Albany Crowne Plaza
September 17, 2003
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


10:00Welcome, introduction and objectives

  • Richard P. Mills, co-chair
    Commissioner, N.Y.S. Education Department
  • Gerard Pierce, co-chair
    Vice President, Human Resources, Wegmans Food Market, Inc.
10:10New directions: adoption of work plan priorities

  • Four priorities identified by August 29 strategic planning
    1. Promote and certify work readiness
    2. Review Sub-Committee membership and create systemic connections with youth councils
    3. Foster comprehensive partnerships and address two major gaps: business and education (USNY)
    4. Prepare the system for change from reauthorization
  • Decision criteria
  • Adoption of recommendations
11:00Updates---Gerard Pierce

  • Connecting Child Welfare and Workforce Development—
    Commissioner John Johnson
  • Cause Marketing—Michael Dollard
  • DOL youth work readiness grants—Dan Moser
  • Reauthorization of WIA—Bob Purga
11:50Continuous improvement—Richard P. Mills
11:55Next steps and plans for November 6—Gerard Pierce