Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Lois Johnson

Director of Workforce Strategies, Workforce Development Institute NY

Biography

Lois Johnson is the Director of Workforce Strategies at the Workforce Development Institute where she works on scalable solutions to 21st century workforce challenges. Prior to WDI, Lois served as the Chief Strategy Officer for Innovate+Educate working on building skills-based economies in New Mexico as well as nationally. She also served as Director of Workforce for the State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions where she led a statewide reorganization of the public workforce system, including consolidation of 41 workforce centers, development of a new demand-driven service model, and system-wide staff re-training. Lois was the founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Employment and Resource Center (WERC) in New York’s Capital Region, noted for successful workforce training programs for low-income women

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