Ingebrigtsen named to Governor's Workforce Group
(ST. PAUL) - State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria has been
named to the Governor's Workforce Development Council, a board developed
to prepare workers for a changing economy and ensure an adequate number
of skilled workers are available for Minnesota's employers.
The two-year old council's mission is to analyze and recommend
workforce development policies to the Governor and Legislature for
skills development, use of state resources and effectiveness to ensure a
globally competitive workforce for Minnesota.
"Successful workers will need to be creative and self-disciplined to
adapt to the changing economy. Minnesota must help them bridge the
coming gap with employers to keep our state competitive," said
Minnesota industries already are facing labor shortages because of
increasing numbers of retiring workers and fewer replacement workers, he
The 31-member council includes representatives from business, labor,
education, the nonprofit sector, the state legislature, state agencies,
and others with an interest in Minnesota's workforce system. Members are
appointed by the Governor and legislative leadership for three-year
Members participate in full Council meetings quarterly and committee
meetings monthly or bi-monthly. Ingebrigtsen's first meeting is
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen encourages and appreciates constituent
input, and can be reached at 651-297-8063, by mail at 123 State Office
Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155,
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.