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Workforce Development Professionals Month
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September is Workforce Development Month!

History & Purpose
Workforce Development Professionals Month was created in 2005 by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) to raise awareness about the importance of our industry to a growing national economy. Originally celebrated in May, NAWDP moved the designation to September in 2012. 

As a highly-skilled workforce development professional, you provide critical links in your community between businesses looking to hire, the pool of job seekers, and education, training, and support resources. With a few simple activities, you can help remind political leaders, businesses, educational agencies, economic development organizations, labor unions, and customers about the value your programs and services bring to the local economy: 

  1. Identify Your Accomplishments
  2. Encourage Support from Elected Officials
  3. Open Your Doors (Virtually)
  4. Write a Letter

Need help? Utilize the Workforce Development Professionals Month Toolkit to help you and/or your organization participate. 

Don't know how to contact your Members of Congress? 
For Senator search, click: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact
For House of Representative search, click: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find

How did YOU celebrate Workforce Development Professionals Month? Send stories, pictures, and updates to amanda@nawdp.org so we can publicize YOUR success. Post it on NAWDP's Facebook page and be sure to tweet about your efforts using #WorkforceDevelopmentMonth or #WorkDevMonth.

Find out what your colleagues are doing this month. 

Colorado
Weld County Proclamation 

Weld County Activity List 
 

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Did You Know? 
NAWDP has 16 active CWDPs who earned their certification in 1999 or 2000. The first CWDP was awarded to Tom Irwin in 1999. Irwin was integral in developing the Certified Workforce Development Professional certification. Read more

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September 2020 Newsletter