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Nominations for the 2019 Vern Vick Memorial Award have closed!

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.  Each year, the Vern Vick Memorial Award is given to an individual possessing that same passion for supporting and empowering Ramsey County’s youth through personal, academic or career development.  Nominations for 2019 have now closed.  The recipient will be announced soon and the award will be presented at the June 6 WIB meeting.

Local Unified Plan Update for 2018-2019

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires every local workforce board to update their Local Unified Plan in 2018.  A draft of the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County’s Plan can be found in the link below.  The Plan contains details on the programs and funding used to provide employment and training services to eligible adults and dislocated workers and is open and available for public comment for 30 days (March 7-April 5).  All comments received during this time will be reviewed and considered for integration into the Plan.

2018-2019 Local Unified Plan

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)

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