Western Arkansas Workforce Development Board
The Western Arkansas workforce development system will create a workforce that is well educated, skilled, and supported to insure the long-term labor needs of the Region’s business community are met. This supports Arkansas’s economy, keeping it competitive in the global marketplace. To carry out this mission a collaboration of the workforce system partners and sector industry partners will utilize job market data to align services to provide improved long-term employability of citizens within the Western Arkansas Workforce Development Area.
The Western Arkansas’ Talent Development System philosophy Believes…
There must be a pipeline of skilled workers for employers to aid in creating a job for every Arkansan who wants one.
Western Arkansas’s workforce system must be a viable resource for business and industry.
That every Arkansan should have opportunity and access to training and education that leads to a career with gainful employment.
That for the talent development system to be effective, we must eliminate duplication of resources and services, streamline investment of funds and support collaboration with all workforce partners.
Innovation and partnerships centered on local economic priorities maximize effectiveness and puts Western Arkansas in the best position to address local and regional workforce needs.