Education and Workforce Development

The binational Midwestern Legislative Conference Education and Workforce Development Committee provides a forum for state and provincial legislators to exchange information and ideas on education and the career pipeline. The committee’s work includes hosting education-focused webinars and in-person policy sessions.

Committee officers for 2023-2024 are Ohio Sen. Hearcel Craig and Wisconsin Rep. Joel Kitchens (co-chairs) and Minnesota Sen. Heather Gustafson (vice chair). Legislators from the Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the committee.

The MLC Education and Workforce Development Committee will next meet in conjunction with the 2024 Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting, which will be held July 21-24 in Columbus, Ohio. A preliminary committee agenda is now available:

The CSG Midwest staff liaison for the committee is Derek Cant├╣.

The committee last met at the 2023 MLC Annual Meeting in Detroit.

Committee Leadership

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Sen. Hearcel Craig
Ohio, Co-Chair
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Rep. Joel Kitchens
Wisconsin, Co-Chair
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Sen. Heather Gustafson
Minnesota, Vice Chair

Committee Resources