Today, the State Workforce Investment Board Executive Committee is announcing the selection of Ryan Miller as Mississippi’s first Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development. The Office will lead workforce development strategy and implementation for the state. Please click here to read the full announcement.
The new workforce training program ‘ReSkill Mississippi’ was recently launched to help Mississippians obtain skills training through community colleges to shift jobs and work in high-demand careers following economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program was designed through a collaborative effort from the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB), the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), and the state’s four local workforce areas. Click here to read more.
The Department of Labor has approved Mississippi’s latest WIOA Plan. The plan will take effect July 1, 2020, and cover program years 2020 through 2023. Please click or tap here to review and download the plan in PDF format.
Governor Tate Reeves recently appointed Patrick Sullivan to lead the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB), the agency responsible for expanding workforce training in Mississippi. Click here to read more.
Mississippi is a national leader in creating new jobs and building strategies for connecting workforce development with early childhood education focused on supporting the entire family. Read more about it here.
Dr. Laurie Smith, Executive Director of the State Workforce Investment Board, spoke with Paul Gallo on his radio show about the progress Mississippi has been making in creating one of the nation’s strongest workforces. You can listen to the entire interview here.
Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce ranking in 2017 placed Mississippi at No. 2 in the country for creating high-earning jobs that require less than a four-year college degree, and Mississippi’s 1.2 million workers are ready to step into those jobs. Read more about the opportunities for Mississippi’s skilled labor force in this article from the Mississippi Development Guide 2019.