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JOBS: Assessments/Job Profiling Defines workforce needs

JOBS-WorkKeys. There are Nine (9) Assessment Skill Areas: - Applied Mathematics ... JOBS: Recruitment. Job Fairs. Targeted sectors. Post-secondary institutions ...

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JOBS: Assessments/Job Profiling Defines workforce needs

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  1. JOBS: Assessments/Job Profiling

  2. Defines workforce needs • Quantifies minimum skill levels that meet those needs • Assesses incumbent workers’ skill levels, and establishes disparities to determine training needs • Assesses job applicants’ skills prior to hiring, reducing turnover …in the workplace

  3. The four (4) high schools in South Bend assess all freshmen to create educational career paths and reassess them their junior year to measure progress. • KY Dept. for Adult Ed certifies their graduates are ready for 50% or 85% of the jobs in the workforce based upon information obtained from job profiles. …in education

  4. Economic developers in Wichita provided independent evidence of their workforce’s readiness by comparing a representative sample to requirements of potential employers. • Database of pre-screened job seekers provides a pool of qualified potential workers for companies seeking to fill positions …in economic development

  5. WorkKeys- Profile Process • A walk through • Collect data on the job titles being profiled • Identify the task list • Profiling session with SME’s (subject matter experts) • Feedback

  6. Job Profiling 5 4 4 Job analysis: procedure establishes skill standards required to be successful in the job. 3 Reading for Information Teamwork Applied Mathematics Applied Technology • Required skill levels for the job are identified

  7. WorkKeys- Assessment Process • The skills to be assessed are identified • Applicants are scheduled • Test: approximately 3 hours for 3 assessments • Reports are issued • WorkKeys (A.C.T.) certifies the skill level of individual

  8. Assessments Standardized, workplace related assessments. Scores reflect the highest skill level mastered by the examinee. 4 3 3 3 Reading for Information Teamwork Applied Mathematics Applied Technology • Individual’s skill levels are determined

  9. Report Areas of Need 5 Comprehensive data interpreting skill levels and providing remedial guidance to improve individual scores. 4 4 4 3 3 3 Reading for Information Teamwork Applied Mathematics Applied Technology Comparison shows where additional training is needed

  10. WorkKeys- Benefits • Improved employee selection and advancement procedures • Reduced overtime • Reduced turnover • Increased productivity • Fewer legal challenges over hiring processes • Higher employee morale

  11. JOBS-Placement • WorkOne Centers • WorkKeys Assessments

  12. Business Services DWD Business Services Jenee Lusk Business Relations Specialist Business and Information Development Unit Indiana Department of Workforce Development

  13. Overview • Advance Indiana Training Grants • Jobs Opportunities/Business Services (JOBS)

  14. Advance Indiana:Highlights • Training Grants previously under Skills 2016 • Restructured to coincide with goals of Energize Indiana • Advanced Manufacturing, IT, 21st Century Logistics, Life Sciences • 200K max • 1-2 year term

  15. Advance Indiana: Eligible Companies • Hoosier employers-high skill/wage/demand • Four (4) targeted industry sectors • Good standing with all state agencies • I.e.: IDEM, DNR, DOR, DWD, AG

  16. Advance Indiana:Eligible Training Activities • Must result in portable, transferable skill credential • Industry/nationally recognized • Associate/Bachelor Degree • Certificate of Technical Achievement (CTA) • Apprenticeships • Wage gains

  17. Advance Indiana:Ineligible Training Activities • Quality • Safety • Government mandated

  18. Advance Indiana: Financial Assistance • $200,000 max • Required equal in-kind or cash match • Grant covers tuition, books, instructor fees • Administration charges allowed if applicant is acting on behalf of alliance of employers

  19. Advance Indiana: Applications • Application process assisted by DWD staff • Must be received no later than first business day of each month • Reviewed monthly • Allow 75 days before anticipated start date for training

  20. Job Opportunities/Business Services (JOBS) • Recruitment • Assessment/Job Profiling • Placement

  21. JOBS: Recruitment • Job Fairs • Targeted sectors • Post-secondary institutions • Advertisement for job fairs & hard to fill positions • Radio • Newspaper

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