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WDB Programs Featured at Department Roundtable

Sep 22, 2015

WDB Programs Featured at Department Roundtable

The Workforce Development Bureau was featured prominently on an Employment and Training Services Panel sponsored by the Information and Assistance unit of the Employment and Human Service Department (EHSD). Maureen Nelson, Assistant Administrator, America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) touched on WDB’s regional projects, the Opportunity Act and the services offered in the career centers. Gina Del Carlo, Project Director of Youth Program and Policy, presented on efforts to reconnect out-of-school youth to training and employment, supports for in-school youth and the summer jobs program (in partnership with the East Bay Parks District). Gina also showed a video on the Earn’n’Learn model, demonstrating the value of connecting youth to the workplace early – giving them the opportunity to find mentors, gain skills and acquire the pride that comes with earning a paycheck. Over 32 people attended the presentation, contributing to a lively Q&A session that was heavy on queries about the youth program.

Other presenters were Leona Patterson, Project Director of Senior Community Services Employment Program, Aging & Adult Services and Tiffany Fisher, Rehabilitation Counselor, Department of Rehabilitation. Nhang Luong, Program Supervisor of Information and Assistance, served as moderator. The Professional Exchange Roundtables are held quarterly and give EHSD employees a chance to learn about the programs and services of their peers. According to the post-event evaluations, 96% of participants said they agreed or strongly agreed that the information they gleaned would be useful in their work.