A Brief History. Key Events. March 2006 - Des Moines Workforce Services Scan – Funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation: Need for systematic approach to employers Need for greater collaboration among partners Lack of system accountability. Key Events.
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January 2007 – CIETC dissolved and Regional Workforce Investment Alliance (RWIA) chartered
May 2007 – First meeting of the Strategic Intermediary for Central Iowa Works
September 2007 – Central Iowa Works Sector Board Kick-off meeting.
December 13, 2007 – Negotiated Settlement reached with CIETC and Attorney General.
April 24, 2008 – RWIA announces intent to dissolve effective June 30, 2008.
October 1, 2008 – DOL approves State plan modification for SWIB to assume oversight of Region 11.
Need for systematic approach to employers
Need for greater collaboration among partners
Lack of system accountability
To develop a world-class workforce system that meets the needs of both employers and workers and aligns with economic development goals.
Steve Lacy, Meredith Corporation, Co-Chair
Mark Oman, Wells Fargo, Co-Chair
Doug Reichardt, Holmes Murphy
Kim Austen, Nationwide Insurance
Shannon Cofield, United Way
Tom West, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Steve Chapman, ITA Group
Fred Buie, Keystone Electric
BJ Do, ABC Virtual Communications
Eric Crowell, Iowa Health Systems
David Vellinga, Mercy Hospital
Kent Henning, Grand View College
Nancy Sebring, Des Moines Public Schools
Maxine Kilcrease, Heartland AEA
Johnny Danos, Greater Des Moines Community Foundation
Elisabeth Buck, Iowa Workforce Development
Labor Forecasting—Jobs/Skills/Educational Needs
Labor Exchange Identification
Best Practices—Education/Training and Employment
Monthly meetings during Year 1
Experience required Graduate Deg, Certificates
Finance, Systems Evaluation, Negotiation, Complex Negotiation and Problem Solving, Persuasion, Conflict Management, Senior Level Management Skills
Trend Analysis, Projections, Leadership Skills, Organizational Skills, Project Management, Interrelationships between/among data, Communication skills across teams
Bachelor Degree and/or experience
Basic Management Skills, Communication Skills within Teams, Analytical Skills, Problem Solving, Accounting, Basic Comparisons of Data
Associate Degree—Bachelor Deg Preferred
Written and Verbal Skills, Organizational Skills, Documentation for Compliance Purposes
Associate Degree or Equivalent Exp.
MS Office, Keyboarding, 10-Key, Customer Service, Communication, Multi-tasking
GED/ HS Diploma
Starting base salary ranges are listed and do not include benefits;
experience and education requirements are minimums.
Revised – September 2008
Build the pool of skilled workers
Are current applicants/new employees prepared with needed skills? Are there gaps?
Who is providing training?
Is curriculum current and complete based on review by business partners?
Are there untapped labor resources?
What services and supports may be required to prepare these individuals for employment?
Is there duplication of services and appropriate alignment of funding?
Report back on potential solutions based on data gathered
Sector Board develops action plan to address workforce gaps and issues
RWIB: Guidance for the Workforce system and networking with Workforce and Economic Development
Technical Team: On going system coordination
Greater Des Moines Partnership: Targeting business development and incumbent worker
Workforce Partners: Workforce Development and coordination with RWIB Priorities; target the low skilled, unemployed, and under employed.