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Nominations for the 2017 Vern Vick Memorial Award are now being accepted!

The Vern Vick Memorial Award is dedicated to the memory of Vern Vick, a widely respected member of the community, an inspirational leader and a role model in the field of youth development. Throughout his life, Vern dedicated himself to working with and improving the lives of Ramsey County’s youth through his long-term involvement in education as well as his participation in organizations and activities designed to develop the full potential of our County’s youth.

Do you know someone who possesses that same passion for supporting and empowering Ramsey County’s youth through personal, academic or career development?  If so, please consider nominating them for the 2017 Vern Vick Memorial Award.  Nominations are being accepted through March 15, 2017.   

2017 Vern Vick Memorial Award Nomination Form

2017 Vern Vick Memorial Award Criteria

articalimageWelfare and the Underappreciated Value of Long-Term Thinking

Article in Governing Magazine: Welfare and the Underappreciated Value of Long-Term Thinking 
by J.B. Wogan | October 2016

No state has done more than Minnesota in rethinking how it measures success in a welfare-to-work program, and no place in the state has been more willing to build upon those efforts than Ramsey County. Between its exhaustive tracking of performance measures and its heavy focus on empowering the client, the county is at the forefront of a “grassroots revolution” in workforce programs, says Michelle Derr, a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. “I think we’re in a totally new era,” Derr says. “When we look nationally, there are a lot of programs that can get people jobs, but they don’t keep them.” (click here to read the full article)

Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County 2016 Annual Report

Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County 2016 Annual Report (click the report to read.)

Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County 2016 Annual Report

I am pleased to present Workforce Solutions’ annual business report for the program year that ended in 2015.

Last year we celebrated our 16th anniversary as a department delivering services to the residents in Ramsey County.  You will notice immediately that the format is different because we had the assistance of a communications firm.  This report is used by me all year in meetings with business, community, legislatures and by the WIB for recruitment and other outreach efforts.  You will also notice that we found a way to highlight our work through the eyes of a diverse group of clients, highlighting their successes.

Thank you for the client stories and for the great outcomes which are highlighted throughout the report. I would remind you that our cumulative results are also the efforts of our many partners and supporters who worked with us over the 2015 annual reporting period.  We appreciate our partners and their partnership, without which, we would not have accomplished as much.

On behalf of the Leadership Team, I wish to express appreciation to each of you for what you individually contributed to the overall effort of Workforce Solutions to support and serve our community.

If you would enjoy a hard copy of the report, please let Vera Johnson know by responding to this email. vera.johnson @co.ramsey.mn.us.

Thank you for your continued support and extraordinary efforts on behalf of Ramsey County residents.

Patricia Brady
Director

Download:  2016 Annual Report, YES Ramsey County

North Saint Paul WorkForce Center Closed

rc-nstpaul-wfc_tcm1045-197321The WorkForce Center located at 2098 11th Avenue East in North Saint Paul has been closed, effective immediately.

Please visit the Fairview WorkForce Center in Saint Paul for walk-in and job counseling services.

Program participants may continue to contact Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development representatives at their phone number or e-mail address. Residents can also call 651-266-4750 with general questions.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

@ 2015 Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County
2266 2nd Street N. | North Saint Paul, Minnesota 55109 | Phone: 651-266-6004