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About Us

What We Do

  • Align and improve public/private investments in workforce and economic development
  • Develop innovative approaches for providing training and connecting job seekers with employers.
  • Address disparities that limit individuals and businesses from achieving their full potential.
  • Promote the prosperity of individuals, business and economic growth of communities.
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  • Identify and prioritize strategies to serve people of color, individuals facing gender inequities, individuals with disabilities and disconnected youth.
  • Establish and participate in business-led sector partnerships to support public/private investments in workforce training.
  • Expand work-based learning opportunities and leverage technology to connect job seekers with employers.

What We Measure

Employment, retention, wages and business satisfaction

Business engagement and public/private investment alignment.

New training opportunities and increasing options to connect job seekers with employers.

Improved outcomes for people impacted by disparities.

Increase in collaborative efforts for service design and delivery.

Join Us

Join the Hennepin-Carver Workforce Development Board

Each seat on this board has specific parameters outlined in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Time Commitment
Appointments are for a three-year term.

The Hennepin-Carver Workforce Development Board meets on the second Wednesday of every other month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (January, March, May, July, September and November).

Note: The March 2024 meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 3rd from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Each board member elects a committee on which to serve, committees meet the second week of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December)

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WIOA Local and Regional Plan

Hennepin-Carver Workforce Development Area (WDA-09)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each Local Workforce Area (WDA) to submit a Local and Regional Plan every three years to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This plan outlines the vision and goals for Hennepin-Carver’s local and regional workforce development activities for federal program years 2024-2027. The 2024-2027 Hennepin-Carver Local and Regional Plan is now open for a Public Comment Period, closing on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

To provide comments on the Hennepin-Carver Local and Regional Plan, send an email to Please note that your comments will be public, meaning they may be shared in future publications or communications related to WIOA planning. Click the link below to view the plan.

WIOA Local and Regional Plan