The Council's Vision
A state with a strong and growing economy populated by educated, economically self-sufficient people who enjoy a high quality of life.

The Council's Mission
Shape strategies and policies to develop, recruit and retain Wyoming's workforce.


As of October 22, 20015:


As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128, the Wyoming Workforce Development Council will be reappointed in-line with Governor Matthew H. Mead's Executive Order 2015-5.

WIOA was written "to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes."

WIOA authorizes and brings together the following core programs:

  • Employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers and youth;
  • Wagner-Peyser employment services;
  • Adult education and literacy programs; and
  • Vocational Rehabilitation state grant programs that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment

Workforce Investment Act & Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Side-by-Side from NASWA

To review the Notices of Proposed Rule-makings, please visit:

Wyoming's Growing Skills Gap

Council Overview

Industry Partnership Solutions

Healthcare Workforce Initiative

Energy Efficiency Training Opportunities

Workforce Development Training Fund