Opportunity: Governor’s Workforce Development Board

I found two board opportunities today that I thought might be of interest – well two positions where it would be nice to have someone with an interest in developing greater broadband use and access…

Vacancies: 1 Seat – Business Member
Business members are from Minnesota’s six regional workforce development areas and represent the following priority industry sectors: Health care and Social Assistance, Manufacturing, Construction, Professional and Business Services and Natural Resources.

Powers and Duties: The board, under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, WIOA, shall assist the Governor in: developing, implementing,and modifying the State plan, review of statewide policies and programs, providing recommendations on actions to align and improve the workforce development system and programs, develop strategies to identify and remove barriers for better alignment, support career pathways, provide outreach to individuals and employers benefitting from the system, developing and updating comprehensive state performance accountability measures, and disseminating of best practices. The board shall provide support to local boards and regions, and assume responsibilities for Title I Workforce Development Activities, Title 2 Adult Education and Literacy, Title 3 Wagner-Peyser and Title 4 Vocational Rehabilitation. The board will also be responsible for the development of strategies for one stop partners, the alignment of technologies and data systems, the enhancement of digital literacy skills, fiscal accountability and the acceleration of industry-recognized post-secondary credentials.
Restrictions to Membership:
The board consists of 43 voting members including the Governor, Commissioners of the Departments of Employment and Economic Development, Human Services, Education, two elected officials (City/County), 23 Private sector members whom are business owners, chief executives or operating officers or employers with optimum policy-making or hiring authority representing in-demand industry sectors, five labor representatives from labor organizations who have been nominated by state labor federations, one labor member representing a joint labor-management apprenticeship or training program, two community-based organizations with demonstrated experience in addressing employment, training or education needs with a priority on individuals with barriers to employment, four education representatives as follows: one University of Minnesota senior leadership, the Chancellor of Minnesota State, one member representing public education with expertise in design and implementation of school-based, service learning (Career Technical Education), one private post-secondary senior leadership. The Leaders from the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate shall appoint two ex officio members from each. The 17 non-voting members include: one member representing Adult Basic Education, one public libraries representative, one member representing the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), two community-based organizations with demonstrated experience in addressing employment, training, or education needs with a priority on individuals with barriers to employment, one member (Chair or Executive Director) representing the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), two members representing school-based service learning and secondary STEM education, a representative of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, a representative of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, a representative of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, a representative of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, a representative of the Minnesota Council on Disability, and the Commissioners of the Departments of Corrections, Labor and Industry, Office of Higher Education, and Minnesota Management and Budget.
Meeting Information: The full board for 2019-20 will meet quarterly, at a minimum; the executive, operations and additional standing committees, ad-hoc committees or task force(s) will meet per a schedule established by the board.
Meeting Location: Quarterly business meetings are held in March, June, September and December at various locations in the greater Twin Cities metro area.


Technology First Advisory Task Force
Compensation: 0.00

    2 Seats – Individual with Disabilities Accessing Supportive Technology
    1 Seat – Advocating Change Together Representative
    1 Seat – ARC Minnesota Representative
    1 Seat – Assistive Technology Professional – Licensed and practicing
    1 Seat – Associations of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM) – Staff or Member
    2 Seats – County Representatives
    1 Seat – Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Minnesota)
    1 Seat – Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) Representative
    1 Seat – Minnesota Organization of Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) Member
    3 Seats – Minnesota Tribal Nations Representatives (3 Seats)
    1 Seat – Parent/Unpaid Guardian of a Person with a Disability Accessing Supportive Technology
    1 Seat – Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist – Licensed, practicing, and uses assistive technology in professional work.
    1 Seat – Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) Advisory Committee Representative

Powers and Duties:
This is an task force to advise the commissioner on how to increase the use of technology by people with disabilities.

Restrictions to Membership:
Members of this advisory task force are defined in the Laws of MN 2019 with the addition of subject matter expert members as identified by the Commissioner.
Meeting Information: Meetings are expected to be held on a quarterly basis, with the 1st meeting being approximate 6 hours, and all other meetings about 3 hours.
Meeting Location: 444 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155

Visit the Open Positions page for more info. 

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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