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Workforce Development Inc

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Organization: Workforce Development Inc

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Workforce Development, Inc. Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is an independent, non-profit agency with a long history of serving the needs of job seekers and employers in Southeast Minnesota. WDI is dedicated to developing and advancing the workforce to meet the current and future needs of the communities we serve. We work with thousands of people annually, serving 10 counties in Southeast Minnesota. Six of our ten locations include Minnesota WorkForce Centers where multiple agencies deliver related services for job seekers and employers. Every WDI location is staffed by experienced professionals who care deeply about the people and communities in which they live and serve.

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The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Computer Literacy ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

Lvl 2: Computer Literacy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Diversification

DMC Impact: Learning Environment

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

 


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August 03, 2017 KTTC: Need for workforce development and labor shortage

Members of the House Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy traveled to Rochester on Thursday to learn more about the region's economic challenges. They started the day at the Rochester WorkForce Center at Rochester Community and Technical College

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The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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