DC Millennial Week offers job fair, entrepreneur workshops
WTOP, October 11, 2016
The Workforce Investment Council co-sponsored the Millennial Week Hiring Fair and High-Demand Career Symposium on October 11, 2016 to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and career development for the youngest generation of working adults.
DC Students Speak Up for Chance to Intern at the White House, Companies
Washington Post, Perry Stein, May 12, 2016
DC Public Schools is partnering for the first time with the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) to place 500 students in “Career Ready Internships.” These students will gain valuable work experience that aligns with their career interests as well as expose them to a variety of professional work settings.
What Is the Workforce Investment Council and Who Heads It?
Washington City Paper, Andrew Giambrone, February 16, 2016
Last Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser released her administration’s plan to ensure greater compliance with federal workforce-development standards. The 350-plus-page document that emerged outlines the District’s efforts to “bridge [the] divide” between residents who have college degrees—roughly 50 percent of the population aged 25 or older—and the 60,000 adults who lack a high school diploma or equivalent education. In large part, the plan seeks to align DC with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by providing job services, including training programs.
DC Mayor Bowser Outlines Workforce Improvement Plan
Washington Informer, Sarafina Wright, February 15, 2016
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser outlined Friday the city's strategic plan to improve the workforce system, as well as important changes to the Workforce Investment Council.
DC Mayor Outlines New Workforce-Training Plan
Washington Times, Ryan McDermott, February 12, 2016
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday a new plan to expand job-training services and better align the programs with the needs of city businesses, just a few months after the U.S. Labor Department rated the District a “high-risk” partner in training programs.
DC mayor appoints new head of workforce development
By Abigail Hauslohner, The Washington Post, January 20, 2016
DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Wednesday appointed a new executive director to the city’s Workforce Investment Council, filling a position left without a permanent head for about a year and meeting a key condition set by the US Labor Department to get the District’s troubled workforce development effort back on track.
Andy Shallal to head up the District’s Workforce Investment Council
By Ryan M. McDermott, The Washington Times, December 14, 2015
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal Monday to head up the District’s Workforce Investment Council.
DC Mayor to name new head of body that helps oversee city’s job training
By Abigail Hauslohner, The Washington Post, December 13, 2015
DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Monday will appoint a new chairman of city’s Workforce Investment Council, filling a position that has been left vacant for half a year.
Why DC has a uniquely bad record on helping the unemployed get jobs
By Robert McCartney, The Washington Post, December 12, 2015
Bureaucratic obstacles and other dysfunction at the District’s workforce agencies have blocked the spending of tens of millions of dollars in recent years to provide job training that could have helped thousands of the unemployed find work, according to officials and city contractors.