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About Us

Services GLETA provides for workforce development professionals:

Our Mission: To be the voice and pulse of the local workforce system

The Great Lakes Employment and Training Association (GLETA) was formed to provide a vehicle to exchange ideas, promote policies development (sic), interface with other agencies, share programmatic ideas, and advocate for the employment and training system.

GLETA has always constituted a strong presence on the national scene. Early on, the members were active in the two leading public interest groups, the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. GLETA board members held the leadership post in the NACo affiliate, the National Association of County Training and Employment Professionals (NACTEP), for many years and sat on the NACo Board.

GLETA members have served on DOL committees, federal commissions on employment and training, and generally provided input to both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.

GLETA has always had a mix of representation from the metro areas of Chicago, the Twin Cities, Indianapolis, and Cleveland, to the small rural areas that make up the backbone of the Midwest. This has added to its strength as a force with which to influence the policies and programs of the federal government. With the expanded region and the new, vibrant leadership from the new states, GLETA can only be expected to continue in that time honored tradition.

– The above are excerpts from "Our History"…a parody by Chuck Roche

GLETA Bylaws

Workforce listings of all GLETA member states