(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced that he has selected Kermit Kaleba to serve as Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Council (WIC). Kaleba, who has served as interim director following the departure of Alison Gerber in November 1, 2013, begins his new role on Monday, April 21, 2014.
“Kermit has a deep knowledge of workforce development and training, and we are excited to have him lead a critical component of our efforts to strengthen the District’s workforce,” said Mayor Gray. “He is an established leader who can keep the Workforce Investment Council moving forward.”
Kaleba joined the Workforce Investment Council in May 2012 as a program manager and then was promoted to associate director in August 2013. Kaleba was responsible for oversight of the District’s eligible training providers, workforce intermediary strategy and year-round youth programs. He has also developed and maintained the certification process for DC American Job Centers. Prior to joining the WIC, Kaleba has held several leadership roles in which he analyzed policy regarding workforce training and development. He served as a senior policy analyst for the National Skills Coalition and as a senior policy specialist for the American Society for Training and Development. Kaleba earned a bachelor’s degree and J.D. degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He resides in Ward 6.
The Workforce Investment Council is a private-sector led board responsible for advising the Mayor, D.C. Council, and District government on the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of an integrated and effective workforce investment system. Members of the WIC include representatives from the private sector, local business representatives, government officials, organized labor, youth community groups, and organizations with workforce investment experience.
To learn more about the WIC, please go here.
- Chanda Washington, (DMPED) 202.727.6365