Minutes of the December 7 Emerging Worker Sub-Committee Meeting

The Emerging Worker Sub-Committee met on Friday, December 7, 2001 in Albany. The following are highlights from that meeting.

  1. Update on Incentive and Challenge Grants. Dan Moser from NYS DOL updated the Sub-Committee on the status of the two grants, which were developed from concept papers prepared by the Sub-Committee.

  2. Foundation Building Presentations by Howard Knoll, Director of Youth Services for the U.S. Department of Labor, and County Executive William Steinhaus and a leadership team from Dutchess County.

  3. Discussion of Statewide Initiatives to be sponsored by the Sub-Committee Over the Next Two Years. The Sub-Committee extensively discussed statewide initiatives around two focus areas prepared by staff to the Sub-Committee: 1. Expanding/enhancing business involvement in youth programs; and 2. Supporting comprehensive year-round programs.

  4. New partners. Howard Knoll, U.S.DOL and Katherine Loucks, Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development from Empire State Development expressed interest in participating and supporting the work of the Sub-Committee. The Sub-Committee agreed and asked Katherine Loucks to present at the January 17, 2002 meeting.

  5. Next Meeting: January 17, 2002, 10-12, Holiday Inn Turf, Albany

  6. Report to State Workforce Investment Board: Staff were asked to prepare a draft report to the State Workforce Investment Board, which meets on January 17, 2002.