Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act-
Minnesota’s Approach to Implementation
The Department of Employment and Economic
Development and the Governor's Workforce Development Council have
engaged local boards and local elected officials, through the
Minnesota Workforce Council Association; and stage agency leaders
who oversee the 13 required federal titles to be a part of the
process of defining our needs and designing our approaches to
Information about implementation efforts and work group activities
are compiled on the
Governor’s Workforce Development Council Website.
economic conditions coupled with a longer term projected shortage of
skilled workers require a renewed and collaborative commitment to
guarantee current and future workers have the support necessary for
Minnesota to remain competitive in the 21st Century.
partnerships of employers, community organizations, and other key
stakeholders to address specific regional workforce needs.
This statewide network
of local leadership is positioned to promote a strong, locally
driven, responsive workforce system in Minnesota.
Local workforce councils act as
leaders in their communities to both make connections
among multiple stakeholders and leverage resources to bolster the
overall effectiveness of
We Are Workforce
MWCA helps employers
find and recruit qualified workers.
MWCA assists job
seekers with training, career development and job placement
MWCA provides youth
programs that help young people plan for a career and acquire the
skills to succeed in today’s economy.
MWCA is dedicated
to improving the economic vitality and social well being of our
state through innovative and cost-effective workforce development