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Workforce Development Update

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Workforce Development Update

  1. 1. Workforce Needs Analysis & Strategic Planfor the NC Southeast Region Cluster Targets P RESENTATION TO THE T ECHNICAL A DVISORY G ROUP BY R EGIONAL T ECHNOLOGY S TRATEGIES February 8, 2012
  2. 2. Project scope reminder 2 Analyze the target clusters for the region Past and projected economic performance Opportunities in existing & emerging clusters Compare needs within the economy and target clusters to workforce capabilities Analyze workforce & education resources available in the region Determine gaps and issues
  3. 3. Project scope, cont’d 3 Provide information and resources on the region’s economic & workforce assets that can assist in marketing the region Develop a series of strategies that respond to the workforce cluster needs Integrate workforce strategies with economic development strategies Build action steps that outline roles and responsibilities
  4. 4. The region’s target clusters 4 Transportation &  Building product logistics materials Aerospace & aviation  Food processing & agri- Renewable & non- business renewable energy  Metalworking Added on analysis of knowledge jobs
  5. 5. Project scope deviation 5 It became increasingly apparent that we needed to spend more effort on both biotechnology & defense sectors Reasons:  Integrated relationships of target clusters and defense and biotech  Crosscutting training needs  Working relationships between economic developers, workforce/educational providers, and between defense sector and biotech
  6. 6. Progress Made to Date 6 Data  Educational data  Commuting patterns  Educational Attainment  Analysis of employment data  Supply chain opportunities Surveys  Education providers  Industries Interviews  Community colleges, UNC systems and campuses  Economic developers and companies
  7. 7. Progress Made to Date, continued 7 Cataloging best practices and determining applicability in the Southeast Developing preliminary market strategies/materials Developing potential goals and strategies Interviews Presentations to stakeholders Writing draft report
  8. 8. Overview of the Regional Employment 8 2011 Regional Employment: 545,400 (Includes: self-employment, private, and public sector) 2006- 2011 Employment Growth: 3% 2011-2016 Employment Growth (proj.): 9% (50,298 new jobs injected into the regional economy)
  9. 9. Targeted Clusters 9 Agribusiness, Building Food Aerospace & Transportation Product Energy Metalworking Processing, & Aviation & Logistics Materials Technology 2011 Employment 24,756 2,342 8,501 20,744 2,785 11,288 New jobs 1,032 652 1,007 2,342 57 900 Replacement Needs 3,770 211 1,056 2,298 179 849Total Demand by 2016 4,802 863 2,063 4,640 236 1,749
  10. 10. Aerospace Employment Change, 2001-2016 10
  11. 11. Lead Aerospace Occupations, 2011 11Occupation Jobs % of JobsAircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 300 14.9%Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 133 6.6%Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 121 6.0%Machinists 82 4.1%Industrial engineers 69 3.4%First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 66 3.3%Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 59 3.0%Team assemblers 50 2.5%Mechanical engineers 50 2.5%Logisticians 42 2.1%Sheet metal workers 38 1.9%Production, planning, and expediting clerks 33 1.6%Business operation specialists, all other 31 1.5%Engineering managers 30 1.5%Aerospace engineers 24 1.2%Industrial engineering technicians 24 1.2%
  12. 12. Agri-Business Employment Change, 2001- 2016 12
  13. 13. Lead Agri-Business Occupations, 2011 13Occupation Jobs % of JobsSlaughterers and meat packers 2,550 10.2%Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 2,516 10.1%Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 775 3.1%Packers and packagers, hand 664 2.7%Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 643 2.6%Helpers--Production workers 481 1.9%Maintenance and repair workers, general 438 1.8%First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 426 1.7%Industrial truck and tractor operators 409 1.6%Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 408 1.6%Butchers and meat cutters 375 1.5%Team assemblers 332 1.3%Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 295 1.2%Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 285 1.1%
  14. 14. Selected Target Occupations, 2011 14Occupation Jobs % of JobsTruck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 4,231 6.3%Slaughterers and meat packers 2,550 3.8%Electricians 1,243 1.8%Team assemblers 1,202 1.8%First-line supervisors/managers of production workers 1,007 1.5%Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 940 1.4%Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 749 1.1%Sheet metal workers 464 0.7%Carpenters 437 0.6%Machinists 370 0.6%Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 342 0.5%Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 306 0.5%Industrial machinery mechanics 298 0.4%Computer-controlled machine tool operators 230 0.3%Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 229 0.3%Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 205 0.3%Industrial engineers 200 0.3%Mechanical engineers 193 0.3%Civil engineers 159 0.2%
  15. 15. Knowledge Workforce 15 How we defined “Knowledge Workers” About the knowledge workforce  177 various occupations  30,500 jobs in 2010  5.5% of the total employment  2010-2015 growth rate: 12% Highly Concentrated Occupations  Nuclear technicians – 2.37  All other social scientists and related workers – 2.25  Chemical equipment operators and tenders – 2.04
  16. 16. Where are the Knowledge Workers? 16 Management Business & financial Computer & mathematical Architecture & Engineering Life, Physical, & Social Science Production
  17. 17. Potential Goals & Strategies 17 Develop NCSE Regional Collaborative STEM Strategies Explore Development and/or Enhancement of Specialized Community College Programs Needed to Support NCSE Target Cluster Business & Industry Recruitment & Growth Increase Advanced Manufacturing and maintenance skills that are important to the NCSE target sector industries and also other industries
  18. 18. Potential Goals & Strategies, cont’d 18 Increase the pipeline of skilled workers needed by the growing NCSE target industries  Prepare future workers with appropriate STEM skills  Recruit and train young adults and career changers  Identify career opportunities for transitioning dislocated workers  Target separating military personnel Explore opportunities to offer industry recognized skills certifications to students and workers in advanced manufacturing education and training programs Recommend Regional Strategies to Further Advance Engineering and Engineering Technology Capacity in the NCSE Region
  19. 19. Potential Goals & Strategies, cont’d 19 Develop Education and Training Capacity to Support NC Military Business Center Identified Workforce Needs Critical to Economic Development Opportunities Explore and Develop NCSE Regional Entrepreneurial Assistance Strategies Highlight Cutting-Edge Regional Assets, Initiatives, and Workforce Development Strategies that Create Economic Vitality for the NCSE Region
  20. 20. Regional Technology Strategies, Inc. Chris Beacham - cbeacham@rtsinc.org Corinne Cain - cain@rtsinc.org Susan Seymour - saseymour@nc.rr.com http://www.rtsinc.org

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