About IAWP ....
Hereafter referred to as IAWP, is a professional association of employees in workforce development.
While comprised predominantly of employees in state and federal workforce development agencies, there are increasing numbers of new members from private enterprises, public non-profits & educational organizations. Most of the membership is located in state and provincial chapters in the United States and Canada, but there are also a large number of members in international chapters, principally in Japan, Republic of China, Mexico, Turks and Caicos Islands, Senegal, Nigeria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia/Kaliningrad and Ukraine/Lviv. As such, IAWP is recognized as an international non-profit, non-government organization with official observer status at meetings of the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
The MISSION of IAWP
To develop, serve, and support those interested in workforce development programs.
The OBJECTIVES of IAWP
- To enhance the individual competence, knowledge and proficiency of members interested in all occupations in the workforce development arena.
- To provide an international forum for the exchange of information.
- To support administrators in carrying out programs; and to assist in the continued improvement of the administration of programs and services.
- To promote public and legislative awareness of the proficient services provided by the personnel of these programs.
- To provide information to members on proposed legislation and policy matters affecting these programs.
- To foster a close working relationship with organizations that have common concerns regarding the improvement of the Workforce Development arena.
- To contribute toward the advancement of peace, goodwill, and international understanding through world fellowship among persons engaged in these program
Please see our brochure for more information about how IAWP can help you!
HISTORY OF THE CALIFORNIA CHAPTER
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKFORCE PROFESSIONALS
(FORMERLY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PERSONNEL IN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY)
The California chapter was chartered January
15, 1944. An organizational meeting was held in
San Jose, April 29, and Willard Marsh of Fresno was
elected president. Some of the key people at that
time were Floyd Byrnes, May Carmody, Edythe Kennedy,
Vic Harris, Art Wood, H.L. Walker, Claude Owens and
Ralph Wadsworth. In 1967 and 1969 California tied
for first place for the Chapter Achievement Award.
The chapter has hosted five International conventions:
Long Beach, 1950; San Francisco, 1964; Los Angeles,
1970, Sacramento, 1994, and Palm Springs, 2003.
There have been four international presidents from California:
James G. Bryant, 1949-50; George Toll, 1963-64; William
Appleby, 1969-70, and Sory Hinton-Jordan, 2002-2003.
Helen M. Davalos served as international treasurer,
1982-83, and served as secretary-treasurer, 1983-1989.
Mabel E. Wilhelm won the Individual Award of Merit in
1960, Ralph P. Moore in 1962, Helen C. Vaughn in 1963,
George T. Jarrett Jr. in 1965 and Donald Page in 1967.
W. Frank Persons, civil service director, San Diego
County, received the Citation Award in 1950. The
Citation Award was also won in 1970 by Bobbie Devine,
Los Angeles, unemployment insurance manager for North
American-Rockwell Corporation, and in 1975 by Judge
John Marlo, Watsonville. The Oceanside local office
won the Veterans' Award in 1988. The Essay
contest was won in 1944 by H.L. Walker and in 1959 by
Eunice Elton. In more recent years, California has won
the Veterans Award, the Retiree of the Year award, and
has been in the "Top Ten" chapters more than
once (since 1988). In 1998, the Calfornia Chapter won
First Place as Chapter of the Year, winning an award
in every category at the International Convention in
San Juan, Puerto Rico. The chapter sponsors the Karl
E. Bybee Education Foundation to provide financial assistance
to members who are attempting to improve their skills
in the field of employment security. The foundation
provides grants to members. The chapter has an
independent office and executive office manager.
California Chapter Presidents
Karl E. Bybee
B.C. Jack Rucker
M. Faye King
Oralia "Lala" Streeter
Mary T. Navarro-Aldana