VE Helps LWIB Develop First 5-year Strategic Plan
ViTAL Economy (VE) provided the primary strategy and S.M.A.R.T. design for the first 5-year strategic plan for the Aroostook/Washington County Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB). The LWIB historically has focused on the partners and services provided under the Federal Workforce Investment Act. VE helped LWIB develop a more comprehensive, systems approach to regional workforce development that includes people, education and businesses equally.
Addressing the economic sectors that offer the best opportunity to create new high-wage jobs and enhance area growth, VE helped develop a 5-year strategic plan that uses S.M.A.R.T. goals. It introduces the JobForce Alliance as the leader in building collaborations for regional workforce development and directly links to the vision and goals of the Aroostook/Washington County CEDS with four primary areas: Resource Integration, Industry Engagement, Human Capital Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.