that involves the broad community.
- Convenes essential community voices for critical decisions and initiative implementation:
- Creates a partnership (e.g., sector strategy, summer jobs initiative, regional initiative) that engages its partners and has measurable outcomes.
- Accepts responsibility for high quality services, establishes performance measures as needed, and meets standards:
- Meets and exceeds WIA standards.
- Develops and exceeds broader measures for its partnership initiative that are relevant to its community.
- Seeks diversified funds for strategic goals:
- Attracts significant funds from other sources (e.g., government, foundation, business).
- Develops and offers proactive and diverse business services:
- Sector strategies.
- Incumbent worker training.
- Management training (e.g., supervisory training, ISO 9001 certification).
- Small business development.
- Layoff aversion.
- Enhanced connections to training.
- Creates system enhancements:
- Combines partners’ workforce services.
- Creates relationships with industry.
- Serves special populations.
- Eases access to one-stop and business services.
- Positions the WIB as the community leader for workforce solutions.
What was the nomination process?
Award nominations are no longer being accepted. The deadline was Monday January 7, 2013.
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