Innovative Strategies for Aligning Education with Industry Demand: A Call to Action in Minnesota

Feb 19, 2024

As a Board member and leader, Dr. Merrill Irving Jr., President of Hennepin Technical College, played a pivotal role in creating the “Minnesota Momentum” report for the Governor’s Workforce Development Board. The report serves as a call to action for various stakeholders, including government leaders, businesses, education institutions, and community organizations, to align workforce development efforts with the needs of employers and the diverse assets of Minnesota. Under the framework of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the report emphasizes the importance of collaboration and innovation in shaping a workforce system that is responsive to current and future economic demands. It outlines solutions to support Minnesota’s commitment to building a competitive workforce and provides recommendations for talent development, resource alignment, and system effectiveness. Through his leadership and contributions, Dr. Irving demonstrates a commitment to advancing workforce development policies that benefit all Minnesotans and ensure long-term economic prosperity.

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Disclaimer: This article was originally published on or around January 18, 2017. Dr. Merrill Irving Jr.'s contribution to the "Minnesota Momentum" report for the Governor's Workforce Development Board is highlighted. For the full article and more information, please visit the original source at the link above.