Workforce Opportunity Council
The Workforce Opportunity Council sponsors the NH Works system through use of Workforce Investment Act funds.
The Governor established and certified the Workforce Opportunity Council (Council) as the State's Workforce Board under WIA on September 22, 1999. The Council is chaired by a businessperson and has 43 members, of which 22 members are business representatives (Council Membership). The Council also includes top officials from agencies that oversee workforce development programs. Board members were generally selected according to the following criteria: geographic representation, industry sectors, company size, and workforce and economic development expertise.
The Youth Council is a subgroup of the Workforce Opportunity Council. Appointed by the Governor, members include representatives of youth-serving agencies, parents and members of the Workforce Opportunity Council.