Workforce Development Council invests in workforce centers, Wyoming at Work upgrade, and high school outreach

17 May 2023


The Council voted to move funds from the Council’s discretionary reserves to operations for the 18 workforce centers and participants in the Title I core programs of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The action reduces the Council’s discretionary reserves for program years 2021, 2022, and 2023. The recommendation from the Department of Workforce Services was prompted by an increase in participants and rising costs of operations. Additionally, a $14,000 request for non-cloth chairs in several workforce centers was approved.

A request from DWS for $500,000 for the transition of Wyoming at Work to a new platform was also approved by the Council. Wyoming at Work functions as the Management Information System that provides many functions required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, including labor exchange, case management, financial tracking of grant funds, and mandatory federal reporting. The system has not been significantly upgraded in 15 years.

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