About the City of St. Louis Workforce Development Board, Inc. (WDB)

The leadership of the City of St. Louis WDB and its many partners has created a system that successfully links qualified job seekers to meaningful careers and ensures that area businesses have access to the skilled workforce they need to grow, compete, and thrive.

The City of St. Louis Workforce Development Board, Inc. (WDB) provides strategic leadership and oversight of the workforce development programs implemented by the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE). These programs assist adults and youth upgrade their basic and occupational skills while helping businesses to connect with job seekers.

The WDB consists of a minimum of twenty-three (23) volunteer citizens, who are appointed by Mayor. These individuals represent local businesses, public and community-based agencies, and labor organizations.

The WDB Executive Committee meets every other month. The entire WDB meets publicly every other month.

The WDB's planning and implementation supports both State and Federal workforce development efforts. In order to link qualified job seekers to sustainable careers, the WDB has determined the following as priorities:

  • Implementing WIOA services and programs
  • Business Services
  • Job readiness training - Emphasis on adults and youth
  • Professional job seeker services - To accommodate special needs of experienced, skilled professional customers
  • Skills/Vocational Training and Job Placement
  • Connect dislocated workers with transferable skills to business hiring needs
  • Youth education and employment - work experience
  • Increase community collaboration and involvement

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