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Strategic Planning for Long Islandin the 21st Century Economic Growth/Labor Force Issues

Long Island’s Key Growth Industries

What Business Needs to Succeed

Entry Level Workers – Are They Ready?

Staffing Your Industry

Training Your Staff

Long Island’s Key Growth Industries

  • Defense

  • Homeland Security

  • Biosciences

  • Information Technology

  • Health Care

  • Retail

  • Travel and Tourism

Skills Your Employees Need for Your Business to Succeed

  • Supervisory

  • New technology

  • Team building

  • Customer satisfaction

  • Blue print reading

  • Literacy training

  • Etc.

Entry Level Workers – Are They Ready?

  • Do they have the required basic (reading, writing, math, communications), social and work skills?

  • Do they understand the organizational culture?

  • Do they share the organization’s ethics and values?

Recruitment – Steps to Market Your Staffing Needs

  • Create a staffing and skill paradigm to help attract workers to your industry

  • Set up productive internships

  • Get your message to schools and other providers

Education and Training Solutions

  • Customized Training

  • On-The-Job Training

  • E-Learning

  • Adult Education and Literacy

  • Pre-Vocational Training

  • Work Readiness

Sectoral Approach

Niche Labor Market

Career Mapping

  • Consultants funded by Workforce New York

  • Long-term career progression pathways

  • Framework for lifelong learning that begins with basic skills and integrate education with work

  • Shows individuals how to advance, particularly in high wage, high growth fields such as IT and biotechnology

  • Leads to higher level of skills, responsibility and wages

  • Helps employers to attract and retain qualified workers

Models for Addressing Skills Shortages in the Health Care Sector

  • South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH) Career Ladder Training to address the shortage of registered nurses

  • Winthrop University Hospital Leadership Training for managers, administrators and supervisors to increase retention of health care workers

RN Career Ladder

Health Care Management Training Topics

  • Effective Leadership

  • Communication

  • Strategic Planning

  • Marketing the Organization

  • Time and Project Management

  • Competitive Strategy

Sample Resource Leveraging Plan

i-Park (Biotechnology Sector)

  • Long Island Bioscience Partners

  • Cooperative Training Center

  • Business Incubator


  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

  • North Shore Long island Jewish Research Institute

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory

  • Plum Island Animal Disease Control Center

  • FDA Northeast Regional Laboratory

  • State University of New York - Stony Brook

  • Rockefeller University

  • Columbia University

Defense/Homeland Security/Aerospace Alliances

  • Aerospace and Defense Diversification Alliance in Peacetime Transition (ADDAPT)

  • Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT)

Customized Training

  • Designed to meet the special requirements of an employer or group of employers

  • Conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ, or in the case of incumbent workers, continue to employ an individual on successful completion of training

  • Employer pays for not less than 50 percent of the cost of the training

  • Results in significant wage gain for trainees

Customized Training for Incumbent Workers

  • The employee is not earning a self-sufficient wage as determined by the Town of Hempstead Workforce Investment Board (i.e. 40.00 per hour or less)

  • The training relates to the introduction of new technologies, introduction to new production or service procedures, upgrading to new jobs that require additional skills, workplace literacy, or other appropriate purposes identified by the Workforce Investment Board

New York State Department of Labor Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M ADVANCE New York

The New York State Department of Labor has issued Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M, entitled “ADVANCE-New York.” The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to is to support employer strategies and local efforts for lifelong learning for the development of the incumbent (employed) worker by providing funds for upgrading the occupational skills of those workers.

New York State Department of Labor Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M ADVANCE-NY (continued)

ADVANCE-NY will provide funds to businesses to train incumbent workers in specific occupational skills needed by that business or industry and that lead to career growth and increased wages. The position(s) targeted for training must exist and be filled at the time the application is submitted. The applicant must demonstrate that the training will result in the workers' acquisition of transferable occupational skills. Public – that is federal, state, county and municipal - employees are not eligible to be trained under this initiative.

New York State Department of Labor Request For Applications (RFA) Number 25-M, ADVANCE-NY (continued)

ADVANCE-NY uses Workforce Investment Act (WIA) monies to address employer demands for skilled workers. The program will fund projects that solve workforce problems by addressing identified skilled worker shortages within an industry or within a single employer's establishment through promoting occupational skills upgrading for incumbent workers.

Pre-Vocational Skills Training

  • Learning Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Interviewing Skills

  • Punctuality

  • Personal Maintenance Skills

  • Professional Conduct

Customized Employment

  • Individualizes the employment relationship between employees and employers in ways that meet the needs of both

  • Based on an individualized determination of strengths, needs, and interests of a person with a disability

  • Also designed to meet the specific needs of an employer

Business Service Team Vision

We envision an innovative, high quality service for

businesses on Long Island that establishes and maintains:

  • Multiple points of entry where businesses can obtain coordinated assistance in recruiting, training and developing workers

  • A customer-friendly process for leveraging available resources from a variety of funding streams in response to business, employment, community and economic development needs

  • A public-private sector partnership working to continually improve the quality of the Long Island workforce, business climate and economy

Business Services Team Mission

  • Plan, create and implement initiatives that help businesses to hire, train, educate, upgrade and retain skilled workers

  • Collaborate to identify and access grant funds that will assist businesses to develop our local workforce and strengthen our economy

  • Rapidly respond to changing needs of businesses, with input from the business customer, to ensure maximization of all available resources from the workforce investment system

Creative Recruitment Strategies

  • Flexible Work Schedules

  • Job Sharing

  • Customized Employment/Job Carving

  • Hiring Older Workers

  • Internships

Creative Training Strategies

  • Industrial/Business Association Partnerships

  • Mentoring

  • Internships

  • Apprenticeships

  • Distance Learning/Teleconferencing

Business Involvement in the Workforce System

  • Membership on the LWIB, Youth Council, etc.

  • Provide Labor Market Information

  • Advocate/Champion

  • Continuous Improvement Awards

Contact Information



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