The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) recently announced CareerSource Palm Beach County as the winner of the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Trailblazer Award.
The award will be presented at NAWB’s upcoming event later this month in Washington, D.C.
“Over the past year, workforce development boards, leaders and industry partners have gone above and beyond to provide essential services in a time of national crisis,” said Ron Painter, president and CEO of the NAWB. “The NAWB could not be more honored to recognize each of these award recipients. Workforce development boards are a critical piece of our country’s infrastructure, and we are thrilled to take a moment to recognize them at our annual event.”
CareerSource Palm Beach County was selected out of a large pool of nominations for the national Trailblazer Award, which recognizes a workforce development board that has been a leader in implementing the system changes envisioned in the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and expanding its ability to develop comprehensive workforce solutions for its community.
“No matter the challenge, our CareerSource Palm Beach County team has always kept its focus on providing the best possible service to the job seekers and employers of Palm Beach County. We are incredibly humbled that our achievements arising from that focus have been nationally recognized,” CareerSource Palm Beach County President & CEO Julia Dattolo said. “It is a distinct honor in achieving this top award among more than 500 workforce boards nationwide, particularly for this past year in responding to challenges from the pandemic.”