COLORADO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (CWDC)
June 19, 2003
Arapahoe CentrePoint Plaza
14980 E. Alameda
Aurora, CO 80012
Douglas Glynn for Erlinda Archuleta, Mark Warne, Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak,
Patricia Buys, Roger Smith, Marva Hammonds, Lucille Mantelli, Barbara Kirkmeyer for
Michael Beasley, Linda Perez for Senator Dave Owen, Gin Butler for Bob Lee, Barbara
Allen for Jo Dawn Newlon
Mark Pingrey, Jeff Wells, Susan Carparelli, Mimi Roberson, Mark Baisley, Skip
Paterson, Paul Read, John Schafer, Carol Hedges, Dan Hernandez, John Hansen, Joe
Livingston, Dr. Joe May, Bill Moloney, Gary Bien, Patrick Carr, Senator John Evans,
Tom Flanigan, Tim Foster, Steven Brown
Others in Attendance:
Peggy Herbertson, Ledy Garcia-Eckstein, Patty Tank, Samantha O’Neill, Commissioner
Lynn Meyers, Tom Looft, Tom Miller, Joyce Benson-Fox
Colorado Office of Workforce Development Staff:
Booker Graves, Joe Eitel, Lee Carter, Aron Diaz, Janice Mirshab
I. Call to Order, Welcome and Announcements by Booker Graves.
Mr. Graves announced that Mark Pingrey, the Council chair would not be in
attendance because he was out of town, and therefore he would chair the meeting.
In addition SDPC Chair Dr. Joe May was unavailable, Jo Dawn Newlon State
Youth Council Chair was out of town, and member Mark Baisley was out of town
Mr. Graves welcomed all that were in attendance, thanked Arapahoe/Douglas
Works staff for the use of the meeting room, and for arranging the teleconference.
II. Report to Council
Mr. Steve Brown is a new appointment to the council.
Mr. Jeff Wells is a new appointment to the council and will also be a
member of the SWIS Committee.
Mr. Michael Beasley is the new director of Local Affairs
The OWD is now formally under the Department of Local Affairs along
with the Workforce Council. The Office of Workforce Development has
been one half in the Department of Local Affairs and one half in the
Governor’s Office until now.
As of June 30, Mr. Joe Eitel, Program Manager and State Youth Council
Coordinator, will be leaving because he has accepted a position with the
Social Security Administration. Mr. Graves thanked Mr. Eitel for all of
his efforts and good work to make the State Youth Council such a success,
and for his service to all of the programs.
Mr. Graves introduced Ms. Julia Lane, Senior Research Fellow from the US Department
of Commerce. The presentation was provided through a teleconference arranged by the
staff at Arapahoe/Douglas Works! All of the attendees received a copy of the Power
Point presentation and were able to follow along electronically and with the use of the
Ms. Lane introduced the “Longitudinal Employee Household Dynamics (LEHD)”
program. This program was introduced last summer and has been piloted in nine states.
The results appear to be very impressive. This program is now being expanded to
LEHD is structured to provide the workforce regions with good information to allow for
good decisions. The LEHD program provides information on the rapidly changing
economy, with information on where jobs are being created and destroyed, how much
turnover there is in each industry together with long-term trends.
For additional information on this program please contact Alexandra Hall, Colorado
Department of Labor and Employment, Labor Market Information (LMI).
III. DIRECTORS REPORT:
Presentation of Achievement Citation
Mr. Graves presented Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Region with a plaque recognizing
their outstanding efforts to serve their community. Ms. Patricia Buys, Director of the
Workforce Region, and Arapahoe County Commissioner Meyers, accepted the award.
Commissioner Meyers thanked Ms. Buys for their outstanding contribution to the county,
and for keeping the local board and commissioners updated on program activity on a
Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center Report to Council
Ms. Buys, Director of the Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center, provided each of the
attendees with a packet of information that detailed the programs, meeting dates and
events scheduled for this region. Also all were invited to attend “2003 Arapahoe/Douglas
Works! Employer Awards Event”, on July 1, 2003. Ms. Buys introduced Ms. Donna
Ms. Drotar, Office Manager, provided the council with a detailed presentation on what is
happening at the Workforce Center, including:
There are approximately 2500 customers per month served at this center. They
may need to increase staff due to the volume.
Over half, (58%) of the funds to operate the programs come from other than the
Department of Labor funding.
Mr. Herb Goldsmith, Special Project Coordinator, provided an update on the success of
the on-site health care project. In addition he recognized the other Workforce Regions
that have provided such valuable information regarding the delivery of this program. He
also updated the Council on activities of the region with projects supported by the
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. State Workforce Investment System (SWIS) Committee
Commissioner Stahoviak, Co-Chair of the committee discussed:
The six SWIS funded Adult Discretionary Grants that were awarded for Program
Year 2003 (PY03) funding include:
Arapahoe/Douglas – Enhancing Healthcare - $63,378
Mesa County – Comprehensive Offender Pre-Employment - $40,000
Mayor’s Office – Airport Customer Service Certificate - $94,000
Pikes Peak – Career Readiness Certificate - $50,000
Rural Consortium/Rural – Cultural Diversity - $15,000
Rural Consortium/Northwest – Cultural Diversity - $15,000
The WIA Reauthorization Act, each attendee was informed that they had a copy
of the Act in their packets.
The SWIS Committee would be meeting directly after the Council meeting in the
Continuous Improvement Management System (CIMS)
Mary Hillsman was introduced to present a brief update on the Continuous
Improvement Management System (CIMS). Ms. Hillsman provided the attendees
with a handout that detailed the results of this system and how the state of Colorado
will recognize and reward the local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) in three
categories: Partnership; Performance Incentive; and Innovation In Leadership and
Consumer Navigator and Project Train Update
Lee Carter from the Office of Workforce Development provided the Council with an
update on this project. The program provides Basic Tools for Interacting Effectively
with Individuals with Disabilities. Currently information regarding training and
implementing this project can be accessed on the Colorado Office of Workforce
B. State Youth Council
Joe Eitel, State Youth Council Coordinator reported that Jo Dawn Newlon was
not able to attend the meeting and that he would provide the committee report.
Youth Council Training is currently being planned. More information would
be provided at a later date.
The Regional Youth Summit that was held in April 2003, was very successful.
There were 650 attendees representing eleven states.
C. Skills Development Partnership Committee
Roger Smith, Co-Chair, of the committee discussed the following:
Community Audit – The Colorado Workforce Council has a Community
Audit grant from the USDOL to analyze local job cluster information. There
will be a meeting held later in the day to report on the status of one component
of the Community Audit. Information will be shared with employers at the
Workforce Summit in August and distributed throughout the state following
The two SDPC funded Adult Discretionary Grants that were awarded for
Program Year 2003 (PY03) funding include:
Mesa County – Health Care Coordination - $89,545
Adams County – Accelerated BSN Worksite - $250,000
Public Policy Update:
A workforce Summit will held on August 27 – 28, 2003 at the Radisson Hotel
Denver Stapleton Plaza. The purpose of this summit is to develop a statewide
initiative to build workforce excellence for Colorado’s economic future. The
Audience that is being targeted is the Colorado Business community.
Hopefully some of the question regarding what does business know about our
programs and reasons why employers do not use the system, will be
D. Business Outreach And Marketing Committee (BOAM)
Aron Diaz, Business Outreach Representative for the Office of Workforce
Development, provided the report because Sue Carparelli and Skip Patterson
Co-Chairs of the committee were not able to attend.
Mr. Diaz discussed the following:
A conference call between the BOAM committee and Celina Shands was held
on June 12, 2003. The purpose of this call was to update the committee on the
status of the marketing efforts that are currently being developed for
Colorado. The marketing strategy has been shared with the Workforce
Regions through the development stages.
The completed project is ready to be presented to the Directors. The
Committee has instructed the Office of Workforce Development to arrange for
a meeting with all of the directors to present the project.
Booker Graves assured the directors that this effort will not or is intended to
negate the current marketing efforts of each Workforce Region.
BOAM Discretionary funds will be set aside for this marketing effort.
V. The Attendees were invited to Tour Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center. The
Meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon