Nominee Bio- As the Director of Workforce Development for Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, I work with job seekers and employers to strengthen the quality of workforce and develop career opportunities for tomorrow’s economy. I hold an Masters of Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in Public Sector Human Resources. I am a Certified Career Coach and a Certified Workforce Development Professional with a business endorsement.
What is your vision for the workforce development profession? Our Profession is an occupation founded on leading and creating a systemic approach to workforce. We have the responsibility to champion the alignment of workforce and educational programs to address high priority sectors and local needs. We must provide clear leadership in the future of workforce in the 4th industrial revolution.Through this approach, I believe employers will find the qualified staff they need and job seekers the career they want.
Do you have a particular interest area or passion in workforce development? My interest in Workforce Development is centered on leading policy development, personal branding and preparing for the future of work in the age of disruption.
Why do you want to serve on the Board? I am dedicated to actively cultivate strategically planned policy development to fulfill workforce needs. I am committed to assisting in the development of the Annual Conference and trainings to better prepare us as professionals to meet the expectations of business partners, educational partners, and clients.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the profession today and how can NAWDP address that challenge? The biggest challenge facing us today is the future of workforce. First, jobs are changing. We don't know what we don't know. Many jobs today didn't exist 10 years ago. Jobs such as "Social Media manager" or Mobile App developer" weren't
even on our radar. Second,the values of tomorrows workforce is also changing. People are looking for more work/life balance. Our organization must help both business and educational partners prepare for jobs of the future.