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The Columbia-Greene Workforce Development Board (WDB)

The Columbia Greene Workforce Development Board (CG WDB) is soliciting proposals from eligible providers to serve as the One-Stop Systems Coordinator for the Columbia Greene Workforce Development Area in accordance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Through this Request for Proposals, the CG WDB will procure the services of a One-Stop Systems Coordinator commencing on July 1, 2022. Contingent upon successful contracted performance, availability of funding and adherence to local, state and federal guidelines, contracts may be renewable for up to an additional three (3) years. The role of the One-Stop Systems Coordinator will be funded at up to $3,000 per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) as approved through the CG WDB.

The Columbia Greene Workforce Development Board develops local workforce policies and provides direction for local workforce initiatives and concerns; convenes and builds coalitions with other workforce entities; and promotes collaboration between economic development, education and training resources.

The Columbia Greene Workforce System includes a network of workforce partners, and the workforce-related services they provide, in the Career Center and across the Columbia Greene Workforce System. “The required role of the One-Stop Operator is to coordinate the service delivery of required One-Stop partners, service providers and all WIOA Titles.” (WDS TA #17-1)

The proposal submission deadline is February 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Proposal information and the schedule are included on the first page of the RFP document.

The Columbia Greene Workforce Development Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received, to negotiate with all qualified sources or to cancel, in part or in entirety, this RFP if it is in the best interest of the Columbia Greene Workforce Development Board. The CG WDB reserves the right to request further information from any applicant.

Community members interested in joining the Columbia Greene Workforce Development Board meetings should contact Katy Drake for the agenda, meeting room number and/or meeting link. Thank you.

The WDB is a government appointed, local Board that is responsible for providing leadership, influence, focus and oversight for our local workforce development system. For the Columbia-Greene area, this means integrating an economic and workforce investment system that provides an environment for success for both business and workers as we all deal with the ever-increasing changes with technology, markets and high performance workplaces.

The Workforce Development System is the totality of all the public and private investments and activities undertaken to insure that all individuals are both employable and have jobs while simultaneously ensuring that companies can achieve the skilled workforce they need to be successful in the world marketplace.

The WDB's mission is to:

Develop strategies to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system.

Promote innovation and alignment among the employment, training, and education programs in our area to promote economic growth through a job driven workforce investment system.

The majority of Board members represent private businesses in the twin counties. The industries represented on the WDB include manufacturing, tourism, personal and business services, energy and health care.

One of the major responsibilities of the Board is to determine local in-demand occupations and approve local educational organizations as training providers for WIOA eligible customers:

Access Workforce Development Board Membership here.

Access Workforce Development Board Meeting Minutes here.

Access statewide information about the public workforce system here:

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For more information contact the Columbia-Greene Career Center, (518) 828-4181 ext. 5510,TDD/TTY (518) 828-1399 or e-mail us .