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Workforce Alignment. Pottawattamie County’s Workforce Alignment Plan. Our Purpose Today. Share our vision for future workforce growth Seek YOUR endorsement of the plan Plant seeds for future collaboration. The Imperative. Pottawattamie County is on the brink of a workforce crisis.

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Workforce alignment

Workforce Alignment

Pottawattamie County’s

Workforce Alignment Plan


Our purpose today

Our Purpose Today

  • Share our vision for future workforce growth

  • Seek YOUR endorsement of the plan

  • Plant seeds for future collaboration


The imperative

The Imperative

  • Pottawattamie County is on the brink of a workforce crisis.

  • Minus a skilled workforce, businesses will go elsewhere.

  • Minus businesses, talented workers and youth will go elsewhere.


The local picture

The Local Picture

  • Baby boomers, 21% of the workforce, will begin leaving the workforce in the next 10 years

    (Source IWD, 2012)

  • The unemployment rate:

    • Pottawattamie county - 3.8%; Iowa - 4.8%

      (Source IWD, July, 2013)

    • 16-19 year olds - 28%; 20-24 year olds - 10%

      (Source ACS, 2011)


The planning partners

The Planning Partners*

Local Business

Chamber of Commerce

Human Services

K-12/Post Secondary Education

* Major funding support for planning effort provided by the Iowa West Foundation.


Proposed strategic plan

Proposed Strategic Plan

7

Goals

Require

Action

Over

Time


Goal 1

Goal 1

Expand the leadership role and level of involvement of the business sector in the workforce development system.

Goal 2

Enhance communication between employers, educational institutions and other workforce service providers in order to meet the needs of employers and better prepare workers.


Workforce alignment

Goal 3

Create an environment that fosters more employment opportunities.

Goal 4

Provide youth with opportunities and resources to develop skills and knowledge that empower them to enter and thrive in the workforce.


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Goal 5

Expand opportunities for existing workers to upgrade their skills.

Goal 6

Reduce the barriers that limit the growth of the community’s workforce.

Goal 7

Strengthen the capacity of the regional workforce system to respond rapidly to meet the workforce needs of employers.


Example ellison technologies

Example:Ellison Technologies

  • Workforce need identified by Ellison Technologies.

  • This led to student tours, job shadowing and internships.

  • IWCC partnered with Ellison to create a Robotics Tech program.


Workforce alignment

Timeline


Revisit today s purpose

Revisit Today’s Purpose

  • Share our vision for future workforce growth

  • Seek YOUR endorsement of the plan

  • Plant seeds for future collaboration


What will it take

What Will It Take?

  • Support/Endorsement of the Plan

  • Collaborate with Us

  • Partner with Us to Lead Implementation


Feedback questions

Feedback/Questions

Mary Warren

[email protected]

(712)328-2728

More info at:

www.workforcealignment.com


Thank you

Thank You!

From the Workforce Alignment Advisory Committee


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