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B UILDING C APACITY W ITHIN W ORKFORCE D EVELOPMENT P ROGRAMS. F INDINGS F ROM T HE P HILLIPS S ECTORAL E MPLOYMENT I NITIATIVE. P RESENTERS. Salena Acox PSEI Vista Manager (Moderator). Joel Luedtke Senior Program Officer Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.

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b uilding c apacity w ithin w orkforce d evelopment p rograms

BUILDING CAPACITYWITHINWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTPROGRAMS

FINDINGS FROM THE PHILLIPS SECTORAL EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

p resenters
PRESENTERS

SalenaAcox

PSEI Vista Manager

(Moderator)

Joel Luedtke

Senior Program Officer

Jay and Rose Phillips Family

Foundation of Minnesota

Susan Crandall PhD

President

Workforce Results

Michael Donahue

Associate Executive Director

International Institute of Minnesota

psei o verview 2 011 2013
PSEI OVERVIEW2011 - 2013
  • GOAL: Expand access for low income adults to good jobs in growing industry sectors
  • STRATEGY: Improve capacity and quality of community-based organizations with strong, existing sector-focused job training programs
psei o verview
PSEI OVERVIEW
  • PSEI grantees identified capacity-building goals in four domains:
    • Reaching more people
      • Launching new training programs or growing existing ones
    • Achieving better outcomes
      • Improving program completion
      • Reducing lag time from completion to placement
    • Reaching lower
      • Offering “bridge” supports to individuals who don’t meet enrollment guidelines
    • Systems change
      • Stepping up advocacy on important policy issues, or advancing change in key systems
psei o verview1
PSEI OVERVIEW
  • Between 2011 and 2013, PSEI included the following components:
    • 5 Grantees
    • $1 million investment from Foundation
    • ($830,000 to grantees)
    • 16 full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA members
    • 9 peer learning gatherings
    • 4 community seminars (200+ in attendance)
    • “Field Trip” to Boston with grantees and peer funders
psei o verview2
PSEI OVERVIEW

Organization

Targeted Sectors

Program Goals

Transportation

  • Develop strong industry advisory board
  • Launch transportation training program

Healthcare

  • Strengthen Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Career Pathways Program
  • Sustain Pharmacy Tech Program
  • Deepen employer and Higher Ed relationships
  • Healthcare
  • Banking

Healthcare

  • Strengthen Health IT program
  • Build relationships with MnSCU
  • Increase completion for construction training programs
  • Advocate for diversity hiring on public projects
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
psei o verview3
PSEI OVERVIEW

Organization

Participant Profile

Program Size (2 years)

78.0% Male

52.7% Caucasian

55 Enrolled Participants

77.7% African

76.9% Female

278 Enrolled Participants

47.2% African American

78.5% Female

233 Enrolled Participants

65.7% African American

98.5% Female

67 Enrolled Participants

66.2% African American

63.3% Male

1031 Enrolled Participants

k ey f indings
KEY FINDINGS
  • Growth from Year 1 to 2 – capacity-building works!
  • Use multiple tools and methods together to encourage organizational change.
  • AmeriCorps VISTAs were instrumental in building program capacity and improving outcomes.
  • Employment disparities persist, and demand intentional responses.
  • Gender and sector interact to create a wage gap.
  • We’re a long way from a living wage.
psei o utcomes
PSEI OUTCOMES

Year 1

as of

6-30-2012

Year 2

as of

6-30-2013

Increase

from

Year 1

N %

N %

Enrollment

Completion

as a % of enrollment

891

773 -

1664 -

355 46.0%

991 59.6%

13.6%

Placement

as a % of completion

195 25.0%

581 58.6%

33.6%

Hourly wage at placement (median)

Six Month Retention

185 $11.50

601 $11.55

$0.05

N/A N/A

242 88.0%

N/A

psei t ool b ox f unding
PSEI TOOL BOX: FUNDING
  • Grants of $75,000-$90,000 per year for each year
  • Negotiated general operating support
  • Used differently at each site
    • New staff
    • Sustain underfunded program
    • Direct current staff to new projects
    • Leverage other funding
psei t ool b ox l everaging r esources
PSEI TOOL BOX: LEVERAGING RESOURCES

2010

Pre PSEI

2011

PSEI Yr 1

2012

PSEI Yr 2

2013

as of 5.1.13

$5,612,179

$3,639,424

$4,660,661

$5,933,685

psei t ool b ox a meri c orps vista
PSEI TOOL BOX: AMERICORPSVISTA
  • Created marketing and outreach materials

(HIRED, RESOURCE, IIMN)

  • Developed online tools

(RESOURCE, IIMN, HIRED)

  • Analyzed data to improve programs

(RESOURCE, IIMN, PPL, Summit)

  • Expanded employer outreach

(IIMN, PPL)

  • Supported coalition for systems change

(Summit)

psei t ool b ox l earning o pportunities
PSEI TOOL BOX: LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Peer Learning
  • Field Trip to Boston
  • Consulting Support
  • Evaluation
psei f rom t he g rantee s p erspective
PSEI FROM THE GRANTEE’S PERSPECTIVE

Michael Donahue

Associate Executive Director

Medical Careers Pathway Director

e mployment d isparities p ersist
EMPLOYMENT DISPARITIES PERSIST

Aggregate - 1664

African Americans - 849

All Others - 815

Completed Training.

Completers placed in employment

Placed in training/industry related jobs

991 - 60%

412 - 49%

579 - 71%

581 - 59%

235 - 57%

346 - 60%

488 - 78%

183 - 68%

305 - 85%

91%

81%

88%

6 Month

Retention Status

t he i ntersection o f g ender a nd s ector
THE INTERSECTION OF GENDER AND SECTOR

All Participants – 1664

Direct Care - 607/36,7%

Direct Care + Female - 489/80%

Median

Hours

Annual Earnings

Median

Wage

Wage Comparison

Direct Care

$11.21

25

$14,453

Other Positions

$13.00

40

$27,040

w e re a l ong w ay f rom l iving w ages
WE’RE A LONG WAY FROM LIVING WAGES

AND LOSING GROUND?

Average wage at intake was $10.00

Average wage at placement was $11.55

Living Wage for 2 parent/2 child family is $14.78

Living Wage for 1 parent/1 child household is $19.35

Net Changes in Real Income 2007 - 2012

From the Metropolitan Council

-13.6%

$32,531.00

$33,331.00

$32,117.00

$30,049.00

$28,705.00

$28,067.00

$28,809.00

Low Income Households

20th Percentile

w here d o w e go f rom h ere
WHERE DO WEGO FROM HERE?
  • Multiple tools
    • At Phillips: continue to provide funding, TA and VISTAs to PSEI partners.
    • You could: explore partnership with national service program(s); fund cohort learning trips
  • Disparities
    • At Phillips: analyze with grantees and set targets in future grantmaking.
    • You could:track performance for key subgroups; follow-up with non-completers; design services specifically for men of color.
  • Wage Gap
    • At Phillips: focus funding on job upgrading and career pathways in direct care; share findings with long-term care industry.
    • You could: explore wage gaps in your services; join us in the push for integrated career pathways.
  • Getting to a Living Wage
    • At Phillips: support push for higher minimum wage; support stronger partnerships with higher ed., fund career pathways.
    • You could: be transparent about participant earnings; support ROI efforts that consider the costs of poverty-wage jobs; choose sectors carefully.
thank you
Thank You!

Workforce Results

Advancing People: It’s Good Business!

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