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"Aligning Programs

  1. 1. Aligning Programs and Resources to Improve Access to Economic Opportunities for All <ul><li>Domenico “Mimmo” Parisi </li></ul><ul><li>National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippi State University </li></ul><ul><li>May 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>People are poor because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to work or earn enough </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide not to work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many are trapped in poverty because they are stuck in place: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical Exclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High Concentration of Poverty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Racial Divisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Residential Segregation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Annexation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. New Strategies to Overcome the Geography of Exclusion <ul><li>Align Programs and Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TANF-WIA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sector-Based Regional Approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WIRED </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look for Best Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance-Based Management </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Mississippi Integrated Workforce Performance System: A Tool for Building a More Competitive Workforce for the Jobs of the Future
  5. 5. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System <ul><li>The system consists of three parts: </li></ul><ul><li>Governor’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>State Workforce Investment Board </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Partners </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System Partners <ul><li>Mississippi Department of </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Security </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System Partners <ul><li>Mississippi Department of </li></ul><ul><li>Corrections </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System Partners <ul><li>Mississippi Department of </li></ul><ul><li>Human Services </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System Partners <ul><li>Mississippi Department of </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation Services </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System Partners <ul><li>Mississippi Department of </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System Partners <ul><li>Mississippi Community and Junior Colleges </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mississippi Consolidated Workforce System
  13. 13. Regional Approach <ul><li>Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>WIRED initiatives help develop innovative approaches to economic and workforce transformation by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging public-private partnerships to address the challenges associated with building a globally competitive and prepared workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying key regional assets and regional approaches to leveraging those assets in order to begin forming regional networks and unique regional identities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing workforce systems at community colleges that arm workers with the skills and credentials needed to keep and attract high-growth industries and high-paying jobs </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Integrated Performance Management Workforce System <ul><li>Do people get jobs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Percent who get a job after training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do people retain jobs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Percent who keep a job all year after training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do people get better jobs and better pay? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average earnings after training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are we meeting the demands of businesses? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of workforce and training supply </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Integrated Performance Management Workforce System Data Sources Data Compilation Data Reporting
  16. 16. Outcomes: Employment at Exit (FY2006) State: 61.6
  17. 17. Outcomes: Employment Retention (FY2006) State: 80.4
  18. 18. Outcomes: Total Earnings (FY2006) State: $21,729
  19. 19. Outcomes: Employment By Industry (FY2006)
  20. 20. Conclusions <ul><li>Aligning programs and resources, utilizing sector-based regional approaches, and identifying and deploying best practices really helps to move low-income families onto a path of self-sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty and the challenge of the knowledge-based economy </li></ul>

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