On August 7, 1998, President Clinton signed the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), comprehensive reform legislation that supersedes the Job Training Partnership Act and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act. The WIA reforms Federal job training programs and creates a new, comprehensive workforce investment system. The reformed system is intended to be customer focused, to help Americans access the tools they need to manage their careers through information and high quality services, and to help U.S. companies find skilled workers. The Act requires the formation of a State Board to assist the Governor in developing and carrying out workforce activities.
The Nebraska Workforce Investment Board (NWIB) brings together representatives from business, labor, community-based organizations, education, higher education, human services, economic development, government and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way that workforce development services are planned and delivered so they meet customer needs. The board members come from all parts of the state. They will focus on strategic planning, policy development and oversight of the local Workforce Investment systems.
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State of Nebraska Five-Year Integrated Workforce Plan
If you have questions or comments regarding the Nebraska WIA 5-Year Plan, please contact Stan Odenthal, Policy Coordinator, Office of Employment and Training, Nebraska Department of Labor, 550 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 or phone (402) 471-1932 or email at email@example.com.