U.S. Department of Labor Official To Attend State Workforce Investment Board Meeting

DOVER, DE – Eric Seleznow, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training/Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), will attend the April 8th meeting of Delaware’s Workforce Investment Board. This is an opportunity for Secretary Seleznow to share opportunities and information about new programs with federal workforce training funds. Joining him will be Regional Administrator, Lenita Jacobs-Simmons.

Most of the discussion will focus on how Delaware could make better use of federal workforce training dollars. Sec. Seleznow will be available for interviews immediately following the meeting.

At the invitation of new Board Member Lt. Governor Matt Denn, Secretary Seleznow will share successes from other states and ideas for offering programs and using federal funds here in Delaware. As the Executive Director of Governor O’Malley’s Workforce Investment Board in neighboring Maryland, Seleznow focused on increasing services to disadvantaged populations, introducing universal design principles to the state’s one stop career system, and led the cross agency effort to implement Skills2Compete Maryland, an innovative approach to measuring Marylanders’ degree, credential and basic skills attainment across a broad array of public programs. He will also share some of those successes with Delaware’s WIB.

In his current role, Secretary Seleznow focuses on two key outcomes – a properly prepared workforce to meet the current and future demands of the nation’s employers, and providing opportunities for all Americans to succeed in the 21st-century workforce. Prior to this assignment, he served as the State Policy Director with the National Skills Coalition, where he worked with many states and diverse stakeholders to strengthen state workforce policies. His official CV may be found here: http://www.doleta.gov/etainfo/Eric_Seleznow.cfm

The Delaware Workforce Investment Board, chaired by Gary Stockbridge, ensures the citizens of Delaware are provided with occupational training and employment service opportunities to help them achieve employment sustaining them and their families. They also seek to communicate with their business industry partners to provide them with qualified workers to meet their employment needs. The DWIB also has a very active Youth Council that has oversight for programs designed specifically to help Delaware’s at-risk and neediest youth prepare for the workforce.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
9:00am – 11:00am

Delaware Workforce Investment Board
Goodwill of Delaware – Community Room
300 East Lea Boulevard