Cwdc champ advisory council meeting jan 27


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  • Introduce the Council
    The Council’s role as a convener
    By aligning, we can do this-
    The Council accomplishes this by aligning the efforts of economic development, education/training, workforce development, government and business stakeholders at the local, regional and state levels. We convene partners, leverage resources and work to remove communication and regulatory barriers in order to help businesses create jobs, retain jobs and access a highly competitive workforce.
  • - Very high level reminder of Blueprint and Key Industry Process
    Here are the Core Objectives of the Colorado Blueprint. 14 KINs.
    Industry plans are organized by the 6 core objectives of the Colorado Blueprint, so a business plan will exist for each of the core objectives in each of the identified industries.
    Core Obj V has led to big conversations around how we educate and train the workforce of the future, as all industry stakeholders have shown a strong interest in this area.
  • You can see that the common outcomes from Core Obj V are centered around what we’re talking about here today- improving perception and awareness of career paths, increasing hands on work experience, identifying career pathways by industry, and getting our educators and counselors exposed to various industries and the careers of today and tomorrow. So, it’s clear to see we’re on the right path with our work…
  • There is debate about where the skills gaps lay, but we all agree there is a gap
    As the facts in the video demonstrated, job growth has been level or barely climbing, and we must work with fewer resources- we must do more with less.
  • Here are figures from a couple studies specifically around skills gap and meeting industry needs
    We need to continue to have the conversations about how we will address this issue.
  • When we think about meeting industry needs in order to decrease the skills gap and increase job growth, we look to these three systems to meet businesses needs
    New realities have been wake up call for public partners- wf, edu, and economic development. We need to work together to better align resources to meet your needs. The needs of businesses.
  • Sector Partnerships are regional collaborations of business and industry with workforce development, economic development, and education and other partners working collaboratively to ensure that workers are prepared to meet the needs of a targeted industry, in that geographic region.
    Surely the concept of Sector Partnerships is not new to you- many of you have been exposed to this type of partnerships at the local level, in your regions, and/or you may have attended the Sectors Summit, and for those of you who attended yesterday’s afternoon session about The Sector Approach, you heard how a sector partnership has worked in Pueblo
  • Together, and aligned, these systems work in unison to create a vital economy, where at the local level,
    industry clusters inform the development of career pathways through the sector partnership- this way specific industry needs are met and incorporated into the education systems to ensure all systems are aligned to meet businesses needs. And the synergies from the partnerships create a natural mechanism for sharing timely information as systems evolve.
  • Colorado Piloted Sector Partnerships over 3 years ago, this resulted in 10 successfully established sector partnerships, which resulted in 72 industry specific employers/partners engaged and over 1200 unemployed and incumbent workers have received industry recognized credentials. This work laid the foundation for how Colorado does business with business
    Touch on the timeline
  • Sector partnerships are all about employing employers and having them LED the conversations and partnerships.
    Employers are partners, not customers.
    Right in line with CAEL
    CWDC working with CAEL, CHAMP and 1165 team to ensure one seamless industry engagement process.
  • Cwdc champ advisory council meeting jan 27

    1. 1. Connecting the Dots Preparing the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow Emily Templin Lesh, CWDC
    2. 2. CWDC Vision: Every Colorado business has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan has access to meaningful employment, resulting in statewide economic vitality. CWDC Mission: To create a business-focused system that integrates the work of economic development, education, training, workforce development, government and business stakeholders in creation of and access to a highly competitive workforce. Goals: Increased Jobs * Increased Employment A Competitive Workforce * Customer Satisfaction
    3. 3. Core Objectives of Colorado Blueprint I. Build a Business Friendly Environment II. Recruit, Grow and Retain Businesses III. Increase Access to Capital IV. Create and Market a Stronger Colorado Brand V. Educate and Train the Workforce of the Future VI. Cultivate Innovation and Technology
    4. 4. Core Objective V : Educate and Train the Workforce of the Future Common Themes 1. Improve the perception & awareness of career paths 2. Increase opportunities for hands on experience 3. Identify career pathways by industry 4. Teachers need industry experience: on-going training opportunities for educators from industry experts (externships)
    5. 5. Sector Partnerships Building upon Colorado’s partnership in Sector Partnerships to implement the Colorado Blueprint. What Are Sector Partnerships? Industry specific regional partnerships, led by business in partnership with economic development, education, and workforce development. PUT THE NAME OF YOUR COMPANY HERE
    6. 6. National Perspective New Realities: EDUCATION, WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT I.There is increasing debate about a skills mismatch in our economy. II.We are witnessing deep and long-term impacts from stagnant job growth. III.We must address these challenges with fewer resources.
    7. 7. New Realities: Skills Mismatch EDUCATION, WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT • 64% of companies say they cannot find qualified applicants for management, scientific, engineering or technical positions. -McKinsey Survey • 67% of small and midsize manufacturers report moderate to severe workforce shortages, and they predict this will get worse not better. -National Manufacturing Institute Survey
    8. 8. Sector Strategies Coming of Age: EDUCATION, WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT I. Education II. Workforce Development III. Economic Development
    9. 9. Evolution of CO Sector Partnerships • 2009-2012 • 2013 • 10 Established Partnerships • Jan 2013: Sectors Summit: The Next Generation • 72 industry specific employers/partners engaged • • Over 1200 unemployed and incumbent workers have received industry recognized credentials Over 30 partnerships launching or expanding across the state • CWDC providing ongoing training, intensive coaching, and capacity building for local programs to design and implement • 93% received industryrecognized credentials • 83% entered employment, retained or advanced in their jobs • Annual Sector Academies PUT THE NAME OF YOUR COMPANY HERE Constant • Sector Strategies Steering Committee, now SubCommittee of CWDC
    10. 10. Get Involved! Learn More • Visit the toolkit! Connect • • Emily can connect you with your local convener! Upcoming Mirco-Summits! Resources • • Monthly Peer networking calls! Feb 3rd at 1pm. for more info. Sectors Summit II: May 19th and 20th
    11. 11. Contact us: Emily Templin Lesh, Assistant Director Colorado Workforce Development Council 303-318-8470
    12. 12. Creative Commons Attribution Workforce Solutions by Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at