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YOUTH STANDING COMMITTEE

Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming
Workforce Development Board (GLOW WDB)
Youth Standing Committee

What is the GLOW WDB Youth Standing Committee?
The GLOW WDB Youth Standing Committee is a volunteer board that addresses youth workforce issues and is comprised of GLOW private sector WDB members, Representatives from Education, Employment and Training, Youth Bureaus, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Social Services, Law Enforcement, Public Housing, Job Corps, Parents of Eligible Youth, and Youth.

What Does the GLOW WDB Youth Standing Committee Do?
The GLOW WDB Youth Standing Committee addresses issues impacting youth success, provides oversight and technical assistance, recommends policies and procedures to the GLOW WDB, reviews, recommends, and monitors program funding, establishes linkages between youth organizations, and encourages collaboration between youth providers in an attempt to minimize duplication.

When Do They Meet?
The first Tuesday of February, May, October and December. Additional meetings may be called if necessary.

Where Do They Meet?
At the Genesee County Career Center, 587 East Main Street, Suite 100, Batavia, NY.

What is the Vision of the GLOW WDB Youth Standing Committee?
"Guarantee that all youth have the skills, opportunities and support for success."

What are some responsibilities of the GLOW WDB Youth Standing Committee?

  • Oversee the youth funding under the GLOW Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Develop the portion of the GLOW WDB Local Plan that relates to Youth under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Oversee the Request For Proposal (RFP) to ensure WIA youth grants and contracts are awarded on a competitive basis
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of youth programs funded under WIA
  • Coordinating youth activities authorized by WIA
  • Ensure the following program elements are available to eligible youth in GLOW:
    1. Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to completion of secondary school, including dropout prevention strategies;
    2. Alternative school settings, as appropriate;
    3. Summer employment opportunities that are directly linked to academic and occupational learning;
    4. As appropriate, paid and unpaid work experiences, i.e., internships and job shadowing;
    5. Occupational skill training, as appropriate
    6. Leadership development opportunities, which may include community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social behaviors during no-school hours, as appropriate;
    7. Supportive services (i.e., childcare, transportation, work clothes)
    8. Adult mentoring for the period of participation and a subsequent period, for a total of not less than 12 months;
    9. Follow-up services for not less than 12 months after the completion of participation, as appropriate;
    Comprehensive guidance and counseling, which may include drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral, as appropriate

Next meeting: May 2, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main Street
Batavia, NY

Click here for the 10/4/2016 minutes

GLOW Youth Standing Committee MEETINGS
FOR 2017

Meetings will be held the 1st Tuesday of February, March, May, October and December.
The location of the meetings will be at the Genesee County Career Center, 587 East Main Street, Batavia.
Please note that an additional emergency meeting can be called at the request of the Chair.

Day Date Time
Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 2, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday October 3, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 5, 2017
Annual Meeting
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please note that an additional emergency meeting can
be called at the request of the Chair.

 

GLOW WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
YOUTH STANDING COMMITTEE
4/29/16

REPRESENTATIVES

VOCATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Linda Hesch, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

508 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14202
(716) 848-8066
Email: linda.hesch@nysed.gov

ORLEANS NIAGARA BOCES

Joe Steinmetz, Director for Career and Tech
Orleans Niagara Boces
3181 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn NY 14132
1-800-836-7510 X4447
Email: jsteinmetz@onboces.org

 

DEPT. OF LABOR

Darren Burdick, Manager, NYS DOL
587 East Main Street, Suite 100
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 344-2042, ext. 4420
Email: darren.burdick@labor.ny.us

MEMBER OF WDB WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN YOUTH POLICY

Tim Anderson, Account Executive, YC Chairman
Don Allen Insurance Agency
P.O. Box 23808,
Rochester NY 14692
(585) 586-8000
Fax: (585) 586-1672
Email: tanderson@donallenagency.com

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

*David Rumsey, Commissioner (CHAIRMAN)
Wyoming County DSS
466 North Main Street - P.O. Box 231
Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 786-8900 ext. 6220
Email: 56A373@dfa.state.ny.us

JOB CORPS

Melinda Maedl, Business and Community LIaison (SECRETARY)
11780 Tibbets Road
Medina NY 14103
(585) 798-7007
Email: maedl.melinda@jobcorps.org

EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH YOUTH

Matt Dussault, Youth Employment & Training Specialist (VICE CHAIRMAN)
Wyoming County Community Action
6470 Route 20A
Perry, NY 14530
(585) 237-2600
Email: mdussault@wccainc.org

 

YOUTH BUREAU

Mary Guldenschuh, Deputy Director
Livingston County Youth Bureau
6 Court Street
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 243-7047
Email: mguldenschuh@co.livingston.ny.us

 

EDUCATION

Robert Molisani, Superintendant
Caledonia-Mumfore Central School
99 North Street
Caldeonia, NY 14423
(585) 538-3410
Email: rmolisani@cal-mum.org

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Scott Gage, Director
Genesee County Job Development Bureau
587 East Main Street, Suite 100
Batavia NY 14020
(585) 344-2042 ext. 4423
Email: sgage@co.genesee.ny.us

YOUTH BUREAU

Jocelyn Sikorski, Director
Genesee-Orleans County Youth Bureau
2 Bank Street,
Batavia NY 14020
(585) 344-3960
Email: jsikorski@co.genesee.ny.us

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Kelly Kiebala , Director
Orleans County Job Development Agency
14016 Route 31
Albion NY 14411
(585) 589-2820
Email: kelly.kiebala@dfa.state.ny.us

GLOW WDB STAFF
Jay Lazarony
GLOW WDB Executive Director
GLOW Workforce Development Board
Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main, Suite 100
Batavia NY 14020
(585) 344-2042 or 1-866-674-4560, ext. 4212
Michele Nichols
Executive Assistant
GLOW Workforce Development Board
Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main, Suite 100
Batavia NY 14020
(585) 344-2042 or 1-866-674-4560, ext. 4239
Fax: (585) 344-3266
Email: mnichols@co.genesee.ny.us

NYS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Angel Cook
Workforce Program Specialist 3
NYS DOL
290 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 851-2733
Email: angel.cook@labor.ny.gov

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs
Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities

GLOW WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main Street, Suite 100
Batavia, New York 14020
Phone: 1-866-674-4560 ext. 4237
or 1-585-344-2042 ext. 4237
TDD/TTY: 1-585-344-2042 ext. 4261
FAX: 1-585-344-4495

Jay Lazarony
GLOW WDB Executive Director
Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main Street, Suite 100
Batavia, New York 14020
Phone; 1-585-344-2042 ext. 4212
Fax: 1-585-344-4495