Education and Workforce Development, TN Basic Economic Development Course 2013

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Education and Workforce Development, TN Basic Economic Development Course 2013

  1. 1. Jan McKeel,ExecutiveDirectorSouth Central TNWorkforceAllianceWORKFORCEDEVELOPMENT
  2. 2. Is WFD different from economic development?Is WFD part of economic development?WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
  3. 3. Where do you find WFD partners?What can WFD partners add to economicdevelopment?WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
  4. 4. PARTNERSEconomicDevelopmentEmployment Education
  5. 5.  Employment & Training Organizations Workforce Boards – State & Local Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development US Department of Labor – Regional & National Offices Associations such as the US Conference of Mayors WorkforceDevelopment Council, National Association of Workforce Boards Technical Schools, Community Colleges, & Universities Local Leadership – Presidents, Provosts, Directors, Boards Subject Matter Experts including Deans & Faculty K-12 Education Local Leadership – Directors, Superintendents, Boards Career & Technical Education Directors FacultyWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
  6. 6.  Local Government, Industrial Boards, ECD Councils, &Chambers of Commerce Associations & Sector Interest Groups Targeted Employment Groups, such as VocationalRehabilitation, Goodwill, Veterans Services, and OffenderPrograms Business & Industry, including small business clustersWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
  7. 7.  Recruitment & screening of applicants Assessments Career Readiness Certificates Employer identified tools Industry Specific Training Special classes if necessary Initial investment to start new programs Incumbent Worker Training OJT funding for new hires Scholarships for individual jobseekers Availability and analysis of Labor Market InformationWORKFORCE BOARD TOOLS
  8. 8.  Determine overall trends in the region Determine where to invest funds for new training Determine availability of specific skill sets Determine wages by percentile in specific occupations and/orindustries.LABOR MARKET INFORMATION
  9. 9. TrainingConferenceCenterCareerCenterEntrepreneur&AcceleratorCommercialDevelopment
  10. 10. TRAININGhttp://www.trainatnorthfield.org/schedule.php
  11. 11. CONFERENCE CENTER
  12. 12. CAREER CENTER
  13. 13. Job Loss fromSmall BusinessClosureGREATRECESSION• More job loss from closures and layoffs than gains fromcompanies starting and expanding than prior two downturns.• Very small firms were hit the hardest with 50% of job losscoming from companies with fewer than 20 employees,compared to 10% in 1990-91, and 2% in 2001.• Much more job loss from business failure, much less jobcreation from company formation, and more concentrated inthe smallest businesses.
  14. 14. ENTREPRENEUR & ACCELERATOR
  15. 15. ENTREPRENEUR & ACCELERATOR
  16. 16. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  17. 17.  Job Fairs and Recruitmentefforts by our CareerCenter system haveresulted in 3,000+applicants, assessments,and 850 hires. Of these 850 employees,SCTWA has awarded OJTcontracts (The Big Hire)totaling over $50,000. Plans are to reach over1,400 hires by the end of2013 – well ahead ofinitial plans which calledfor 400 positions!WorkforceDevelopmentEffortsIBEXGLOBAL
  18. 18. Jan McKeel,ExecutiveDirectorjan.mckeel@sctworkforce.orgSouth Central TNWorkforceAllianceQUESTIONS?THANKS FOR YOURPARTICIPATION!

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