ND Workforce Development Council

North Dakota

State Policies & Initiatives: 

~~North Dakota Workforce Development Council was authorized July 21, 2017 under Executive  Order 2017-10. The Governor designated the Council as the state’s workforce innovation and opportunity board in accordance with Section 101(e) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).
The purpose of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is to provide workforce innovation and opportunity activities, through statewide and local workforce innovation and opportunity systems, that increase the employment retention, and earnings of participants, and increase the occupational skills attainment by participants, and, as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
The role of the North Dakota Workforce Development Council is to advise the Governor and the public concerning the nature and extent of workforce development in the context of North Dakota's economic development needs, and how to meet these needs effectively while maximizing the efficient use of available resources and avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort.


  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • North Dakota Department of Commerce; North Dakota Department of Human Services; Bismarck State College; Job Service North Dakota; North Dakota Department of Public Instruction; North Dakota Department of Career & Technical Education ; North Dakota Univ
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