Leading CareerForce partner pilot that offered free short term training for in-demand occupations shows signs of success
14 Sep 2023
The Workforce Mobility Program pilot provided free, short-term training for several in-demand occupations at Dakota County Technical College or Inver Hills Community College to low income Dakota County residents. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board, a Leading CareerForce partner, partnered with the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and local community colleges to offer the free training, which was paid for through a $250,000 from the federal American Rescue Plan allocation.
The Workforce Mobility Program was aimed at helping low-income residents get on a career path with family-sustaining wages. It also was designed to help area employers who were having a hard time finding employees with the in-demand skills.