Mission: Building tomorrow's workforce through training, leadership, and economic development.
Programs: Workforce investment act (wia):provide services to eligible participants under wia guidelines. Wia is funded through the department of labor and is designed to assist individuals with career assessment, training and employability skills to assist them in achieving self-sufficiency. Total participants served: 311. Wia adult services are designed to assist individuals in obtaining skills needed for employment. This will help increase the standard of living for the person through enhancing job skills in order for the individual to become self-sufficient. Wia dislocated worker program is designed for individuals who have lost their job due to no fault of their own. These services assist dislocated workers with obtaining retraining to ultimately be placed into employment.
welfare-to-work programs:contracted by 14 counties to provide training and support services for eligible participants. Minnesota family investment program and diversionary work programs are comprehensive, work-focused, welfare reform programs for families to assist in job skill development, work experience opportunities and to develop work history. The programs provide support services to allow individuals to meet their employment plans. The intent is to increase income while promoting self-esteem and independence and eventually move families off the public assistance programs. Participants served: diversionary work program 405, minnesota family investment program 990, and supplemental nutrition assistance program 147.
state dislocated worker program (dlw): provides direct training and employment services to dislocated workers eligible under program guidelines. A total of 84 individuals were enrolled in state dlw formula funds and 233 individuals were enrolled in the following special projects during the program year: ferrara candy, veteran's project and ampi.
other programs include: fasttrac universal healthcare, mjsp welding/machine tool, adult workforce development, rock county collaborative funding agreement, women's foundation of minnesota girls best, and the mcknight foundation: welfare reform grants.