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National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum 2013 Presentation

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National Association of Workforce Boards presentation - Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Grant Associates Inc.

National Association of Workforce Boards presentation - Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Grant Associates Inc.

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  • 1. A Michigan Works! Agency Workforce Development: Addressing Detroit’s Changing Business Landscape NAWB Forum 2013
  • 2. A Michigan Works! Agency Pamela Moore, President and CEODavid Baker Lewis, Chair, Detroit Workforce Development Board Calvin Sharp, Chair, Detroit Employment Solutions Board
  • 3. MissionRevitalize Detroit by cultivating local workforce talentto align with the needs of the business community……through partnerships with key workforce agencies,faith- and community-based organizations, educationand training institutions, philanthropic, economicdevelopment and government entities.
  • 4. Who Are We?• City of Detroit designated administrative and fiscal agent (July 1, 2012)• Michigan non-profit corporation• Michigan Works! Agency• 26-member policy board• 11-member corporation board• 36 employees and growing• 20 service providers• 3 one-stop service centers – Employment and business services
  • 5. Workforce FundingFederal Funding Agencies State Funding AgenciesDOL – Department of Labor LARA (WDA) – Department of Licensing andDHHS – Department of Health and Human Services Regulatory Affairs (Workforce Development Agency)DOJ – Department of Justice MEDC – Michigan Economic Development Corporation Locally Funded Public Programs WIA – Workforce Investment Act Public-Private TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Privately Funded Partnerships WP – Wagner Peyser Programs TAA – Trade Adjustment Assistance $ FAET – Food Assistance Employment & Training Supply Demand Job-Seekers Employers Key Stakeholders: Mayor, DEGC (Detroit Economic Growth Corporation), Workforce Agencies, Community-Based Organizations, Training Providers, Chamber, Post-Secondary Institutions Political Landscape
  • 6. Priorities For Our WorkYouth• Enhance year-round program• Create K-12 career pathways• Engage disconnected youth• Build youth services networkWork Readiness• Identify universal assessment tools• Basic skills upgrade• Employability skills• Technical skills/trainingEmployer Engagement/Solutions• Detroit Talent Hub• Convener, collaborator• Cluster/sector strategist
  • 7. Economic and Workforce Development Collaboratives• Governor’s cluster approach• Re-alignment of training programs and Business Services Division resources• IT systems• Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN)• Initiatives: – Detroit Registered Apprentice Pilot Program (D-RAPP) – Community Ventures – Infrastructure Jobs – Detroit Future City – Urban Strategies
  • 8. The Detroit Economic Growth CorporationDedicated to Detroit’s Growth We’re All Business.
  • 9. Detroits Workforce System • A multi-faceted system of public, private and philanthropic funded programs • Dueling Customers: – Employers – Job Seekers • Primary Funder & Matchmaker - Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, a Michigan Works! Agency
  • 10. Detroit Strategic Framework Plan • Long-term strategic decision- making framework • Strategic directions that guide the overall plan: – returning unproductive land to productive usedetroitworksproject.com – providing economic opportunity for all Detroiters
  • 11. Detroits Four Major Job Opportunity Areas • Detroit is not a one industry city! – Education & Medicine – Industrial – New Economy – Local Entrepreneurs • Wide range of job opportunities for Detroiters with varying skill sets in each Area.
  • 12. Job growth is key to Detroits future • Stability of Detroits future will require growth within its existing business base • Detroit must remain competitive to attract the knowledge-based companies that value a Detroit location
  • 13. Future economic growth must be equitable • Greatest opportunity for impact in labor force participation is to have a high school degree and some college. • Detroits 25-64 population without a high school degree is 60% higher than the U.S. rate of 13%.
  • 14. Education & Medicine • Education & Training • Healthcare and related professions • Locations: – Midtown – McNichols Corridor
  • 15. Industrial • Automotive • Construction • Food Processing • Metals • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Locations: • Mt. Elliot, Southwest, Eastern Market, Corktown
  • 16. New Economy • Information Technology • Creative Sectors • Locations: – Downtown – Midtown – Corktown
  • 17. Local Entrepreneurship • Local Business to Business (B2B) • Informal Economy – ProsperUS Detroit
  • 18. Employment Centers • Detroit has natural employment centers that can target industries (building, land availability) • Create more dense pockets of economic activity
  • 19. Next Steps...• Enhancing the corridors of economic activity• Coordinating planning activities to prioritize redevelopment of districts to attract more business activity in Detroit• Process should be efficient, predictable and transparent
  • 20. Questions & Comments Malinda Jensen Director of Business Development Detroit Economic Growth Corporation 313.237.4632 mljensen@degc.org
  • 21. What We Do • Program design and development • Sector work • One-stop operations • Special populations • Consulting10,000 placements this year atcompanies like: • Education/workforce collaboration • Business services
  • 22. Understanding the Economic LandscapeMeeting with:• Economic development agencies• Chambers of commerce• Industry associations• Economists• Businesses
  • 23. Aligning Strategies• Identify growth sectors, informed by DEGC• Quarterly meetings• Integrate business development team• Cross-sell services• Leverage
  • 24. Success StoryDetroit Manufacturing Systems, an auto components manufacturer• A joint venture of Rush Group• Leases 480,000 sq. ft. of industrial space in Gateway Industrial Park• 65% of Park is leased to other auto-related enterprises• Investing $29M in machinery/equipment leasehold improvements• Received $9M in incentives from municipal and state governments• New location opening requiring more than 600 new staff members• More than 300 hires between August 2012 and March 2013• 2-to-1 recruit-to-hire ratio
  • 25. Results 175 1471businesses placements served
  • 26. Questions?Doug CotterVice PresidentGrant Associates, Inc.P: 917-817-6167dcotter@grantassociatesinc.com

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