Meeting Date and Time: October 27th, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Meeting Type: Special Meeting of the SEC Workforce Committee
Meeting Location: Virtual TEAMS
- Call to order
- Review of Goals & Objectives of Workforce Committee
- Workforce Plans
- Workforce Training
- Career Pathways
- Recommendations to the Full Council
Chair: Kelli Vallieres
Members: Marilyn Alverio, Ramón Arroyo, Andréa Comer, Avery Gaddis, Kelli Vallieres
Call to Order
Kellie-Marie Vallieres (KMV) asked if ready; Paige Rasid (PR) opened meeting.
KMV introduced herself; mentioned agenda. Described workforce role, requirements of application process. Discussed initial goals, criteria. Also spoke of training programs, curriculum around cannabis industry.
Shared preliminary work, what other states have; sharing PowerPoint presentation. KMV went through presentation; discussion regarding same ensued.
Andréa Comer (AC) discussed study that will be done by outside vendor. Discussion ensued. Avery Gaddis (AG) brought up question of 51%
KMV asked for any other questions / comments; making change to the war on drugs.
KMV asked for a motion to approve taking the draft document to council for review.
AG made the motion.AC seconded the motion.
The motion was unanimously approved.
KMV - Thank you and all in favor. Any opposed?
Ginne-Rae Clay (GRC) – You will need to have members verbally vote. Please unmute and vote please. PR can you call by name
PR - Kelly Vallieres; - Moved
PR - Marilyn, Alverio - Not here
PR - Ramón Arroyo - Yes
PR - Andréa Comer - Yes, Absolutely.
PR - Avery Gaddis - Yes
PR - That's the committee.
GRC – Question regarding Corey; PR responds
KMV sharing new PowerPoint. Discussion re different types of jobs w/in cannabis industry ensued – manufacturing, distribution, managers, etc.
KMV asks for feedback / ideas regarding training, education, etc.
AC discussions costs around training, potential business owners, distribution, security
KMV responds will investigate costs / funding; Innovation Fund, 4 community reinvestment
GRC responds re training; asking community to become more involved in recruitment; a discussion ensues
KMV responds will keep working on background of different training programs, getting more info, etc.
KMV then discusses recommendation to the full council; a discussion ensues; KMV thanks everyone for their input
KMV asks for motion to adjourn.
AC – Made the motion
KMV – Seconded the motion
KMV – Thanks all we are adjourned.
Minutes are a draft until approved at a future meeting.