Understanding Workforce Development Program

Monday, July 18, 2011

8:30 am  Registration and networking
9:00 am Welcome and opening remarks
Lena Robinson, Regional Manager, Northern California
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Introduction of featured speaker
Linda Ortega, Community Affairs Officer
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
9:15 am  Economic Overview
Although the national recession has ended, California’s recovery continues to struggle to gain traction. This presentation will focus on California, specifically the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and summarize the condition of labor markets, the consumer sector, housing, commercial real estate, and small business.
Shayna Olesiuk, CFA; Regional Manager, FDIC
10:15 am Break
10:25 am  Understanding Workforce Development
This interactive panel presentation will feature direct service providers from nonprofit organizations and public agencies discussing trends in workforce development. Speakers will focus on the operation and funding of their programs, how they measure results and some of the most significant challenges they as well as their clients face.

Jessica Pitt, San Francisco Foundation (moderator)
Abby Snay, Jewish Vocational Training Center (pdf, 305 kb)
Barrie Hathaway, Stride Center (pdf, 1 mb)
Alissa Friedman, Opportunity Junction (pdf, 328 kb)
Makini Hassan, Marin CDC (pdf, 1.3 mb)
Elsa Garcia de Leon, Center for Employment Training

11:45 am  Wrap up and announcements 
Susan Howard, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
12:00 pm  Adjourn