The Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) was established by Governor's Executive Order 1998-1, reconstituted under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and further reconstituted under Governor's Executive Order 2009-1. The WWDC is the state and local workforce investment board under the Workforce Investment Act. In accordance with the Executive Order and the Workforce Investment Act, the WWDC shall:
- Perform the duties required of the state and local workforce investment board by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998;
- Oversee the creation of a strategic plan for the development of Wyoming's workforce with a vision towards ensuring that Wyoming is a state with a strong and growing economy populated by educated, economically self-sufficient people who enjoy a high quality of life;
- Guide the development of a comprehensive and coordinated workforce development system for the state and monitor its operation;
- Review and make recommendations that will align the workforce system, including education and economic development goals for the purpose of creating systems that are integrated and provide Wyoming a competitive advantage in the global economy;
- Identify the workforce investment needs of Wyoming business and industry, together with citizens of the state, so that each might respond to and meet the needs of the others and thus together build a robust, diversified economy;
- Review and evaluate workforce development programs within the state, formulate recommendations to increase their efficiency and effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and align with economic goals. Recommendations shall be communicated to the Governor, Legislature, state and federal government agencies and appropriate individuals and entities within the private sector;
- Increase academic capability and technical skills within the state workforce and foster lifelong learning among Wyoming's citizens;
- Strengthen collaboration among institutions which provide education and training services, government agencies which coordinate employment and other human resource investment activities, and businesses and industries to create a seamless system to nurture healthy economic development;
- Establish policies and procedures for the conduct of Council business; and
- Prepare and approve a budget for itself.
A state with a strong and growing economy populated by educated, economically self-sufficient people who enjoy a high quality of life.
Shape strategies and policies to develop, recruit and retain Wyoming's workforce.
- Encourage development of a robust diversified economy by identifying and responding to the workforce needs of existing and emerging businesses and industries.
- Support career development of incumbent workers and examine and remove barriers to employment for all.
- Increase individual academic and technical skills, access to educational and training programs and foster life-long learning.
- Promote coordination and collaboration of workforce, education and economic development systems to afford Wyoming a competitive advantage in the global economy.
- Provide sound governance and oversight of financial information and compliance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
How to Become a Council Member
All Workforce Devleopment Council members are appointed by the Governor. If you are interested in applying to become a member, please visit the Wyoming Governor's website for boards and commission appointment.
Council Annual Reports
Wyoming Workforce Annual Reports