As Chair of the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB), Roundtable member Frank Cioffi, President of Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation and Cynosure, has been tasked by the Legislature with chairing a study committee, as part of S.135: An Act Relating to Promoting Economic Development, which was passed this spring. Specifically, the Study Committee will:
- Assess Vermont’s current workforce education, development and training programs and resource allocations;
- Identify efficiencies and delivery models that more effectively allocate, reallocate, redirect, and deploy these resources to more dynamically serve the needs of Vermonters and Vermont employers; and,
- Design two or more options, at least one of which is not primarily based upon restructuring State agencies and departments.
Vermont has a total of $60 million+ in workforce training monies distributed through 60 programs spanning several state agencies. The work product is due to the Legislature on or before November 15, 2017.