The Chairman’s Initiative of South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will leverage the region’s best thinking to bridge the gap between prospective workers and employers in the West. The goal will be to create enhanced career opportunities for students, graduates and displaced workers to help build a more vibrant regional economy.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard hosted the first workshop of the Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative on Aug. 3-4 in Sioux Falls, at which he delivered a keynote that illuminated the changing job market and encouraged more skills training. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta also delivered a keynote.
Keynotes delivered by Western Governors Dennis Daugaard, John Hickenlooper and Mary Fallin have been a highlight of the workshops in South Dakota, Colorado and Oklahoma. We've rounded up those remarks, which highlight topics such as creating enhanced career opportunities for students, graduates and displaced workers to build a more vibrant economy. In addition, find other workshop speeches by experts on the likes of apprenticeships and the fast-changing job market.
The Report on Workforce Development Needs and Opportunities provides a current snapshot of the workforce development sector and its key challenges. It offers strategies for improving the human capital of America’s labor force, expanding access to jobs, and innovating workforce development funding.