YOUTH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 21, 2001
Linda Barlow, Division Director of Educational and Vocational Services, Education and Assistance Corporation
Richard E. Dibble, Ph.D., Chairman, Center for Industrial and Labor Relations, School of
Management, New York Institute of Technology
Ana-Maria Hurtado, Deputy Commissioner, Town of Hempstead Department of
Occupational Resources (DOOR)
Alan Nachman, President, Diversified Micro Systems, Inc.
John J. Gill, First Deputy Commissioner, DOOR
Edward Kenny, Planner, DOOR
Jeff Palmer, Career Development Services Manager, Career Systems Development
Annie Williams, State Representative, New York State Department of Labor
The meeting began at 10:05 A.M. Dr. Dibble agreed to chair the meeting on behalf of Ms. Lawrence. At his request, the members introduced themselves and described their respective organizations.
The meeting minutes from March 21, 2001 were distributed and reviewed. On a motion made by Ms. Barlow and seconded by Mr. Nachman, the minutes were accepted by the Council.
The members were informed by Mr. Kenny that Ann Steinger, Chairperson of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), has appointed Rebecca Bell as the Vice Chairperson of the Youth Council.
A copy of the subcommittee’s notes was distributed to each member. Also distributed and discussed was the Youth Council Chair Survey. During the discussion, it was agreed that the Council will attempt to develop a mission statement.
A copy of Workforce Development System Technical Advisory 01-9 and United States Department of Labor Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 18-00 was provided to each member. Mr. Kenny described how the local youth program complies with these policy documents.
The Council reviewed summaries of the proposals submitted by the Local Educational Agencies (LEA) to provide WIA and TANF services to in-school youth. The members discussed the process for allotting slots to each LEA. They were informed that census statistics related to economically disadvantaged status and past performance are the key factors for slot allocation. A motion was offered by Ms. Hurtado to recommend that the WIB approve the proposals. The motion was seconded by Mr. Nachman and adopted.
The Council also reviewed a proposal submitted by the Paxen Group for the adVenture curriculum to be used for Academic and Occupational Learning. A motion was offered by Ms. Hurtado to recommend that the WIB approve the proposal. The motion was seconded by Mr. Nachman and adopted. Based upon a suggestion made by Dr. Dibble, the Council agreed to arrange for an LEA coordinator to attend a future meeting to provide first hand feedback regarding the adVenture curriculum.
Ms. Barlow described a new program offered by EAC entitled: "Suited for Success." For an annual fee of $50.00 per organization, this program provides lightly used clothing to customers for job interviews. The clothing includes a wide selection of business attire, including designers labels. Mr. Palmer described the plans of his organization to execute a memorandum of understanding with the WIB and to co-locate within the full service One-Stop center in the Hempstead Executive Plaza.
A motion for adjournment was offered by Ms. Barlow, seconded by Mr. Nachman and adopted. The meeting was adjourned at 10:41 A.M.