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Date: 1/8/2018
Information Contact 1: Wendi Secrist : (208) 488-7561 : 

Idaho Workforce Development Council to Meet in Boise Jan. 11


The Idaho Workforce Development Council will address recent changes in the council’s configuration, discuss its evolving role and review initiatives at its first meeting of the year Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Boise.

The meeting takes place at Oxford Suites, 1426 S. Entertainment Ave., in the Idaho Ballroom.

The council’s support of workforce development and an update on last year’s Governor’s Task Force on Workforce Development recommendations are also on the agenda. A discussion of the new council will include an introduction to Wendi Secrist, the council’s new executive director.

Council members will hear updates on Idaho’s economic forecast and balance projections for the Workforce Development Training Fund.

State agencies that will present workforce development initiatives include:
• Idaho Department of Labor
• Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
• Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
• Idaho State Board of Education
• STEM Action Center
• Idaho Department of Commerce
• Idaho Career & Technical Education

The full meeting agenda can be found on Labor’s website.

Attendees with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate can contact Jade Rodgers at (208) 332-3570 ext. 4431. To access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing, dial 711.

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Workforce Development Council members, appointed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, represent businesses, workers, education, state and local government and community based organizations. The council’s mission is to advise the governor and the State Board of Education on strategies designed to yield high quality workforce innovation and opportunity services for Idaho’s businesses, job seekers and students.
       

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