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Chapter 1.1 Governor's Council on Workforce Investment (CWI)


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1.1.1 Overview

Effective date: October 20, 2022

The Governor's Council on Workforce Investment (CWI) is the federally mandated state entity under WIOA1 that assists the Governor in developing innovative and dynamic approaches to further develop Wisconsin's workforce. The CWI, also referred to as the Council, is tasked with aligning Wisconsin's workforce and talent development initiatives and investment with its economic development strategies. In assisting the Governor and Legislature in carrying out their federally mandated responsibilities, the Council aids Wisconsin employers in finding the workers they need and provides resources to enable workers to access training for in-demand careers with the goal of moving Wisconsin's economy forward. Due to administrative change, the CWI was reconstituted in January 2019 under Executive Order #6.

1.1.2 Council, Committee Structure, and Responsibilities

Effective date: October 20, 2022

The Governor appoints members of the Council in accordance with the requirements enumerated in 20 CFR 679.110(b)(3) of WIOA, which includes representatives of business, local and state government, education, labor, and community-based organizations across the state. Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor and assist Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development (DWD) in crafting a comprehensive workforce development strategy that:

  • Anticipates employer labor needs while building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce;
  • Supports the development of a highly skilled labor forced; and
  • Empowers individuals of all backgrounds to pursue and retain good paying careers.

The Council is currently comprised of an Executive Committee and three standing committees which provide a formalized structure for workforce members and stakeholders to actively participate in the maintenance, support, and refinement of the system's activities.

More information about the Council and its activities can be found at


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