The Workforce Development workgroup seeks to reduce poverty by providing sustainable employment with competitive wages and by educating area citizens to meet industry needs.
Goals of this workgroup include:
- 8.1: Establish a dual Learning/Vocational Center of Excellence as a one-stop shop to provide education and training needed by existing and new industry.
- 8.2: Establish links for vocational training in high schools with post-secondary technical training through shared facilities and programs.
- 8.3: Develop a broad employability program to support youth apprenticeships, on-the-job training opportunities, drug-prevention programs, summer camps for skills, prison rehabilitation and training program.