Workforce Investment Board Publishes Recommendations
The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has prepared, “Recommendation for a High Performing Workforce Development System for Montgomery County.” This report is the culmination of a comprehensive process to develop recommendations for transforming the WIB into the primary driver for cultivating and organizing workforce development efforts in Montgomery County. The recommendations are based on best practices from across the country and are the result of hundreds of conversations between WIB members and stakeholders from the business community, government agencies and elected bodies, and community organizations that focus on workforce development activities.
The WIB presented the report and recommendations to the PHED Committee of the Montgomery County Council on December 4, 2014.
A copy of the report is available online for download (Adobe Acrobat, available for free, is required).
Montgomery County Workforce Data Available
The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) recently held a retreat to update its Strategic Plan. It commissioned Dr. Stephen Fuller, Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor and Director, Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University to provide workforce and occupational data to guide the discussion. Dr. Fuller’s report is avalable online, in addition to the presentation he made during the retreat.
The data provided by Dr. Fuller reaffirmed that the WIB was working with key industries for the County as called for in its Strategic Plan. The WIB’s three targeted industries are health, professional and technical services ad food service/hospitality.
The WIB’s strategic plan is also available online.
Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Annual Report
The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Annual Report for FY2012 is now available online. Read all about the programs operated by the Division of Workforce Services under the direction of the WIB. Job
satisfaction, employee retention, and business development are critical factors in the region’s economic growth.
BRAC Training Initiative
The BRAC Training Initiative is designed to assist unemployed Montgomery County residents understand and navigate through the process of applying for federal jobs. Federal job application training is provided through specialized workshops, individualized federal resume and KSA assessment writing assistance and participation in unique Job Application Clubs. These activities combined enable participants to apply independently for federal jobs with greater success. In addition, each participant will meet with a Career Transition Specialist to provide one-on-one career counseling and continuing support in their job search activities. For more information about this progream review the BRAC Training Initiative Flyer.
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