Bay Area Council Launches 2023 Workforce Initiative
2023 promises to be a very big year for the Bay Area Council Workforce Committee. Significant new philanthropic funding opportunities have enabled the Council to retain two of California’s leading experts on Workforce Development. Mike Bernick is Counsel at Duane Morris LLP, and among his many accomplishments Mike is a former Director of the California Employment Development Department and a former member of the BART Board of Directors. Mike is a regular featured expert on local news stories related to jobs and employment as well as a contributor to Forbes. Patti Castro is the former Director of the Alameda Workforce Development Board as well as a long-standing member of the California Workforce Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Patti also co-founded the Greater Bay Area Rapid Response Roundtable dedicated to mitigating job loss experiences through partnerships with employers. Combined they have decades of experience in workforce development, and we look forward to a very active and productive year. For more information on this initiative and on our work on apprenticeships, please contact Senior Vice President Matt Regan.