Itag Green IT 041410

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Presentation given at PSU GV campus April 2010 by Jim Lauckner

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  • History In 1999, key individuals from the private, public, and educational sectors aligned to unify the IT industry in Chester County with a focus on workforce development targeting the future workforce by promoting technology careers to local high school and college students. 2. In 2006, ITAG expanded its vision to include communications technologies and was renamed the Innovative Technology Action Group. 3. ITAG re-organized to become a High Priority Occupation Regional Industry Partnership representing Information and Communication Services Technology industries supported by funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry 4.The new ITAG brought with it innovative ideas creative people dynamic initiatives and a renewed sense of purpose To create and sustain a regional partnership in Southeastern Pennsylvania that encourages technology companies and companies that use technology to grow their businesses in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace The ITAG Mission is accomplished by working closely with participating companies, economic development agencies, and education/training partners to leverage workforce and business development resources on behalf of ITAG members.
  • There’s a PA Green Jobs report Prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Jan 2010
  • Pennsylvania is among the states with the highest number of green jobs. Advanced workforce policies and wise investments have made the state a national leader in creating and fostering a green economy.
  • there are approximately 350,000 jobs across all five of the identified green sectors. The largest (59 percent) is Energy Efficiency with almost 206,000 jobs and more than 21,800 establishments. The other sectors are: Renewable Energy (Sample employers: wind turbine builders and electric utility companies) Clean Transportation (Sample employers: aircraft manufacturers and transportation management companies) Pollution Prevention & Environmental Cleanup (Sample employers: scientific research facilities and water treatment builders) Agriculture & Resource Conservation (Sample employers: corn farms and energy consulting companies)
  • Future parts of The Pennsylvania Green Jobs Report will include: 􀂃 An inventory of green education and training capacity 􀂃 Additional information about careers in Pennsylvania’s green industry sectors 􀂃 Job task analyses of emerging and evolving green occupations
  • 1 - High Priority Occupations are those targeted by the commonwealth for workforce investment training monies because they are in-demand by employers, pay a family-sustaining wage and have higher skill requirements. Although the titles listed above are traditional occupations, many of the job duties performed by workers are expected to evolve as a direct result of investments in the five green sectors. 2 Considerably aided by this Recovery Act grant, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry will undertake several activities, in coordination with other state agencies, Local Workforce Investment Boards, Industry Partnerships and employers to enhance its labor market infrastructure and gather information about this emerging economy, including: (1) Economy-wide employer surveys — to estimate current and anticipated green jobs, critical occupations, unique skill needs and potential skill shortages; (2) Employer focus groups and training needs surveys to augment traditional labor-market tools and more precisely define employers’ training needs; (3) Inventory of green education and training capacity drawing on the knowledge of Industry Partnerships and Local Workforce Investment Boards; (4) Job task analyses of emerging and “evolving” green occupations that enable customization of green curricula and assessment tools; and (5) Creation of an automated career tool (with information on wages, career paths and education/certification requirements) to market green jobs to job seekers.
  • ITAG is committed to supporting the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's Industry Partnership Program and values the resources offered for workforce education and training ITAG seeks to provide value-add business support services and resources to our industry clients. 3. ITAG is committee to cross-industry collaborations, as technology is seen as the backbone of industry, scaffolding all sectors For example, ITAG’s youth initiative GETT featured technology-based, hands on activities in technologies including Agriculture, Bioscience, Computer Forensics, Energy, Health Care, and Robotics. 4. The ITAG Board enjoys representation from Regional Workforce Investment Boards which inform partnership training activities and initiatives 5. The ITAG Board is designing support systems for ITAG participating companies and is collaborating with regional initiatives to support dislocated workers. 6. ITAG strives to sustain training and outreach programs to incumbent workers, dislocated workers, and youth
  • The employees listed here represent the current ITAG Board, however they only partially represent the scope and breath of ITAG’s Corporate, Educational, Governmental and Workforce Development Partners Comment Briefly the benefits to participating in the ITAG partnership include: Access to regional incumbent worker training grants Workforce training and education funds / programs Shared resources for business support Recruiting assistance Assistance growing the pipeline of qualified workers Opportunities to influence curriculum Support for dislocated workers Networking with key policy makers and funding sources Personal story regarding how became involved in ITAG and how ITAG has benefited
  • Itag Green IT 041410

    1. 1. Agriculture Industry Partnership Bioscience Industry Partnership Chester County Healthcare Partnership ITAG-Innovative Technology Action Group Smart Energy Initiative Regional Career Education Program Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Workforce & Economic Development Chester County/SEPA
    2. 2. Partnership Overview <ul><li>The ITAG Mission to promote Information Technology, Communications, and Technological Processes, to all companies and individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania as a means to become more effective in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>This is accomplished by working closely with and servicing participating ITAG companies, economic development agencies, and education/training partners to develop the tech workforce and help businesses succeed by using technology effectively. </li></ul>
    3. 3. JOBS THAT EMPLOY WORKERS IN PRODUCING OR OFFERING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT: • PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY; • CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF RESOURCES; • PREVENT POLLUTION; • CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT; AND • PROMOTE THE REDUCTION OF EMISSIONS Green IT Jobs and Opportunities Pennsylvania defines green jobs as:
    4. 4. The Pennsylvania Green Jobs Report <ul><li>State and federal policies are driving investment in </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania’s green sectors. Between 2010 and </li></ul><ul><li>2012, $10 billion in public and private investment in </li></ul><ul><li>the green economy will be a catalyst for generating </li></ul><ul><li>115,000 jobs. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Energy Efficiency (This is the area where Green IT jobs are mostly focused. ) </li></ul><ul><li>Includes efforts to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings and in industrial processes. </li></ul><ul><li>It also includes efforts to improve new buildings’ efficiency, to reduce energy lost in distributing electricity and to cultivate demand management (reducing the “peak </li></ul><ul><li>demand”), because there’s a higher possibility of pollution when the system is strained. </li></ul>Pennsylvania’s green jobs are located, primarily, in five industry sectors:
    6. 6. Green jobs fall into three categories: <ul><li>Emerging : including occupations such as energy auditors of buildings and other systems, wind technicians working with wind turbines, geothermal installers, solar panel installers </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving: including occupations such as construction workers skilled in commercial building, who are mastering new skills, allowing them to become expert conservation retrofitters </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional: including occupations such as construction laborers working on green building job sites… </li></ul>
    7. 7. So where and what are the jobs? <ul><li>Some are here now such as in Energy Efficiency roles: Energy Auditors*, Energy Engineers*, Environmental Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Management Analysts. </li></ul><ul><li>On Nov. 18, 2009 Pennsylvania received a $1.25 million competitive Labor Market Information Grant, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to help develop green labor market information for Pennsylvanians. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Future Opportunities <ul><li>Continue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to work with Gov’t at Federal and State levels to ID jobs, training and the work that needs to be done </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value -added Business Resources and Support Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work On Regional Cross-industry Initiatives via the WIBs, CareerLink and the Industry partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investigate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique opportunities to Train and Place Dislocated Workers </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Employer Participation

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