Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board

The Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership (MJSP) Board evaluates grant applications for all MJSP training programs and makes grant awards to partnering businesses and educational institutions.

In addition, the MJSP Board also has statutory authority over the state and federal Dislocated Worker Program, which provides training and services to laid-off Minnesota workers who meet specific eligibility requirements.

Members

By state law, the MJSP Board consists of 12 directors. The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) provides administrative support to the Board.

MJSP Board members and their contact information are listed below. Term expirations are listed in parentheses.

Members of the Executive Committee are identified by an asterisk after their names and terms.

Fay Beauchine (2016)
810 Great Oaks Lane
Eagan, MN 55123
651-454-7450
fpbeauh@comcast.net

Robert Campbell (2016) 
15560 Edgewood Court 
Eden Prairie, MN 55346 
612-308-7314 
robertcampbell47@aol.com

Katie Clark-Sieben - Chair *
Commissioner
Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Bldg.
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-259-7119
Fax: 651-296-4772
katie.clark.sieben@state.mn.us

Kathleen Dolphin (2016) 
President 
Dolphin Staffing 
17 Washington Ave. N., Suite 500 
Minneapolis, MN 55401 
612-371-7450 
Fax: 612-371-7485 
kad@dolphinstaffing.com

Twyla Flaws (2015) 
Personnel Manager 
Clow Stamping Co. 
23103 Cty Rd 3 
Merrifield, MN 56465 
218-765-2417 
twylaf@clowstamping.com

George Garnett
Director of Strategic Development
Summit Academy OIC
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Mpls., MN 55405
Phone: 612-278-5283 
ggarnett@saoic.org

Eric Kaler 
President 
University of Minnesota 
100 Church Street S.E., Suite 201 
Minneapolis, MN 55455 
651-626-1616 
upres@umn.edu

Bob Kill (2016) 
Governor Appointee/Nonprofit Rep.
President and CEO 
Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. 
310 4th Avenue South, Suite 7050 
Minneapolis MN 55415 
612-455-4208 
robert.kill@enterpriseminnesota.org

Shar Knutson (2015) 
President 
MN AFL-CIO 
175 Aurora Ave. 
St. Paul, MN 55103 
651-227-7647 
sknutson@mnaflcio.org

Edward Reynoso (2016) 
Political Director 
Minnesota Teamsters 
3001 University Avenue S.E. 
Minneapolis, MN 55414 
612-331-3456 
ateamster@msn.com

Steven Rosenstone 
Chancellor 
MN State Colleges and Universities 
Wells Fargo Place 
30 7th Street East, Suite 350 
St. Paul, MN 55101 
651-201-1696 
steven.rosenstone@so.mnscu.edu

Mary Russell (2016) 
Director of Leadership Support & Organizational Effectiveness 
Health Partners 
1492 Como Avenue 
St. Paul, MN 55108 
952-883-5385 
mary.m.russell@healthpartners.com

MJSP Board Designees:

Mary Nichols*
(Proxy for Eric Kaler)
Dean, College of Continuing Education
University of Minnesota
1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-624-1751
Fax: 612-624-1292
nicho039@umn.edu

Mary Rothchild 
(Proxy for Steven Rosenstone)
 
Senior System Director, Workforce Development
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities 
Office of the Chancellor 
30 7th Street East, Suite 350 
St. Paul, MN 55101 
651 201-1672
Fax: 651-296-3214
mary.rothchild@so.mnscu.edu 

Board Staff Contact:

Paul D. Moe, Director 
MN Jobs Skills Partnership Program 
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development 
1st National Bank Building, Suite E200 
332 Minnesota St. St. Paul, MN 55101 
651-259-7522 
paul.moe@state.mn.us

Meeting Schedule

All MJSP meetings are open to the public. Meetings will be held in the Minnesota Room at DEED headquarters, 332 Minnesota Street in St. Paul. No reservations are required to attend. However, visitors should check in with the DEED receptionist desk on the skyway level.

2015 MJSP Board Schedule:

Date

Monday, March 16, 2015, 10:30 a.m. 


Purpose

MJSP & DWP Business


Agenda    

  • Consideration of Partnership and Pathways grant applications
  • DWP Quarterly Update
  • LMI Economic Forecast
  • Consideration of Fund Movement from DWP to Other Allowable Uses
  • Consideration of DWP Independent Grantees in Award Tier and Basic Tier for FY16
  • Update on DWP Independent Grantee Certification/Decertification
  • Other

Application
Deadlines

4:30 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015, with the exception of Short Forms which are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015. Download the Request for Proposal


Date

Monday, June 15, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

Purpose

MJSP & DWP Business


Agenda    

  • Consideration of Partnership and Pathways grant applications
  • Consideration of DWP and MJSP FY16 budgets
  • DWP Quarterly Update
  • Other

Application
Deadlines

4:30 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015, with the exception of Short Forms which are due by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.


Date

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.


Purpose

DWP Business


Agenda    

  • DWP Quarterly Update
  • Consideration of MJSP Short Form Applications
  • Other

Application
Deadlines

4:30 p.m., Monday, August, 2015


Date

Monday, November 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m. 


Purpose

MJSP Grants


Agenda    

  • Consideration of Partnership and Pathways grant applications
  • Other

Application
Deadlines

4:30 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2015, with the exception of Short Forms which are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2015.


Date

Monday, December 14, 2015, 10:30 a.m. 


Purpose

DWP Business


Agenda    

  • DWP Quarterly Update
  • Consideration of MJSP Short Form Applications
  • Other

Application
Deadlines

4:30 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2015


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