Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico: Adult/Dislocated Worker and/or Youth Service ProviderDeadline: March 31, 2017
The Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico (WCCNM) seeks experienced organizations to provide workforce development services for in-school youth ages 16-21 and out-of-school youth ages 16-24, as well as adults and dislocated workers under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with the ultimate goals of helping customers obtain skills, credentials and work experience, and businesses to connect with a qualified workforce. Applicants can submit proposals for youth services and/or adult and dislocated worker services but cannot propose a portion of services.
WCCNM envisions a system of seamless coordination among providers and partners in the workforce system that can connect residents, particularly those with barriers to employment, to career pathways leading to family-sustaining jobs in growing industries. The following set of policy principles reflect the priorities in WIOA to guide the selection of contractors and the allocation of funding through the RFP process. These include:
- A results-oriented system that delivers high-quality training, placements, retention, and other outcomes
- Services and performance metrics tailored to the needs of New Mexico’s population
- Strong strategic partnerships and leveraging of other public and private funds
- Increased and improved employer engagement, particularly through sector strategies
- Increased opportunities for employer-driven training
Amount: WCCNM anticipates awarding a single contract for youth services and a single contract for adult/dislocated worker services for the 2017-2018 contract year.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public or private educational institutions, government units, public agencies, or private for-profit organizations properly organized in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and in business for at least one year are eligible for funding.