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Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda - Amended - October 14, 2021



Board Meeting Agenda - Amended

Virtual Meeting via Zoom or Phone

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Thursday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (MDT)

Mr. Mario Juarez-Infante—Board Chair

Ms. Alisa Estrada—Board Vice-Chair

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call and Abstentions

III. **Public Comment (3-Minute Limit)

IV. Approval of Agenda (Items marked with an asterisk * are considered consent agenda items as shown in the consent agenda section below. These items are approved with the motion to approve of the agenda unless a member requests that a specific item be removed for its own action. There is no discussion on these items).

V. Consent Agenda Items

a) *Approval of the September 16, 2021 meeting minutes

b) *Resolution 21 – 13 approves an amendment to the Follow-Up Services Policy

c) *Resolution 21 – 14 approves an amendment to the Supportive Services Policy

VI. Discussion, Consideration, and Possible Action Regarding

a) Resolution 21 – 12 approves the issuance of external partner access to the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System for online referrals between organizations in the workforce system.

b) Resolution 21 – 03 approves the PY21 Outreach Plan

c) Resolution 21 – 15 authorizes the administrative entity to issue a Request for Proposals for WIOA Youth services as a one-year contract for PY22 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023), with up to three years of renewals/extensions

d) Resolution 21 – 10 approves an amendment to contract agreement number PY21-WIOA-04 with Arbor E&T, LLC dba Equus Workforce Solutions to provide WIOA One-Stop Operator Services for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and authorizes the board chair or vice-chair to sign the agreement

e) Resolution 21 – 16 authorizes the Board Chair and Board Vice-Chair as signatory on the Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board bank accounts

f) Presentation on Career Pathways Plan

g) Meeting Packets

VII. Reports and Information Items

a) Committee Reports

i. One-Stop Committee

ii. Policy Committee

iii. Outreach Committee

b) Service Provider Reports: Alamo Navajo Schools, Equus, YDI

c) Administrative and Financial Reports

d) Update from DWS Liaison - Christina Garcia-Tenorio

VIII. Other

a) Member Input

IX. ***Public Comment (3-Minute Limit)

X. Next Meeting

a) Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

XI. Adjournment

**Public comments can be emailed to before October 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. All public comments will be read at the meeting in the order received.

***Public comments can be emailed during the meeting to All public comments will be read at the meeting in the order received.


The Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who wish to attend a public meeting. Please provide notification at least 72 hours before the meeting by calling (575) 744-4857. WIOA Title I-financially assisted programs and activities are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay New Mexico: 711 (Voice) or 1-800-659-8331 (TTY). Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.



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