ATTACHMENT A LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT AREA TEN SOUTH CENTRAL TENNESSEE WORKFORCE BOARD THE FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT CENTERVILLE, TENNESSEE APRIL 14, 2010 MINUTES A meeting of the South Central Tennessee Workforce Board was held on April 14, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at the Farmhouse Restaurant, Centerville, Tennessee. Members present were as follows: Rick Alexander Jimmy Copley Tamara James Pamela Morris Don Reeves, Jr. Tony Beyer Guy Derryberry Beth Keaton Trent Ogilvie Jim Sloan Rick Brewer Jim Dixon Sam Kennedy Sam Outlaw John Stephens Gayle Cook Keith Durham Robby Moore John Rawe Joe Max Williams Bruce Cotton, Pattye Fort, Glenn Gordon, Victor Lay, Pame Moore-Morrow, Kathy Pigg, Rena’ Purdy, and T.R. Williams submitted proxies. Guests in attendance were: Ron Beck Christopher Delk Jack Irby Co. Mayor Jonah Keltner Daryl Phillips Karen Powers Lois Stone Kelly Tyler Staff in attendance were: Jane Akinsanya Suzanne Croft Melanie Gladden Sheryl Jordan Patricia Lymon Elaine Newcomb Brenda Sewell Michele Williams Joe Beard Vicki Forsythe Tanya Henze Jamie Ledford Jan McKeel Georgena Porter-Wilson Wendy Shelton Terri Yates Co. Mayor Steve Gregory Joni Lenig Don Qualls Paul Van Hoesen Dr. Trevor Hutchins Greg McCord Paul Rosson Van Ward Tom Brewer Murenda Frierson Michelle Hughes Paige Liggett Rob Mitchell Ken Powis Johnny Staggs Vivian Cathey Tonja Garrett Wendi Jones Donna Luna Rick Molder Susie Pruitt Marcey Taylor Don Reeves, Jr., recognized the following Employer, Partner and Youth of the Quarter recipients: Accurate Energetic Systems was recognized as the Employer of the Quarter. This company was founded in 1980 and is involved in the development and manufacturing of a wide variety or military, aerospace and commercial explosive products. It presently provides manufacturing capabilities to the US Department of Defense and the US industrial base. AES has 80 employees and has been approved to provide training during the current year utilizing the Incumbent Worker Training program for $1,997 providing Leadership/Supervisory training. Kelly Tyler, HR Manager and Karen Powers, Transportation Manager accepted the award. Hickman County School System was recognized at Partner of the Quarter. Recently the Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG) was introduced into Hickman County High School and East Hickman County School through the use of video conference technology to reach students at both schools with one instructor. For students as they prepared for the ACT exam in March. Students were provided with Test Taking Strategies Workshop during the days leading up to the test. Don Qualls, Vocational Education Director and Greg McCord, Assistant Director of Schools, accepted the award. Christopher Delk recognized as Youth of the Quarter. Mr. Delk, a senior at East Hickman High School, recently placed first in Telephone Techniques at the 1st Annual Jobs for Tennessee Graduates Regional Conference in Linden, Tennessee. This achievement allows him the opportunity to participate in the State Competition in Nashville on April 19 and 20. Mr. Delk serves as Vice President of the JTG Tennessee Career Association and is working in cosmetology at the Beacon Light in Fairview. He will be pursuing a career in cosmetology after high school graduation. The meeting was called to order at 12:05 p.m. The minutes from the January 13, 2010 meeting were approved by consent. Don Reeves, Jr., Chairman, selected Robby Moore, Sue MacArthur, Jim Sloan, Gayle Cook, and Sam Outlaw so serve as the Nominating Committee for 2010-12 Board Election. Suzanne Croft, Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services, briefly reviewed the Resource Sharing Agreement Budgets. She stated it shows the estimates of the partners share of expenses in the career centers where they are co-located. The partners are South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Adult Education. Mr. Reeves asked for a motion to approve the Resource Sharing Agreement Budgets. Guy Derryberry made the motion to approve. Trent Ogilvie seconded the motion. The motion was passed. Mr. Reeves deferred to Brenda Sewell to talk about new training requests . Ms. Sewell asked that representatives from each provider talk about their respective program requests: Paul Van Hoesen, Director of cTechnology, Inc., briefly talked about the Open Source Programming Course including PHP (Personal Home Page), Drupal, and JQuery (Online Web-based Training ) provided by Tennessee State University request to be added to Tennessee Eligible Training Providers List. This four to six month program at a cost per of $4,995.00 students can obtain a Zend PHP certification. Staff recommended adding the Open Source Programming Course to the Tennessee Eligible Training Provider’s List. Dr. Trevor Hutchins, Associate Dean, School of Education, from Belmont University talked about the Teacher’s Certification in Math or Science program; cost per for Bachelor’s $14,400.00 and Master’s $3,600.00. Staff recommended the Teacher’s Certification (Bachelor’s program) as a special class and adding both Bachelor’ and Master’s programs to Tennessee Eligible Training Provider’s List. Joni Lenig, Assist Vice President of Faculty Student Curriculum, Columbia State Community College, briefly talked about the Health Information Technology program provided by Volunteer State Community College and Columbia State Community College; cost per $12,068.70. Staff recommended adding the Health Information Technology program as a special class. Rick Brewer, Director of the Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald, briefly talked about the Electronics Technology program; cost per $8,909.00. Staff recommended adding the Electronic Technology program as a special class. Mr. Reeves asked for a motion to accept staff’s recommendations on all the program requests presented with the approvals from the Daily Operations Committee and Executive Committee. Jim Sloan made the motion. Sam Kennedy seconded the motion. Rick Brewer abstained from voting. The motion passed. The Youth Proposals for 2010-11 were tabled until the July Workforce Board meeting. Sheryl Jordan, Director of Career Center Services, briefly reviewed and discussed the Paid Internship Policy. Mr. Reeves asked for a motion to approve staff’s recommendation on the Paid Internship Policy. Rick Alexander made the motion. John Rawe seconded the motion. The motion was passed. Ms. Croft briefly reviewed the Fiscal Update Summary showing the different funding sources for 20092010 Budget Highlights. Ms. McKeel mentioned a grant for $3 million to fund for the Marshall County Recovery Project. Ms. Croft mentioned that the audit report is pending approval by the South Central Tennessee Workforce Board of Directors. She also introduced Jane Akinsanya and the new Director of Fiscal Services. Director’s Update on: Best of the Best – the Nashville Business Journal is hosting a Best in Business luncheon on April 22 in Nashville where the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance was selected as one of the finalist in the non-profit organization category. Northfield Update – Over 200 customers started or completed courses. There are 8 different courses offered at Northfield. Northfield is also the location for Project 2010 luncheon on April 16 and on May 5 a regional partnership meeting will be held that includes representatives from local regional government, economic and community development.. Perry County Recovery Program – Several job fairs have been held in Linden and approximately 433 jobs have been filled. Marshall County Recovery Program – Job fair is scheduled for April 20th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. A $3 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services will be used to serve eligible individuals in Marshall County. Tia Anderson was appointed as Project Manager for this program. State Plan Recommendation – 2010 Plan is being recommended for approval. Jobs for Tennessee Graduates Competition Update – JTG Regional Competition was held a Camp Linden, Linden Tennessee. 125 students competed in various categories. First place winners would go on to compete at the state level. The JTG program is currently in 15 schools in our 8 county area. Race to the Top – The U.S. Department of Education awarded $500 million to Tennessee school systems. TACIR Report – A report that looked at areas on a regionalism concept. The remaining information items were deferred to the Board to review at their convenience. The meeting adjourned at 12:52 p.m.