Workforce development has become an increasingly important part of the economic development picture, as communities in our region utilize creative strategies to find employees in a growing economy with a low unemployment rate. Now MCEDA and LCEDA are partnering with the Sioux Falls Development Foundation on Workforce Information Now (WIN), an interactive one-stop source for workforce development data.
With its unique combination of facts, contacts, links and success stories, WIN is a proactive starting place for learning about talent development in our area. WIN went live January 30, providing a source of information and inspiration for regional employers.
Companies and communities throughout Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties are aware of the need for innovative ways to build our workforce and attract more talent to our region. Having a single information source that connects news about workforce programs and great ideas that have worked for other businesses is a vital element in workforce development success—and that’s the goal of WIN.
WIN can be found at www.siouxfalls.com/win.cfm. Each month, a MCEDA or LCEDA community or business will be highlighted, with stories on creative programs and successful partnerships. Readers will also find Development Happenings, data on Targeted Populations, a Spotlight on companies that are finding success in attracting new employees and news about state and regional programs like the Build Dakota Scholarships.
The information found in WIN will be updated monthly, and businesses and individuals throughout the region are encouraged to share success stories and suggest new topics for the site. WIN is also available on social media and through email. Opt in for WIN by emailing email@example.com or keep up with WIN on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For more information on WIN and other workforce development programs, contact Workforce Development Manager Jennifer Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.siouxfallsdevelopment.com or call 605-339-0103.
By Nick Fosheim, Executive Director, Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations
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