Minneapolis Workforce Council

The Minneapolis Workforce Council was created by Public Law 97300, October 19, 1982 (Job Training Partnership Act) as amended by Public Law 102-367, September 7, 1992, to provide policy and program guidance for all activities under the Job Training Partnership Act in the City of Minneapolis.   There are 19 members appointed by the Mayor, to a two-year term, with a list of appointees submitted to the Governor for certification. Ten (10) members must be business representatives – at least half should represent small business, including minority business; additional members must be chosen to represent the public employment service (1), labor (2), education (2), community organizations (1), vocational rehabilitation organizations (1), economic development (1) and public assistance agencies (1). The chair of the council must be from the private sector and shall be appointed by the Mayor. Applicants may not have active contracts with METP. Applicants must be City residents. The residency requirement may be waived for an officer or director of an organization that pays property taxes to the City of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Employment and Training Program Web Site: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/metp/

 

There are currently eleven vacancies: 

Seat 1: Mayoral appointment; representative of large business; terms from immediately to 06/30/15;

Seat 2: Mayoral appointment; representative of large business; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16;

Seat 3: Mayoral appointment; representative of large business; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16;

Seat 6: Mayoral appointment; Business Reps, small Business and Minority; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16;

Seat 7: Mayoral appointment; Business Reps, small Business and Minority; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16;  

Seat 10: Mayoral appointment; Rep from one of the following: Business Reps, Large Business Reps; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16; 

Seat 11: Mayoral appointment; Rep from one of the following: Public employment service, labor, education, community organizations, vocational rehabilitation organizations, economic development, and public assistance agencies; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16; 

Seat 13: Mayoral appointment; Rep from one of the following: Public employment service, labor, education, community organizations, vocational rehabilitation organizations, economic development, and public assistance agencies; terms from immediately to 06/30/15;

Seat 14: Mayoral appointment; Rep from one of the following: Public employment service, labor, education, community organizations, vocational rehabilitation organizations, economic development, and public assistance agencies; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16; 

Seat 18: Mayoral appointment; Rep from one of the following: Public employment service, labor, education, community organizations, vocational rehabilitation organizations, economic development, and public assistance agencies; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16; 

Seat 19: Mayoral appointment; Rep from one of the following: Public employment service, labor, education, community organizations, vocational rehabilitation organizations, economic development, and public assistance agencies; terms from 07/01/2014 – 06/30/16; 

Application review process will begin on Friday, May 2, 2014. Applications are available by clicking on the application links:Application form: in MS Word or Adobe PDF; and Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire MS Word or Adobe PDF

or by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at openappointments@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2244. Persons may apply on their own behalf, nominate others for consideration or inform the Office of the City Clerk of persons to whom they wish application materials be sent.Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk.

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382 

Questions?

Board Contacts:     Matt Kruger, 612-673-6236, Matt.Kruger@minneapolismn.gov  
                               Deb Bahr-Helgen, 612-673-6226, Deb.Bahr@minneapolismn.gov
City Clerk Contact: Jozie Nummi, 612-673-2244, openappointments@minneapolismn.gov

Selection Process: Applications are considered by the City Clerk to the Minneapolis Workforce Council, Mayor, and City Council President Staff. Applications are reviewed and selected by the Mayor. Non-City residents may be reviewed by the Community Development Committee for recommendation to the full City Council.

Note: Meetings are typically held bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the odd months at 7:30 a.m. The location varies as does the time and day of the meetings.   There is no compensation for attending meetings. The Board meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

If you need this material in an alternative format please call Lance Knuckles at (612) 673-2919 or email Lance.Knuckles@minneapolismn.gov.  Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.

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Last updated Apr. 24, 2014