Colorado's Workforce Development Council is working with agencies statewide to implement new regulations associated with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which was signed in 2014.
It's a big undertaking, coordinating services, aligning funding of core programs and meeting performance accountability measures across regions throughout the state.
As a part of our series on Workforce Development, Emily Templin Lesh, Assistant Director of the Colorado Workforce Development Council joins us as co-host in a conversation with Lee Wheeler - Berliner, WIOA Project and Change Manager for the Workforce Development Council - and with Kelly Folks, Deputy Division Manager with Arapahoe-Douglas Works.
We discuss the local perspective as changes in the federal law play out and the impact on employers and workers.
- The needs of businesses and workers drive workforce solutions and local boards are accountable to communities in which they are located
- One-Stop Centers (or American Job Centers) provide excellent customer service to jobseekers and employers and focus on continuous improvement
- The workforce system supports strong regional economies and plays an active role in community and workforce development
Later in the program, our Brave Leader series features Kerry Donovan, a newly-minted Colorado State Senator representing District 5 surrounding Vail. Kerry shares her background coming from a family that helped to establish Vail, operating a ranch which comes from a tradition of women, and her passion for education. She also shares her compassion for those she serves in her role as a senator.
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