Education and career development
topics are on the agenda for the Governor’s Workforce Development Task Force
meeting April 10. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East Side Conference
Room on the first floor of the J.R. Williams Building, 700 W. State St. in
A college and career advising panel,
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon, features representatives from the Idaho State
Board of Education, the Idaho State Department of Education, the Idaho School
Counselors Association, College of Southern Idaho and Idaho PTECH Network.
Also on the agenda are presentations
from the Idaho Career Information System and Idaho Career & Technical
Education College and Career Readiness program. Representatives from Idaho
Digital Learning Academy will lead a working lunch followed by an analysis and
discussion of Idaho’s workforce gap.
The complete agenda is online.
Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter
established the Workforce Development Task Force in January 2017 to find
solutions for funding and delivering a skilled workforce for Idaho. Task force
members represent employers in health care, aerospace, food processing, natural
resources, advanced manufacturing, energy and construction. Members also
include some legislators and educators.