BRAC I and II Reemployment. Norma Noble February 13, 2009. BRAC I - $2.5M. Goals established by the Southwest Oklahoma Impact Coalition (SOIC) to assist BRAC-affected workers at Ft. Sill and Altus Air Force Base:
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February 13, 2009
Goals established by the Southwest Oklahoma Impact Coalition (SOIC) to assist BRAC-affected workers at Ft. Sill and Altus Air Force Base:
Increase the regions’ workforce by recruiting exiting military service members and families for regional business and industry and providing skills training and/or credentials as required.
Assist spouses of BRAC individuals coming to the region in finding employment.
Assist the existing workforce in obtaining skills, credentials and licensures that will result in higher paying jobs and better prepare them to reenter the workforce in the event of layoffs or plant closures.
Targeted industries are Advanced Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Health Care and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics.
Expand the education and workforce system infrastructure to support new technologies, entrepreneurial development, life-long learning and high growth/high demand business and industries desiring to invest in the region.
Goals established by the Oklahoma Aerospace Triangle include:
Develop a process to better gauge demand occupations in the field and the commonalities of those occupations between military and commercial aerospace
Work with all Oklahomans, particularly dislocated workers, to start businesses and promote entrepreneurship in the aerospace field
Promote aerospace as a career for the entire potential pipeline of present and future workers
Create cooperation among elements of the education systems for seamless and agile curricula to support industry needs
Promote aerospace careers to dislocated workers through Rapid Response activities and special projects
SUBMITTED OR IN PREPARATION
Oklahoma - TRAINING
WIA Adult $4.1 mil
WIA Youth (INCLUDING SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM) $9.9 mil
Dislocated Worker $6.2 mil
National Emergency Grants
Competitive High Growth Grants
Community Service Employment (Older Americans)
Other Workforce Training and Job Related Proposed Funds
Governments and Indian Tribes
FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN
(Find needs in
Extraction: Mining Refining Trash
Generation: Electric Gas Steam Battery
Transmission: Transportation Pipelines and Power Lines
Assemblers, Truck Drivers, Inspectors, Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers, Operating Engineers, Construction Laborers, Maintenance and Repair Workers, Industrial Engineers, Telecommunication Line Installers, Power Plant Operators
ELECTRICIANS, HVAC Mechanics, Carpenters, Roofers, Insulation Workers, Carpenter Helpers. Industrial Truck Drivers, Construction Managers
Electrical Engineers, Electricians, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Welders, Metal Fabricators, Electrical Equipment Assemblers, Installation Helpers, Laborers, Roofers, and Construction Managers
ENERGY/GREEN JOBS ARE NOT NEW JOBS BUT JOBS THAT ARE REINVENTED BY THE ADDITION OF SKILL SETS THAT ADDRESS THE NEW TECHNOLOGY. OFTEN WE WILL TRAIN PEOPLE, NOT FROM SCRATCH BUT BY ADING TO THEIR EXISTING SKILL.
DOING THE URGENT AND THE IMPORTANT!
BUILDING PIPELINES, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING,
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION, INTERNSHIPS
INCUMBENT WORKERS, LIMITED SKILLS, OLDER
WORKERS, YOUTH 21-24, DELAYED RETIREMENT
RESEARCH: WHAT WE DON’T KNOW: SKILLS OF DISLOCATED WORKERS, EMPLOYERS/INDUSTRIES WHO ARE HIRING, REGIONAL INFORMATION, TOOLS
REEMPLOYMENT: MODELS (KWIKSET AND DAYTON)---
RAPID RESPONSE, ASSESSMENT, CAREER GUIDANCE, REGIONAL
PLAN: ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS, INDUSTRY SECTORS, EDUCATION,
COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORT SERVICES
Importance of organizational capacity in support of business leadership
Challenge to sustain grant funded approach; must be integrated in operations of partners at all levels – state, region, local
Challenges posed by existing public policy – need to resolve and align at federal, state, local levels
Focus should be to develop replicable, sustainable, scalable models
Need to develop, sustain, collaborative, cooperative partnerships – it’s the foundation you build upon
A comprehensive strategy to develop regional talent development systems
that drive regional economic competitiveness, job growth and
new opportunities for American workers.
Pre-School, K - 12
5 Transformational Areas:
OK BRAC Demo ECONOMIC RECOVERY
Focuses on the regional economy, not political or geographical jurisdictions
Integrates workforce development, economic development, and education policy, practice, and funding
Maximizes flexibility & agilityWorkforce System Structure & Governance
Comprehensive economic and workforce information drives strategies, investments, and service delivery
Underutilized talent pools = significant assets
Strategies build the talent pipeline to meet current and future workforce needs
Education strategies are mapped to existing and emerging career ladders & lattices
Broad and deep mapping of all available funding & resources
WIA is not the sole source of training dollars
Shared talent development strategy drives all investments
Focus on post-secondary education and lifelong learning opportunities
Eliminate duplication in funding and service delivery
Centers organized by function, not by agency, program, or funding stream
Staff’s work directly aligns with the larger talent development strategy
Career coaching and assessment vs. case management and eligibility determination
All staff have access to the resources, knowledge, and support to effect change
All understand transformation operationally as well as strategically
Leadership encourages entrepreneurship & innovation at all levels of the system
Progress is measured, benchmarked, and rewarded