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Idaho updates its workforce development plan.

Byline: Sharon Fisher

If you have an opinion on Idaho workforce development, the Idaho Workforce Council wants to hear from you. The council is updating the 2016-2019 Idaho Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act state plan. The federal government requires the state to update its plan every two years as a condition for receiving federal funding for workforce development, said Wendi Secrist, executive director of the council. Were going through the plan we developed two years ago and updating it with what weve changed, what weve accomplished, and where were headed, she said. The plan starts with an economic and workforce analysis so the group can determine whether it needs to change strategies based on economic conditions, Secrist said. In addition, it will need to include the greater coordination the state now has between agencies around career awareness events and recruiting, she said. In addition to the Workforce Development Council, agencies required to participate are the Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of Career and Technical Education, the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Commission on Aging, she said. Interested parties can attend weekly meetings held from 1:30 to 3 pm at the Department of Labor central office at 317 W. Main St. in Boise. People can also call in to 1-20-947-53 x 2902 with conference ID 663905. Comments can also be emailed to wioaplan@labor.idaho.gov. The update is scheduled to be completed by March 15 and the group is taking public comment through its March 13 meeting, she said.

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Publication:Idaho Business Review
Date:Feb 16, 2018
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