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#EDbridgeWD
Economic Development and
Workforce Development Collaboration-
Some Best Practices and Case Studies
March 5, 20...
#EDbridgeWD
Camoin Associates (www.camoinassociates.com)
specializes in providing economic development
solutions to both p...
#EDbridgeWD
Nobody knows what they are doing…
Once you are comfortable with that idea,
anything is possible.
#EDbridgeWD
Education Philosophies Tensions
Academic Knowledge
vs.
Skills Based
#EDbridgeWD
Economic Development:
Implementation of business
development and quality of
life policies that influence the
g...
#EDbridgeWD
ESMORES
1. ENGAGE EMPLOYERS
2. SMART CHOICES
3. MEASUREMENT MATTERS
4. OPENING DOORS
5. REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
...
#EDbridgeWD
Best Practices
1. Collaboration on programs/initiatives
2. Creating a common baseline
3. Vision alignment
4. D...
#EDbridgeWD
Collaboration on Programs/Initiatives
• Westchester, PA – Hire One Initiative
(www.hireonecc.com )
• Entrepren...
#EDbridgeWD
Talent Retention
#EDbridgeWD
#EDbridgeWD
Massachusetts-
Work Readiness
Credentials
ACT NCRC being adopted
for statewide use with:
• TANF
• Adult educat...
#EDbridgeWD
Creating a Common Baseline
• Agreement on major
industry sectors
• Supply/demand
issues
• Share Labor Market
I...
#EDbridgeWD
Economic Developers…
take your WIB director to lunch day is:
Friday, June 5, 2015
#EDbridgeWD
Ten Steps to Aligning Workforce
Development and Economic Development
1. Evaluate local economic/workforce stre...
#EDbridgeWD
Vision Alignment
Data vs. Local vision/ideals/goals
• Barriers to employment
• Education and training opportun...
#EDbridgeWD
Career Services Must Die – Andy Chan
TED Talk, Wake Forest University,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
College t...
#EDbridgeWD
Community College
Strategic Planning
• Kankakee, Il
• Cumberland City, NJ
• Atlantic/Cape, NJ
• Harper, Il
• T...
#EDbridgeWD
Career Source Florida
Talent Supply Chain Council created Agreed that Business is the customer
Using - Suppli...
#EDbridgeWD
Developing a Common Strategy
• Create leadership capacity for the
region
• Lake Nona
• Envision Alachua
• Mobi...
#EDbridgeWD
Lake Nona
• 7,000-acre, master-planned community within the city
limits of Orlando.
• One of eight “iconic con...
#EDbridgeWD
#EDbridgeWD
#EDbridgeWD
Community
Development
Tools
#EDbridgeWD
Use Common Tools
• CRM
• Grant writing
• CEDS plans
• Marketing
• Industry sector
initiatives/pathways
#EDbridgeWD
#EDbridgeWD
Grant writing
• CEDS - Economic Development Administration
(Department of Commerce)
• To access the webinar re...
#EDbridgeWD
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
(CEDS) Plans
Alexandria/Arlington, VA Centralina, NC and Catawba, ...
#EDbridgeWD
Marketing
#EDbridgeWD
Texas HOT jobs - Health Opportunities in Texas
#EDbridgeWD
Ideology Restructuring
• Education philosophy alignment
• PA Jobs 1st
• Ford Foundation – Next
Generation Lear...
#EDbridgeWD
PA Jobs First
• Strategic Planning RFP’s
to bring workforce
development and
economic development
together
• In...
#EDbridgeWD
https://fordngl.com/
#EDbridgeWD
Organizational Structural Change
• NJ Consortium of Community
Colleges
• NJ Talent Networks
• Kinexus, SW Mich...
#EDbridgeWD
#EDbridgeWD
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Retail, Hospitality, Tourism
• Financial Services
• Technology and Entrepreneurship...
#EDbridgeWD
#EDbridgeWD
RETAINs
(Regional Talent Innovation Networks)
- Ed Gordon
“U.S. business culture has traditionally treated
its...
#EDbridgeWD
Metrix Learning
5000 courses! More than 1200 certifications.
Self assessments. Self-directed.
• ONET
• Skills ...
#EDbridgeWD
#EDbridgeWD
1) The legal aspects of hiring interns
2) How to improve WIB websites
3) Engaging the business sector
4) Talen...
#EDbridgeWD
Upcoming NERETA webinars
• IEDC report on economic development/workforce development best
practices case studi...
#EDbridgeWD
Project Reference List
Initiatives & Projects
• Westchester, PA- Hire One Initiative( www.hireonecc.com)
• Wor...
#EDbridgeWD
Presentation by:
Colleen LaRose
Founder & CEO | North East Regional Employment & Training Assoc.
Workforce Dev...
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Some best practices in economic development and workforce development collaboration

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Economic development and workforce development collaborate in many different ways, from developing one program or initiative together to working in new, transformative and even technological ways to assure that the skills qualifications of workers match employer's needs in their regions. This slideshare provides a cornucopia of examples from across the country that demonstrate some of the many unique ways economic development and workforce development are learning to work together. If after reviewing this, you would like some assistance in how to create a strong economic development and workforce development collaborative strategy in your region, please email colleen@nereta.org or call me at (908) 995-7718.

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Some best practices in economic development and workforce development collaboration

  1. 1. #EDbridgeWD Economic Development and Workforce Development Collaboration- Some Best Practices and Case Studies March 5, 2014 Presented by: Colleen LaRose
  2. 2. #EDbridgeWD Camoin Associates (www.camoinassociates.com) specializes in providing economic development solutions to both public and private sector clients, serving economic development organizations (EDOs), local and state governments from Maine to Texas, private sector corporations, and developers. The firm’s work includes economic development strategies where we build consensus among leadership around critical opportunities and issues in communities across the country, from small, rural communities to large metropolitan areas and entire states. The North East Regional Employment and Training Association (www.nereta.org) provides professional development training to economic development organizations (EDOs) and workforce investment boards (WIBs) throughout the country and has significantly opened lines of communication between professionals in economic development, workforce development, education, and business through LinkedIn groups and professional development webinars that NERETA provides on a national basis.
  3. 3. #EDbridgeWD Nobody knows what they are doing… Once you are comfortable with that idea, anything is possible.
  4. 4. #EDbridgeWD Education Philosophies Tensions Academic Knowledge vs. Skills Based
  5. 5. #EDbridgeWD Economic Development: Implementation of business development and quality of life policies that influence the growth and restructuring of a region to improve its overall economic well-being. Workforce Development: Coordination of skills development initiatives that prepare individuals for current and future occupations, giving businesses the human capital necessary to meet demand. Organization that concentrates on business attraction and retention issues. Government system that puts people to work Conflicting Priorities Sustainable wages Business profit Quality of life and environment Business growth Right leaning philosophies Left leaning philosophies Buy American Globalization But they both want a capable workforce
  6. 6. #EDbridgeWD ESMORES 1. ENGAGE EMPLOYERS 2. SMART CHOICES 3. MEASUREMENT MATTERS 4. OPENING DOORS 5. REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS 6. EARN AND LEARN 7. STEPPING STONES Job Driven Checklist
  7. 7. #EDbridgeWD Best Practices 1. Collaboration on programs/initiatives 2. Creating a common baseline 3. Vision alignment 4. Developing a common strategy 5. Use common tools 6. Philosophical ideology restructuring 7. Organizational structural change
  8. 8. #EDbridgeWD Collaboration on Programs/Initiatives • Westchester, PA – Hire One Initiative (www.hireonecc.com ) • Entrepreneurship program- Volunteer program Worcester, MA • Talent retention – Campus Philly
  9. 9. #EDbridgeWD Talent Retention
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  11. 11. #EDbridgeWD Massachusetts- Work Readiness Credentials ACT NCRC being adopted for statewide use with: • TANF • Adult education • High school • Community college
  12. 12. #EDbridgeWD Creating a Common Baseline • Agreement on major industry sectors • Supply/demand issues • Share Labor Market Information (LMI) Four cross-industry skill areas identified by employers, educators, economic forecasters, and industry experts as critical in the labor market of today and tomorrow. 1. Math and technology skills 2. Communication and teamwork skills 3. Problem solving and critical thinking skills 4. Entrepreneurship and business skills Ready for the Job: Building Skills and Alliances to Meet Demand in New Jersey’s Labor Market Heldrich Center Study - 2004
  13. 13. #EDbridgeWD Economic Developers… take your WIB director to lunch day is: Friday, June 5, 2015
  14. 14. #EDbridgeWD Ten Steps to Aligning Workforce Development and Economic Development 1. Evaluate local economic/workforce strengths and weaknesses. 2. Evaluate community’s place in the broader regional economy. 3. Evaluate community’s economic development and workforce development vision and goals. 4. Evaluate community’s strategy to attain its goals. 5. Evaluate connections between economic development, workforce development and other local policies. 6. Evaluate the regulatory environment. 7. Evaluate local economic development and workforce stakeholders and partners. 8. Evaluate the needs of your local business community. 9. Help create an environment that supports the start-up, growth and expansion of local businesses. 10. Evaluate community’s economic development and workforce development message. Inspired by a report from National League of Cities and IEDC: “The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development. 10 things you should know.”
  15. 15. #EDbridgeWD Vision Alignment Data vs. Local vision/ideals/goals • Barriers to employment • Education and training opportunities and career pathways in the region • Sustainable living? WARNING: Vision is not the domain of business interests alone. • Tulsa, Oklahoma – CAEL and Avalanche Consulting
  16. 16. #EDbridgeWD Career Services Must Die – Andy Chan TED Talk, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina College to career: Does a liberal arts college education help you get a better job? Personal and Career Development • Career education and counseling • Employer relations • Mentoring resource center • Leadership Development • Family Business Center • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Career services activities for each year in the university Special LinkedIn group…
  17. 17. #EDbridgeWD Community College Strategic Planning • Kankakee, Il • Cumberland City, NJ • Atlantic/Cape, NJ • Harper, Il • Triton, Il • Salt Lake, UT
  18. 18. #EDbridgeWD Career Source Florida Talent Supply Chain Council created Agreed that Business is the customer Using - Suppliers, Inputs, Processes, Outcomes, Customers – as common language between education and employers Higher Education reforms • Performance funding models – Target, improve, excel – measures, placements and wages Developing a Market Intelligence Portal • Education program designers can look holistically at supply/demand data • Student/counselor interface that highlights in-demand occupational groups • For economic developers, allows you to compare regions and states quickly and effectively • Analyst tool that allows data analysts to efficiently design a custom data series leveraging background forecasts 2006, Banner Centers- Industry certifications - IEDC award 2008 – Improve collaboration (industry, economic development, workforce boards and educational) • Problems: Curricula too general? Lacked sustainability. Career and Professional Education Act • Problems: Certifications led by providers? Passing tests or getting jobs?
  19. 19. #EDbridgeWD Developing a Common Strategy • Create leadership capacity for the region • Lake Nona • Envision Alachua • Mobilize Eastern Maine
  20. 20. #EDbridgeWD Lake Nona • 7,000-acre, master-planned community within the city limits of Orlando. • One of eight “iconic connected cities,” (energy management, unified communications, etc.) • Home to world-class educational and medical facilities as well as a mix of residential options, retail centers, preservation areas, the new home of USTA, and a championship golf course. • Lake Nona is being developed by Lake Nona Property Holdings, owned by Tavistock Group, a private investment founded by British billionaire Joe Lewis.
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  23. 23. #EDbridgeWD Community Development Tools
  24. 24. #EDbridgeWD Use Common Tools • CRM • Grant writing • CEDS plans • Marketing • Industry sector initiatives/pathways
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  26. 26. #EDbridgeWD Grant writing • CEDS - Economic Development Administration (Department of Commerce) • To access the webinar recording, go to the website: http://jobt.tv/nereta/workforce-ceds After you register, you will be redirected to the recording page where you can input your email address as the username, and the password is workforce-ceds (Note*- the password is case sensitive). • ETA - Employment and Training Administration (Department of Labor) • Foundations
  27. 27. #EDbridgeWD Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plans Alexandria/Arlington, VA Centralina, NC and Catawba, SC
  28. 28. #EDbridgeWD Marketing
  29. 29. #EDbridgeWD Texas HOT jobs - Health Opportunities in Texas
  30. 30. #EDbridgeWD Ideology Restructuring • Education philosophy alignment • PA Jobs 1st • Ford Foundation – Next Generation Learning
  31. 31. #EDbridgeWD PA Jobs First • Strategic Planning RFP’s to bring workforce development and economic development together • Industry sector based initiatives
  32. 32. #EDbridgeWD https://fordngl.com/
  33. 33. #EDbridgeWD Organizational Structural Change • NJ Consortium of Community Colleges • NJ Talent Networks • Kinexus, SW Michigan • RETAINS • Metrix Learning
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  35. 35. #EDbridgeWD • Advanced Manufacturing • Retail, Hospitality, Tourism • Financial Services • Technology and Entrepreneurship • Healthcare • Transportation, Logistics and Distribution • Life Sciences
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  37. 37. #EDbridgeWD RETAINs (Regional Talent Innovation Networks) - Ed Gordon “U.S. business culture has traditionally treated its involvement in schooling as a part-time charitable activity. But now, even the largest corporations are beginning to realize they cannot solve their talent shortages by themselves, without participating in regional workforce systemic change."
  38. 38. #EDbridgeWD Metrix Learning 5000 courses! More than 1200 certifications. Self assessments. Self-directed. • ONET • Skills soft • Medcom trainex • Certiport • Kenexa ProveIT • Pearson Vue • Khan Academy • Goodwill foundation
  39. 39. #EDbridgeWD
  40. 40. #EDbridgeWD 1) The legal aspects of hiring interns 2) How to improve WIB websites 3) Engaging the business sector 4) Talent retention 5) Why Good People Can't Get Jobs 6) Facilitating Volunteer opportunities through the One Stop 7) Smarter Incentives for Good Jobs - Good Jobs First 8) Successful Strategies for workforce and economic development collaboration 9) Wired Grants update and What's next? 10) Teaching soft skills...yes it is possible 11) Comprehensive Economic Development Planning Strategy Process 12) Competency Model Clearinghouse 13) What are "workforce readiness credentials" and do they really help employers? 14) Prospective job BEFORE the workforce system pays for training! Past NERETA webinars
  41. 41. #EDbridgeWD Upcoming NERETA webinars • IEDC report on economic development/workforce development best practices case studies • Using LMI information • Strategic planning • Choosing a consultant for strategic planning services • NJ Talent Networks • Entrepreneurship support through the career center • Career pathways • Ed Gordon – RETAINS • Entrepreneurship training ..at the career center?
  42. 42. #EDbridgeWD Project Reference List Initiatives & Projects • Westchester, PA- Hire One Initiative( www.hireonecc.com) • Worcester, MA- Entrepreneurship program • Philadelphia, PA- Campus Philly, http://campusphilly.org/ • Tulsa, Oklahoma- CAEL and Avalanche Consulting, http://www.cael.org/ and http://www.avalancheconsulting.com/ • Career Source Florida, http://careersourceflorida.com/ • Lake Nona, Florida, http://www.lakenona.com/ • Envision Alachua, http://www.envisionalachua.com/ • Mobilize Eastern Maine, http://www.mobilizeeasternmaine.com/ • Maher & Maher, http://www.mahernet.com/ • Talent Crosspoint, http://www.talentcrosspoint.com • Texas Hot Jobs, http://www.texashotjobs.org/ • PA Jobs First, http://jobs1stsummit.com/ • Community Development Tools, http://www.abcdinstitute.org/ • Ford Next Generation Learning, https://fordngl.com/ • Community College Network Consortium, http://www.njworkforce.org/ • Talent Network, http://jobs4jersey.com/jobs4jersey/toolkit/talent/whatistn.html • Kinexus, http://kinexus.org/Pages/default.aspx • Metrix Learning, http://www.metrixlearning.com/ • NERETA, http://www.nereta.org/ Reports, Books, Talks • Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/files/21stCentReport.pdf • Heldrich Center Study (2004), Ready for the Job: Building Skills and Alliances to Meet Demand in New Jersey’s Labor Market, http://www.heldrich.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/products/uploads/RFTJ_Summary.pdf • Career Services Must Die (Ted Talk)- Andy Chan, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tc6GHWPdMU • CEDS Economic Development Administration, webinar, http://jobt.tv/nereta/workforce-ceds • CEDS Plan Alexandria/Arlington, VA, http://www.alexandriaarlingtonwib.com/ • CEDS Plan Centralina, NC and Catawba, SC, http://www.nado.org/wp- content/uploads/2014/08/NC-Centralina-Council-of-Governments-2012-2017.pdf
  43. 43. #EDbridgeWD Presentation by: Colleen LaRose Founder & CEO | North East Regional Employment & Training Assoc. Workforce Development Specialist | Camoin Associates For questions or comments, please contact: Colleen LaRose Camoin Associates & NERETA E-mail: colleen@nereta.org Phone: 908-995-7718 Website: www.nereta.org Twitter: @neretaorg For more information about Camoin Associates: Visit our blog for information about upcoming webinars: http://www.camoinassociates.com/blog/ Visit our website: www.camoinassociates.com Follow us on Twitter: @camoinassociate Find us on Facebook

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