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PUBLIC NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENT

February 4, 2022

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council is seeking public comment on a draft of Wyoming’s Unified State Plan (Plan). Wyoming is required to submit the Plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Plan ensures compliance with Public Law 113-128.  Comments are sought by February 16, 2022.

WIOA brings together the following 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.

Additional information on WIOA may be found on the Department of Labor’s website.

A copy of the draft Plan is available for public inspection online at: https://wyowdc.wyo.gov/reports/?report_type=state_plans. Hard copies of the Plan will be made available for review at the local Department of Workforce Services, Workforce Centers. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request. Chief elected officials, businesses, labor organizations, institutions of higher education, primary stakeholders, and the general public are encouraged to provide comments.  Comments should be made in writing and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2022, to laurie.knowlton@wyo.gov or mailed to the attention of Laurie Knowlton Walters at 5221 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002.

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Road Trip Nation

November 23, 2021

WWDC is proud to have partnered with Wyoming Department of Education to fuel the big Green RV as it crossed Wyoming with three young adults eager to explore career opportunities available to them in their home state. Road Trip Nation – Wyoming will premier on November 16th on Wyoming PBS. https://roadtripnation.com/roadtrip/wyoming-documentary

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Wyoming’s Senior Community Services Employment Program Plan 2020 – 2024

January 21, 2021

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is seeking public comment on a draft of Wyoming’s Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) State Plan (Plan). Wyoming is required to submit the Plan in accordance with the Older American Act (OAA) section 503(a) and 20 C.F.R. § 641.350. SCSEP is a federally-funded employment and placement program for eligible unemployed, low-income individuals aged 55 and older. SCSEP fosters economic self-sufficiency through part-time training opportunities and work-based assignments in order to increase the number of older persons who obtain unsubsidized employment. Additional information on SCSEP may be found on the Department of Labor’s website. A copy of the draft Plan is available for public inspection online (below). Hard copies of the Plan will be made available for review at local Department of Workforce Services Workforce Centers. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request. Chief elected officials, businesses, labor organizations, institutions of higher education, primary stakeholders, and the general public are encouraged to provide comments. Comments should be made in writing and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 30th, 2020, to joan.franklin1@wyo.gov or mailed to the attention of Joan Franklin, SCSEP Program Manager, at 5221 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002.

Wyoming’s Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) State Plan

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Wyoming’s Unified State Plan 2020 – 2024

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council is seeking public comment on a draft of Wyoming’s Unified State Plan (Plan). Wyoming is required to submit the Plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Plan ensures compliance with Public Law 113-128. Comments are sought by March 2nd, 2020.

WIOA brings together the following 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.

Additional information on WIOA may be found on the Department of Labor’s website.

Hard copies of the Plan will be made available for review at local Department of Workforce Services Workforce Centers. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request.

Chief elected officials, businesses, labor organizations, institutions of higher education, primary stakeholders, and the general public are encouraged to provide comment. Comments should be made in writing and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 2nd, 2020, to laurie.knowlton@wyo.gov or mailed to the attention of Laurie Knowlton Walters at 5221 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002.

Wyoming’s Unified State Plan

State Plan Tables

Organizational Chart

Plan Comments and Responses


Cooperative Agreements

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DVR Gov’s DDC

DVR Northern Arapahoe

DVR Shoshone

DVR Education

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Out-of-School Youth Expenditure Waiver Request

Waiver of the requirement to expend 75% of funding on out-of-school youth expenditures; request for reduction to be reduced to 60% for program years 2018 and 2019.

The State of Wyoming, Department of Workforce Services is requesting a waiver from Section 129 (a)(4)(A) and 20 CFR 681.410, which requires that not less than 75 percent of funds allotted to states under Section 127(b)(1)(C), reserved under Section 128(a), shall be used to provide youth workforce investment activities for out-of-school youth.

Written comments should be submitted to the following address by August 27th, 2019. ATTN: Laurie Knowlton, 614 South Greeley Highway, Cheyenne, WY 82002 or via email to: laurie.knowlton@wyo.gov. The public comment period will end at the close of business on August 27th, 2019.

Full Waiver Text

Listening Session Schedule 2019 – The Wyoming Workforce Development Council invites stakeholders to provide input for the state’s Workforce vision, mission, and goals. Not able to attend? Please complete our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5HVX59.

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