icon_ewedEducation, Workforce & Economic Development

Goals

  • Enhance lifelong learning opportunities for Heartland residents
  • Encourage innovation and creativity in education at all levels
  • Develop, attract, and retain a skilled workforce to meet future employer needs
  • Support existing and new business
  • Increase the share of employment in skilled labor occupations
  • Improve the Heartland’s telecommunications and information technology infrastructure
  • Strengthen the Heartland’s energy, logistics and manufacturing, agricultural, tourism and recreation industries
  • Support both established and emerging regional employment centers

Strategies

  • Expand access to and availability of Early Childhood Learning Resources, STEM Education, and Career Exploration programs
  • Encourage collaboration and partnerships with the private sector, economic development, workforce organizations, and school boards
  • Maintain and improve infrastructure to propel targeted industries in the Heartland

Strategy Implementation Details

The Six Pillars

 

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Performance Measures

Performance indicators are used to measure the effectiveness of the Region’s efforts to improve economic conditions.
View additional information on Performance Measures here.

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