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NETLWDB Meetings


January 20, 2022


April 21, 2022


July 21, 2022


October 27, 2022


Northeast Tennessee Workforce Development Board meetings are held via Zoom. Links for each meeting will be posted two weeks prior to the meeting.

Interlocal Agreement NETLWDA 2020-2022 Final
Partnership Agreement NETLWDA 2020-2022 Final
East Regional Plan Final Submission
NETLWDA Local Plan 2020-2022


Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) are part of the Public Workforce System, a network of federal, state, and local  offices that support economic expansion and develop the talent of the nation’s workforce.


As one of their many functions, WDBs facilitate partnerships between local businesses with similar training needs. WDBs also gather labor market information to develop sector strategies that focus resources on a particular high growth industry for their area, often involving skill training for local businesses. The Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) is responsible for meeting performance goals negotiated with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).


The Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEOs) of Northeast Tennessee have appointed the Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board (NETLWDB) to oversee workforce services of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi & Washington counties. The NETLWDB is a volunteer Board consisting of representatives of private employers, higher education, organized labor, non-profit organizations and public entities. The Board, in consultation with the Chief Local Elected Officials, is responsible for the oversight and selection of the One-Stop Operator and provider of Career and Business Services for the two comprehensive centers located in Northeast Tennessee.   The Chief Local Elected Officials have selected The Alliance for Business and Training, Inc., as the administrative entity and fiscal agent for the NETLWDB.

Partnership will greatly enhance how workforce services are delivered and connecting residents of Northeast Tennessee with good paying jobs.

Staff to the Board

The Alliance for Business & Training, Inc. (AB&T) serves as the administrative entity, fiscal agent and staff to the NETLWDB. 

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The Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Local Development Board, Inc. (NETLWDB), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded to administer and oversee the delivery of the workforce system services for Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Area (NETLWDA). NETLWDB is the entity (mechanism) working to ensure responsibilities under federal workforce development law and federal funding are met. NETLWDB jurisdiction includes the eight counties of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties. 


The NETLWDB's region is known for its scenic hills, valleys, lakes, and rivers, this region provides some of the best opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, and is supported by a thriving arts culture. Two border states (North Carolina and Virginia) share Interstate connections and various business sectors.   


As administrative entity, the Alliance for Business & Training, Inc. (located in Johnson City, TN) undertakes the administration of all required workforce development responsibilities for the Board's regional programs such as reporting, monitoring and both the execution and administration of contracts with the Board's service providers.  The NETLWDB develops and directs the local area’s workforce development policies and regional strategies.  Through partnerships with other local, state and federal agencies, education, and economic development organizations, the NETLWDB strives to provide access to jobs, skill development and business services vital to the social and economic well-being of our communities.

Staff to the Board
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This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NETLWDB/AB&T, a WIOA Title I-financially assisted program/activity, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency.   TTY/VCO:  423-610-0134.

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