CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) quarterly meeting will take place via Zoom from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18.
The Council will receive updates on the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs administered by the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), information about the Be Pro Be Proud initiative, update from the Wyoming Department of Education on the WWDC-funded Micro-Credentialing program, and a discussion with Wyoming Community Development Authority. The Council will also consider one funding request for the Wyoming Next Generation Sector Partnership Academy and receive an update from John Melville on the future of Next Generation Sector Partnerships in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Workforce Development Council has continued its work with the national Next Generation Sector Partnership team, a group that has helped regions in more than ten states launch more than 50 partnerships since 2010. Wyoming currently boasts seven partnerships in healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and hospitality and tourism, with new partnerships under discussion in the regions. Each regional partnership has reported wins to include new programming at the community colleges, dual enrollment programs, and closer collaboration between K–12, community colleges, businesses, and the workforce centers.
Information about joining the quarterly meeting, as well as the full agenda, is available at wyowdc.wyo.gov.