About the Board

About the Board

The Full Employment Council, Inc. is the fiscal agent and board support organization for two Local WDBs in the Greater Kansas City area: Kansas City & Vicinity (KCV) WDB, which includes Kansas City, Mo., and Cass, Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties in Missouri; and Eastern Jackson County (EJC) WDB, which includes Independence, Mo., and areas in Jackson County excluding Kansas City.

30 YEARS SERVING THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA FEC was created through the efforts of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, the City of Kansas City, Mo., and the counties of Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte, and Ray. In 1984, a study was commissioned and funded by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Affiliated Trusts, the Hall Family Foundation, the H&R Bloch Foundation, and the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, which recommended the consolidation of all federally-funded employment and training programs into one organization to create program accountability, reduce program redundancy, and better coordinate private funds solicited for these purposes

Toward that end, in October of 1986, the Urban Employment Network, the Kansas City National Alliance Businesses, the City of Kansas City, MO Private Industry Council Administration (PICA), and the Full Employment Council (FEC) were merged into one entity. The reorganized FEC serves as the one-stop operator and fiscal agent for the combined federal job training efforts. This innovative program approach served as one of the key program models utilized in developing national employment and training policy and has been commended by state and national authorities for its innovation and cutting-edge programs. Most important to its success has been the business and community network and extensive development and execution of innovative workforce policies and programs. BOARD MEMBERS PAGE BOARD LOGIN PARTNERS

Vision

The Kansas City and Vicinity Local Workforce Development Board’s vision for the Kansas City and Vicinity is to supply employers with a skilled workforce and job seekers with 21st Century career opportunities.

There are 14 Workforce Regions in Missouri that are led by a Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs ). WDBs are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the United States. Local WDBs are business-led, regional organizations whose mission is to meet the employment and training needs for businesses and job seekers. The WDB’s main role is to direct federal, state, local, and private funding to workforce development programs. Local WDBs are key regional partners for workforce needs. They work in tandem with partners including the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, the Missouri State Workforce Development Board (MoWDB), local economic development organizations, local service providers including not-for-profit and faith-based organizations, community colleges and other educational institutions across the state, and federal (U.S. Department of Labor) and state agencies, to provide services and products to assist job seekers and businesses. Some of KCV WDB’s partners include: Missouri Division of Family Services, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City Public Schools, North Kansas City School District’s Adult Education & Literacy Program, Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, and Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.

Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEOs) appoint members of Local WDBs. These appointed positions are unpaid. A minimum of 51% of a WDB’s membership must come from local businesses and business organizations. There are also designated seats for representatives from labor unions, educational institutions, economic development agencies, community-based agencies, job corps, vocational education and rehabilitation partners, state unemployment insurance, Division of Workforce Development/Wagner-Peyser, National Indian Agencies, TANF agencies, WIOA programs, Community Action Agencies, HUD Section 8 Providers, and Older Worker agencies.

Workforce Development Board’s Vision
The Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Board’s (KCV WDB) vision for the Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Region is to supply employers with a skilled workforce and job seekers with 21st Century career opportunities. To accomplish this, the WDB actively recruits and obtains public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. The board works in collaboration with businesses, local units of government, educational institutions, and labor and community-based organizations. This partnership responds to employer needs while reducing unemployment, underemployment and the public dependency of area residents. Read More

Mission

KCV is one of 14 Workforce Regions in the State of Missouri led by a Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) responsible for implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the United States. Local WDBs are business-led, regional organizations whose mission is to provide quality local workforce development programs and services to businesses and job seekers in the region.

There are 14 Workforce Regions in Missouri that are led by a Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs ). WDBs are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the United States. Local WDBs are business-led, regional organizations whose mission is to meet the employment and training needs for businesses and job seekers. The WDB’s main role is to direct federal, state, local, and private funding to workforce development programs. Local WDBs are key regional partners for workforce needs. They work in tandem with partners including the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, the Missouri State Workforce Development Board (MoWDB), local economic development organizations, local service providers including not-for-profit and faith-based organizations, community colleges and other educational institutions across the state, and federal (U.S. Department of Labor) and state agencies, to provide services and products to assist job seekers and businesses. Some of KCV WDB’s partners include: Missouri Division of Family Services, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City Public Schools, North Kansas City School District’s Adult Education & Literacy Program, Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, and Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.

Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEOs) appoint members of Local WDBs. These appointed positions are unpaid. A minimum of 51% of a WDB’s membership must come from local businesses and business organizations. There are also designated seats for representatives from labor unions, educational institutions, economic development agencies, community-based agencies, job corps, vocational education and rehabilitation partners, state unemployment insurance, Division of Workforce Development/Wagner-Peyser, National Indian Agencies, TANF agencies, WIOA programs, Community Action Agencies, HUD Section 8 Providers, and Older Worker agencies.

Workforce Development Board’s Vision
The Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Board’s (KCV WDB) vision for the Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Region is to supply employers with a skilled workforce and job seekers with 21st Century career opportunities. To accomplish this, the WDB actively recruits and obtains public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. The board works in collaboration with businesses, local units of government, educational institutions, and labor and community-based organizations. This partnership responds to employer needs while reducing unemployment, underemployment and the public dependency of area residents. Read More

Structure

Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEOs) appoint members of Local WDBs, with a minimum of 51% of a WDB’s membership from local businesses and business organizations. There are also designated seats for representatives from other required partners. 

There are 14 Workforce Regions in Missouri that are led by a Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs ). WDBs are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the United States. Local WDBs are business-led, regional organizations whose mission is to meet the employment and training needs for businesses and job seekers. The WDB’s main role is to direct federal, state, local, and private funding to workforce development programs. Local WDBs are key regional partners for workforce needs. They work in tandem with partners including the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, the Missouri State Workforce Development Board (MoWDB), local economic development organizations, local service providers including not-for-profit and faith-based organizations, community colleges and other educational institutions across the state, and federal (U.S. Department of Labor) and state agencies, to provide services and products to assist job seekers and businesses. Some of KCV WDB’s partners include: Missouri Division of Family Services, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City Public Schools, North Kansas City School District’s Adult Education & Literacy Program, Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, and Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.

Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEOs) appoint members of Local WDBs. These appointed positions are unpaid. A minimum of 51% of a WDB’s membership must come from local businesses and business organizations. There are also designated seats for representatives from labor unions, educational institutions, economic development agencies, community-based agencies, job corps, vocational education and rehabilitation partners, state unemployment insurance, Division of Workforce Development/Wagner-Peyser, National Indian Agencies, TANF agencies, WIOA programs, Community Action Agencies, HUD Section 8 Providers, and Older Worker agencies.

Workforce Development Board’s Vision
The Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Board’s (KCV WDB) vision for the Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Region is to supply employers with a skilled workforce and job seekers with 21st Century career opportunities. To accomplish this, the WDB actively recruits and obtains public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. The board works in collaboration with businesses, local units of government, educational institutions, and labor and community-based organizations. This partnership responds to employer needs while reducing unemployment, underemployment and the public dependency of area residents. Read More

Function

The Kansas City & Vicinity Workforce Development Board is the governing entity providing leadership and oversight of employment and training programs implemented by FEC in the area including: development of the Local strategic Plan, selection of operators and providers, budget administration, and negotiation of local performance measures.  

There are 14 Workforce Regions in Missouri that are led by a Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs ). WDBs are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the United States. Local WDBs are business-led, regional organizations whose mission is to meet the employment and training needs for businesses and job seekers. The WDB’s main role is to direct federal, state, local, and private funding to workforce development programs. Local WDBs are key regional partners for workforce needs. They work in tandem with partners including the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, the Missouri State Workforce Development Board (MoWDB), local economic development organizations, local service providers including not-for-profit and faith-based organizations, community colleges and other educational institutions across the state, and federal (U.S. Department of Labor) and state agencies, to provide services and products to assist job seekers and businesses. Some of KCV WDB’s partners include: Missouri Division of Family Services, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City Public Schools, North Kansas City School District’s Adult Education & Literacy Program, Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation, Missouri Division of Workforce Development, and Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.

Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEOs) appoint members of Local WDBs. These appointed positions are unpaid. A minimum of 51% of a WDB’s membership must come from local businesses and business organizations. There are also designated seats for representatives from labor unions, educational institutions, economic development agencies, community-based agencies, job corps, vocational education and rehabilitation partners, state unemployment insurance, Division of Workforce Development/Wagner-Peyser, National Indian Agencies, TANF agencies, WIOA programs, Community Action Agencies, HUD Section 8 Providers, and Older Worker agencies.

Workforce Development Board’s Vision
The Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Board’s (KCV WDB) vision for the Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development Region is to supply employers with a skilled workforce and job seekers with 21st Century career opportunities. To accomplish this, the WDB actively recruits and obtains public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. The board works in collaboration with businesses, local units of government, educational institutions, and labor and community-based organizations. This partnership responds to employer needs while reducing unemployment, underemployment and the public dependency of area residents. Read More

KCV WDB MEETING AGENDAS

KCV WDB MEETING PACKAGES

KCV WDB Meetings are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Central Kansas City office at 1720 Paseo Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108​.