ABOUT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

South Delta Planning and Development District is the designated fiscal agent for the Delta Workforce Development Area (DWDA) Board, one of four workforce areas in the state.  South Delta provides the administrative and fiscal support functions associated with the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the 14 counties of the Delta WDA. Adult and Dislocated Worker WIOA services are provided primarily through the WIN Job Center system in the 14 counties. Minutes of DWDA board meetings are available upon request.

Our Mission

The business driven local board is responsible for the overall policy making and resource allocation for the Delta WDA.  Federal funds awarded to the Delta WDA are used to provide individuals with the training and skills they need to get a job right here at home and provide employers with a skilled workforce they need to be successful.  The Delta WDA is also responsible for establishing local performance standards and ensuring that performance standards are met; establishing a one-stop delivery system (WIN Job Centers) in the Delta; and selecting qualified youth providers.

Areas Served

The 14 counties of the DWDA include Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica and Washington.

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WORKFORCE BOARD

Doug Aldridge*

Johnny McRight

Greg Amos, Secretary*

Manuel Peters

Mike Blankenship

Brent Brasher

John Schmidt, Vice Chairman*

George W. “Bunky” Butler, Chairman*

Cordella Smith

Robert Collins

Russell Stewart*

Karen Cresap

Jim Tims

Don Green*

Tamara Travis

Gerald Husband

Dennis Woods

Cary Karlson

Joseph Woods

James Kenwright*

Angela Curry

OUR SERVICES