2017-2018 Policy Recommendations 

Annual Report

Virginia Board of Workforce Development 2017 Annual Report

Combined State Plan


Virginia’s Combined State Plan for WIOA in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

This document is a 4-year strategic and operational plan for 15 federally-funded programs that are a part of the workforce development system in Virginia. This plan is required to be submitted to the US Departments of Labor and Education under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Development of this plan is a required function of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and the Governor must approve the plan prior to submission.

The US Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services jointly published guidance on the required contents of the state plan. The format follows a list of specific questions that must be addressed which was previously published in the Federal Register.

The development of this plan was a collaborative effort of local and state partners committed to excellence in serving the citizens of Virginia coordinated by staff at the Virginia Board of Workforce Development. Completion of this plan is due to the hard work of the Virginia Community College System, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Virginia Department of Education – Adult Basic Education and Literacy & Career and Technical Education, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, the Virginia Department of Social Services, and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. Special recognition goes to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, whose staff provided a vital perspective during our planning retreat.


Budget Review

2016 Budget Review

2015 Budget Review

2015 Budget Review Final Results


Virginia Board of Workforce Development Strategic Plan

The 2015-2017 Virginia Board of Workforce Development Strategic Plan, Skills for Jobs and Business Growth: Powering the New Virginia Economy, describes four key priority objectives for the Board, which will lead to a set of common high impact outcomes across the system.


Mapping the Virginia Workforce System: A Status Report on Workforce Programs in the Commonwealth

The Virginia Workforce System Summary report was created to align with requirements in Virginia state legislations HB2154 and SB1177. The research was performed and compiled by a team from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Workforce Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Virginia Workforce Development Overview

Approved by the Virginia Workforce Council in 2013, the The Virginia Workforce Development Overview is a product of the Mapping the Virginia Workforce System: A Status Report on Workforce Programs in the Commonwealth study done by Virginia Commonwealth University. This full color brochure is graphical breakdown of the twenty four programs within the workforce system and the participants those programs serve.

2014 Legislative Budget Policy Recommendations

In Fall 2013, an ad hoc group of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development met to identify budget recommendations for the 2014 legislative session.


Enhancement of Business Services and Measures

The Virginia Board of Workforce Development is working to increase efforts on the demand side to of workforce in order to seamlessly connect businesses with qualified and skilled talent.




Executive Order 55

In 2011, Governor Robert McDonnell issued Executive Order 55 (EO55) and charged the Virginia Workforce Council and the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) To identify and develop strategies for expanding the employment of individuals with disabilities in the private sector.


Career Readiness Certificate


The Virginia Workforce System Report Card

In  partnership with the Council on Virginia’s Future and other stakeholder groups the report card brings together multiple state agencies to develop common set of measures for workforce to capture progress beyond separate state agencies.