WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) is composed of community leaders dedicated to workforce development. The members of the CAWDB are representatives of private industry, nonprofits and public agencies. The Workforce Development Board is mandated by federal legislation to oversee public investments in employment and training programs. This responsibility is accomplished through the activities of the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area.

For the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021, the One-Stop Operator's, Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, budget shall not exceed $108,518.95 annually.

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CENTRAL ARKANSAS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD INFORMATION

UPCOMING MEETINGS

The next schedule meeting for the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board:

December 7, 2020 at 4:00

LOCAL PLAN

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each local workforce area to develop a local plan that supports workforce development that is submitted as a component of its regional plan. The local plan includes more detailed, actionable plans and objectives, consistent with the local plan’s respective regional plan strategic visions and goals.

View Local Plan 2020-2024

LEVERAGE

The goal of this report is to provide a base line of information which can be used for policy decision making by the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board. The Board uses the data analysis and conclusions drawn from LEVERAGE as a catalytic first step to meet the labor force needs of business and industry and provide every advantage for participants to obtain a higher standard of living throughout the six county service area.

View Leverage Document

 

MEMBERS & AFFILIATION

STAR JACKSON

SCSEP Administrator

American Indian Center of Arkansas

Older Worker

SHARON CANTRELL

Director of Workforce & Community Education

Pulaski Technical College

Institution of Higher Education

BRENT DOZIER

Vocational Rehab Counselor

Division of Services for the Blind

Rehabilitation Services - DSB

CLEVON YOUNG

Executive Director

Arkansas Human Development Corporation

Secretary

Community Based Organization

DEANDRIA BASS-CARRIGAN

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services - ARS

LARHONDA FULCHER

Director of Adult Education

UA PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Adult Education & Literacy

DIANA KIRKDOFFER

Local Office Manager

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Wagner-Peyser Program

JIMMY MCCALISTER

Health & Safety Instructor/Director of Training

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades

Organized Labor

JONATHON GRAHAM

Field Representative

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #155

Organized Labor

APRIL CAMPBELL

Director of Community Economic Development and External Affairs

Arkansas Economic Development Institute

Economic & Community Development

MICHAEL HEIN

Executive Director

American Indian Center of Arkansas

American Indian Representative

SAM HIGH

Veteran Representative

The American Legion

Veteran

WILLIAM FRENCH

Business Manager

IBEW Local 295

Labor - Apprenticeship Partnership

JAMIE STIRES

Human Resource Manager

Kimberly Clark

Business Representative
Faulkner County

MELYNDA HARDIN

Associate Director

Business Representative
Faulkner County

SARA MURPHY

Superintendent/Administrator

Conway Human Development Center

Business Representative
Faulkner County

DANNY HOPKINS

Maintenance Manager

Remington Outdoor Company

Business Representative
Lonoke County

MICHAEL BRANNON

Commercial Lender

First Community Bank

Business Representative
Lonoke County

MICHAEL FLORENCE

CEO

ALPS, Inc.

Business Representative
Lonoke County

GARY PADGET

President and CEO

Southern Paramedic Service

Business Representative
Monroe County

BYRUM KELLY

Owner

Prescription Shop Pharmacy

Business Representative
Prairie County

JOYCE SURRATT

Owner

Craig's Bar-B-Q

Business Representative
Prairie County

CRYSTAL ASCHBRENNER

Administrator

Des Arc Nursing and Rehab

Business Representative
Prairie County

MARK PERRY

Financial Representative

Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial

Vice Chairman

Business Representative
Pulaski County

MICHELE ALLGOOD

Attorney

Mitchell Williams Law Firm

Chairman

Business Representative
Pulaski County

HOLLEY LITTLE

Regional Manager

First Staff

Business Representative
Saline County

SALINA RIVERS

Corporate Human Resources Manager & Recruiter

Rineco

Business Representative
Saline County

 
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