NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference

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NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference

  1. 1. Building Globally Competitive Regions:Coordinated Approaches to Economicand Workforce DevelopmentNAWDP 2012 Annual ConferenceMay 7, 2012
  2. 2. http://tipstrategies.com/geography-of-jobs/
  3. 3. Outline• Skills shortage: fact or fiction and what does it mean for #econdev and #workdev?• Why coordinating #econdev and #workdev is so difficult and what we can do about it• Promising models—federal and state trends shaping environment for collaboration and how regions are respondingMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  4. 4. http://www.statesman.com/business/state-could-face-shortage-of-skilled-trade-workers-2295654.html
  5. 5. Meme (mēm)Unit of culturalinformation, such as a practiceor idea, that is transmittedverbally or by repeated actionfrom one mind to another
  6. 6. http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/May 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  7. 7. Manufacturing: Highest Priority? Annual MedianRank Occupation Openings Wage1 Sales and related 920,329 $13.262 Office and administrative support 747,477 $14.815 Business and financial operations 410,511 $23.128 Healthcare practitioners and technical 332,311 $32.169 Transportation and material moving 328,948 $14.6410 Production 266,598 $14.9913 Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 213,697 $14.0316 Computer and mathematical science 139,654 $32.5518 Community and social services 100,676 $16.40 Source: EMSI. Annual openings are 2006-2011. Median wage is 2011.May 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  8. 8. Projected Openings (No Degree) Annual Median TrainingOccupation Openings Wage RequirementCustomer service representatives 111,781 $14.53 ModerateTruck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 65,317 $17.95 ShortBookkeeping, accounting, audit clerks 52,532 $15.47 ModerateLicensed practical, vocational nurses 38,912 $18.96 Postsec awardMaintenance and repair workers 37,908 $15.95 ModerateInsurance sales agents 35,206 $16.25 Postsec awardConstruction laborers 28,259 $14.57 ModerateIndustrial truck and tractor operators 21,249 $14.20 ShortMedical assistants 21,249 $14.20 ModerateAutomotive service techs & mechanics 20,728 $18.14 Postsec award Source: EMSI. Annual openings are 2006-2011. Median wage is 2011.May 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  9. 9. Skilled Trades Shortage? (Texas)• 2,500 job postings out of 367,000 total jobs in skilled trades (0.7% posting/job ratio compare to 0.9% for all occupations)• Job Printers (9.2%), Stationary engineers and boiler operators (5.5%), Numerical tool and process control programmers (4.8%)• Machinists (0.5%), Welders (0.4%)Source: EMSI, Indeed. Definitions of skilled trades by SOC from Virginia Manufacturers Association.May 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  10. 10. More Urgent Shortages? (10x avg) Computer specialists 33% Physician assistants 29%Occupational therapist assistants 23%Agricultural & food science techs 14% Chemical engineers 14% Sales engineers 14% Speech-language pathologists 13% Sales managers 12% Occupational therapists 12% Physical therapist assistants 10% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%Source: EMSI, Indeed. Data is for Texas, selected occupations with at least 300 job postings.May 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  11. 11. http://nistmep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2012/04/26/skills-gaps-or-wage-gaps/
  12. 12. Retiring Boomers70% Total Occupations60% Skilled Trades 51%50% 46%40% 37% 36%30%20% 12%10% 6% 4% 5% 0% 19-24 25-44 45-64 65+Source: EMSI.May 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  13. 13. Why does this matter?• Not just an academic argument—important implications for policy• Employer-driven or people-driven?• Need better insight to drive investments and regional partnershipsMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  14. 14. Coordinating #econdev and #workdev
  15. 15. Why is this so difficult?• #econdev is usually reactive, secretive, and negotiated under unforgiving timelines• Most companies and #econdev practitioners have poor understanding of #workdev• Performance measures are usually not aligned in a way that motivates collaborationMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  16. 16. #Econdev Pearls of Wisdom• #Workdev is where unemployed people go to get benefits• What does #workdev know about industry?• We can always go to #workdev later for training moneyMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  17. 17. How I Learned toStop Worrying and Love Economic Developers Image by: fivetwelvestudios.com
  18. 18. Partnership Opportunities• Economic developers love data. They just don’t want to have to do it themselves.• Economic developers love grants. They just don’t want to have to write them or master the nuances of federal agencies.• Economic developers love winning. Help them see workforce as a competitive advantage.May 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  19. 19. http://www.wfscapitalarea.com/images/stories/full%20report_state%20of%20workforce.pdfMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  20. 20. Look for opportunities to align programs, such asusing the WIB board as CEDS committee or using the same data analysis for environmental scans, target occupations, and CEDS annual update.
  21. 21. http://clustermapping.us
  22. 22. http://clustermapping.us
  23. 23. http://www.statsamerica.org
  24. 24. http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation
  25. 25. Custom Regions allowsyou to get past the data challenges of service area boundaries. http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation
  26. 26. http://www.statsamerica.org/innovation
  27. 27. http://www.pennyrilefuture.com
  28. 28. http://www.reditn.com
  29. 29. Federal/State Context:Washington & Governors Go “Bottom-Up”
  30. 30. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/11/jobs_accelerator.html
  31. 31. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/21/we-can-t-wait-obama-administration-announces-steps-boost-rural-economy-p
  32. 32. http://www.nado.org/mobilize-maine-asset-based-regional-economic-development/
  33. 33. With direct and deliberate consideration and a new collaborative learning process, effective bridges can be built between areas that are experiencing innovation-driven growth and those that are economically distressed. http://www.spurinitiative.org/
  34. 34. http://www.unitedtribestech.com/news/story/102711_02.aspMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  35. 35. Wordle™ of remarks prepared for delivery by Matt Erskine, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for EconomicDevelopment, at National Association of Development Organizations 2012 Washington Policy Conference in Arlington, VA, on March 20, 2012.
  36. 36. http://nyworks.ny.gov
  37. 37. http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/OEDIT/OEDIT/1251595201376
  38. 38. http://ceds.alabama.gov
  39. 39. http://www.nctomorrow.org
  40. 40. Summary: #Workdev Call To Action• Challenge conventional wisdom and help us improve our understanding of #workdev• Be aggressive about pursuing new federal inter-agency funding opportunities• Think broadly about opportunities for partnerships and take risksMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference
  41. 41. Brian Kelsey, PrincipalCivic Analytics LLCbrian@civicanalytics.com512-731-7851 http://civicanalytics.com @brianjkelsey facebook.com/economicdevelopment linkedin.com/in/brianjkelseyMay 7, 2012 | NAWDP 2012 Annual Conference

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