The Regional Workforce Partnership & Collaboration was formed to tackle the region’s employment challenges and is led by the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, the Chamber, the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation, United Way of Cass-Clay, and the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Praxis Strategy Group worked with the collaborative to develop a five-year strategic action plan that addresses strengthening the regional workforce system to support regional employers and to address the gap between available positions and qualified workers. Praxis Strategy Group facilitated 4 to 5 meetings for each of the four committees established to develop individual action plans, including:
- Cultivate and develop local talent,
- Attract new talent to the region,
- Build a strong path towards financial stability for those who need it, and
- Find ways to Innovate to maximize the region’s use of human capital; in this case a central “I Want to Work Site” for anyone who wants a full or part-time job that then can connect them with employment opportunities that fit their skills, interests and availability
The action plans of the 4 committees were coalesced into a single plan that is now in the early implementation phase.