Strategic Goals set forth by the Tri County Workforce Investment Board include:
Goal #1: Demand-Driven Training
will convene regular discussions with education/ training providers, including
secondary and post-secondary institutions. We’ll create a searchable database
or asset map of all training programs and courses, indexed to the various
occupational demands within the region. TCWIB will survey businesses in high
growth industry sectors to glean feedback on changing skill and certification
requirements. TCWIB will promote and expand its customized training role in
support of expanding businesses and economic development plans. TCWIB will
continue to promote WorkReadyTM programs.
Goal #2: Address Workforce
Demographic Challenges – TCWIB
will increase employer partnerships to support employer needs due to changing
workforce demographics, including services to address the aging workforce,
shrinking youth populations and long-term unemployed workers. Activities will
include increasing awareness about the benefits.
Goal #3: Alignment of Workforce
and Economic Development – TCWIB
will continue as an active partner with key groups such as Mobilize Eastern
Maine (MEM), the chambers of commerce in Local Area 2, professional clubs and
business associations. TCWIB will work closely with EMDC, MEM and the
Piscataquis County Economic Development Council to strengthen relationships and
coordinate regional initiatives, events and activities.
Goal #4: Improvement of
Workforce System Outcomes – TCWIB
will update MOUs among all workforce development programs and promote
cross-training opportunities between partners to ensure best practices and
highest quality of services are maintained in the region.