The Chief Elected Officials appoint the members of the workforce Board, serve as the local grant recipient of Workforce Investment Act funds, and have oversight --with the board-- over workforce development programs. Read more >>
The Board consists of members appointed by the Chief Elected Officials. The Board promotes private sector involvement in the statewide workforce system through connecting, brokering, and coaching activities with the Business and Career Centers, and other organizations, in order to assist employers in meeting their hiring needs. Read more >>
This committee has the authority to act on issues that cannot be deferred to the next Board meeting. The Executive Committee serves as the Finance Committee, acting on all financial matters including the budget, lease and contracts. Read more >>
This committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Full Board and/or the Executive Committee on matters related to the youth provider program. Read more >>
This committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Full Board and/or Executive Committee on matters related to the Training and Service Provider Program. Read more >>
This committee develops performance standards for each program, monitors progress, and provides oversight to the tracking data collection systems. The Performance and Monitoring Committee makes its recommendations to the Full Board and/or Executive Committee. Read more >>
The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) is the administrative entity, fiscal agent, and operator for the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico, a workforce development program under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) of 2014.
MRCOG provides board and committee support, performs planning, provides technical assistance and training, and assures compliance with WIA reporting performance requirements. In addition, MRCOG monitors expenditures, documents financial operations, coordinates the annual audit, and oversees Business and Career Center cost allocation.
The United States Congress appropriates all funds expended to administer employment programs, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), which the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions administers and monitors. The intent of the WIOA is to streamline workforce services by consolidating more than sixty federal training programs through three block grants to the states: Adult Employment and Training, Disadvantaged Youth Employment and Training, and Adult Education and Literacy Grants.