Jobs, Education, and Workforce Standing Committee Policy Resolutions

75th Annual Conference (Los Angeles, 2007)

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73rd Annual Conference (Chicago, 2005)

72nd Annual Conference (Boston, 2004)

71st Annual Conference (Denver, 2003)

70th Annual Conference (Madison, 2002)

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68th Annual Conference (Seattle, 2000)

67th Annual Conference (New Orleans, 1999)

66th Annual Conference (Reno, 1998)

65th Annual Conference (San Francisco, 1997)

  • Mayor Involvement in Educational Partnerships incorporates the report from the Public Schools Task Force. It states that within collaborative partnerships the following should be considered: tough academic standards; adequate basic skills training; opportunities for youth to develop adult relationships; school-to-career efforts with goals for number of placements; mobilizing business community to assist in providing technology to schools; working with police chiefs and superintendents to increase safety. It states that mayors and superintendents should collaborate. It supports continued expansion of Title I and school-to-career programs. It supports increased funding at Department of Education to spur partnerships, a Mayor's Educational Initiatives Grant and a "Labor-Management Partnerships" program. It supports the President's School Construction program and funding for after-school programs. It urges study of impact of welfare reform on schools and research on early learning programs.
  • Corporation for National Service recognizes work of Corporation including Presidents' Summit activities and supports reauthorization of national service programs.
  • Support for America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth acknowledges the President's Summit which was held in Philadelphia in April 1997, supports the principles and goals of America's Promise: the Alliance for Youth, and encourages mayors to create "communities of promise" in their cities by increasing by an additional 10 percent the number of young people served by the five resources.
  • State and Local Workforce Development Coalition supports the principles in the coalition agreement developed by the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Counties, and The United States Conference of Mayors into the new workforce development legislation. The agreement would develop an employment, training and education system that would:
    • use the strengths of all levels of government;
    • grant states and localities flexibility to develop innovative programs;
    • consolidate more than 75 different employment and training and education programs into a single funding stream;
    • enhance responsibilities for the chief local elected official;
    • grant governors and states authority to develop and implement strong workforce developmnet policies and programs;
    • establish a network of workforce development areas to deliver services;
    • ensure leadership from governors, county and city officials to work together to ensure customer access to services leading to gainful employment;
    • utilize workforce boards in local system;
    • create a user-friendly, no wrong door or one stop approach;
    • establish national, state and local benchmarks based on return on investment strategy.
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