Workforce Alignment. Pottawattamie County’s Workforce Alignment Plan. Our Purpose Today. Share our vision for future workforce growth Seek YOUR endorsement of the plan Plant seeds for future collaboration. The Imperative. Pottawattamie County is on the brink of a workforce crisis.
Workforce Alignment Plan
(Source IWD, 2012)
(Source IWD, July, 2013)
(Source ACS, 2011)
Chamber of Commerce
K-12/Post Secondary Education
* Major funding support for planning effort provided by the Iowa West Foundation.
Expand the leadership role and level of involvement of the business sector in the workforce development system.
Enhance communication between employers, educational institutions and other workforce service providers in order to meet the needs of employers and better prepare workers.
Create an environment that fosters more employment opportunities.
Provide youth with opportunities and resources to develop skills and knowledge that empower them to enter and thrive in the workforce.
Expand opportunities for existing workers to upgrade their skills.
Reduce the barriers that limit the growth of the community’s workforce.
Strengthen the capacity of the regional workforce system to respond rapidly to meet the workforce needs of employers.
From the Workforce Alignment Advisory Committee