I am proud and humbled to serve as your 2018-2019 president of the Southeastern Employment and Training Association (SETA). Since its beginning in 1973, SETA has been the premier membership association for workforce development professionals in the Southeastern United States. Our mission to provide professional growth opportunities for all workforce development practitioners and partners.
SETA is governed by a twenty-member board of directors representing all eight member states along with private sector representatives from across the region. In addition to providing professional development resources and information year round through its website and social media, SETA produces two hallmark training conferences each year which rotate among the member states. The board and its program planning committee work diligently to solicit, select and present workshops covering topics including program development, performance, fiscal administration, board management, special populations, and many other topics that educate and inform attendees to become more efficient in their professional roles. Increasingly, we are engaging and including a more varied array of workforce development agencies including educational institutions, human resource organizations, economic development entities and private businesses. Our members include frontline staff, career counselors, administrators, economic development partners and business leaders.
SETA’s key goals are to:
· Expand the association to encompass the larger and evolving workforce development system
· Provide members with access to real time information, solutions and best practices through networking and a variety of communications platforms
· Reflect the diversity of the SETA membership and balance fresh ideas and new energy with experience and organizational knowledge through a strong, active board
· Exceed members’ expectations as an innovative, adaptable, and flexible resource in an ever changing world as the nation’s premier regional workforce development association
We invite you to learn more about the association and become involved in its work through your state representative listed here on the SETA website.
In service and appreciation for the work you do,
P.S. Be on the lookout for a brand new and improved website this year!