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Mission, Vision and Our Values

Our Mission

Local Workforce Development Board #40 connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Louisianans with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in LWDA #40.


Request for Proposals Announcement

The Local Workforce Development Board #40 (LWDB #40) d.b.a. Acadiana Workforce Solution, provide direction and oversight of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) service delivery throughout the Acadian region of Louisiana. LWDB #40 is soliciting a vendor(s) for WIOA One Stop Operator, Adult and Dislocated Worker Program, and Youth Program. Interested bidders are invited to respond to this competitive solicitation.

RFP Notice will be published June 28, 2020 | Click here for RFP Notice
Issuance of RFP is June 30, 2020 | Click here for RFP
Bidders’ Conference will be July 8, 2020
Deadline for Proposals is July 30, 2020

RFP Pre-Bid Q & A     Appendices

  Acadiana Workforce Statistics

10.3% Projected Employment Growth in the Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry through 2026
12% Projected Employment Growth in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Industry (includes IT) through 2026
4.3% Projected Employment Growth in the Finance and Insurance Industry through 2026

8 Parish Consortium


Chance Henry
Police Jury President

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Ryan Williams
Police Jury President

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M. Larry Richard
Parish President

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Josh Guillory

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St. Landry

W.K. "Bill" Fontenot
Chief Elected Official

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St. Martin

Chester Cedars
Parish President

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St. Mary

David Hanagriff
Parish President

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Dane Hebert
Police Jury President

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