The Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) report released last week shares the importance and need for a more educated workforce in the State of Wyoming.
In response to this finding Governor Matt Mead took action by forming the “Executive Educational Attainment Council.”
“According to the resolution’s text, the council will be responsible for coordinating the curricula of both primary and secondary education providers to align with emerging trends in the private sector, with the intent of creating a workforce that is properly trained and to meet the demands of emerging industries. This new council – working alongside representatives from Wyoming’s business community and the legislature – will work to develop plans within a five and 10-year window to establish a skilled and educated workforce that they hope will help attract the industries needed to help diversify Wyoming’s energy-centric economy.” according to the Casper Star Tribune article.
The Forward Greater Cheyenne report, released in March of 2018, highlights this as a concern as well. To address this need with a solution-based program, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce assembled the NorthStar Committee this Spring. This particular committee will drive forward the Talent Pipeline Management program that has proven successful across the Nation. It is a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and aligns business priorities with that of the educational system.