Opportunity knocks for the workforce center

Congress overhauled the federal program that funds workforce centers last year, presenting an opportunity for the Mesa County Workforce Center to shed a layer of state oversight and achieve even greater local control.

The local workforce center already enjoyed more autonomy than other counties in the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium because it sought an exclusion that allowed it to report to its own Workforce Investment Board. Other workforce centers in the 52-county consortium are run by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.


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    Opportunity knocks for workforce center

    Congress overhauled the federal program that funds workforce centers last year, presenting an opportunity for the Mesa County Workforce Center to shed a layer of state oversight and achieve even greater local control.  … more

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