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PO Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Phone: 406-444-1609
Fax: 406-444-3037

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Governor's State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB)

Notice:  Public Comment Opportunity

The Montana Agricultural Outreach Plan (AOP) for 2014 is available for public comment. The AOP is part of the Workforce Investment Act/Wagner Peyser State Five Year Integrated Plan.  The AOP must provide annual updates to the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

Link to the Montana Agricultural Outreach Plan (AOP)

All comments are due by April 30th 5:00 p.m. mountain time. 

Comments can be sent to:

Leisa Smith, Director
State Workforce Investment Board
Montana Department of Labor & Industry

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:  April 2, 2014