Barren River
Area Development District
Bowling Green, Kentucky
www.bradd.org
Emerging Issues
In
Workforce Development
With a growing economy and more jobs
becoming available, and still a high
unemployment rate, why are we having
trouble fil...
 Unemployment Benefits
 Culture
 Drug Testing
 Matching Skill levels
 Education
 Language Barriers
Unemployment Benefits
 Keep extending and becoming dependent.
 May lose other benefits.
 Low salaries.
 Getting out of...
Culture
 Why work?
 Generational
 Home life
 Priorities out of line
 No commitment or loyalties
Drug Testing
 Addiction (cannot or will not give up for job)
Matching Skill Levels
 New jobs are more advanced.
 New jobs require more math and reading
skills.
 New jobs require mo...
Education
 Most new jobs require some post secondary education.
 The high cost of education.
 Schools are teaching educ...
Language
 Influx of non-English speaking
immigrants.
 Lack of communication skills.
 Unemployment Benefits
 Culture
 Drug Testing
 Matching Skill levels
 Education
 Language Barriers
Create a New Culture
 Develop a Workforce system that is innovative, integrated,
effective and relevant to the needs of o...
Business Led
Demand Driven
Customer Friendly
Solutions Based
Continuously Improving
 Everything must be based on data of ...
Create Your Own New Culture
Of Workforce
With Buy In from All Partners and the whole Community
Orientation
Assessment
Return to
Workplace
Resume
Writing
Job Search/
Interviewing
Assistance
Cultural
Understanding
ESL
(...
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  1. 1. Barren River Area Development District Bowling Green, Kentucky www.bradd.org
  2. 2. Emerging Issues In Workforce Development
  3. 3. With a growing economy and more jobs becoming available, and still a high unemployment rate, why are we having trouble filling these positions?
  4. 4.  Unemployment Benefits  Culture  Drug Testing  Matching Skill levels  Education  Language Barriers
  5. 5. Unemployment Benefits  Keep extending and becoming dependent.  May lose other benefits.  Low salaries.  Getting out of the habit of working.  Next generation.
  6. 6. Culture  Why work?  Generational  Home life  Priorities out of line  No commitment or loyalties
  7. 7. Drug Testing  Addiction (cannot or will not give up for job)
  8. 8. Matching Skill Levels  New jobs are more advanced.  New jobs require more math and reading skills.  New jobs require more people skills.
  9. 9. Education  Most new jobs require some post secondary education.  The high cost of education.  Schools are teaching education, but not employment.  Getting educated in a field with no jobs.
  10. 10. Language  Influx of non-English speaking immigrants.  Lack of communication skills.
  11. 11.  Unemployment Benefits  Culture  Drug Testing  Matching Skill levels  Education  Language Barriers
  12. 12. Create a New Culture  Develop a Workforce system that is innovative, integrated, effective and relevant to the needs of our employers.  Build Partnerships.  Start with Youth. Change the Educational System. (Leader in Me, Teachers Academy)  Individual Training Accounts.  Internships.  Customized Training.  OJT.  Performance Measured.
  13. 13. Business Led Demand Driven Customer Friendly Solutions Based Continuously Improving  Everything must be based on data of workforce needs.
  14. 14. Create Your Own New Culture Of Workforce With Buy In from All Partners and the whole Community
  15. 15. Orientation Assessment Return to Workplace Resume Writing Job Search/ Interviewing Assistance Cultural Understanding ESL (English as a Second Language) Self Sustaining Employment Computer Skills (All Levels) Lean Services Individual Training Accounts/OJT How to take Tests Job Networking Session

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