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Local Workforce Devel Boards

Do you serve as an ABE rep on your local workforce development board (LWDB)? This can be a challenging and sometimes confusing role. These tools and reference materials are intended to help answer many of your questions and guide you in effectively representing ABE on the LWDB. Partnering with all WIOA partners in serving common participants through adult career pathways and related programming is also addressed.

Guide for MN Adult Basic Education Representatives to Local Workforce Development Boards

A brief, 7-page informal guide to the role of ABE representative to your local workforce development board. Sections include: how ABE fits in the work of LWDBs; roles and responsibilities of the ABE rep to the LWDB; strategies for effectively representing all ABE consortia in your locality; roles ABE reps take on their LWDBs; and more.

Minnesota Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Template

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to define the roles and responsibilities as mutually agreed by the parties for the operation of the One-Stop Service Delivery System in Local Workforce Development Area XX – NAME as required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).

Orientation Guide for Minnesota’s Local Workforce Development Boards

A resource for Minnesota’s local workforce development boards, this 70-page guide provides an overview of the public workforce system, workforce development boards, information on legalities, and other useful reference material for ABE practitioners new to the workforce system and the role of regional and local workforce development boards.

Q&A on the MOU, OSO, and IFA for ABE Representatives on the LWDBs

Response to questions regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), One-Stop Operator (OSO), and Infrastructure Agreement (IFA). Includes definition of key terms and clarification of various other potentially confusing aspects of these three aspects of the joint work between ABE and the workforce system.

Sample MOU and Infrastructure Costs Toolkit

This Sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the federal level and accompanying Cost Allocation Analyses for hypothetical local areas may be used as a reference guide or toolkit when developing your own MOU.

Strategic Governance Reference Guide

Based on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). See especially Local Plan (p. 15) for the required core elements of the LWDA plan. Also includes a helpful list of acronyms and glossary of terms.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the One-Stop Delivery System

This 47-page report provides details of WIOA Title I state formula program structure, services, allotment formulas, and performance accountability. Also provides a program overview for national grant programs, plus a brief overview of the Employment Service (ES), authorized by separate legislation but an integral part of the One-Stop system created by WIOA.

Adult Career Pathways Glossary

Confused about Adult Career Pathways and transitions terminology? You’re not alone! See this handy ACP glossary.