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Regional Plan/Local Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides designated regions and local workforce development areas the responsibility to create employment and training systems tailored specifically to regional economies. These systems must meet the needs of the full range of learners and workers, including those with barriers to employment. The system must also address the specific needs of regional employers and the skills they require. WIOA requires the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) to submit a local plan to the Governor. If the local area is part of a planning region, the LWDB will work collaboratively with other LWDBs in the designated region to prepare and submit its local plan as part of a regional plan. The local and regional plans provide the framework for local areas to define how their workforce development systems will achieve the purposes of WIOA. The regional and local plans serve as 4-year action plans to develop, align, and integrate the region and local area’s job driven workforce development systems, and provides the platform to achieve the local area’s visions and strategic goals.

As required by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), the five Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB) in the 10-county metro Atlanta region (Workforce Region 3) have prepared a regional workforce plan for the City of Atlanta and the counties of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale. In addition, each of the five LWDBs have prepared unique local workforce plans for their service area. As required by WIOA, the City of Atlanta, as the fiscal and administrative agent for WorkSource Atlanta, has prepared a two-year update to the 2016-2020 local workforce development plan.

The documents are available for review and comment below.

Metro Atlanta Regional Workforce Plan

2020-2024 WorkSource Atlanta Local Plan (Draft for Public Comment)

A hardcopy of the local workforce plan is available for review at the WorkSource Atlanta office located at 818 Pollard Boulevard, SW Atlanta, GA 30315. Contact WSA at 404-546-3026 if you are interested in reviewing the document at WSA. Comments will be accepted during a 30-day period of June 15, 2020 – July 15, 2020. Email comments to: (

Please complete this survey to help the WorkSource Atlanta Board better understand your organization and opportunities for greater collaboration and coordination of services. You will have the option to enter your information at the end of the survey, or complete it anonymously. 

For the purposes of this survey, the “workforce system” is defined as the workforce board, training/education providers, and other organizations providing services to career seekers or employers.

Workforce boards in the region offer support to job seekers and employers, primarily at their One-Stop centers. To find your local workforce board, please visit:   

Please click HERE for the survey