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Helena, MT 59624-1728
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Montana State Workforce Innovation Board

The following is a link regarding the Executive Order creating the Montana State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB):

Executive Order-August 6, 2015

The following link is a portion of a speech made by Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez regarding the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). The speech was recorded during the 2015 National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Conference held in Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Labor Perez speech on WIOA

Eligible Training Provider Policy

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 2013 Annual Report

Main Street Montana Project - Please click this link to go to the website:  Main Street Montana Project

The State Workforce Investment Board is responsible for advising the Governor on the creation, implementation and continuous improvement of a comprehensive statewide workforce development system, designed to train the maximum number of unemployed and underemployed Montanans as possible.

The Governor established the State Workforce Investment Board for several purposes:

  1. To create policy recommendations related to the establishment and maintenance of an efficient, integrated, statewide workforce development system.
  2. To serve as a focal point for addressing the major workforce development issues of Montana.
  3. To lead the strategic planning process for an integrated workforce development system, in consultation with local Community Management Teams.
  4. To create performance standards that identify effective workforce development initiatives.
  5. To coordinate the state's workforce investment initiatives with the state's economic development plan.

SWIB Info Sheet (A Quick Look)

The Board has established the following goals:

  1. Engage the workforce system in anticipating and responding to businesses' current and emerging needs for skilled workers.
  2. Encourage alignment among workforce development, post secondary education, and economic development.
  3. Advance workforce development policies by providing recommendations to the Governor and other state leaders who support economic development efforts in Montana.



Revised:  September 22, 2015