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Tentative 2023 WAEWDC meeting schedule:
WAEWDC is a function of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and membership consists of state agency leaders (or their designees) from DWD, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), and University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension, as well as appointees from other key organizations and industries, pursuant to Wis. Stats. s. 15.227(15).
The purpose and function of the WAEWDC, under Wis. Stats. s. 106.40(2) is to:
In addition, the Council provides advice and assistance to state agencies, educational institutions, and the Wisconsin Legislature on matters related to agricultural education and workforce development. The Council also focuses on the integration of agricultural education and workforce development systems through the coordination of programs, the exchange of information, and the monitoring and evaluation of programs. In addition, the WAEWDC helps attract, develop, and retain the superior workforce required to grow Wisconsin’s production in agriculture, agribusiness, food, and natural resource sectors.