Montana State Workforce Innovation Board

Board Member Resources

Meetings, agendas, minutes, and additional materials accessible on this site are only available from January 1, 2016 forward; if you need to access to earlier meeting materials, please contact the SWIB staff at 406-444-4480. 

The State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB) is established in accordance with Section 3111 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, 29 U.S.C. §3101, et seq. 

The mission of the SWIB is to advise the Governor on statewide workforce development strategies that maximize the state’s education, training, and employment resources in support of economic development.

To fulfill this mission, board members and staff will work together to:

  • Create policy recommendations for the Governor related to the establishment and maintenance of an efficient, integrated, statewide workforce development system to train the maximum number of unemployed and underemployed Montanans as possible;
  • Lead the strategic planning process for an integrated workforce development system, in consultation with Community Management Teams;
  • Create performance standards that identify effective workforce development initiatives;
  • Coordinate the state’s workforce investment initiatives with the state’s economic development plan;
  • Promote a system of workforce development that responds to the lifelong learning needs of Montana’s workforce;
  • Encourage public/private partnerships and facilitate innovations in workforce development policy and practices; and
  • Ensure a quality workforce system by evaluating results and supporting high standards and continuous improvement.


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