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Creating New Opportunities for Your Region's Workforce: Hankins

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This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.

RDOs can play a variety of roles in ensuring a region has a skilled and engaged talent pool of workers. These efforts include spearheading training and workforce development programs, supporting educational and mentoring opportunities, and providing networking assistance and advice for job seekers. Learn what new programs have been established by RDOs across the country that are providing wide-ranging support to both local workers and employers, which in turn are making their regions more competitive and prosperous.

Jenifer Buford, Community Development Director, East Central PDD, Newton, MS
Lisa Hankins, REDI Director, Southwest Tennessee Development District, Jackson, TN
Danna Stansbury, Deputy Executive Director, Land of Sky Regional Council, Asheville, NC
Carol Jackson, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, Parkersburg, WV, Moderator

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Creating New Opportunities for Your Region's Workforce: Hankins

  1. 1. Why REDI??? https://youtu.be/5MtQGvEJ8Mo
  2. 2. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Percentage Unemployment Rate REDI Region Red Bar: March 2010 – Avg. 14.6% (State 10.8%)
  3. 3. Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (Percentage of persons age 25+) Red Bar: March 2010 – Avg. 10.5% State – 19.6% 0 5 10 15 20 25
  4. 4. The Goal of REDI: To create a public/private sector partnership in West Tennessee to address issues that effect job creation and quality of life for its citizens
  5. 5. The REDI Region REDI began with 11 counties..each invested $15,000 Current REDI counties (8): they provide full funding of program
  6. 6. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 What is REDI?  College Access program - one-on-one mentoring with student (high school sr.) utilizing paid college mentors housed in the 16 schools working year round with students. - official Partnering Organization for the State’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program  Workforce Investment program - Deliver workforce investment services through the American Job Centers in the 8 Southwest counties.
  7. 7. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 REDI Menu of Services  Classroom Presentations and Club Participation  One-on-one or Group Student-Mentor Time  Parent Teacher Conference  College Fairs, Summits, Visits  College App Week  FAFSA Filing Guidance/Assistance  Scholarship Boot Camp  College Simulations  College Signing Days  Future Choices and Last Dollar Scholarship
  8. 8. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 REDI Activities
  9. 9. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 Official Partnering Organization for Tennessee Promise
  10. 10. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 Administer the Required Components - TN Promise Program
  11. 11. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 Mentoring  Mentors work with students on the entire college exploration, application and enrollment process  Financial Aid Assistance  Informational meetings for students and parents
  12. 12. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 College Simulation  Interactive, hands on exercise simulating the first week of college.  20 minute days, 7 minute nights  Students are given a profile and are required to navigate the various offices on campus and perform activities
  13. 13. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11  Students are assigned to a college and given information about admissions and tuition for the school. College Simulation
  14. 14. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 College
  15. 15. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11
  16. 16. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11
  17. 17. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 College Signings
  18. 18. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 College Summits
  19. 19. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act  SWTDD became the One-Stop Operator for WIOA July 1st.  Responsible for 8 American Job Centers in the Southwest Region.  Administer services for Adults, Dislocated Workers, In and Out of School Youth  Administer the SCSEP (sr. community service employment), RESEA (re-employment services & eligibility assessment) and SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance) programs.
  20. 20. Visit our website for information about WIOA Services. www.westtennesseecareers.org
  21. 21. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11  Occupational Skills Training  Customized Training  Training eligibility information  Comprehensive assessment and career planning  Skills Upgrade & Retraining (IWT)  On-the-Job Training  Paid Work Experience  Job readiness training  Rapid Response & Layoff Aversion  Case Management, Follow-up services  Apprenticeship Services
  22. 22. Where Students are Going REDI Region Jackson State Community College 248 University of Memphis 149 University of TN-Martin 137 Dyersburg State Community College 124 Middle TN State University 95 TN Technology Center 91 Bethel University 63 Out of State 58 Austin Peay State University 41 TN State University 41 Union University 38 University of TN-Knoxville 37 Freed Hardeman University 24 University of TN-Chattanooga 23 Lane College 11 Job Fairs Rapid Response
  23. 23. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Percentage Unemployment Rate REDI Region Now…..7 years later Red Bar: March 2010 Blue Bar: June 2017 Avg. 5.3% (Current REDI Region – 5%)
  24. 24. Contact Information REDI Director: Lisa Hankins 731-668-6450 lhankins@swtdd.org SWTDD Director: Joe Barker 731-668-6402 jwbarker@swtdd.org

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