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The Catawba Regional Workforce Development Board of Directors was established in September, 1999 with representatives appointed from Chester, Lancaster and York Counties. The Board is authorized under the Federal Workforce Development Act (WIOA), Public Law 105-220 and has total responsibility for the allocated WIOA funds to create a comprehensive workforce development system referred to as, OneStop Centers.

The Board consists of twenty-eight (28) members. The Board's membership is by appointment of the appropriate county councils and is voluntary. The directors are comprised of representatives from local private business and industry, as well as, representatives from education, economic development, labor, community-based organizations, and other representatives from local organizations who are mandated partners within the OneStop Delivery System.

The purpose of the Board is to provide policy and guidance for and exercise oversight of activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act for the Catawba Area. The Board has total responsibility for the federal funds allocated to create and maintain a comprehensive and integrated workforce development system that is responsive to the needs of employers and is available to all citizens with the three-county region. The law mandates local coordination and collaboration among all local employment and training entities. The Catawba Regional Workforce Development Board is the catalyst to ensure that workforce development activities are responsive to local demands.

The Board meets bi-monthly to remove barriers and align programs and services to achieve and sustain economic prosperity for the Catawba Region. It has policy responsibility for approximately $2.8 million dollars to administer a comprehensive array of employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, youth, as well as, services for local private businesses and industries to upgrade the skills of their workforce

The following dates have been scheduled for the Catawba Regional COG Workforce Development Board meetings for 2024:

January 18, 2024
March 21, 2024
May 16, 2024
July 18, 2024
September 19, 2024
November 21, 2024

All at 12:00 pm with a hybrid option.
Lunch is served for those in person.
The meeting is held at the Catawba Regional Council of Governments Conference room 215 Hampton Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730 in Suite 200.

Board Members:
  • Laura Hayes - PDM
  • Nick Maizy - SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department
  • Rease Hagner New Indy Containerboard
  • Leslie Brakefield - I-58
  • Adrienne Robinson Lancaster Adult Education
  • Veronica Williams - Lancaster Housing Authority
  • Michael Guidry - Catawba Indian Nation
  • Teresa Curtice - York County Economic Development
  • Annette Killian - DSS York County
  • Joanie Winters (Chair) - Winters Law Firm
  • Karen Brackett-Browning - Carolina Community Actions, Inc.
  • Mike Geddings (Chair VP) - Panther Heating & Cooling, Inc
  • Angela Bagley - MUSC Health Chester Medical Center
  • Eric Ramey - TruVista
  • Dave Koubek - Chief Buildings
  • Mike Peek - SC Fraternal Order of Police
  • Ryant Johnson - Comporium, Inc
  • Jessie Spain - Schaeffler Group
  • Stacie Harrison - SC Department of Employment & Workforce
  • Anthony Parrish-Cummins - Meritor
  • Brian Fulk - Lancaster County Economic Development
  • Dr. Jamie S. Cooper - York Technical College
  • Ashley Hamilton - Arc Labs Welding
  • Celeste Tiller - York County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Joshua DeSantis - Carolina Ingredients

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