What is workforce development
Workforce development prepares workers with the skills necessary for a specific type of job and addresses the hiring demands of employers. The goal of workforce development is to place workers (students) in jobs where there are career development opportunities and a company can ensure they have an adequate supply of qualified individuals for their needs. There are two main benefits of workforce development. The first is that it provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that result in improved work performance or gainful employment. The second benefit of workforce development is that it provides employers with an effective method to communicate, share, and meet their demand for skills.