Jobs & Workforce Development

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The Jobs and Workforce Development workgroup developed multiple outcomes and strategies for the Boone County Mobility Action Plan.

Result Statement:

Boone County is a flourishing community where everyone can live, learn, and grow.

Outcomes & Action Steps


Implement Upwardly Mobile Business Practices

Action Steps:

  • Improve community messaging on importance of business community to support upward mobility practices
  • Train and support businesses in creating Upwardly Mobile business practices
  • Create opportunities to acknowledge and incentivize businesses which support employees' upward mobility
  • Develop career pipelines across industries
  • Support policy changes to expand access to workforce training programs
  • Fund a community one-stop website that nonprofits can contribute to for stakeholders
  • Survey employers about existing resources they have for their employees
  • Stronger presence of Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds within Boone County


Enhance Supports for Justice-involved Individuals

Action Steps:

  • Expand Ban the Box within Boone County and ensure eligible Columbia businesses are compliant
  • Increase capacity to coordinate with individuals who are justice-involved/post-release and employers who will hire justice-involved individuals
  • Create and coordinate internships and apprenticeships for justice-involved individuals


Increase Youth Leadership Opportunities


  • Increase opportunities to expose youth to careers in middle and high school
  • Expand opportunities for high school students to earn associate degrees (Middle College Program) for all Boone County schools

Agendas & Minutes

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