Priority Populations Committee

Committee Purpose
To strengthen South Carolina’s workforce system through the development of strategies and policies that ensure priority populations are served.

Committee Functions/Duties

  • Promote outreach efforts to all WIOA priority populations with a focus on youth with barriers, ex-offenders, veterans, individuals with disabilities, homeless, long term unemployed and low income
  • Work with the State Youth Coordinator to establish a written strategic plan and subsequent policies to support WIOA Youth program services
  • Determine and oversee an effective path and outcome for establishing a Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Advisory Board
  • Develop benchmarks and baseline standards to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services for individuals with barriers to employment
  • Initiate statewide operational practices to improve service delivery to priority populations
  • Improve communication with appropriate agencies, non-profits, the faith community, and other community based organizations that already serve priority groups
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the SWDB

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