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John “Juan Pablo” Hershey Planning & Community Partnerships Manager of Workforce Solutions. Recruitment, Assessment, and Orientation Methods to Identify Students Who Will Go the Distance. October 2014. Who we are. 1 of 28 Workforce Development Boards in Texas

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john juan pablo hershey planning community partnerships manager of workforce solutions

John “Juan Pablo” HersheyPlanning & Community Partnerships Manager of Workforce Solutions

Recruitment, Assessment, and Orientation Methods to Identify Students Who Will Go the Distance

October2014

who we are
Who we are
  • 1 of 28 Workforce Development Boards in Texas
  • Report to the Texas Workforce Commission
  • Service area includes Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties
  • Community Partner
what we do
What we do
  • Assist the unemployed and underemployed
  • Match qualified job seekers to job opening(s)
  • Provide trainings, work experience and resources
  • Analyze labor market information and industry sectors, and identify regional target occupations
  • Seek and build community partnerships and leverage resources
  • Support employers and local economies
the project
The project
  • Texas Higher Education Board (THEB), Accelerate Texas, Dislocated Worker Training, National Emergency Grant (NEG)
    • South Texas College received $57.9K grant funds
    • Target population, Long-Term Unemployed/Dislocated Workers
    • 24 month project
    • Serve 30 participants > now 33
    • Participant educational level criteria
planning
planning
  • Convened partners
    • South Texas College, Workforce Board, Contractor
      • Discussed project intent and contract deliverables
      • Outlined/designated roles & responsibilities
      • Data analysis of job seeker pool including a survey
      • Made data driven decisions
      • Reviewed target occupations and local business need
      • Collectively agreed on project criteria
implementation
implementation
  • Workforce Solutions (WFS) and South Texas College (STC) agreed on the type of training and recruitment strategy
  • CDL/Truck Driving training, combined with OSHA and CPR safety training
    • WFS & STC designated a single point of contact (SPOC)
    • WFS is responsible for outreach and co-enrollment into the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)/Dislocated Worker program(s)
    • WFS developed flyers and used social media to recruit
    • WFS created process forms specifically for this project
      • Following eligibility verification, participants paid a fee to STC for required background/vehicle record check (participants were reimbursed within two weeks by STC for this fee)
social media and flyer
Social Media and Flyer

Facebook page

Marketing Flyer

execution outcomes
Execution & outcomes
  • All interested participants spoke to the same WFS (SPOC) for intake, and eligibility screening
  • GOAL - Train and Employ 30 participants
    • 1,518 interested participants called
    • 198 prescreened
    • 93 TABE tested (Must score below a 8.9 in at least one area to be eligible)
    • 59 referred to STC
    • 40 cleared by STC (Must check no debts are owed to the school)
    • 57 completed CAPS & COPS
    • 4 pending eligibility documentation
    • 24 eligible and have started or completed classes
    • 11 are employed in area of training
    • 1 has CDL no job, 7 completed training and are line to test, 2 completed eligibility but dropped out before starting
review
Review
  • Convened partners
  • Understood contract deliverables
  • Conducted data analysis
  • Developed procedure(s) and processes
  • Planned, implemented and developed marketing strategies
  • Monitor progress
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John Hershey Planning & Community Partnerships Manager Workforce Solutions(956) 928-5000 or [email protected]

Thank you

October, 2014

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