Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hosted the workshop and delivered a keynote on the challenge of developing workforce at a time of low unemployment. WGA Chair and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard also spoke. Panelists addressed topics such as aligning education with training and how technology will continue to change the workplace.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will host and speak at the third workshop of the Western Governors’ Workforce Development Initiative on Oct. 16-17 in Oklahoma City. Registration is now open for the workshop, which will examine how states can better utilize data to identify critical skills gaps and then align resources to guide jobseekers from career awareness to the training and credentials that will prepare them for in-demand careers.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard delivered a keynote and hosted the first workshop of the Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative on Aug. 3 in Sioux Falls.
The Initiative will create enhanced career opportunities for students, graduates and displaced workers in part through upcoming workshops hosted by Western Governors in Denver, Oklahoma City and Seattle.