The Minnesota Workforce Inventory is a comprehensive inventory of publicly funded workforce and training resources. It includes, by customer type and program name, funds, program purpose and services, and customers served. Additionally, critical customer characteristics that highly correlate to employment barriers are included.
The inventory is a high-level overview of Minnesota's workforce development world. It is a good starting point to understanding resources available to meet current workforce needs and demands. However, the inventory does not answer every question. It demonstrates what programs are available, but not how well they do or how much they are needed. It does not address unknown demand or capacity. The inventory will likely elicit more questions than answers as stakeholders strive to understand the complex world of workforce development.