Montana State Workforce Innovation Board Announces Committee Appointments

  • — July 28 2022

HELENA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB) announced the list of SWIB Committee Appointments by Board Chair Paul Hopfauf.

“The Governor and his administration have assembled a Board of very talented and dedicated professionals that I am very excited to get the opportunity to work with”, said SWIB Board Chair Paul Hopfauf. “We have formed a number of committees to focus on specific aspects of workforce issues in Montana.” Hopfauf adds, “Each committee with focus on setting key priorities and goals to assist the SWIB with its strategic mission.”

Committee Appointments:

  • David Smith: Smith will be the Chair of the Workforce Policy Committee
    • The Workforce Policy Committee is charged with coordination legislative and policy ideas for DLI and the Governor’s office related to SWIB. Additionally, it is to determine necessary involvement in providing legislative testimony when needed.
  • Commissioner Mike McGinley: McGinley will be the Chair of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Committee
    • The WIO committee is responsible for understanding and making decisions on WIO rules and regulations; administering the state’s One-Stop Certification process; and coordinating and implementing state plan.
  • Adam Gilbertson: Gilbertson will be the Chair of the Education, Training, and Upskill Committee.
    • The Education, Training, and Upskill Committee is tasked with proposing and advising opportunities to develop and maintain a workforce that meets the needs of the state. This committee will perform outreach and partner with education and industry to create employer specific workforce pipelines.

The purpose of SWIB is to advise the Governor on statewide workforce development strategies that maximize the state’s education, training, and employment resources in support of economic development.


Contact Sam Loveridge: Public Information Officer, Department of Labor and Industry
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