Constance serves as Virginia's State Coordinator for WIOA Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs. She currently develops program policy and guidance and provides training and technical assistance to Local Workforce Development Areas and their partners throughout Virginia’s workforce system. Constance previously served as a Program Manager for Virginia’s Capital Region Workforce Development Board, overseeing local implementation and providing guidance/support to the service providers.
What is your vision for the workforce development profession?
My vision for the workforce development profession is that it shall become a well-respected and highly sought out professional field that people are aware of and want to become a part of.
Do you have a particular interest area or passion in workforce development?
I am particularly passionate about the professional development aspect of workforce development. I feel that it is essential to support workforce system members by providing them with access to a well respected national certification and on-going high-quality training. Empowering our membership through providing such professional development opportunities benefits both our profession and the customers we serve.
Why do you want to serve on the Board?
I feel that learning from and contributing to the work of my peers at a national level provides an unparalleled opportunity to help bring Virginia closer to the cutting edge of workforce development. My ability to leverage the information sharing and networking as a state coordinator will be of immense value to the evolution of Virginia's workforce system.
|What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the profession today and how can NAWDP address that challenge?|
I believe the biggest challenge facing our profession today is cohesion as a profession. NAWDP can address that challenge by providing a centering vision that addresses all levels of workforce development professionals (from case managers to board members) and then working to promote consistent training and professional support for its constituency, in addition to promoting the profession to all partners at a national level.