Environ me ntal Scan and Asset Mapping. July 30 th , 2013. www.pcghumanservices.com. Introductions. Asset Mapping Project overview High Level Findings Strategic Considerations Recommendations. Agenda. Project Overview: Goals and Objectives. Goals:
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July 30th , 2013
High Level Findings
We identified and mapped 541 “assets” for the broader workforce development system in Alameda County
Wait… How do you define assets?
Sources: PCG Asset Mapping Project, Eden I & R Data, EMSI
Soft Skill Building
Job Readiness Training
Sources: PCG Asset Mapping Project, Eden I & R Data
* Per 10,000 individuals in each target population
Sources: EMSI Analyst, Alameda County North Cities, US Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts (2012), US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, Counties
* Per 10,000 Youth in each sub-region
Sources: EMSI Data, EDA Workforce Special Report (BW Research)
…how does the service delivery system meet the placed-based needs of jobseeker customers while remaining aligned and responsive to the needs of business and economic development?
Delineate service strategies for client facing services versus business services. While recognizing the population an integrated system serves (both by requirement and by current target populations of local assets), employ separate strategies that make the system more relevant to businesses at higher levels. By leveraging the capacity of CBO’s and other assets to continue to serve job seekers with significant barriers to employment, initiate and invest in partnerships that attract the higher level talent local employers demand to drive regional economic growth.
In response to the finding of a frontloaded employment service delivery system, ACWIB, Alameda SSA, and the OWIB should drive closer coordination with employer service sites that provide phase 1 (navigation and assessment services) and phase 2 (case management, soft skill building, and job readiness) to common customers. Then, use additional capacity to mitigate gaps in phase 3 services (job placement and entrepreneurial and small business development services) to reduce service bottlenecks and increase bandwidth to place participants in meaningful employment.
Reduce the system’s investment in “brick and mortar” service delivery structures while increasing investment in the capacity of place-based, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to have a larger role in intake, upskilling, and placing jobseekers in meaningful employment.
In response to a gap in youth-focused service providers in the Tri-Valley and Tri-Cities subregions, sponsors should attract more Youth-focused providers into locating service in the subregions while investing in the capacity of non-Youth providers to begin serving Youth.
Diversify the integrated participant pool by recruiting and attracting job seekers on multiple levels of the job seeker ladder. This diversification will help the system to meet the talent and manpower needs of business on multiple levels, adding value to the employer community.
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