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Building a Career Pathways System National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs New York, NY August 25, 2003 www.workforcestrategy.org Builds on Three Key Principles Need for continuing skills development Tied to economy Regional Sectoral Need for a career pathways system

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Building a Career Pathways System

National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs

New York, NY

August 25, 2003

www.workforcestrategy.org


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Builds on Three Key Principles

  • Need for continuing skills development

  • Tied to economy

    • Regional

    • Sectoral

  • Need for a career pathways system

  • www.workforcestrategy.org


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    Background

    Research

    • Commissioned by Irvine, Ford, Hewlett and Casey foundations

    • Identify and analyze community college best practices in developing career pathways

    • Three levels: institutional, regional and state

    • Internal focus: structure, programs, resources

    • External focus: partnerships with employers, WIBs, community based organizations

    • Site visits and interviews with four states including 19 community colleges and related workforce and employer partners

    www.workforcestrategy.org


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    Promising Practices

    • Creating bridge programs

    • Partnerships with workforce agencies

    • State-driven career pathways

    www.workforcestrategy.org


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    Background

    Career Pathways Projects

    • Working in New York, Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, and St. Louis

    • Employer-driven business services mode

    • Incorporates customized entry-level, OJT and upgrade training

    • Regional partnership

    • WIA as resource catalyst

    www.workforcestrategy.org


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    THE SAN MATEO REGIONAL BIOTECH CAREER LADDER SYSTEM

    GENENTECH INC. MODEL

    PARTNERS

    WORKFORCE STRATEGY CENTER

    SAN MATEO LABOR COUNCIL

    PENINSULA WORKS

    SKYLINE COLLEGE

    UNITED AIRLINES

    STATE OF CALIFORNIA - EDD

    QUALITY CONTROL (QC) ANALYST

    TECHNICIAN

    40k – 50k + Benefits

    ADVANCED

    EMPLOYMENT

    UPGRADE

    E MPLOYMENT

    BIO PROCESS MANUFACTURING

    TECHNICIAN

    35k – 45k + Benefits

    PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS

    SPECIALIST

    32K – 45K + Benefits

    UPGRADE

    TRAINING

    (300 hrs of Chemistry,

    Biology, GMP, FDA)

    4 MONTHS UPGRADE TRAINING

    LABWARE TECH.

    30K – 40K + Benefits

    MFG. DOCUMENTATION

    REVIEWER

    30K – 40K + Benefits

    ASST. FINAL PRODUCT

    INSPECTOR

    30K – 40K + Benefits

    LABELING AND PACKAGING

    OPERATOR

    30K – 40K + Benefits

    ASSISTANT MEDIA

    PREP

    30K – 40K + Benefits

    ENTRY LEVEL

    EMPLOYMENT

    PAID WORK

    EXPERIENCE

    1-3 MONTHS PAID WORK EXPERIENCE

    ($15 per hour)

    BIO PROCESS/ASSISTANT MEDIA PREP/

    PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS

    SPECIALIST TRAINING

    (Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering)

    (300 hours)

    INTRODUCTION

    TO

    BIO SCIENCE

    (Employability, Life Skills, Ergonomics)

    ENTRY LEVEL

    TRAINING

    (300 hrs of community

    college credited course)

    PREPARATION

    (11-12th grade literacy

    Training)

    CONTEXTUALIZED BIO SCIENCE

    LITERACY/

    VESL TRAINING

    (100-150 hours)

    www.workforcestrategy.org


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    New York Information Technology Career Ladders Consortium

    www.workforcestrategy.org


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    Needs

    For WIBS

    • Information and examples on adopting business services framework

    • Information and examples on innovative use of WIA funding

    • Information and examples on partnership and outside resource opportunities

      For Employers

    • Interested in incentives

    • Single comprehensive package

    • Minimal bureaucracy and paperwork

    www.workforcestrategy.org


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