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John “Juan Pablo” Hershey Planning & Community Partnerships Manager of Workforce Solutions. Recruitment, Assessment, and Orientation Methods to Identify Students Who Will Go the Distance. October 2014. Who we are. 1 of 28 Workforce Development Boards in Texas

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John juan pablo hershey planning community partnerships manager of workforce solutions

John “Juan Pablo” HersheyPlanning & Community Partnerships Manager of Workforce Solutions

Recruitment, Assessment, and Orientation Methods to Identify Students Who Will Go the Distance

October2014


Who we are
Who we are

  • 1 of 28 Workforce Development Boards in Texas

  • Report to the Texas Workforce Commission

  • Service area includes Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties

  • Community Partner


What we do
What we do

  • Assist the unemployed and underemployed

  • Match qualified job seekers to job opening(s)

  • Provide trainings, work experience and resources

  • Analyze labor market information and industry sectors, and identify regional target occupations

  • Seek and build community partnerships and leverage resources

  • Support employers and local economies



The project
The project

  • Texas Higher Education Board (THEB), Accelerate Texas, Dislocated Worker Training, National Emergency Grant (NEG)

    • South Texas College received $57.9K grant funds

    • Target population, Long-Term Unemployed/Dislocated Workers

    • 24 month project

    • Serve 30 participants > now 33

    • Participant educational level criteria


Planning
planning

  • Convened partners

    • South Texas College, Workforce Board, Contractor

      • Discussed project intent and contract deliverables

      • Outlined/designated roles & responsibilities

      • Data analysis of job seeker pool including a survey

      • Made data driven decisions

      • Reviewed target occupations and local business need

      • Collectively agreed on project criteria


Implementation
implementation

  • Workforce Solutions (WFS) and South Texas College (STC) agreed on the type of training and recruitment strategy

  • CDL/Truck Driving training, combined with OSHA and CPR safety training

    • WFS & STC designated a single point of contact (SPOC)

    • WFS is responsible for outreach and co-enrollment into the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)/Dislocated Worker program(s)

    • WFS developed flyers and used social media to recruit

    • WFS created process forms specifically for this project

      • Following eligibility verification, participants paid a fee to STC for required background/vehicle record check (participants were reimbursed within two weeks by STC for this fee)


Social media and flyer
Social Media and Flyer

Facebook page

Marketing Flyer


Execution outcomes
Execution & outcomes

  • All interested participants spoke to the same WFS (SPOC) for intake, and eligibility screening

  • GOAL - Train and Employ 30 participants

    • 1,518 interested participants called

    • 198 prescreened

    • 93 TABE tested (Must score below a 8.9 in at least one area to be eligible)

    • 59 referred to STC

    • 40 cleared by STC (Must check no debts are owed to the school)

    • 57 completed CAPS & COPS

    • 4 pending eligibility documentation

    • 24 eligible and have started or completed classes

    • 11 are employed in area of training

    • 1 has CDL no job, 7 completed training and are line to test, 2 completed eligibility but dropped out before starting


Review
Review

  • Convened partners

  • Understood contract deliverables

  • Conducted data analysis

  • Developed procedure(s) and processes

  • Planned, implemented and developed marketing strategies

  • Monitor progress


John juan pablo hershey planning community partnerships manager of workforce solutions

John Hershey Planning & Community Partnerships Manager Workforce Solutions(956) 928-5000 or johnh@wfsolutions.org

Thank you

October, 2014