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Southeast michigan council of governments

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments


Infrastructure and jobs an asset map for southeast michigan

Infrastructure and Jobs: An Asset Map for Southeast Michigan

Sustainability Consortium

June 26, 2013


What is the infrastructure and jobs asset map

What is the Infrastructure and Jobs Asset Map?

“An analysis of the jobs expected to be created by major infrastructure projects in Southeast Michigan, and training programs to make the local workforce more competitive for infrastructure jobs”


Major transportation projects

Point Projects

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Road

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Transit/Rail

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Linear Projects

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Major Transportation Projects

Border Crossing

M-1 Rail

High-Speed Rail Corridor

Freeway Expansion

Transit/Rail Project

Detroit River International Crossing


Why create an i j asset map

Why create an I/J Asset Map?

  • Coordinate efforts of stakeholders to maximize impact of major projects

  • Leverage projects for future economic growth in the region

  • Improve local skills so residents can compete for jobs


Economic strategy

Economic Strategy


Input process

Input Process

  • Talent Task Force

  • Partnership for Diversity and Opportunity in Transportation (PDOT)

  • Infrastructure Training Survey

  • State and Federal Agencies

  • SEMCOG Transportation Programs


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Jobs

  • Types of jobs in infrastructure projects

  • Estimates on numbers of jobs

  • Skills needed

  • Additional jobs and regional economic growth opportunities


Is the region ready

Is the Region Ready?

  • Infrastructure Training Survey Results

  • Timeline of projects

  • Basic/Soft Skills

  • Skilled Trades availability


Training survey desired outcomes

Training Survey:Desired Outcomes

  • Identification of the skills gap

  • Evaluate region’s readiness for infrastructure projects

  • Respond to training opportunities and challenges

  • Increase admissions to skilled trades training programs


Survey respondents

Survey Respondents

23 organizations completed Survey

  • 7 Community Colleges

  • 5 ISDs/RESAs

  • 1 State Department (MDOT)

  • 1 Federal Agency (DOL)

  • 2 Skilled Trade Unions (Iron Workers/Operating Engineers)

  • 4 Community Organizations

  • 1 Michigan Works Agency (DESC)

  • 2 Four Year Colleges


Survey results

Survey Results

  • All six construction skilled trades are covered by training programs in the region

  • Soft skills and Leadership skills are included in most programs

  • Both certificates and diplomas are available

  • Over 3,200 graduates in construction and non-construction programs annually


Survey results1

Survey Results

  • 842 graduates within six skilled trades careers

    • Carpenters: 515

    • Cement masons: 27

    • Electrical workers: 159

    • Iron workers: 63

    • Laborers: 9

    • Operating engineers: 69

  • Six months after graduation: 86% hired/college


Challenges

Challenges

  • Project timeline

  • Job numbers

  • Hiring practices

  • Skills gap?

  • Perception of skilled trades jobs


Assets best practices

Assets: Best Practices

  • Effective education partnerships

  • Apprenticeship programs

  • State Initiatives for job creation/training

  • Community based programs


Draft recommendations

DRAFT Recommendations

  • Labor

  • Education: Adult, Higher Education, K-12

  • Employers

  • Marketing

  • State and Federal Policies


Labor

Labor

  • Training for major infrastructure jobs should be transferable to other projects

  • Raise awareness of apprenticeship programs


Adult and higher education

Adult and Higher Education

  • Respond to both short term needs and longer term employer needs

  • Encourage students to study in in-demand fields

  • Offer industry credentials wherever possible


Education k 12

Education: K-12

  • Encourage students to consider skilled trades through career technical education programming and counseling

  • Advocate for multiple education tracks in high school including direct college track and skilled trades

  • Encourage STEM education

  • Encourage use of career databases


Employers

Employers

  • Encourage employer participation in advisory committees for core curriculum

  • Encourage contractors to use more local workers

  • Partner with labor and training organizations to provide internships and work experience for students


State policies

State Policies

  • Encourage Use of Best Value Contracting in State contracts

  • Leverage projects for growing logistics/supply chain

  • Market the enhanced connectivity for economic development, eg tourism

  • Market improved education and skills as part of trade missions

  • Help Build Capacity of contractors


Next steps

Next Steps

  • Promote best practices

  • Facilitate Connections for implementation of recommendations


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Major infrastructure projects will transform the region: efforts of stakeholders must be aligned and coordinated to maximize employment/economic benefits.

  • Implementation of local hiring policies need State support

  • Education system needs to be flexible to respond to employer needs


Southeast michigan council of governments

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

Naheed Huq

313 324-3356

[email protected]


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