CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) will meet on October 18-19, 2017 in Gillette for its quarterly meeting. The Council will discuss Workforce Advisory Groups and sector strategies, among other topics.
The WWDC is a 30-member board charged with directing Wyoming's workforce development system, ensuring the system is fundamental in supporting robust regional and state economies and producing a high quality, self-sufficient workforce valued by Wyoming employers. Members represent a range of groups including business and industry, organized labor, state Legislature, education, social service agencies and others who have a stake in employment and training issues.
"Wyoming's workforce is a critical component to our economy," Jim D. Engel, WWDC Chairman, said. "The Council is tasked with strengthening Wyoming's workforce and this meeting is pivotal to ensuring our continued forward movement. The Council is looking forward to hosting this meeting in my hometown of Gillette."
The Workforce Advisory Groups, a main agenda topic at the meeting, are new to Wyoming. There are seven Regional Workforce Advisory Group Support Teams across the state, and their role is to act as liaisons between the Council and each region. These groups allow regions to share information that better develops workforce strategies for the state.
Most counties have active community Workforce Advisory Groups. Communities can determine if they need a Workforce Advisory Group, and groups can be set up by contacting their regional Workforce Advisory Group.
Details on next week's meeting follow:
- WHEN: October 18-19, 2017, 1 p.m.
- WHERE: Gillette College, 3251 South 4J Road, TEC 136A and 136B
The meeting is open to the public, and the agenda can be found here.