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Workforce Readiness P Presentation P

overview of WIA and workforce readiness, how business should be involved

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Workforce Readiness P Presentation P

  1. 1. Workforce Readiness: Who is Responsible? OKHR State Council Prepared by: Glenda Owen, PHR OKHR State Council Workforce Readiness Core Leader
  2. 2. <ul><li>“Our nation’s long-term ability to succeed in exporting to the growing global marketplace hinges on the abilities of today’s students.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>J. Willard Marriott, Jr. Chairman, Marriott </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“We must equip America’s students and workers with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s knowledge economy.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft </li></ul></ul>Notable Quotes: Business Leaders
  3. 3. Are They Really Ready to Work? <ul><li>Research report written by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SHRM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Conference Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership for the 21 st Century Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Voices for Working Families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>431 employers representing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 million employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US-based companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results from high school graduates </li></ul><ul><li>2 & 4 year college graduates </li></ul>
  4. 4. Improvements Needed <ul><li>Results of the study: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High school graduates were graded deficient: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing in English, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Written Communication, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professionalism & Work Ethics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two & Four year graduates were deficient: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing in English, Written Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Applied Skills Needed by Employers <ul><li>Professionalism & Work Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Oral & Written Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical & Social Responsibility </li></ul>
  6. 6. U.S. Chamber’s Report Card Education Effectiveness
  7. 7. U.S. Chamber’s Report Card: Education Effectiveness
  8. 8. U.S. Chamber’s Report Card: Education Innovation
  9. 9. Catalyst to Help Solve Problem Can the publicly funded workforce system be a catalyst to help solve some (or all) of the workforce readiness issues your organization and community are facing?
  10. 10. Workforce Investment Act (1998) <ul><li>4 Billion dollar program </li></ul><ul><li>3 Formula-funded streams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adults, Dislocated Workers, & Youth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Created State & Local Workforce Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated 17 workforce training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Created the nation’s One Stop Career Centers </li></ul>
  11. 11. 17 Mandatory Programs/ 4 Federal Agencies <ul><li>Department of Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Human Services </li></ul><ul><li>Housing & Urban Development </li></ul>
  12. 12. Optional Partner Programs <ul><li>H1-B High Tech Training Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Community College Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Faith-Based Initiative Grants </li></ul><ul><li>High Growth Job Training Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) </li></ul><ul><li>Incumbent Worker Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Other Federal, State and Local Training Grants </li></ul>
  13. 13. Oklahoma State Workforce Board Membership <ul><li>50 members comprise the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business (51%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Oklahoma’s Workforce Programs 11 Local Workforce Boards in Oklahoma 27 Local Labor Markets
  15. 15. Local Workforce Board Membership <ul><li>Representatives of business (Chairman) </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Elected Officials </li></ul><ul><li>Representative of Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Representative of Youth Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives: Delivery workforce services </li></ul><ul><li>Local school representative (K-12) </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Economic development agencies </li></ul><ul><li>One-Stop Partner representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Others as so appointed by the Governor </li></ul>
  16. 16. A Perfect Workforce Board Member? <ul><li>Someone who is PHR Certified </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who is SPHR Certified </li></ul>
  17. 17. Apply to Serve on a Workforce Board <ul><li>State: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact the Governor’s Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OK Department of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Development Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check with State Elected Representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local Board: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact your chief locally elected official </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact your local workforce board executive director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Board Responsibility: Opportunities to Engage <ul><li>Apply to be a board member. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as an industry cluster expert. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with the staff or the local workforce investment board. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a business partner on a state or federal grant opportunity for the local workforce investment board. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to your local board at a meeting. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Board Responsibility: Industry Workforce Needs <ul><li>Community Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Cluster Development </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Community Forums </li></ul>
  20. 20. One Stop Career Centers Logo Identifies a Career Center in OK Over 40 Sites in Oklahoma Locate the nearest Center:
  21. 21. One Stop Career Centers <ul><li>Designed to administer partner programs under WIA. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering 3 levels of service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training (Individual Training Accounts) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. One Stop Career Center Services <ul><li>Core Services are labor market information, initial assessment of skill levels, and job search and placement assistance. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also self help services (computers, fax, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intensive Services are available to eligible unemployed individuals who have completed at least one core service, but have not been able to obtain employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Training Services are available to eligible individuals who have met the requirements. </li></ul>
  23. 23. One Stop Career Centers’ Roles <ul><li>Empowering partners to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Raising funds through fee-based services, grants and contributions from partners and state and local government. </li></ul><ul><li>Better integration of partner programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved operations and service delivery (despite lack of direct funds for one-stop operations). </li></ul><ul><li>To work with both unemployed and underemployed citizens. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Career Centers’ Roles (Job Seekers) <ul><li>Ensures them ready access to needed services. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified staff to better understand all available one-stop services. </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation of case management systems and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Available labor market information </li></ul><ul><li>Business services center </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce wait time and duplication of services. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Career Centers’ Roles (Employers) <ul><li>Dedicated staff with special relationships with the business community. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing tailored services to meet employer needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Better understand the labor market. </li></ul><ul><li>Location to hold interviews and job fairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Business-related services </li></ul><ul><li>Re-training/employment services for employees </li></ul>
  26. 26. One Stop Career Center: Your Involvement <ul><li>Meet with center manager and business service staff </li></ul><ul><li>Share with staff the current skill needs of your organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about training grant opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a business advisor to the center. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct interviews at the center. </li></ul>
  27. 27. President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative The President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is designed to provide national leadership for a demand-driven workforce system that ensures no worker is left behind.
  28. 28. Phase Three Implementation Identify partnerships. Fund national models & demonstrations Measure results. Disseminate information throughout the workforce system. Phase Two Research & Analysis Validate & prioritize workforce challenges Conduct workforce development forums Develop solutions Compile findings President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative Phase One Information Gathering Identify high growth industries Conduct industry scan Identify workforce & industry leaders Conduct executive forums
  29. 29. President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative <ul><li>Advanced Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Geospacial </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul>
  30. 30. Reauthorization of WIA <ul><li>Key Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure funding of One Stops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional mandated programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith-based program funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local board membership changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Block granting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Advancement Accounts </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. How to Become Involved <ul><li>Legislatively </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for workforce readiness legislation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for investment in education and publicly funded training. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Federal Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As to be a volunteer as a business representative in an industry cluster study or discussion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of and involved with other federal education legislation. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. How to Become Involved <ul><li>State Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact state leaders on your state workforce board. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend the meetings! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with education leaders in your state. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watch weekly video from ODOE! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan a meeting with state representative about workforce readiness and accountability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of current state grants and tax credit opportunities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer to serve in some capacity as a volunteer. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. How to Become Involved <ul><li>One Stop Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit your local One Stop Career Center. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with center staff and leadership. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss business products and services available. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your workforce and training needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer in some capacity to the center. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your help is often needed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a guest speaker @ workshop </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in a survey </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 34. How to Become Involved <ul><li>Local Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with your local executive director or senior staff of your local workforce board. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with education leaders at all levels in your community and discuss workforce readiness issues facing your organization. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a partnership with local education and workforce boards and staffs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer to serve in some capacity. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. To Learn More about OK State Workforce Board Visit website at: <ul><li>Meeting Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Council and much more! </li></ul>
  36. 36. To Learn More about One Stop Centers
  37. 37. To Learn More about Workforce Boards
  38. 38. To Learn More about President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative