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OHCD Hosts March 2014 WIB Quarterly Meeting, Featuring National Skills Coalition Executive Director Andy Van Kleunen

March 14, 2014
OHCD convened the NYC Workforce Investment Board for its first quarterly meeting of the year - and of the de Blasio Administration.  Andy Van Kleunen, the Executive Director of the National Skills Coalition, addressed the WIB and shared perspective on recent national developments as well as key themes for New York City.
See the meeting agenda (in PDF)
Read the meeting recap (in PDF)


Mayor de Blasio Delivers First State of the City Address

February 10, 2014
Mayor de Blasio delivered his first State of the City address, where he laid out his agenda to strike at inequality and create more opportunity for working New Yorkers.  OHCD Executive Director Michelle Light attended along with many City and State officials in a packed auditorium at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.
Read the Mayor's remarks


OHCD Launches Redesigned and Updated “Find a Class” Tool for Adult Education

January 30, 2014
OHCD today launched a newly-redesigned and updated "Find a Class" online tool that allows people to search for publicly-funded adult education opportunities in their neighborhood. It is possible to search sites by type of class offered at the site, borough, ZIP code, nearby subway line, and/or name of the organization.
Search the online tool
Read basic step-by-step instructions (in PDF)


OHCD Attends US Conference of Mayors 82nd Annual Winter Meeting

January 23, 2014
OHCD Executive Director Michelle Light attended the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual winter meeting in Washington, DC and was re-elected to serve on the USCM Workforce Development Council board of trustees.  More than 280 mayors convened for this gathering, meeting with Congressional leadership, Administration officials and nine Cabinet secretaries (such as Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez) to urge Congress to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to spur job creation and economic growth in America’s cities and metropolitan areas.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the attendees at Thursday morning’s plenary session, speaking to his fellow mayors about their leadership and being on the forefront of progress in America.
See the USCM full agenda (in PDF)
Read Mayor de Blasio’s full remarks

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