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Washington, D.C. – Last Friday, WorkForce Central CEO Linda Nguyen was reappointed to the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s (USCM) Workforce Development Council (WDC) Board of Trustees. Nguyen sits alongside 23 other trustees and has served for 10 years.

Linda Nguyen“I am honored to serve with my peers from across the nation to advocate for investments and federal policies that support workforce development boards and their respective workforce development systems,” Nguyen said.

Established in 1977, the purpose of the USCM’s WDC is to champion workforce development at the national level.

The WDC is comprised of four committees: Policy/Advocacy, Membership, Best Practices, and Communication Strategy Group.

The Policy/Advocacy Committee aims to inform Congress of workforce issues and to ensure that the WDC’s recommendations are reflected in policy.

The Membership Committee is dedicated to ensuring a diverse (both geographically and legislatively) membership base.

The Best Practices Committee’s goal is to create best practices that lead to effective workforce solutions. The Communication Strategy Group works with partners to develop a shared communication strategy.

The WDC’s hard work was essential in the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which guides the work of WorkForce Central.

WorkForce Central strengthens the Pierce County economy by identifying skill gaps between jobseekers and employment opportunities, fostering data-driven decision making, and connecting workforce development partners into a cohesive, collaborative and effective network.


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