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Regional Workforce Development in Southeastern Wisconsin. Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development. Generation 1 = Red Generation 2 = Grey Generation 3 = Gold. Total of 39 WIRED Regions funded by US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

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Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Regional Workforce Development in Southeastern Wisconsin


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development

Generation 1 = Red

Generation 2 = Grey

Generation 3 = Gold

Total of 39 WIRED Regions

funded by US Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development

November 15, 2006

Source: Excerpt from letter to WIRED Regional Leads, November 15, 2006 Asst. Secretary Emily Stover DeRocco


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development

Elements of Workforce Investment System Transformation

Source: Letter to WIRED Regional Leads, November 15, 2006 Asst. Secretary Emily Stover DeRocco


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development

Elements of Workforce Investment System Transformation

Source: Letter to WIRED Regional Leads, November 15, 2006 Asst. Secretary Emily Stover DeRocco


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Align for a Regional Win

  • Align the education, economic development and workforce systems with a focus on the talent pipeline:

    • Cultivate workforce talent,

    • Deliver demand-driven talent development services, and

    • Catalyze systems integration for seamless solutions.

  • Target investment in M7 driver industries - every driver industry job creates 5 other jobs in the economy


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Highlights of RWA’s

Workforce Innovation Fund

Workforce Innovation Fund of $2.5 million total by RWA for Milwaukee 7 Region

To be announced at April 11, 2008 Workforce Innovation Forum event

A Different Mindset from Traditional Funding

GrantInvestment

Deficit-basedAsset-based

Funder at arms’ lengthFunder as co-innovator

Risk-adverseRisk-tolerant


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Highlights of RWA’s

Workforce Innovation Fund

  • Three Funding Tiers

    • Exploratory Investments: $250,000 total for awards up to $20,000Supports research & development and partnership formation through a small investment to develop concept

    • Demonstration Investment: $1 million total for awards up to $100,000 Supports innovative pilot program or training

    • Implementation Investment: $1.25 million total for awards up to $250,000Brings innovative pilot program or training to a regional scale, leverages / coordinates with additional funding sources


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Demand Side

For Employers

One point of contact via Milwaukee 7 website

Demand-driven business services

Proactive in forecasting, yet as responsive as possible to immediate workforce needs

Implement industry council workforce strategies

Innovative pilot projects


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Supply Side

For Job Seekers

Recreate the talent pipeline by funding innovative approaches

Prepare more to enter Science, Technology Engineering, and Math fields

Collaborate across K-16 education following Milwaukee 7 economic framework

Promote careers in driver industries

Local pilot programs for specialized needs


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

Transformation

Workforce Infrastructure

Workforce system transformation

Alignment of workforce board training funds

Connection with private foundation investments


Regional workforce development in southeastern wisconsin

RWA Oversight Board

Milwaukee 7

Milwaukee 7

Chief elected officials from 7 counties

RWA Steering Committee

RWA Steering Committee

RWA Leadership Team

Demand Side

Demand Side

Supply Side

Supply Side

Staff

Committees

Committees

M7 Industry Councils

M7 Industry Councils

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Next Generation

Next Generation

Board (WDB)

Board (WDB)

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Water Council

Water Industries

K

K

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-

16 Education

16 Education

Financial Services

Financial Services

Ad hoc (TBD)

Ad hoc (TBD)

(Feb 2008)

(Feb 2008)

Regional Workforce Alliance Governance Structure


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