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Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC
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Workforce Florida presentation to FAPSC

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This presentation provides an overview of the workforce system in Florida as it prepares to deploy Recovery Act funds as an investment in 21st century talent solutions.

This presentation provides an overview of the workforce system in Florida as it prepares to deploy Recovery Act funds as an investment in 21st century talent solutions.

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  • 1. Educated Choices for Florida’s Future Staying Focused on 21st Century Talent and Smart Workforce Investments Steve Urquhart Vice President, Workforce Performance Workforce Florida, Inc. May 14, 2009
  • 2. Florida in transition … “perfect storm”
  • 3. Top Workforce Trends (2009) Welcome to the “new normal” … 1. Trimming perks and benefits 2. Upgrading talent rosters 3. Postponing retirement 4. Transferring skills 5. Relocating 6. Going back to the classroom Source: CareerBuilder Q2/2009 U.S. Hiring Forecast
  • 4. Trends: Skills and Classroom
  • 5. Today’s Workforce Challenge Helping Floridians find and retain employment during the current economic downturn with an eye toward securing the state’s future as the economy rebounds
  • 6. Tomorrow’s Workforce Challenge 8 Out of 10 New Jobs will require some post-secondary education and training …but Fewer Than Half of high school freshmen continue education beyond high school Complete Associate’s Enter Complete High Continue to or Bachelor’s Degree High School in 4 College in 6 Years School Years Immediately
  • 7. Rising to the Challenge Our Goals: • Maximize state and local partnerships to enable success in Florida’s communities • Maximize public and private investment in workforce development • Diversify Florida’s economy and talent base • Develop world-class talent, 21st Century skills!
  • 8. 3 Power of e economic development 3 employment education
  • 9. Defining Workforce Development • The people side of economic development • Helping workers and the businesses that employ them stay competitive • Enhancing skills through lifelong learning • Returning adversely affected workers to employment as soon as possible • Linking training and education to local/regional/state economic development priorities • Enabling individuals to earn wages that are self- sufficient to take care of themselves and their families
  • 10. Conventional wisdom
  • 11. Debunking “conventional wisdom”
  • 12. “Reality check” …
  • 13. Public workforce “interventions”
  • 14. New rules of engagement …
  • 15. BIG opportunity!
  • 16. Wrong question …
  • 17. Right question!
  • 18. The Bottom Line: • Florida’s economic future depends on the strength of its workforce • Economy and talent requirements are changing rapidly • Skilled talent is in high demand
  • 19. Florida’s Talent Generation System Univ./ Career K-12 Higher Colleges Ed Florida Florida TECHNOLOGY (VIRTUAL) leadership businesses • Governor • Current • Legislature • Prospective • WFI • Entrepreneurs PHYSICAL FOOTPRINT • EFI • … • Board of Governors • Fla Chamber INVENTORY •… Banner Non- CAPE Ctrs trad.
  • 20. $787 Billion needs a logo!
  • 21. Workforce Tools • Federal Training Funds • Quick Response Training • Incumbent Worker Training • Targeted Occupations List • Labor Market Data • Employ Florida Marketplace
  • 22. Workforce Tools Federal Training Funds • $1,250,000,000 - dislocated worker employment and training activities; • $1,200,000,000 - youth activities, including summer employment for youth; • $400,000,000 - Wagner-Peyser activities; • $250,000,000 specificically to support reemployment services for unemployment insurance claimants; • $500,000,000 - adult employment and training activities
  • 23. Workforce Tools Federal Training Funds • $750,000,000 - competitive grants for worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industry sectors, •$200,000,000 - dislocated worker assistance national reserve; •$50,000,000 - YouthBuild activities
  • 24. Workforce Tools ARRA Funding for Florida’s Workforce • Florida’s workforce system will receive $165 million in federal stimulus funds over three years. • Formula distribution for grants: •$19.6M adult job training; •$43.3M summer youth programs; •$81.4M dislocated worker program; •$20.6M for job placement assistance. • Majority of funds are distributed to Regional Workforce Boards - local impact.
  • 25. Workforce Tools ARRA Funding Opportunity •ARRA provides for competitive grants for worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industry sectors $750 million • $500 million is targeted for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy as defined in the Green Jobs Act • $250 million for projects in high growth/ emerging sectors with priority for projects that prepare workers for careers in the health care sector and projects that are tied to Recovery Act investments (e.g., infrastructure)
  • 26. Workforce Tools Quick Response Training (QRT) • Established in 1993 • Provides grant funds for customized entry- level skills training for: • New and existing/expanding Florida businesses • Creating new high-quality jobs in qualified target industries • Customized training not available at local level
  • 27. Workforce Tools Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) • Established 1999 • Provides expense reimbursement grants to businesses for the purpose of providing skills upgrade training to currently employed full- time workers • “For profit” companies • Full-time existing employees • Company responsible for 50% of direct training costs
  • 28. Workforce Tools Targeted Occupations List • Provides Florida Department of Education training codes and corresponding community college degrees • High-skill/high-wage positions according to state wage definitions • Can assist educational institutions in guiding students toward career paths/jobs in Florida that pay good wages • Helps keep talent in Florida
  • 29. Workforce Tools Labor Market Statistics Timely and reliable labor statistics improve economic decision- making and include data such as: • Employment & Wages: current employment, projections & wages by industry and occupation, occupational profiles & career information • Labor Force: Labor force, employment, unemployment & unemployment rates • Economic Indicators: Florida Price Level Index, Consumer Price Index, income and unemployment claims data • Population: age, race, gender, income, veteran’s status & education information
  • 30. Workforce Tools Employ Florida Marketplace • Provides one point of entry to Florida’s workforce system for job seekers, employers, students, training providers and others looking for workforce services and resources anywhere in the state • Links all workforce services – state and local – to each other • Also offers services by telephone – (866) FLA-2345
  • 31. Workforce Tools Access to Federal Workforce Training Funds • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • 32. Workforce Tools • Targeted Occupations List • Quick Response Training • Labor Market Data • Incumbent Worker Training • Employ Florida Marketplace • Lifelong Learning Opportunities • Federal Training Funds All available at www.employflorida.com
  • 33. Building Competitiveness through Effective Partnerships • Align workforce and education to state priorities • Build stronger educational pipeline • Expand opportunities for continuous learning • Enhance workers’ career management abilities • Strengthen work supports for retention and advancement Source: The Next Generation of Workforce Development Policy: Connecting Workforce & Economic Development National Governors’ Association
  • 34. Next steps to connect: What you can do • Connect, convene and dialogue with all partners • Instill urgency and focus • Get involved! • Be a part of your region’s workforce solutions “What can we do better together than apart?”
  • 35. Building Florida’s Future Investing in developing Florida’s talent is more important now than ever Consider: • Florida is on track to become the nation’s third-largest state • More than 70 percent of the current labor force will still be in the state’s workforce in 2020, underscoring the need for lifelong learning and skills development Florida’s Workforce System is: Coping with the economic slowdown by: Keeping business needs on the radar Training workers for jobs in growing industry sectors Developing innovative new solutions through our partnerships Preparing for the future by: Bolstering talent pipeline development Focusing on sectors that diversify the state economy Supporting job creation
  • 36. Workforce Florida, Inc. 1580 Waldo Palmer Lane Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 921-1119
  • 37. Rules of (talent) attraction? #1. Scarcity of attractive, meaningful employment (e.g., high value, high wage jobs) #2. Attractiveness of place - creative class factors not available in Florida, e.g. culture, intellectual and artistic outlets, etc. #3. Perceptions of long-term outlook for Florida's financial health (e.g., failing to make appropriate investments in talent, innovation, technology, etc)
  • 38. FLORIDA’S LEADERS ROI Customer Financial Targeted Strategic Investments Plan OUTCOMES/EFFECT Balanced Diversified PARTNERSHIPS Scorecard Talent Base Innovation Learning/Growth
  • 39. Mercer model: Gap analysis

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