National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum 2013 Presentation
A Michigan Works! Agency Workforce Development: Addressing Detroit’s Changing Business Landscape NAWB Forum 2013
A Michigan Works! Agency Pamela Moore, President and CEODavid Baker Lewis, Chair, Detroit Workforce Development Board Calvin Sharp, Chair, Detroit Employment Solutions Board
MissionRevitalize Detroit by cultivating local workforce talentto align with the needs of the business community……through partnerships with key workforce agencies,faith- and community-based organizations, educationand training institutions, philanthropic, economicdevelopment and government entities.
Who Are We?• City of Detroit designated administrative and fiscal agent (July 1, 2012)• Michigan non-profit corporation• Michigan Works! Agency• 26-member policy board• 11-member corporation board• 36 employees and growing• 20 service providers• 3 one-stop service centers – Employment and business services
Workforce FundingFederal Funding Agencies State Funding AgenciesDOL – Department of Labor LARA (WDA) – Department of Licensing andDHHS – Department of Health and Human Services Regulatory Affairs (Workforce Development Agency)DOJ – Department of Justice MEDC – Michigan Economic Development Corporation Locally Funded Public Programs WIA – Workforce Investment Act Public-Private TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Privately Funded Partnerships WP – Wagner Peyser Programs TAA – Trade Adjustment Assistance $ FAET – Food Assistance Employment & Training Supply Demand Job-Seekers Employers Key Stakeholders: Mayor, DEGC (Detroit Economic Growth Corporation), Workforce Agencies, Community-Based Organizations, Training Providers, Chamber, Post-Secondary Institutions Political Landscape
Economic and Workforce Development Collaboratives• Governor’s cluster approach• Re-alignment of training programs and Business Services Division resources• IT systems• Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN)• Initiatives: – Detroit Registered Apprentice Pilot Program (D-RAPP) – Community Ventures – Infrastructure Jobs – Detroit Future City – Urban Strategies
The Detroit Economic Growth CorporationDedicated to Detroit’s Growth We’re All Business.
Detroits Workforce System • A multi-faceted system of public, private and philanthropic funded programs • Dueling Customers: – Employers – Job Seekers • Primary Funder & Matchmaker - Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, a Michigan Works! Agency
Detroit Strategic Framework Plan • Long-term strategic decision- making framework • Strategic directions that guide the overall plan: – returning unproductive land to productive usedetroitworksproject.com – providing economic opportunity for all Detroiters
Detroits Four Major Job Opportunity Areas • Detroit is not a one industry city! – Education & Medicine – Industrial – New Economy – Local Entrepreneurs • Wide range of job opportunities for Detroiters with varying skill sets in each Area.
Job growth is key to Detroits future • Stability of Detroits future will require growth within its existing business base • Detroit must remain competitive to attract the knowledge-based companies that value a Detroit location
Future economic growth must be equitable • Greatest opportunity for impact in labor force participation is to have a high school degree and some college. • Detroits 25-64 population without a high school degree is 60% higher than the U.S. rate of 13%.
Education & Medicine • Education & Training • Healthcare and related professions • Locations: – Midtown – McNichols Corridor
New Economy • Information Technology • Creative Sectors • Locations: – Downtown – Midtown – Corktown
Local Entrepreneurship • Local Business to Business (B2B) • Informal Economy – ProsperUS Detroit
Employment Centers • Detroit has natural employment centers that can target industries (building, land availability) • Create more dense pockets of economic activity
Next Steps...• Enhancing the corridors of economic activity• Coordinating planning activities to prioritize redevelopment of districts to attract more business activity in Detroit• Process should be efficient, predictable and transparent
Questions & Comments Malinda Jensen Director of Business Development Detroit Economic Growth Corporation 313.237.4632 firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do • Program design and development • Sector work • One-stop operations • Special populations • Consulting10,000 placements this year atcompanies like: • Education/workforce collaboration • Business services
Understanding the Economic LandscapeMeeting with:• Economic development agencies• Chambers of commerce• Industry associations• Economists• Businesses
Aligning Strategies• Identify growth sectors, informed by DEGC• Quarterly meetings• Integrate business development team• Cross-sell services• Leverage
Success StoryDetroit Manufacturing Systems, an auto components manufacturer• A joint venture of Rush Group• Leases 480,000 sq. ft. of industrial space in Gateway Industrial Park• 65% of Park is leased to other auto-related enterprises• Investing $29M in machinery/equipment leasehold improvements• Received $9M in incentives from municipal and state governments• New location opening requiring more than 600 new staff members• More than 300 hires between August 2012 and March 2013• 2-to-1 recruit-to-hire ratio