SLATE Executive Director Elected President of Training and Employment Administrators of Missouri

Holmes to lead a group of Executive Directors from the 14 workforce development areas in Missouri to help develop a competitive workforce in our state

July 24, 2017 | 2 min reading time

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St. Louis, July 24, 2017 – The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, Michael K. Holmes, was elected President of Training and Employment Administrators of Missouri (TEAM) by his colleagues on Thursday, July 20, in Jefferson City, Missouri.

TEAM is an association of local leaders serving as capacity builders and advocates for the workforce development system in our state. Its membership consists of Workforce Development Board (WDB) Executive Directors from the 14 workforce investment areas in Missouri.

As a member of TEAM for almost nine years, Holmes previously served as the organization’s President from 2011 through 2014. This year, he was nominated once again, and elected to serve as President of the organization.

Part of TEAM's mission is to be a catalyst for affecting change, establishing policy, and providing leadership in the workforce investment system to supply employers with a competitive workforce. TEAM also works to provide job seekers with training and employment opportunities leading to careers that enhance individual financial security, and the economic climate of regions and communities throughout the State of Missouri.

“In my capacity as TEAM President, I will continue to lead this extremely dedicated and capable membership to develop closer relationships with each other and the Division of Workforce Development (DWD). Armed with a big-picture strategy, organized and united Missouri workforce development boards will effectively learn from each other, sharing ideas and best practices. Together, we will resolve key issues related to the workforce, set priorities, and achieve goals with each and every job-seeker and business in our communities,” said Holmes. “I believe such joint efforts will provide mechanisms for economic growth in our region for years to come.”

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