Workforce Development

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Core Class

Recognizing the role of the economic developer in workforce development is critical. This course will help the economic development professional understand the importance of workforce development and how it directly impacts their role as well as every aspect of their community. During this course, professionals will start a plan to analyze the current and future workforce data for their community. Additionally, they will begin to identify stakeholders and resources for their workforce development plan and understand how to package their workforce development assets.

Learning Objectives:

  • define workforce development and examine its importance

  • evaluate strategies, tools and resources

  • explore your community and programs