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Skills Development Fund . Prady Mahale and Brandi HarrisonWorkforce Business Services Project Development [email protected] (512 936 9837)[email protected] ( 512 936 9835). Goal of this Session. Increase your awareness of tools, techniques, and resource partnerships to increase the number of potential Skills Development Fund projects.

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1. Workforce Businesses Services – Outreach Team Texas Workforce Commission 512.463.8844 [email protected] http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/sdfintro.html

2. Prady Mahale and Brandi Harrison Workforce Business Services Project Development team [email protected] (512 936 9837) [email protected] ( 512 936 9835)

3. Goal of this Session Increase your awareness of tools, techniques, and resource partnerships to increase the number of potential Skills Development Fund projects

4. SDF Project Partners The Local Workforce Development Board is aware of industry growth & occupational needs that help determine training need(s). The Community College works with the business to develop a uniquely customized training program to help the new & incumbent workers obtain new skills. The Private Partner (Business) works with the college to design the training to ensure their needs are met, as well as pays the trainees the prevailing wage or above upon completion.

5. Identifying the Target - Businesses Industry needs and requirements are forever changing Changing requirements drive the need for workforce training Having a trained workforce helps business compete and attracts other businesses to area Being knowledgeable about businesses in your area helps identify potential Skills Development Training Projects

6. Know the Area Businesses Who are some of the employers in the area? What occupational skills do these employers need? Where else are these occupational skills used in the area? When can the skills of these workers be improved? Why are some jobs in such high demand?

7. Develop Leads using Partnerships Economic Development entities Business Associations and Trade Unions Local Workforce Development Boards Individual Businesses

8. Economic Development AWARENESS: Very informed about new and expanding businesses in the area and are dedicated to the development of local economic and employment opportunities POSITIONING: Bring the needs of new and expanding businesses to the attention of both the colleges and workforce boards STRENGTH: Help ensure that projects are developed in conjunction with local economic development strategy

9. Business Associations and Trade Unions AWARENESS : Very informed about needs of member businesses in the association and the changing requirements in the industry POSITIONING: The association can provide insight to the curriculum needed to address the skills that are important for the businesses in the local area STRENGTH: Helps provide a link to employers with similar training needs and access to small and medium-sized businesses

10. Local Workforce Development Boards AWARENESS : Informed about businesses in the area in terms of job market, can validate business training needs, and who is hiring POSITIONING: The board is composed of business members of the local community so they know what skills are important for the local area STRENGTH: Able to identify points of alignment between local industries and high demand occupations in the area

11. Individual Businesses AWARENESS : Informed about new and changing requirements in their industry and know about other businesses that have the same concerns POSITIONING: Businesses are the “heart” of the Skills Development Fund program, they create the jobs, they pay the wages STRENGTH: A well trained and highly skilled workforce provides positive economic impact and boosts an area’s economy

12. Online Research Tools Available Many online tools available to do research Can be overwhelming and cumbersome to sort through Devise a method or plan and then work the plan Information known helps narrow the focus of your research

13. Online Tool Information Resources

14. Sites on Texas

15. Sites on Texas (Example)

16. TWC – Main Web Page Designed to provide extensive information on programs and labor statistics What you can find: LMCI-SOCRATES LMCI-TRACER LMCI-Texas Industry Profiles Information for Business & Employers

17. LMCI - SOCRATES Designed to assist users in performing a regional labor market analysis What you can find: Employers Found in an industry Occupational wages and projections Regional Occupational Evaluations County Narrative Profiles

18. LMCI – TRACER Designed to support informed educational and career decisions What you can find: Prevailing Wage Information Texas Economic Status Indicators Employment Projections Career & Economic Development Information

19. LMCI - SWAP Designed to provide a strategic assessment of the local workforce What you can find: Companies by cluster Occupations in the cluster Graphic mapping

20. O*NET-SOC AutoCoder Allows you to search for a SOC based on worker’s title or job description the employer uses What you can find: SOC Code matches Open job postings Occupational Profiles

21. Putting It All Together Know the Partners of a SDF Project Business ,LWDB, Community College Know the Businesses in your Area Who, What, Where, When, Why Build Partnerships to Develop Leads Economic Development, Business Associations, LWDB Use Online Tools for Research Sites on Texas, LMCI Tools, SOC AutoCoder

22. Engagement Process Flow

23. Workforce Businesses Services – Outreach Team Texas Workforce Commission 512.463.8844 [email protected] http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/sdfintro.html

24. Outreach Project Development Team Members Melody Dabney Cub Curtiss Brandi Harrison Reagan Ribordy Lesley Tarpinian Joe Ettle Michelle Thiebaut

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