NEXT MEETING

The Workforce Readiness Group Meetings are being held on the

 SECOND Wednesday of each month.

Workforce Readiness

Vision Statement 


​Elevate each person’s contribution to the community through a rich variety of local employment opportunities and career pathways.

Workforce Readiness: exploring how to attract more businesses to the county; increasing the number of high value jobs; ensuring employees are healthy, prepared and have the skill sets, mind sets, and content knowledge skills to take advantage of local employment opportunities

Why Now?


  • Significant Job Growth from 2013 - today
  • Low state and local unemployment rates
    ​(November: Scott County 2.4% and MN 3.0%)
  • Changing demographics
  • Projected job openings by 2020 in Minnesota is expected to be 500,000
  • Three quarters of those opening will be created by retiring workers
  • Lack of post-secondary options locally

WORKGROUP CHAIRS:


GROUP MEMBERS:

     Mike Beard

     John Bezek

​     Jenn Brewington

     Madelyn Hertaus

     Kellie McElroy Hooper

​     Donna LaBere

     Brenda Lieske

     Maja Numainville

​     Tim O'Neill

​     Jeff Pawlicki

     Kathryn Reeder

​     Vanessa Roman

​     Erik Sill

     Nick Slavik

​     Catlin Soukup

     Cindy Walters

​     Velvet Walker

         

SUPPORT MEMBERS:

     Stacy Crakes

     Barb  Dahl

     Jo Foust

     Mark Jacobs

     Jean Sinell