Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with its team of local partners, was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s Integrated Business Services Cohort.
The national cohort will be made up of a diverse group of nine teams that represent states, local areas and regions.
“Our organization is elated to get to participate in this exercise for best business practices and being selected for the cohort says a lot about our team,” said Joyce Wilson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex. “We look forward to identifying solutions and finding opportunities for collaboration and idea-sharing with other boards like ours.”
Via a news release, WSB officials share that “the goal of this cohort is to find best practices for aligning business, workforce development and education to better meet businesses’ talent needs.”
WSB is the only Cohort Member selected from Texas. The other Cohort Members representing states are Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Michigan. The other Cohort Members representing cities and regions like WSB are Ohio (Area 6), Virginia (Shenandoah Valley), and Washington (Snohomish).
The local WSB team is comprised of representatives from Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the Borderplex Alliance, SISD’s Career and Technical Education program, and the Far West Adult Education and Literacy Consortium.
The El Paso team will have the opportunity to learn from peers and business services experts from across the country and will also be able to greatly influence the DOL’s Education and Training Administration on policies related to business integration efforts.
The virtual cohort will begin the last week in January and end in May.