MHGWLB Quarterly Meeting

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The quarterly meeting with be held in a hybrid model

In Person: 107 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA – 3rd Floor – MHGLWB Office

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Topic: Quarterly Meeting
Time: Sep 22, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board Meeting

September 22, 2022, 8:00 – 9:15 AM

Agenda

 1. Welcome & Introductions of New Members – Maureen Fitzpatrick, Vice Chair

  • Ryan Farley – Executive Operations Leader, Spincraft – Billerica
  • Erika Irby, Program Manager, Thermo Fisher, Tewksbury and Billerica

2. Approval of the Annual Board Meeting minutes, June 16, 2022, – Maureen Fitzpatrick – (Vote needed)

3. FY 2023 Budget Funding – Gabriela Boscaja, Fiscal Manager – (Vote needed)

4. WIOA Transfer of Funds – Gabriela Boscaja, Fiscal Manager – (Vote needed)

5. Annual Plan Approval –Katy Gentile/ Kevin Coughlin – (Vote needed)

6. New ITA Policy – Raise amount $7,000 to $10,000- Katy Gentile (Vote needed)

7. MassHire Lowell Career Center Report – Shannon Norton

  • WIOA Convening and MassHire Awards
  • Career Center Updates

8.  MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board Grant Updates – Katy Gentile

9. Board Updates – Kevin Coughlin

    1. Staffing – 3 Workforce Board positions open and posted
    2. New Communication Plan – Tim O’Connor and Jim Foley – Info sheet
    3. Youth Council Plan and Advisory Youth – Cathy Sturtevant – Reorganization
    4. Enhanced Veterans Outreach – Veterans Agent contacts/Bridge Club
    5. Priority discussion issues:
      1. Transportation in hiring
      2. Broadband – $8.6B – Digital Equity/Fiberoptic training
      3. City of Lowell /Education Partners – internships/post graduate municipal work
    6. Statewide issues –
      1. Staffing issues and meeting spending goals

Adjourn – Maureen Fitzpatrick

Next Quarterly Meeting Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022 – In-Person (Holiday Season in-person format)

 Nesmith House, Lowell, MA, 8 AM – 9:30 AM