Torrance is home to a wide variety of business and industry. As the economy changes from a production- and service-oriented to one focused on information-oriented jobs the Workforce Investment Network (WiN) plays an important role in retraining and placing workers. Workforce Investment Network (WiN) is a partnership of private and public resources providing job search, career training and career development services. These partnerships provide solutions to the many challenges our workforce and economy face. The City of Torrance seeks to retain funding to WiN, to enable our workers to have the best opportunities possible. Currently, WiN is not able to update its information systems and practices as often as is necessary in a changing technological environment. We would ask for greater funding for the efforts of WiN and other retraining programs working in cities throughout the country.