North Dakota has one mandated statewide workforce innovation and opportunity board known as the Workforce Development Council.
This Council is provided for through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 and is a partner of private sector employers and the state workforce system. The Council has its own charter and organization and has a central role to address underemployment, skills gaps, and economic change in North Dakota through workforce innovation and opportunity activities.
The North Dakota Workforce Development Council governance consists of Bylaws, State Strategic Plan, and Policies.
The North Dakota Workforce Development Council was authorized December 31, 1999 under Executive Order 95-01. The Governor designated the Council as the state’s workforce innovation and opportunity board in accordance with Section 101(e) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).