Learn About Our Board of Directors

Our Workforce Development Board

North Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc., a private non-profit organization, brings together businesses, elected officials, educators and other collaborative partners to build and enhance a workforce to meet the needs of a demand driven economy. Supported by federal funds, NFWDB is affiliated with CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

With a focus on economic development, business, and workforce needs specific to our region, we rely on our board, committees and council members to establish successful programs and initiatives. This site is intended to be a resource for our board members, partners and others interested in learning more about local workforce services.

Board Membership

View a list of our board of director members and access a variety of resources.

Board Meetings

Get a list of all board meeting dates and information so you can be aware of board actions and measures.

Board Documents

View a PDF document of the
2014 – 2015 Annual Report.

Events for the Board

Stay informed of upcoming board events by adding the events to your calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the Board?  We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions.

Message from our new Board Chair

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

It is an honor to serve as Chair of the North Florida Workforce Development Board and to be a part of a team that exists to help members of our community thrive and grow.

As a business-led Board, we want to bring best practices to government programs and services.  As the “Go-To Place for Jobs and Training” the mission of our Board is to carefully oversee the resources provided to our Region and support the staff to achieve ever increasing goals of successful outcomes and operational efficiencies in these challenging economic times, by providing skilled workforce in response to employers’ needs. We want to ensure that local businesses have a continuing flow of qualified workers from entry level through professional levels.

This is important to attract new businesses, retain our existing business, support business expansion, and ultimately the economic well-being of the entire state.  On an individual basis, it means assisting job seekers to develop the skills they need to be successfully employed in a changing economy.  Making a good match between employers and employees is a win-win situation and one that results in far-reaching benefits for everyone.

Staffs in our Career Centers are working hard to meet the needs of our job seekers and the businesses we serve.  They have worked hard to make certain our programs and services are structured and delivered in a manner to ensure local businesses have access to a skilled workforce and that every job seeker has access to meaningful employment.  Their efforts are seen by the number of job placement successes reflected in the Governor’s job placement report over the last few years.

Our Youth Program continues to be a major priority.  The foundation of our future economic viability lies within our ability to mold today’s youth into the jobholders of tomorrow.  Our results are accomplished through emphasis on mentoring, education, and relevant work experience programs.

Please use this website to learn more about CareerSource North Florida and see what we can do to help you and your community.

Darlene

Message from the Executive Director

CareerSource North Florida is absolutely the best place to be! Our area has a unique and diverse landscape, and offers some of the best opportunities for growth of business in the state. I love working in great partnerships to meet business demands and deliver a workforce to meet the needs of our community, through exemplary training programs to prepare that workforce, and continued services to sustain economic progress in Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor Counties.

I am proud to serve this region alongside a committed board of directors and a professional staff dedicated to serving our businesses and job seekers so that everyone wins and succeeds. Through our CareerSource North Florida career centers, our staff stands ready to assist with services tailored to meet individual needs. We welcome you to call or visit at any time.

Come visit and stay in beautiful North Florida!