The high-impact Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB) drives policy, direction, and funding oversight for the local workforce investment system. The NKWIB drives innovative workforce development that meets the changing needs of employers and our labor force, resulting in the enhancement of economic development for our region.
As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the NKWIB is responsible for the following:
- Management of the local Kentucky Career Center efforts, including the selection of the one stop operator and direct service providers (adult/dislocated worker and youth)
- Selection of youth workforce investment activities
- Identification of eligible providers of training services
- Maintenance of a performance driven system for documenting accomplishment of standards
- Oversight of budget status, audits, contract status
The federal WIOA guidelines require NKWIB to contract for the role of one-stop operator. The Commonwealth of Kentucky adds the additional requirement for local boards to contract out for direct service provider role for adult, dislocated worker, youth and business services. The NKWIB follows all state and federal guidelines for procuring the role of one-stop operator, direct service provider (adult/dislocated worker and youth) and business services. The NKWIB Program/Youth Committee reviews all related RFPs, contracts and/or agreements and makes final recommendations to the Full Board and the Local Elected Officials Governing Board. In 2020, following the procurement process described above, selected Brighton Center as the One-Stop Operator and Direct Services Provider for a one-year contract, renewable per board approval for two additional years. In May 2021, the NKWIB voted to renew the contract for an additional year.