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Workforce Development Overview for the Defense and Homeland Security Consortium on May 12, 2008 by Opportunity, Inc. and the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development

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DHSC Meeting (Opp Inc -PCFWD Presentation)

  1. 1. Workforce Development Overview for the Defense and Homeland Security Consortium May 12, 2008
  2. 2. Workforce Development …the Big Picture <ul><li>BUSINESS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s ensuring the quantity and quality of workers needed to support growth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WORKERS AND STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s gaining the skills to land and keep well-paying jobs </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>FOR THE REGION </li></ul><ul><li>It’s facilitating an expanding economic base and, in turn, enabling a higher standard of living for 1.6 million individuals who call Hampton Roads home </li></ul><ul><li>A Wealth Creation Strategy </li></ul>Workforce Development …the Big Picture
  4. 4. <ul><li>Employers are having difficulty filling jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Segment of Labor Force remains untapped or unready </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs require increased skill levels </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of change requiring updated skill sets </li></ul><ul><li>Aging workforce and changing demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Labor is a global commodity </li></ul>Workforce Development …the Big Picture
  5. 5. <ul><li>CHALLENGES </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnect between job availability and worker awareness of job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnect between occupational opportunities and education / training response </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnect between workers and employers </li></ul>Workforce Development …the Big Picture
  6. 6. <ul><li>IT WILL REQUIRE… </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment of People, Programs, Resources </li></ul>Workforce Development …the Big Picture
  7. 7. Who we are / What we do <ul><li>Authority of the Board established in WIA </li></ul><ul><li>Members Appointed by the Chief Local Elected Officials </li></ul><ul><li>Business Majority </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Oversee Local Workforce Development Initiatives </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>LEADERSHIP ROLE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Workplace Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Market-Driven Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Build a Comprehensive System </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressively Engage Other Stakeholders </li></ul>Who we are / What we do
  9. 9. THE RESULTS WILL BE… <ul><li>INCREASED INDIVIDUAL WEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASED CORPORATE COMPETITIVENESS </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASED REGIONAL PROSPERITY </li></ul><ul><li>THE REGION WILL EXPAND ITS ECONOMIC BASE ON THE STRENGTH OF ITS GREATEST ASSEST – HUMAN CAPITAL </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strategies / Initiatives <ul><li>Priority One – Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal One – Produce students who are prepared for academic growth, careers and personal success. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priority Two – One-Stop Service Delivery System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal Two – Help employers successfully employ the region’s available labor pool. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Strategies / Initiatives <ul><li>Priority Three – Awareness, Intelligence Gathering and Sharing, System Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal Three – Build awareness of the importance of workforce development, provide information for the system to better respond to business workforce needs and create partnerships that build system capability and capacity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priority Four – Diversify Funding Base and Provide for Sustainable Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal Four – Continuously improve the workforce development system to exceed customer expectations. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Overview of the Workforce Investment Act Key Principles <ul><li>The Workforce Investment Act is based on several key principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>streamlined services through a one-stop delivery system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>empowering individuals to make informed choices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>universal access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a strategic role for local boards and the private sector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>improved youth programs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Overview of the Workforce Investment Act WIB Responsibilities <ul><li>General Responsibilities of WIB in Partnership with CLEOs: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a regional workforce development strategic plan </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit and select training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate relationships and enter into agreements with strategic partners </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct oversight of training programs </li></ul>
  14. 16. WIA and Grant Programs <ul><li>WIA Adult Program - provide universal access to job search and placement services as well as career counseling and training for adults determined to be in need. </li></ul><ul><li>WIA Youth Program - provide comprehensive year round youth workforce development services to low income in-school and out of school youth ages 14 to 21. </li></ul><ul><li>WIA Dislocated Worker Program - provide access to job search, placement services, career counseling and re-training. </li></ul>
  15. 17. WIA and Grant Programs <ul><li>Rapid Response Grant (25% Funds) - provide access to job search, placement services, career counseling and re-training to dislocated workers who lose their employment as a result of mass layoffs or closures at specifically designated companies. Provided comprehensive services to early 4,000 individuals impacted by the Ford Plant closure </li></ul>
  16. 18. WIA and Grant Programs <ul><li>WIRED – Comprehensive $5 Million, 3 year project aimed at regional economic transformation and mitigating BRAC impact and worker dislocations by focusing on growing port related Transportation Warehousing and Distribution industries. Strategies emphasize the increased use of technology including modeling and simulation (M&S). </li></ul>
  17. 19. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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