November 2, 2015

Workforce Development Continues to Move Forward

County Executive Ike Leggett’s initiative to renew the County’s workforce development efforts moved forward as the County Council approved the non-profit WorkSource Montgomery Inc. as the operating arm of the new Workforce Development Board and the begins the search for a dynamic CEO to head the new effort.

Consolidating and streamlining the way Montgomery County promotes job training and placement for County workers and meets the work force needs of County employers – both large and small – was an important plank in Leggett’s Six-Point Economic Development Plan. The Plan, unveiled by Leggett in his inaugural speech as he began his third term last December, built on the community impact efforts made by Montgomery Moving Forward, an effort by non-profits, the business community, government and a Workforce Strategies Steering Committee that produced the final recommendations.

Read more about the action plan here.