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A New Workforce Vision. March 4, 2010. What is Skills2Compete Maryland?. Skills2Compete Maryland (S2C) is a new skills vision designed to: increase post-secondary success strengthen the skills of Maryland’s workforce grow the middle class. Vision.

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A new workforce vision

A New Workforce Vision

March 4, 2010


What is skills2compete maryland

What is Skills2Compete Maryland?

Skills2Compete Maryland (S2C) is a new skills vision designed to:

  • increase post-secondary success

  • strengthen the skills of Maryland’s workforce

  • grow the middle class


Vision

Vision

Every working Marylander should have access to the equivalent of at least two years of education or training past high school - leading to a career or technical credential, industry certification, or one’s first two years of college - to be pursued at whatever point and pace makes sense for individual workers and industries.


Principles of the vision

Principles of the Vision

  • A high school education is no longer enough for most jobs

  • More than 730,000 adult Marylanders lack a high school

    diploma, English language skills, or the literacy skills for

    workplace success

  • Marylanders need pathways to gain skills for economic

    success and to join the middle class

  • Maryland must be able to compete nationally and globally

    with a strong workforce preparation system for its citizens

    (students, workers, workers displaced by economic

    change, and those currently not connected to the labor

    market)


Goals

Goals

  • Increase Maryland’s economic competitiveness

  • Produce more skilled workers to meet the growth

    of middle/ high skill jobs

  • Grow the middle class by providing opportunities

    for more Marylanders to gain skills, increase

    earnings and advance in the workplace.


Maryland partners with national campaign

Maryland Partners with National Campaign

  • S2C Maryland is part of the Skills2Compete initiative, a

    non-partisan national campaign to strengthen the workforce and address the middle skills gap.

  • Sponsored by the National Skills Coalition, S2C encourages America to address U.S. competitiveness.

  • S2C’s focus is on jobs in the middle of the skilled labor market which require some training past high school, but not a four-year degree.

  • In collaboration with the national S2C campaign, Maryland, along with several other states, will craft their own similar effort, unique to the state’s need for a skilled workforce.


Substantial demand for middle skills

Substantial Demand for Middle Skills

Job Openings in Maryland Between 2006 and 2016

Data Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation


The skills gap

The Skills Gap

According to the National Skills Coalition, there is a shortage of Marylanders with middle-skills.

Maryland Jobs and Workers by Skill Level, 2007

Data Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the U.S. Census Bureau. Analysis by the National Skills Coalition.


Higher pay for higher skills

Higher Pay for Higher Skills


More education lower unemployment rate

More Education, Lower Unemployment Rate*


Moving the needle on post secondary success

Moving the Needle on Post-Secondary Success

  • All oars rowing in the same direction for a singular outcome under the S2C umbrella

  • State agencies – DLLR, GWIB, DHR, MHEC, DoD, MSDE, MDVA, DPSCS, P-20, etc. to focus and track their achievement

  • Other partners under the S2C umbrella will include LWIBs, community colleges, private career schools, and CBO’s.


What we can measure

What We Can Measure

  • Community Colleges

    • Associate Degrees

    • Lower Division Certificates

    • Workforce and Continuing Ed

  • Apprenticeships

  • Private Career Schools

  • Tracking State agency referrals

  • CTE & Adult Ed matriculating to post secondary

  • Others TBD


Many partners one vision

Many Partners, One Vision


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

State Agencies and Partners Will:

  • Achieve goal of increasing Maryland’s skilled workforce by 20% by 2012.

  • Support the Governor’s vision by encouraging and promoting programs and activities that increase the skill level of Marylanders through the attainment of post-secondary credentials, apprenticeship certificates, degrees, or other education or training opportunities beyond high school.

  • Assist Marylanders in navigating the appropriate resources and services that provide pathways to skills attainment, e.g., One-Stop Career Centers, community colleges, private career schools, and funding sources, such as Pell Grants.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

State Agencies and Partners Will:

  • Communicate to businesses that the State is preparing a world-class workforce, with the skills to improve Maryland’s competitiveness.

  • Collect and analyze the appropriate data in order to measure progress towards achieving the goal.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

Implementation Activities:

  • GWIB passed a resolution in support of S2C recommending the Governor adopt S2C – Dec 9, 2009.

  • The Governor approved S2C plan of action – Jan 19, 2010.

  • GWIB Board and staff were designated by the Governor to act as the state S2C advisory board to ensure system alignment, promote interagency coordination and collaboration, and conduct outreach – Jan 21, 2010

  • DLLR received a $4 million grant to assess labor market information and skill analysis for green jobs – Jan 2010.

  • GWIB received a $5.8M green jobs grant to develop worker skills in green jobs – Jan 2010.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

Implementation Activities:

  • Met with community college presidents and Clay Whitlow, MACC Executive Director, to brief them on S2C Maryland and its application to State - Jan 15, 2010

  • GWIB announced the launch of S2C Maryland and charged the Interagency Workforce Committee with responsibility for developing the plan and data collection methodologies – Jan 21, 2010.

  • GWIB briefed the Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and his staff on S2C Maryland plan of action - Jan 27, 2010.

  • GWIB held several conference calls with the National Skills Coalition (NSC) leadership to facilitate S2C Maryland implementation - Jan/Feb 2010.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

Implementation Activities

  • DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, held a kick-off conference call with participating state agencies and partners, including secretaries and other high-level leadership to brief them on S2C Maryland effort - February 17, 2010

  • DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, facilitated a planning conference call with all 12 Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIBs) to brief them on the S2C Maryland effort - February 17, 2010

  • GWIB/DLLR staff began collaboration on S2C Maryland plan revision - January-February 2010


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

Implementation Activities

  • GWIB convened its Interagency Workforce Committee planning session to review tasks and challenges in developing the plan; designed data collection methodologies; and agreed to input individual agency plans and data elements into GWIB designed template - Feb 18, 2010.

  • GWIB built and distributed template for Interagency plan and data elements – Feb 19, 2010.

  • DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, met with the Casey Foundation and the NSC to discuss funding support for technical assistance to develop a model for data collection for the S2C Maryland - Feb 22, 2010.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

Implementation Activities

  • GWIB Chair and President of Adventist HealthCare, Inc., Bill Robertson, prepared an Op-Ed piece in support S2C Maryland for placement in Washington Post - pending publication in March 7, 2010, edition.

  • S2C logo completed - Feb 23, 2010.

  • GWIB developed various S2C Maryland collateral materials (brochures, talking points etc….) – Feb 2010.

  • DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, briefed the P-20 Council - Feb 26, 2010.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

March 2, 2010 Press Event

  • Identified Prince Georges Community College (PGCC) Center of Information Technology as the site for the Governor’s press conference;

  • Prepared a press call list for the NSC publicity campaign announcing the release of the Maryland’s Forgotten Middle-Skills Jobs report;

  • Conducted outreach including: LWIBs, community college presidents & their deans and director for continuing education, union apprenticeship leadership, private and not-for-profit training program leadership, and other interested parties;


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

March 2, 2010 Press Event

  • Coordinated statewide press event details with the NSC, PGCC leadership, the Governor’s Office and the Lt. Governor’s office;

  • Coordinated statewide media event prior to the press conference;

  • Worked with Governor’s communication office, prepared press releases, briefing documents, etc. for press event;

  • Worked with PGCC to identify, vet, and brief student representative to speak at the event.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

Other

  • State plan revisions are in process in coordination with all partners;

  • Lt. Governor Brown will attend March 2010 GWIB meeting;

  • Additional media calls are planned; and

  • Additional meetings with the LWIBs and community colleges are also planned.


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Skills2Compete Activities Update

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