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 last met in July 2023 in conjunction with the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. The committee will meet again at the MLC Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, on July 21-24, 2024.

2023 committee meeting agenda »

The CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee is is Derek Cantù.

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