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Pre-Read Materials

Please read these materials prior to the Workforce Development Council Strategic Planning Session.
  1. WEAC SWOT Analysis
  2. WEAC Skill Gap Analysis
  3. The Fargo Regional Workforce Study Full Report | Executive Summary
  4. ND Retention of College Graduates | Please look at pages 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.
  5. High School Students (Secondary) taking IT courses have went up and down. CTE has went from 70 IT programs/classes in 2009 to 93 programs in 2016. However, Post-Secondary Graduates have only decreased shown in the Enrollment Completion Summary attachment. This is concerning because all industries need IT staff and the expansion of UAS which needs more IT staff.
  6. Lumina Foundation Grant | The primary objective of this proposal for the Attainment Challenge Grant is to develop the framework to enable our state to reach North Dakota’s Higher Education’s Attainment Goal of 65 percent by 2025, with the potential of reaching 70 percent by 2030.  We haven’t heard yet if ND will get the grant.
  7. ND Workforce Strategic Plan
  8. In Demand Occupations in ND
  9. University System Strategic Plan
  10. Models of Success | An archive of case studies done under Skills for America's Future highlighting effective partnerships that benefit community colleges, businesses and students.
  11. College for America | A workforce partnerships division of Southern New Hampshire University, working with companies nationwide to educate, empower and advance their employees.
  12. Dakota Corps Scholarship Program | Encourages high school students to obtain their postsecondary education in South Dakota, remain in the state upon completion of their degree, contribute to the state and its citizens by working in a critical need occupation.
  13. State Strategies to Scale Quality Work-Based Learning | Report that highlights strategies governors can implement to increase opportunities for high-quality, demand-driven work-based learning and prepare their citizens for the modern workforce.

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