Workforce Investments Council
Description: The purpose of the WIC is to serve as a public-private partnership empowered to advise the Mayor, the Council and the District government on the development, implementation, and continued improvement of an integrated and effective workforce investment system. The WIC shall serve as the state and local workforce investment board charged with developing consumer-driven systems and programs to support career development and self-sufficiency and to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the District's workforce.
The WIC shall be composed of the following members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor (except as provided in paragraph 2 of this subsection): 1. The Mayor, or his or her designee; 2. One (1) member of the Council of the District of Columbia (“Council”) appointed by the Chairman of the Council; 3. The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, or his or her designee; 4. The Director of the Department of Employment Services, or his or her designee; 5. The Director of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, or his or her designee; 6. The Director of the Department on Disability Services, or his or her designee; 7. The Director of the Department of Human Services, or his or her designee; 8. The President of the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia, or his or her designee; 9. Two (2) representatives of District labor organizations nominated by District labor federations; 10. One (1) representative of a labor organization or training director from a joint labor-management registered apprenticeship program; 11. Four (4) representatives of: A. Community-based organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that serve veterans or that provide or support competitive, integrated employment for individuals with disabilities; or B. Organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth, including representatives of organizations that serve out-of-school youth; and 12. Nineteen (19) representatives of businesses in the District, who: A. Are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, or other business executives or employers with optimum policy-making or hiring authority; B. Represent businesses (including at least one (1) representative of small business), or organizations representing businesses, that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality, work-related training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the District; and C. Are appointed from among individuals nominated by District business organizations and business trade associations; D. Shall include at least one (1) representative from the following industry sectors: i. Small business; ii. Law; iii. Construction; iv. Information technology; v. Health care; vi. Hospitality; vii. Business organization; and viii. Retail; and E. Shall include at least five (5) at-large representatives from either the industry sectors listed in sub-paragraph d of this paragraph or from any other industry sector in the District. 13. At least fifty-one percent (51%) of the members appointed to the WIC shall be representatives of businesses in the District, appointed pursuant to section III.A.11 of this Order. 14. At least twenty percent (20%) of the members appointed to the WIC shall be representatives of the workforce within the District, appointed pursuant to section III.A.8, III.A.9, and III.A.10 of this Order. 15. The members of the WIC who are appointed based on their positions in the District government shall serve only during their tenure as officers or employees of the District government.