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Workforce Development In Ohio

  1. 1. Workforce Development in Ohio<br />Challenges and Solutions<br />
  2. 2. Skills Gap<br />CHALLENGE: Employers cannot find qualified workers for open positions<br />
  3. 3. Skills Gap<br />How big a challenge is recruiting non-managerial employees with the skills, training, and education your company needs?<br />Source: “Across the Great Divide”, Civic Enterprises Corporate Voices for Working Families, March 2011<br />
  4. 4. Current WorkforceEducational Attainment<br />Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2005-2009<br />CHALLENGE: Ohio cannot compete for Economic Development projects based on the education level of its workforce<br />
  5. 5. Bachelor’s Degrees and Higher<br />CHALLENGE: Ohio cannot compete for Economic Development projects based on the education level of its workforce<br />U. S. Bureau of the Census's Decennial Census, File SF-3, (2000 and earlier years) and the American Community Survey (2006).  <br />OH<br />EDR 4<br />
  6. 6. Of Every 100 9th Graders in Ohio…<br />CHALLENGE: It’s not getting any better.<br />Source: NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis. Student Pipeline - Transition and<br />Completion Rates from 9th Grade to College.<br />
  7. 7. It’s not getting better…<br />39% <br />of high school graduates require remediation in either math or English<br />Ohio Board of Regents: May 2010<br />19.24% <br />of kindergartners enter school needing “intense instruction”<br />ODE KRA-L Data Summary: July 2010<br />24% <br />of 8th Graders met no college readiness benchmarks <br />ACT College and Career Readiness Report: 2011<br />23% <br />of high school graduates met no college readiness benchmarks<br />ACT College and Career Readiness Report: 2011<br />
  8. 8. Workforce Development Solutions<br />Short-term – Document skill set of available workforce using ACT’s WorkReady System<br />Near-term – Increase the educational attainment of the adult population with industry recognized credentials<br />Long-term -- Increase funding and participation of pre-K education to provide the base for educational success<br />
  9. 9. Corporate Strategies for Overcoming the Talent Shortage<br />Source: Manpower Group, Talent Shortage Survey, 2011<br />
  10. 10. WorkReady System addresses the Talent Shortage<br />Additional training to existing staff<br />WorkKeys/NCRC has translated key human resource processes into a common language, facilitating communication and good decision making throughout the organization <br />Appointing people without skills, but the ability to learn<br />measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success.<br />Partnering with education to create curriculum<br />connects work skills, training, and testing for education and employers.<br />Improving the pipeline<br />Because WorkKeys measures skills valued by employers, students can use their results to get a better picture of their chances for success in the workforce and to improve areas where their skills are weak.<br />Redefining selection criteria<br />Take the guesswork out of hiring by comparing potential employees’ WorkKeys assessment scores with benchmarks based on occupational needs, rather than educational attainment<br />
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  12. 12. Ohio Jobs by Skill Level, 2018<br />Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services<br />Need for Industry Recognized Credentials<br />
  13. 13. Work and Learning Must Coincide<br />Over 80 percent of education leaders we surveyed identified financial pressures, such as needing to work, as a major challenge to students completing a post-secondary degree or credential at their institution. <br />42 percent of education leaders selected their students’ need to work as the single biggest obstacle to improving post-secondary completion rates at their institution <br />
  14. 14. Industry Recognized Credentials<br />Short-term training – allows adult students to get back to work quickly<br />Portable – recognized by multiple employers in multiple locations<br />Stackable – can earn college credit and lead to advanced degress<br />
  15. 15. Building for the Future<br />“Access to high-quality early education and learning opportunities is integral<br />to helping today’s children prepare for the highly competitive, fast-paced<br />global economy. ”<br />
  16. 16. Early Childhood Education = High ROI<br />Early childhood development programs that focus on at-risk families have shown annual rates of return ranging between 7 and 10% – far exceeding returns from typical economic development initiatives.<br />A study of New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Program found up to 50% less grade retention for first graders who attended at both ages three and four<br />Graduates of the Chicago Child-Parent Centers had 35% less grade retention and 26% less special education placement than their third-grade peers<br />SOURCE: The Talent Challenge 2: Ensuring Kindergarten Readiness by 2020, Ohio Business Roundtable, December 2010<br />
  17. 17. “If we are truly committed to developing world-class talent and putting Ohio on a path to economic prosperity and growth, we must invest where the research tells us we can have the biggest impact – the early years.”<br />SOURCE: The Talent Challenge 2: Ensuring Kindergarten Readiness by 2020, Ohio Business Roundtable, December 2010<br />