Roll Call/Establish Quorum

  • Chair Tiffany Rotondo presided over the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7:34 a.m. Roll call was taken and a membership quorum was present.

Members Present

Alan Mindlin
Amy King (Ruth Pineda)
Anna Cobb
Barbara Szczepaniak
Beatris Gonzalez
Bernie Szczepanski
Calvin Giles
Carol Simler
Christine Torres
Dan Allen
Diana Robinson
Ian Hardie
Jane Clark
Greg Bedalov
Joseph  Cassidy
Kate Wollensak
Lisa Dixon
Marilyn Liwanag
Mary Keating
Tiffany Rotondo
Barry Saltzman
Tom Wendorf
Debbie Gaspari
Kevin Bass

Members Absent

Dan Deasy
Darlene Ruscitti
Jeffrey Feucht
Terry Jarman
Laura Crawford
Michelle Arnold
Mike Kish
Paul Seputis
Penny Clancy
Jim Gamache
Tamryn Hennessy

Others Present

Jamie Brown
Lisa Schvach
David Sabathne

Public Comment

  • There was no public comment.

Review of October 23, 2019 minutes

Motion to approve by Greg Bedalov     
Second by Terry Jarman
All ayes, motion APPROVED

Training Provider Approvals

The following programs have been submitted for approval: Alpha Truck Driving School, Illinois College of Nursing (Practical Nursing), Indiana Tech (Graduate Certificate in Project Management, Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, Graduate Certificate in Marketing), Premier Technology Consultants (IT Management +6, Scrum Product Owner Certified)

  • Motion to approve by Mary Keating
  • Second by Alan Mindlin
  • All ayes, motion APPROVED

One-Stop-Operator Update

Dave presented the OSO report, there have been changes to the report. The report now reflects the referrals made to the partner agencies in the Center. Referrals are broken into three categories: WDD referrals, partner referrals and human service referrals. Dave explained that every customer completes a navigation form which contains questions designed to generate referrals based upon the responses given. For October-December, there were 645 responses to the navigation form. Overall, the most referrals are being made to WDD for training and job search services.

WIOA Fiscal Report

Joe Cassidy presented the fiscal report. Expenditures are on track, the Center is meeting the Minimum Training Expenditure (50%) requirement and is also on track to meet the 80% expenditure requirement by 6/30/2020.

WARN Report

Jamie presented the WARN report. The Rapid Response Liaison continues to make presentations to companies about services. There was an information session conducted in Spanish at Pheasant Run. WDD has partnered with World Relief to assist laid off employees from Plated Fulfillment Center as many of them are immigrants.  Lisa explained that it is critical to reach the Dislocated Workers, especially those who are not on a career pathway. Marketing efforts are underway to attract those workers into the Center.

workNet DuPage Update

Lisa provided the workNet DuPage update. Lisa reminded the group she has been working on the Local Plan for the Center and reviewed the highlights.  The Local Plan aligns with the State and Regional Plans which are all being developed. The Local Plan will require Board approval, it will be sent out for comments and suggestions. It will be posted for public comment for 30 days as well. Approval is required by 3/30/2020.

Illinios Workforce Innovation Board Presentation

Tom Wendorf, Local WIB and IWIB member presented to the group. Tom discussed the structure and responsibilities of the IWIB and how those relate to the Local boards across the state.

Video Success Story: Healthcare Talent Pipeline

workNet DuPage and Edward-Elmhurst hospital partnered to deliver incumbent worker training to employees at Edward. The program has been successful and Edward plans to run another cohort in the summer.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:01 a.m.