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Community Asset Mapping
Aligning workforce development program with those they serve.
UMD's Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) received funding from the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, $43,875 (2017) for a project entitled Community Asset Mapping and Environmental Scan of Workforce Services. Monica Haynes (Labovitz School of Business & Economic's Bureau of Business and Economic Research - BBER), Stacey Stark (GAC), Steve Graham (GAC), Micaella Penning (GAC), and Gina Chiodi Grensing (BBER) oversaw the project.
The purpose of this research is to inform the Duluth Workforce Development Board and the Northeast Workforce Investment Board of opportunities to align workforce development programs and related supportive service assets (service providers) with those they serve (both to expand and identify duplication) and to demonstrate a collaborative workforce system through visual and statistical means. GAC will develop a web-based map viewer that will allow the Boards to interactively explore the geographic data and profiles of all providers.