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Workforce Development Inc

 

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Organization: Workforce Development Inc

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Workforce Development, Inc. Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is an independent, non-profit agency with a long history of serving the needs of job seekers and employers in Southeast Minnesota. WDI is dedicated to developing and advancing the workforce to meet the current and future needs of the communities we serve. We work with thousands of people annually, serving 10 counties in Southeast Minnesota. Six of our ten locations include Minnesota WorkForce Centers where multiple agencies deliver related services for job seekers and employers. Every WDI location is staffed by experienced professionals who care deeply about the people and communities in which they live and serve.

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Computer Literacy ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

Lvl 2: Computer Literacy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Diversification

DMC Impact: Learning Environment

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

 


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Related PlanScape Status on: Computer Literacy, Economic Development, Workforce Development

May 17, 2018 openBeam: Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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August 03, 2017 KTTC: Need for workforce development and labor shortage

Members of the House Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy traveled to Rochester on Thursday to learn more about the region's economic challenges. They started the day at the Rochester WorkForce Center at Rochester Community and Technical College

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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October 04, 2018: 6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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September 27, 2018: Indian Health Service Career Positions

Indian health programs are seeking health care professionals who are passionate about practicing within a unique, interdisciplinary team-based environment and one that embraces its mission.

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September 19, 2018: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

September 2018 DMCC Board Meeting, YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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August 08, 2018: Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulletin Report

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 29, 2018: Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center)

June status same as March Status except completion date is now set for 1/31/2019.

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May 27, 2018: Three DMC Proposals

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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