• Grow Clinton’s Stacy Borgeson to Represent Region at National Job Quality Academy

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    May 03, 2023
    The Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Board was one of sixteen teams across the nation selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Quality Academy in Washington, DC. The program is designed and operated with Jobs for the Future (JFF) and other national partners.

    The team will be represented by Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Federation of Labor: AFL-CIO, Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board, and Grow Clinton. The Job Quality Academy presents a unique collaboration to help the workforce system focus on enhancing good jobs and opportunities for workers.

    The Academy will consist of two 3-day in-person summits, one held in June and the other in September. The summits will focus on helping teams define good jobs within their communities via new types of partnerships that support industry sectors challenged in job quality.

    Stacy Borgeson, Director of Workforce Development & Talent Attraction at Grow Clinton, stated, “I am excited to be part of this team and to collaborate with like-minded individuals in Washington, DC. I am thankful for this opportunity and hope to gain the knowledge we need for our community and local industries to thrive.”

    The Job Quality Academy is a professional development and strategic planning experience. Participants will develop a greater understanding of job quality principles, know how to incorporate job quality into policies and programs and be prepared to take immediate actions and next steps on where to begin for the most impact upon completion of the Academy.

    Good jobs are the foundation of an equitable economy that lifts workers and families and makes businesses more competitive. The Job Quality Academy will do just that; help improve the quality of job opportunities and increase economic self-sufficiency.

    More information on the Job Quality Academy can be found at htps://www.jff.org/job-quality-academy/ or by contacting Stacy Borgeson at sborgeson@growclinton.com. 

    Stacy Borgeson, Director of Workforce Development & Talent Attraction
    sborgeson@growclinton.com, (563) 242-5702