Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.
Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.

Business Survey of Workforce Needs

In response to concerns that Koochiching County lacks a skilled and educated workforce, a “Business Survey of Workforce Needs” has been developed by community stewards of the Voyage Forward Initiative. The 15 minute online survey developed by the Workforce Development Team is designed to gather information on specific workforce issues such as applicant skills, recruitment strategies and employee training. Survey results will be compiled and analyzed to create a strategic plan to address workforce needs of businesses.

The stewards of the Voyage Forward initiative value your input and invite countywide participation. The survey invitation will come from Survey Monkey.com on behalf of info@voyageforward.org and will be emailed to area businesses and organizations on December 1. If your organization does not receive an email invitation, the survey is available here. The survey will remain open through December 14. Each organization should only complete the survey once.

The survey results will be made available on the Voyage Forward website. The Voyage Forward Initiative respects the confidentiality of employers; business names and participant contact information will not be made public. Any questions about the survey or how to access the survey may be directed to Sheila Demenge or Tammy Riley 218-283-9427. County wide participation is appreciated and will assist Voyage Forward efforts to improve our communities.