Emerging Worker & Skills Subcommittees

New York State Workforce Investment Board

September 1, 2004

9:00 am-12:30 pm

State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Rooms 216 A&B

Albany, NY


Work Readiness Credential:  Strategic Planning For the Next Program Year



I.                   Agenda Overview  (Subcommittee Co-Chairs)



II.                 National Level Project Update   (Staff)

·        U.S. Chamber of Commerce Update

·        New State Partners in the Project

·        Subject Matter Experts Convening for Assessment Development



III.              Validation & Reliability  (Staff)

·        Credential Overview:  Who is this credential for? What is this credential intended to do?   What do we want to accomplish?

·        Report to members on Interagency staff findings on the issues of sample size and validation of the Work Readiness Credential


IV.              Franchising (Staff)

·        Report to members on Interagency staff research on the array of options which need to be explored and understood to develop a delivery system for the Work Readiness Credential in New York State

·        Discussion around the matrix of “key issues”


V.                Wrap Up

·        Setting the agenda for the September 23rd meeting

·        Meeting review (What worked? What didn’t?)