Federal and state workforce funding of the workforce system has declined significantly over the past twenty years. Further drastic reductions for the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) are proposed under the first budget proposed by President Trump. Yet despite the low unemployment rate high quality workforce services remain critical for a broad range of low income populations to gain access to a rapidly changing labor market. The de Blasio Administration has not made the workforce issue a priority. The City of New York’s workforce strategy remains fragmented, City-centric and underfunded. In the first of two sessions, the focus will be on exploring how City of New York can develop a more coherent public workforce strategy. At the September Quarterly meeting the panel will discuss prospects at both the federal and state levels and highlight innovative strategies from other states including industry partnerships, and employer engagement strategies.
The December 13th Quarterly meeting will examine how effective the City’s workforce system has been in adopting the recommendations of the Re-Envisioning the New York City Workforce System report.
- Fred Dedrick, President, National Fund for Workforce Solutions
- Kermit Kaleba, Federal Policy Director, National Skills Coalition
- Melinda Mack, Executive Director, NYATEP
- Kevin Stump, Northeast Director,Young Invincibles
- Patricia Jenny (Moderator), Vice President for Grants, New York Community Trust
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by September 12.
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