JULY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2020

Program Year (PY) 2018 (July 2018 – June 2019) is the third year of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Four-Year Plan.   The Guilford Workforce Development Board is submitting the following plan update to reflect changes from the four-year plan.

The PY 2018 Local Area Plan Update serves to:

  • Provide a strategic framework for workforce development
  • Align with state vision and goals
  • Outline regional and local workforce analyses and strategies
  • Foster regional collaboration to meet the needs of regional economies
  • Define connections with workforce development partners
  • Enhance access to high quality services through the NCWorks Career Center system
  • Meet federal WIOA requirements
  • Outline operational details of administering federal funds
  • Provide a basis of accountability through monitoring and audit reviews
  • Transition to full WIOA implementation effective July 1, 2016 and the required four year plans covering July 2016 – June 2020

The Plan requirements set the foundation for WIOA principles by fostering strategic alignment, improving service integration and ensuring that the workforce system is industry relevant. The 2018 Plan contains three required narrative sections (included in the document entitled PY 2018 Guilford County WIOA Local Area Plan) as well as a number of individual attachments relating to policies, procedures and service provision charts. The narrative sections include:

  • Local Area Overview
  • NCWorks Career Centers (One-Stop Delivery System)
  • WIOA Title 1 Programs

The plan was submitted to the NC Division of Workforce Solutions on April 30, 201 but will not be final until approved by that agency. The Workforce Development Board welcomes comments from the public and other interested parties. Those comments should be directed via email to