William “Bill” Dowling is a proven and dynamic leader in Workforce Development field. Bill began working as the Director of the Employment and Training Division at Colorado Department of Labor and Employment on June, 1st 2012. He has over 23 years of experience working in the Workforce and Economic Development arena. Bill is a recognized and accomplished leader as well as a trainer and facilitator. Bill has served the members of NAWDP in a variety of roles since 2004.
What is your vision for the workforce development profession?
I believe that Workforce Development provides our customers with access to training and educational opportunities and the necessary support to obtain sustainable employment that leads to a livable wage in their communities as well as providing employers with a skilled workforce.
Do you have a particular interest area or passion in workforce development?
While services to all our business and job seeking customers are all of interest to me, I have a real passion for serving Dislocated Workers dealing with loss of their jobs. As workforce professionals we can be a powerful asset to help these individuals deal with the devastation of a dislocation.
Why do you want to serve on the Board?
I want to continue to serve on the Board of Directors to advocate for Colorado's Workforce Professionals and to make sure they have relevant professional development needed to continue to provide their customers with the best in class services.
|What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the profession today and how can NAWDP address that challenge?|
This has really changed over the past few weeks. Our biggest challenge is to now get our nation back to work after the Covid19 pandemic. Together we can overcome this obstacle as we have overcame those presented to the Workforce system by the Great Recession. Together we can get American back to work!