Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
 

 

Larimer County Workforce Investment Board

October 10, 2012 – 7:45 am to 9:30 am

Larimer County Courthouse 200 West Oak Street – Hearing Room 1st Floor

 

1.    Call to Order  (Yvonne Myers)                                                                                                                         (7:45 - 7:50)

a.   Roll Call


WIB Members

PRESENT / ABSENT

 

Guests, Staff, Youth Council and Ex-Officio Members Present

Joshua Birks

Absent

 

Deb Callies

Staff

Bradley Buum

Absent

 

Jacob Castillo

Staff

Cynthia Christie

Absent

 

Mary Cook

Staff

Al Dill

Present

 

Adam Crowe

Staff

Robin Fallon

Absent

 

Cheryl DeGrave

Staff

Betsey Hale

Absent

 

Terri Donavan-Keirns

Guest

Kathy Hanson

Absent

 

Kathy Dotson

Guest

Ann Hutchison

Present

 

Joni Friedman

Staff

Heather Lelchook

Absent

 

Ella Gifford-Hawkins

Staff

Richard Martinez

Present

 

Dena Jardine

Staff

Tracy Mead

Present

 

Fawn Leaf

Youth Council

Gregg Meisinger

Present

 

Catherine MacGowan

Staff

Yvonne Myers

Present

 

Jody Margheim

Youth Council

Jim Neubecker

Present

 

Edward Pilkington

Guest

Tracy Oldemeyer

Present

 

Nicole Surber

Staff

Kathy Olson

Absent

 

 

 

Nancy Patton

Present

 

 

 

Kelly Peters

Absent

 

 

 

Rob Phillips

Present

 

 

 

Geniphyr Ponce-Pore

Absent

 

 

 

Mike Reiff

Present

 

 

 

Miki Roth

Present

 

 

 

Ed Rutherford

Present

 

 

 

Jeffrey Smith

Absent

 

 

 

Deb Spotts

Present

 

 

 

Carol Steinbock

Absent

 

 

 

Eric Stenner

Absent

 

 

 

Kory Stolte

Absent

 

 

 

Jerry Thurber

Present

 

 

 

Lynn Vosler

Absent

 

 

 

Julie Zinn Patti

Absent

 

 

 

 

b.   Review agenda

c.   Public Comment on topics not on the agenda

       

2.    Consent Calendar   (Yvonne Myers)                                                                                                              (7:50 - 7:52)

a.   Approval of Minutes  (August 8, 2012) *Vote *
The August 8, 2012 minutes were approved as written. 

3.    Welcome Jacob Castillo, Economic Development Manager/WIB Liaison (Yvonne Myers)         (7:52 - 8:00)
Yvonne introduced Jacob Castillo to the WIB.  Jacob is the new Economic
Development Manager/WIB Liaison with the Workforce Center. 
  Jacob shared
a bit about his background, including the fact that he has worked at NCEDC and
is a co-owner of Panda Bikes


4.    Youth Council Update (Kathy Olson & Mark Johnson)                                                                             (8:00  - 8:10)

5.    Bixpo & September Symposium Update  (Adam Crowe)                                                                      (8:10 – 8:15)
The 27th annual September Symposium was part of Bixpo this year.  It was held on
September 26, 2012 and had a great turnout.
 

6.    Revised WIA Policies  (Adam Crowe) *Vote*                                                                                              (8:15 – 8:25)

a.   On the Job Training Policy #03-101

b.   Refusing, Discontinuing or Limiting Services to an Employer Policy #04-110

 

Adam reviewed the On the Job Training Policy and the Refusing, Discontinuing
or Limiting Service to an Employer Policy.   By unanimous vote both policies
were approved by the WIB
.   

7.    Workforce Center Business Partnership Opportunities  (Adam Crowe)                                         (8:25 - 8:50)

a.   On the Job Training

b.   H-1B

c.   Internships

Adam provided an overview of the On the job training, H-1B  and internship programs available
at the Workforce Center.
 

8.      H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant (Kathy Dotson)                                                                              (8:50 – 9:05)
Kathy Dotson, H1-B Grant Project Manager, with Front Range Community College gave a
presentation on the technical skills training piece of the grant.

9.    WIB Areas of Focus  (Mike Reiff and Yvonne Myers)                                                                                  (9:05 – 9:25)

a.    Support and train for middle skill occupations

b.    Building math and science skills

c.   Leadership and upward mobility training

WIB Sub Committees

§  Advocacy(Outreach) - Rob Phillips, Chair 

§  Marketing – Mike Reiff, Chair

§  Focus – Eric  Stenner, Chair

§  Funding – Kathy Olson, Chair - Jerry Thurber, Interim Chair

§  Partnerships – Tracy Mead, Chair

The executive committee reviewed the breakout group notes from the August 8, 2012 WIB meeting regarding the WIB areas of focus.  A common theme that emerged across all three areas was the need
for an inventory of current programs and services.  Jacob Castillo will be working with the executive committee and sub-committees to complete an inventory of services. 


10.    Other                                                                                                                                                                    (9:25 - 9:30)

                                                                                                                                        

11.    Adjourn               

Next Meeting:

-  December 12,  2012 from 7:45 – 9:30 am at the Larimer County Courthouse (200 W. Oak Street)
1st floor Hearing Room

Background Image: Rocky Mountain National Park by Sue Burke. All rights reserved.