DEED Announces Two New Workforce Development Directors

1 Mar 2024


The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has named two new workforce development leaders: Ama Eli Akakpo as Employment and Training Programs (ETP) Director and Mitzi Hobot as CareerOneStop Director.

Akakpo will oversee the following grantmaking initiatives: State Adult Career Pathways, Youth, Dislocated Worker program, Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Formula, Senior Community Employment Programs, Federal Demonstration, Federal Rapid Response, Trade Adjustment Assistance, a workforce public private initiative and Capital Improvement projects. Hobot will oversee and direct the CareerOneStop (COS) program, funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant. CareerOneStop provides a host of tools, information, and guidance on career exploration, education and training resources, and job search help.

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