REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA), a public non-profit agency, is currently seeking requests for proposals for an individual to assist in the coordination and oversight of the business services team as it relates to workforce development under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-128) in the eight counties it serves.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) seeks to prepare adults, dislocated workers, and youth for entry into the labor force. WIOA provides job training and available employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged individuals and others in need. WIOA connects employment, education, and training services into a network of resources at the local level through American Job Centers and other affiliate offices and partners.
The following are requirements for this project:
- Thorough knowledge of the WIOA legislation (PL 113-128) and its impact on the delivery of workforce development services in Local Workforce Development Area 11.
- Be familiar with and able to work closely with all partner agencies involved in WIOA and the AJC network.
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to prepare reports and make in-person presentations.
- Must be familiar with the Economic Analysis of West Tennessee prepared for SWHRA and Local Workforce Development Area 11 in June 2015 in order to promote the objectives and long-range goals described in it for the area.
- Must be able to work closely with the business leaders, economic development staff, elected officials, Chambers of Commerce, and other interested parties for the effective and efficient delivery of workforce services throughout LWDA 11.
- Will be required to make periodic reports to the West Tennessee Workforce Development Board.
- Will serve as the lead contact for the Employer Services team for LWDA 11.
- Must have a thorough knowledge of the available labor in the area and be able to articulate the state’s targeted industry clusters in order to provide these industries with a skilled and available workforce.
- Must be able to promote to youth and young adults the importance of education and the need for advanced education to be able to compete in today’s job market.
- Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of at least ten years’ experience in workforce or economic development.
This project will report directly to the Executive Director for WIOA with the Southwest Human Resource Agency. The initial term of this project is from August 15, 2016 – June 30, 2017, but may be extended at the discretion of the WIOA Executive Director.
Proposals should be submitted by close of business on Friday, July 29, 2016, to the following address:
WIOA Executive Director
Southwest Human Resource Agency
1527 White Avenue / P. O. Box 264
Henderson, TN 38340