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Leadership and collaboration important in workforce development


January 04, 2008
Monday PM

Ketchikan, Alaska - Five citizens representing different organizations involved with workforce development, job training and economic growth in the community of Ketchikan presented a panel discussion and seminar Thursday evening, January 31st, at the Saxman Tribal House. This event was sponsored by weLEAD, a joint project in collaboration between Cape Fox Heritage Foundation, W.I.S.H. and PATCHWorks.

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Noni Burno, Doug Ward, Wendy Gierard, Robert Boyle and Miguel Torres.
Photograph courtesy Karen Eakes

The participants were Noni Burno, director of the Ketchikan-based Alaska Job Center, Doug Ward, a member of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board, Wendy Gierard, assistant director of UAS Ketchikan, Robert Boyle, Ketchikan superintendent of schools and Miguel Torres of the Chamber of Commerce workforce development and education committee. They ended their informative presentation with a human representation of the weLEAD logo to support the importance or leadership and collaboration in moving forward as a community in the area of workforce development.



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