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NCI WIRED ~ our story


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NCI WIRED ~ our story

  1. 1. Our Story so far (Attachment to Q4 2008 Report)
  2. 2. THE SUMMARY of where we are… As of December 31, 2008 all measurable outcomes established by the DOL have been met: •Over 13,000 individuals beginning Workforce Training •Over 6,000 individuals completing Workforce Training •Over 1,000 degrees or certificates earned •Over 3,000 individuals placed Leverage as reported by our program partners: Over $16,000,000 The details of our story follow…
  3. 3. North Central Indiana was selected to be one of DOL’s original 13 grantees
  4. 4. Workforce Innovation in A $15 M grant, Regional administered through the Economic Indiana Department of Development Workforce Development and Purdue University
  5. 5. Serving 14 counties, 15 cities 5,577 Square Miles Two population centers: Lafayette/West Lafayette – 88,362 Kokomo – 46,074 Much of the region is rural
  6. 6. 4 Key Initiatives established Building a culture of Entrepreneurship Creating Globally Competitive Industries Developing a workforce with 21st Century Skills Weaving supportive civic networks
  7. 7. 4 Key Initiatives established Building a culture of Entrepreneurship Creating Globally Competitive Industries Developing a workforce with 21st Century Skills Weaving supportive civic networks
  8. 8. Our Story So Far…… Vision  Provide existing and emerging entrepreneurs with new learning opportunities and new resources  Educate future entrepreneurs  Help existing businesses become more entrepreneurial  Assist local communities in developing Entrepreneurship Development Strategies Students Over 400 trained Over 4,000 more to be trained 7 New Entrepreneurship curricula programs developed Teachers 91 trained in Entrepreneurship Over 50 more to be trained Entrepreneurs Over 1,000 trained (existing and emerging) $177,000 in business information resources newly available in each of 10 regional communities.
  9. 9. An early success for WIRED & the region Home of the 2007 and 2008 Entrepreneurship Academies 37 Regional Students Trained in Entrepreneurship 2007 48 Regional Students Trained in Entrepreneurship 2008 The next Academy will be held in June 2009
  10. 10. High-achieving STEM students learn how to run a business and make elevator pitches count. Develop a marketing plan to make the numbers work…….
  11. 11. …and take home the prize! Every student receives 3 credits towards Purdue’s Entrepreneurship Certificate program. A winner of the 2008 David E. Ross Award for Entrepreneurial Distinction
  12. 12. To Reach Entrepreneurs: Region-Wide Entrepreneurship Education Programs and Business Plan Competition Multiple workshops and speakers: Partner: How to write a Business Plan Indiana Venture How to „sell‟ your idea Center Marketing basics
  13. 13. Programs were held throughout the region and these entrepreneurs ….. …..became the 11 finalists for the final competition.
  14. 14. The big day came….. Presentations were made, students and mentors looked on while the judges scored. The audience was challenged by Keynote speaker Barry Moltz, author: “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”
  15. 15. And the winners are….. Shane Fimbel won first place for developing technology that allows neonatal intensive care doctors to monitor a fetus' blood pressure using transmitted light instead of a painful catheter. Allyson Faucett won the $10,000 second-place prize for plans to expand her line of soy-based body care products. Patrick Cooley won the third-place prize of $5,000 for a moveable cargo-tray system for pickup trucks. **Prize money was contributed by corporate donors.
  16. 16. e-BIN Entrepreneurship Business Information Network Partnering with the extension and SBDC offices, WIRED makes the business resources of Krannert School of Management available to local entrepreneurs in 10 locations throughout the region…over $177,000 in business information and licenses.
  17. 17. Partnering with ICEE to Train 48 Teachers how to organize a Classroom Business Enterprise 1200 students will be impacted!
  18. 18. ICEE also partnered with WIRED to work with regional students and teachers at the Entrepreneurship Youth Institute Result: 80 students and 17 teachers were impacted by this program.
  19. 19. Create a “skunk works” team to keep displaced engineers in the community, investigate potential innovations and create more jobs. WIRED provided the opportunity for the Kokomo community to respond quickly to devastating economic news of immediate reductions in workforce.
  20. 20. Goal: To have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana and developing strong entrepreneurial community. WIRED Partnered with the Hoosier Heartland SBDC to develop an Entrepreneur Talent Development System. Tools: Entrepreneur Skills Assessment Personal Evaluation and Coaching Group Learning Sessions 16 Entrepreneurs are currently enrolled
  21. 21. Kokomo Area Career Center Partnered with WIRED to develop an Entrepreneurship Academy and curriculum 96 Students Trained, 9 School Corporations, 5 Counties Doubling “E “ at IUK 61 Students Enrolled in Entrepreneurship-Enhanced courses
  22. 22. 4 Key Initiatives established Building a culture of Entrepreneurship Creating Globally Competitive Industries Developing a workforce with 21st Century Skills Weaving supportive civic networks
  23. 23. Our Story So Far…… Vision  Link and leverage university and industry assets to make firms more globally competitive Develop leading-edge skills in workers at the same time we’re  creating new industry demand for those skills through technology & innovation transfer  Implement new skill development programs that demonstrate immediate ROI to industry Programs: Agribusiness Global Supply Chain Management Industrial Energy Efficiency Healthy Workforce Green Worker Certificate Nanostructured Coatings Technology Transfer Energy Systems Network Innovations Link a NIST Network MEP Affiliate
  24. 24. Energy Efficiency Developed and Piloted ‘Energy Use Mapping’ tool 25 companies engaged 4 new curricula developed 111 Workers being Trained Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is 32 to “walk the line” Workers Received Certification collecting data on the Current State of a process. Return on Investment expected to exceed $1.12M per year The Infrared Imager camera can see both visible and infrared light, overlay them in a single image, and identify an overloaded ‘hot’ circuit.
  25. 25. Purdue launches Healthy Workforce Program The goals for this program include: Training workers to be better consumers of Health Care Services. Training employers to offer more effective wellness programs. Certified by the State of Indiana 12 Implementations started & 9 completed 10 New Curricula 282 Health Risk Assessments completed ~800 individuals beginning training 578 individuals completed training & received certification
  26. 26. Green Workforce: Nation’s first Green Manufacturing training program developed 3 new curricula ~ 250 workers to be trained 10 companies engaged 95 students trained Nanostructured Coatings Technology Transfer: 285 Employees Completed training 144 Certificates Earned 14 Companies $.5M Return on Investment Soon to be incorporated into Ivy Tech curriculum
  27. 27. Indiana Energy Systems Network: A new cluster organization focused on the development of Indiana’s energy technology “clean tech” sector Partnered with WIRED to evaluate the Workforce needs relating to these 3initial IESN commercialization projects : Hoosier Heavy Hybrid Partnership : to develop a fully integrated hybrid power train system using IN components and demonstrate next generation plug-in hybrid technology for light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles; Project Plug-IN: a first-of-its-kind commercial scale demonstration of plug-in hybrid & smart-grid technology working together to exhibit a vehicle-to-grid system solution for Indianapolis MSA, and; Distributed Power Generation : a solution to allow grid independence & support renewable energy development by addressing intermittent power challenge.
  28. 28. Generating Ideas for top- line growth throughout the NCI region. 612Growth ideas created 123 Employees trained in idea creation 62 Employees trained in action planning 17 Employees trained as business Growth Champions 11 Businesses contracted 16 New Products or Services Over $5M Return on Investment Impact on Jobs: 38 retained 8 new
  29. 29. •Tools and templates for matching industries’ capacities with new technologies. •An automated, “stand-alone”, web-based database that could be used by any economic development organization •Rolled out to all members of the Indiana Economic Development Association in December 2008 PARTNERS: Purdue Office of Technology and Commercialization (OTC ) and Purdue Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT)
  30. 30. 4 Key Initiatives established Building a culture of Entrepreneurship Creating Globally Competitive Industries Developing a workforce with 21st Century Skills Weaving supportive civic networks
  31. 31. Our Story So Far…… Vision  Develop STEM Skills in the emerging workforce  Help the existing workforce to get the skills, credentials, and resources needed to be part of the 21st Century economy  Equip older workers and the companies that employ them to be productive in this transitioning regional economy Results  Over 7,000 students in PLTW  Over $2.5M leveraged in training funds in the region  Over 8,000 workers assessed  Over 400 students enrolled in New Tech High  84 students enrolled at the new White County Instructional Center
  32. 32. Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp Guitar Workshop 2008 17 students from the region learned advanced manufacturing skills
  33. 33. Tri County High School, Wolcott, IN quot;One of the smallest , striving to be the bestquot; Partnered with WIRED to develop an Alternative Energy Program 105 – Students Trained 10 – Teachers Trained 9 – New curricula
  34. 34. WIRED Workforce Partner ~8000 job candidates assessed ~150 employers using REACH services Over 3100 workers placed Over $1 M increased training funds in the region.
  35. 35. Manufacturing Skill Standard Council ‘the gold standard in portable manufacturing certificates’ 163 – Individuals beginning training 126 – Completed training 73 – Received Certificates Maturity Matters Prepare businesses for the demographic reality of the mature workforce Promoting skill development in mature and aging workers Create learning opportunities to support employment of older workers * Thousands of hits on the Lifelong Learning Systems website * 7 Workshops conducted with employers impacting 6400 employees * Workshops to continue throughout 2009.
  36. 36. Rochester School Corporation 406 – Students enrolled 14 – Teachers trained in STEM 16 – Teachers trained by NTH foundation ZEBRA NEW TECH HIGH Gaining National Attention The only fully-implemented NTH in the State of Indiana 186 – Individuals toured NTH
  37. 37. Project Lead the Way 7,187 Students enrolled Student density map 36 New Schools 34 Teachers Trained
  38. 38. Project Lead the Way 21 – School Corporations
  39. 39. White County Instructional Center An old medical arts building A determined group of civic leaders Partnerships with WIRED and Ivy Tech EQUALS A state of the art training facility 86 students enrolled in the fall 2008 semester 16 college credit courses offered 66 students enrolled in WorkOne classes 15 incumbent workers trained
  40. 40. 4 Key Initiatives established Building a culture of Entrepreneurship Creating Globally Competitive Industries Developing a workforce with 21st Century Skills Weaving supportive civic networks
  41. 41. Our Story So Far…… Vision  Create a stronger regional network of organizations that can help foster regional leadership  Engage a growing number of regional leaders in developing a vision for the future and in the development of strategies to move the region toward that vision Results - The Regional Leadership Institute is underway! Over 400 individuals involved in listening sessions with 63 members committed to Civic Leadership Institute. NOV 14, 2008: Inaugural session was held. •“Caught in the Middle” Reading & discussion groups formed •Facebook discussion group established •Community Best-Practice Visits Planned: Western Michigan Strategic Alliance Piedmont Triad Vision 2015 (Northern Kentucky)
  42. 42. Fred Hakes, Director of Continuing Studies IU K Interim Chancellor Stuart Green Sue Giesecke, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Bill Stephan Vice President for Engagement, Indiana University
  43. 43. Continued Leadership in various sessions throughout the region: CEAP – Community Economic Adjustment Program Hosted a regional meeting of 25 leaders to assess the critical needs throughout NCI. Learned how funds from the EDA/ CEAP grant may be obtained. Participated in the CEAP broader community workshop with over 100 in attendance. Partners: US Department of Commerce EDA University of Michigan GKEDA – The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance WIRED’s experience has provided direction in the formation of a new action-oriented EDA; WIRED Staff have participated in Organizational meetings Open Source Network model is being used led by Ed Morrison Workforce meetings - Statewide and regional
  44. 44. The Buzz……
  45. 45. More Buzz…… Report updated: 3/10/2008 3:07:46 PM Entrepreneurs enter final WIRED Offering quot;Greenquot; round Manufacturing Training Report State Grant to Boost Growth of Inventrek Eleven finalists presented their final, polished business WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Technology Park ideas Friday at the Brandywine/Best Western to see who Economic Development) Indiana is now offering a would walk away with the top prize in the Incubicity new Green Manufacturing Certificate Program. 5/15/2008 entrepreneurial competition. Incubicity, sponsored by The free program available to industrial firms in a WIRED (Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic 14-county region in north-central Indiana Inventrek Technology Park in Kokomo has received a Development), and in conjunction with Indiana Venture educates workers in the principles of clean major grant from the Indiana Economic Development Center, is an initiative program to inspire entrepreneurship manufacturing, energy conservation and waste Corp. The funds are provided through the Technology and economic development in north central Indiana and reduction. The first training takes place May 12-16 Development Grant program and are being used to help finalists who made it through local competitions had a in West Lafayette, with another planned for the park grow and attract new high-tech ventures. chance at a first prize of $25,000 to further their idea. Kokomo in June. “We did receive a grant for $900,000,” says General Manager 5/28/2008 11:48:00 AM updated: Jan Hendrix. “$600,000 of that will be for capital Workshops helping teachers improvements and the other $300,000 will be for operating Governor to Mark Construction of updated: 5/28/2008 7:25:11 AM expenses.” to lead the way Wind Farm BioTown Prepares For New Energy More than 100 educators take part in Lead the Way training Facility By DANIELLE RUSH Pssst. Hey, kid. Wanna spend Report Tribune staff writer When Chris Byam started teaching computer-aided design summer vacation learning County residents will be joined by Report your Benton about advanced manufacturing? Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and classes at the Kokomo Area Career Center in 2000, he was Groundbreaking ceremonies are planned for July representatives from BP Alternative Energy the first teacher in Indiana teaching Project Lead the Way No? North America to mark the construction of the new renewable energy production unit in on a curriculum. Reynolds, also known as BioTown. The Lafayette How about 10-hour days doing math and Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County. A Fowler quot;blade signingquot; ceremony will take place, Journal & Courier reports that a recently-finalized science? Didn’t think so. Ok, then, how He’s taught the class, the high school entry-level course in 10-year agreement calls for the construction of does guitar fantasy camp sound? allowing everyone in attendance the the pre-engineering curriculum, since then, and starting anaerobic digesters in the town. BioTown Ag and opportunity to sign a large turbine blade that this fall, he will teach engineering design and development, Energy Systems Group will form BioTown Energy will be used at the facility. which is the senior capstone course in the program. LLC to build and operate the digesters. Source: Inside INdiana Business
  46. 46. More Buzz…… Guitar workshop gives sentimental values to students By Natalie Banka Publication Date: 07/21/08 Summer Reporter Last week, amid the smells of varnish and sawdust in a humid manufacturing lab, a group of guitar enthusiasts from across the country worked diligently in the hopes of making mechanical music. The 2008 Purdue Guitar Manufacturing Workshop took place last week, with 27 participants turning blocks of wood into quality electric guitars over a five-day period. The workshop attracts all kinds of people, from high school students to professionals to retirees. What unites the group is its interest in guitars. quot;By building on that natural enthusiasm, you get a lot of learning opportunities,quot; said Mark French, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology and a staff member in the workshop. Taking the workshop doesn't mean one needs to have in-depth knowledge of manufacturing. French said anyone who had quot;the potential to get a C in high school wood shopquot; could do fine in the workshop. Although people do make mistakes in the manufacturing, they typically can be recovered from. Helping the unemployed French himself has been making guitars for 18 years. He said mistakes always happen; they just get smaller. He also teaches a guitar-making class in the spring semester. MET 490G, quot;Instrument Manufacturing and by Denise Massie Technology,quot; is open to all Purdue students; in fact, French tries to reserve spots for students who aren't in Pharos-Tribune staff writer mechanical engineering technology. The course regularly fills up. February 07, 2009 09:20 pm Deanna Crispen, Cass County leader for the Regional Leadership Institute, said the institute was created from the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development grant through Indiana University Kokomo. She said the group was made up of leaders from 14 counties. The purpose of the group is to develop a plan to help the region move forward together. The ultimate goal of the institute is to attract jobs. Crispen said members will travel to three counties that have succeeded in attracting jobs to find out how they did it. After evaluating other regions’ practices, local group members will try to come up with a regional plan for economic development.
  47. 47. Information submitted by: Peggy Hosea Office Manager NCI WIRED 765.236.0955 Powerpoint created by: Lynette Wanner “This product was funded by a grant awarded under the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. The information contained in this product was created by a grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products, or resources are offered for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of Labor. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it and is intended for individual organizational, non-commercial use only.”