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Igisomar to represent Senate on NMI workforce board

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SENATE President Victor B. Hocog last week appointed Sen. Sixto K. Igisomar to represent the Senate on the State Workforce Development Board that Gov. Ralph DLG Torres formed last month.

Torres earlier asked Hocog and Speaker Blas Jonathan Attao to name their representatives to the board, which was created in compliance with U.S. Public Law 113-128 or the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The law aims “to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the U.S. and to promote individual and national economic growth.”

The law requires governors to establish a workforce development board whose members include the governor and a member from each chamber of the state legislature.

A majority of the members appointed by the governor should be representatives of businesses and not less than 20 percent must be representatives of the workforce.

In his letter to Hocog, the governor said the State Workforce Development Board is tasked to develop a statewide workforce development plan “with the primary objective of supporting a comprehensive and streamlined workforce development system in the Commonwealth.”

In his letter to the governor, Hocog said, “I am confident that Senator Igisomar’s professionalism and passion to serve the needs of our people will be an asset to the workforce board.

Speaker Attao, for his part, has appointed Rep. Ralph N. Yumul to represent the House on the board.

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