(NEW as of 2018)
• Strategic Consultation
• WIOA and Programming
• Administration and Fiscal
• Frontline Staff Training
• Partner Relations
The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas (WA) is the Administrative Entity and Program Administrator for the US Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Education and Training programs, serving as the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) for a six county region, including Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. The WA operates four American Job Centers (AJCs), serving 50,000 job seekers and 750 employers annually.
The WA has operated WIA/WIOA programs for 10 years and has 18 years of experience in consultation, fiscal management, collecting, monitoring, and reporting participant data as required by the USDOL, including training and placement activities for multimillion dollar grant programs. Nearly 50 percent of the WA’s budget is made-up of non-WIOA funds.
The WA manages or has managed: WIA/WIOA; WIRED; National Emergency Grant; Health Profession Opportunity Grant, Social Innovation Funds; National Fund for Workforce Solutions grants, local government funding, economic development grants; state grants; corporate investments, and private nonprofit/foundation grants, and revenue generated from fee for service activities.
The WA has been recognized as a high performing LWDB and received exemplary practices recognition for grant management, fiscal and monitoring, case management; innovative collaboration with employers, use of Earn and Learn Models/Apprenticeships, and work within sector strategies. The WA has previously consulted for by LWDBs in Oklahoma, Nebraska, New York, Montana, Texas, and Pennsylvania. Other entities that have utilized the WA’s expertise for contractual consultation include USDOL, Maher & Maher, National Association of Workforce Boards, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Geographic Solutions, and Jobs for the Future.