A COLLABORATION TO ALIGN EDUCATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRY TO SUPPORT WYOMING'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

The Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) is a collaboration to align education, and workforce development, to respond to industry needs. WIP will help support economic growth and build a highly skilled, ambitious and qualified workforce through innovation and by linking community goals with the state’s economic strategy and by responding to industry needs. This partnership will be driven by data to ensure a return on investment for the people of Wyoming.

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KEY OBJECTIVES
WIP’S MULTI-YEAR BLUEPRINT INCLUDES FIVE BROAD AREAS:

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Strategically develop the academic and skill development pathways that will advance the state, and its workforce, through collaboration and efficient use of state-wide resources

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Support and train entrepreneurs, facilitate new business starts, and support small business retention, succession and expansion


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Partner with economic development organizations to recruit, expand, and relocate new businesses to Wyoming

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Provide the support infrastructure to
allow for research to develop Wyoming-based commodities

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Develop business partnerships and attract private funding (matching programs, sponsored research, apprenticeships, internships, etc.).


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