NORTHERN AREA LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (NALWDB)
The NALWDB is certified by the State of New Mexico to administer Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant funds to adults, dislocated workers and youth in support of New Mexico Workforce Connection Offices (One-Stop Career Centers [OSCCs]) located throughout the ten (10) counties that comprise the Northern New Mexico service delivery area.
With the collaboration of community partners, the NALWDB seeks to better align education, training and business activities within the Northern Area workforce system to create a skilled and prepared labor force with increased economic opportunities for its employers and citizens.
The NALWDB’s aim is focused on the goal of helping unemployed individuals get back to work while supporting job creation efforts to advance economic opportunities for families and businesses. That aim includes promoting an environment with an improved alignment of strategies and resources to respond to the talent base for business, particularly those in targeted clusters identified as economic development priorities for economic diversification, and making available to job seekers market-relevant training and education as well as connections to employment and career advancement opportunities.