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JOBS: Assessments/Job Profiling

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  • Defines workforce needs

  • Quantifies minimum skill levels that meet those needs

  • Assesses incumbent workers’ skill levels, and establishes disparities to determine training needs

  • Assesses job applicants’ skills prior to hiring, reducing turnover

…in the workplace

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  • The four (4) high schools in South Bend assess all freshmen to create educational career paths and reassess them their junior year to measure progress.

  • KY Dept. for Adult Ed certifies their graduates are ready for 50% or 85% of the jobs in the workforce based upon information obtained from job profiles.

…in education

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  • Economic developers in Wichita provided independent evidence of their workforce’s readiness by comparing a representative sample to requirements of potential employers.

  • Database of pre-screened job seekers provides a pool of qualified potential workers for companies seeking to fill positions

…in economic development

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WorkKeys- Profile Process

  • A walk through

  • Collect data on the job titles being profiled

  • Identify the task list

  • Profiling session with SME’s (subject matter experts)

  • Feedback

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Job Profiling




Job analysis: procedure establishes skill standards required to be successful in the job.


Reading for Information


Applied Mathematics

Applied Technology

  • Required skill levels for the job are identified

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WorkKeys- Assessment Process

  • The skills to be assessed are identified

  • Applicants are scheduled

  • Test: approximately 3 hours for 3 assessments

  • Reports are issued

  • WorkKeys (A.C.T.) certifies the skill level of individual

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Standardized, workplace

related assessments. Scores reflect the highest skill level mastered by the examinee.





Reading for Information


Applied Mathematics

Applied Technology

  • Individual’s skill levels are determined

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Areas of Need


Comprehensive data

interpreting skill levels

and providing remedial

guidance to improve

individual scores.







Reading for Information


Applied Mathematics

Applied Technology

Comparison shows where additional training is needed

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WorkKeys- Benefits

  • Improved employee selection and advancement procedures

  • Reduced overtime

  • Reduced turnover

  • Increased productivity

  • Fewer legal challenges over hiring processes

  • Higher employee morale

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  • WorkOne Centers

  • WorkKeys Assessments

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Business Services

DWD Business Services

Jenee Lusk

Business Relations Specialist

Business and Information Development Unit

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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  • Advance Indiana Training Grants

  • Jobs Opportunities/Business Services (JOBS)

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Advance Indiana:Highlights

  • Training Grants previously under Skills 2016

  • Restructured to coincide with goals of Energize Indiana

    • Advanced Manufacturing, IT, 21st Century Logistics, Life Sciences

  • 200K max

  • 1-2 year term

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Advance Indiana: Eligible Companies

  • Hoosier employers-high skill/wage/demand

  • Four (4) targeted industry sectors

  • Good standing with all state agencies

    • I.e.: IDEM, DNR, DOR, DWD, AG

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Advance Indiana:Eligible Training Activities

  • Must result in portable, transferable skill credential

    • Industry/nationally recognized

    • Associate/Bachelor Degree

    • Certificate of Technical Achievement (CTA)

    • Apprenticeships

  • Wage gains

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Advance Indiana:Ineligible Training Activities

  • Quality

  • Safety

  • Government mandated

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Advance Indiana: Financial Assistance

  • $200,000 max

  • Required equal in-kind or cash match

  • Grant covers tuition, books, instructor fees

  • Administration charges allowed if applicant is acting on behalf of alliance of employers

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Advance Indiana: Applications

  • Application process assisted by DWD staff

  • Must be received no later than first business day of each month

  • Reviewed monthly

  • Allow 75 days before anticipated start date for training

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Job Opportunities/Business Services (JOBS)

  • Recruitment

  • Assessment/Job Profiling

  • Placement

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JOBS: Recruitment

  • Job Fairs

    • Targeted sectors

    • Post-secondary institutions

  • Advertisement for job fairs & hard to fill positions

    • Radio

    • Newspaper

  • Login