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Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation is the fiscal and administrative agent of the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board (MWDB), a body appointed by the Mayor. The MWDB is accountable to the Mayor’s office for the successful delivery of workforce programs across the city of Detroit.

 

Mayor’s Workforce Development Board – 2018 Meeting Dates and Times:

 

Friday, March 23rd – 10:00am – 12:00pm (Location: Randolph Career Tech Center, 17101 Hubble, Detroit, MI 48235)
Monday, June 11th – 10:00am – 12:00pm (Location: Detroit Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226)
Thursday, August 9th – 10:00am – 12:00pm (Location: TBD)
Monday, December 17th – 10:00am – 12:00pm (Location: Detroit Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 )

Please click here for the 2018 Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation Board Meeting Schedule.

For dates, approved minutes and minutes pending approval of previous DESC Board and Committee meetings and MWDB meetings, please click here.

May 11, 2018: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires that any changes to four-year local or regional plans for workforce services should be made available to the public. Please use this link to view the revised regional plan. Any public comments should be made to Melissa Sheldon of the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan, 25363 Eureka Road, Taylor, MI 48180, or email comments to melissa.sheldon@winintelligence.org. The deadline for public comments is 5:00pm EST on June 15, 2018.

May 25, 2018: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires that any changes to four-year local or regional plans for workforce services should be made available to the public. Please use this link to view the revised local plan. Any public comments should be made to Robert Shimkoski of Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, 440 E. Congress, Detroit, MI 48226, or email comments to rshimkoski@detempsol.org. The deadline for public comments is 5:00pm EST on June 25, 2018.

 

Mayor’s Workforce Development Board (MWDB)


Co-Chair – Cynthia Pasky, Strategic Staffing Solutions

Co-Chair – David Meador, DTE Energy

Michael Aaron Laborers’ Local 1191
Dr. Colleen Allen Autism Alliance of Michigan
Tonya Allen The Skillman Foundation
Rick Blocker Metro AFL-CIO
John Carter Chase Bank, N.A.
Hillarie Chambers Reading Works
Matt Cullen Rock Ventures LLC
Bruce Dall Motor City Casino & Hotel
David Dauch American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
Joe Daugherty Unite Here Local 24
Alessandro DiNello Flagstar Bank
Bill Dirksen Ford Motor Company
John Fox Beaumont Health
Mark Gaffney Teamsters Local Union 214
Mark Haller Walbridge
Tonya Heidleberg-Yopp United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Dr. Curtis Ivery WCCCD
John E. James, Jr. James Group International
Wright Lassiter, III Henry Ford Health System
Thomas Lewand, Jr. Shinola
Mike McLauchlan Ilitch Holdings Inc.
Jean Meyer St. John Health System
Conrad Mallet Detroit Medical Center
Mark Reuss GM
Andra Rush Detroit Manufacturing Systems
Jimmy Settles UAW-Ford
Calvin Sharp Penske Corporation (Retired)
Michelle Sourie Robinson Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
Toney Stewart Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Local 687
Brig. General Michael A. Stone Michigan Army National Guard and DMVA
La June Montgomery Tabron W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Scott Thiele FCA Group
Alice Thompson Black Family Development
Bishop Edgar Vann Second Ebenezer Church
Frank Venegas Ideal Group
Dr. Nikolai Vitti Detroit Public Schools Community District
Carla Walker-Miller Walker-Miller Energy Services, LLC
Steven White Detroit Renewable Energy
Roy Wilson Wayne State University


Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) Board


Chair – Laura Hughes, Strategic Staffing Solutions

Michael Aaron Laborers’ Local 1191
Lena Barkley CVS Health
Chris Uhl International Finance Fund
Jeff Donofrio Mayor’s Workforce Development Board
Maria Woodruff-Wright Skillman Foundation
Don O’Connell Operating Engineers Local 324
Ric Preuss IBEW Local 58
Calvin Sharp Penske Corporation
Toney Stewart Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Local 687
Alice Thompson Black Family Development