The Workforce Development Partnership between North Iowa Area Community College and the Iowa Workforce Development received the Excellence in Business/Economic Development Model Award Honorable Mention at the Greater Lakes Employment and Training Association (GLETA) Recognition Awards.
“Our Business and Economic Development model is making a positive impact in our region, and we are delighted to be recognized for this initiative,” Nancy Bair, Workforce Development Partnership regional director, said.
The Workforce Development Partnership coordinates the business services and resources of the local One-Stop System with those of the local community college and seamlessly delivers them to business and economic development customers. As a result, the region has a more user friendly and effective business and economic development model.
GLETA recognizes the outstanding achievement of those One-Stop Systems and their partner organizations whose accomplishments have served to benefit and inspire the workforce development system.
The GLETA Recognition Awards honor programs that demonstrate outstanding performance. The event highlighted state and local programs, projects and initiatives that embody innovation; collaboration; replicability; quality; performance; sustainability; impact and linkages between workers, demand occupations and emerging industries. The conference covers a ten state area, and the Workforce Development Partnership between NIACC and IWD was the only award-winner from Iowa.
The Excellence in Business/Economic Development Model Award Honorable Mention recognizes effective development of business models that facilitate the achievement of One-Stop System goals and serve to promote economic growth of a community or region.
For more information on the Workforce Development Partnership, call (641) 422-1524.
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