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How to Use a Sectored Employment Strategy to Increase Student Success. Presented by Ruben Garcia & Hiwot Berhane TAIR 2005 – Arlington, TX. Objectives of the Presentation. Describe sectored employment strategy.

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how to use a sectored employment strategy to increase student success

How to Use a Sectored Employment Strategy to Increase Student Success

Presented by

Ruben Garcia &

Hiwot Berhane

TAIR 2005 – Arlington, TX

objectives of the presentation
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Describe sectored employment strategy.
  • Provide an example of a workforce training program that uses a sectored employment strategy to great effect.
  • Show post-exit results of students exiting the program.
  • Questions and answers.
what is a sectored employment strategy
What is a sectored employment strategy?
  • Work with local boards in identifying demand industries and occupations.
  • Identify local employers within targeted industries.
  • Establish direct contact with local employers in a targeted industry to determine staffing needs.
  • Recruit participants for training.
  • Work with training providers to train workers.
  • Supply the staffing needs of the employers.
how are demand industries and occupations identified
How are demand industries and occupations identified?
  • SOCRATES (www.socrates.state.tx.us)
  • TWCs regional labor market targeting tool
  • Uses historical employment data and staffing patterns to identify demand industries and occupations
  • Annual planning cycle by Local Workforce Development Boards
project quest
Project Quest
  • Quality Employment Through Skills Training
  • Award winning workforce training program in San Antonio.
  • Recruit economically disadvantaged individuals usually receiving public assistance (TANF, Food Stamps).
  • Provide financial assistance for training and support services designed to breakdown barriers to gainful employment and self-sufficiency.
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Project Quest
  • Established in 1992
  • Award for Excellence in Workforce Development – JP Morgan Chase
  • Replicated in 4 cities (Project Vida)
  • Funded by the City of San Antonio and private non-profit foundations.
  • Work with community and technical colleges and other training providers
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Project Quest
  • Served 2,412 participants to date (seed records)
  • 1,268 (52.6%) have graduated
  • 1,087 (45.1%) did not graduate
  • 37 (1.5%) provided readjustment assistance (not included in the analysis)
  • $8,316 = average costs per participant
post exit results
Post-Exit Results
  • 1,816 (80.4%) were located through electronic record linkages (little data decay over time).
    • TWC Unemployment Insurance wage records
    • THECB Master enrollment files
    • TDHS Public Assistance records
    • TX Bureau of Vital Statistics (deceased)
summary of post exit results
Summary of Post-Exit Results
  • 1,568 (69.4%) working only
  • 197 (8.7%) working and going to school
  • 51 (2.3%) going to school only
  • 443 (19.6%) Not located
  • 20 deceased (excluded from analysis)
graduates vs non graduates at q 2
78% employed

$5,756 mean quarterly earnings

60% employed

$2,872 mean quarterly earnings

Graduates vs. Non-Graduates at Q+2
graduates public assistance
Before Project Quest

180 on TANF

442 on Food Stamp

After Project Quest

24 on TANF

148 on Food Stamp

Graduates: Public Assistance
non graduates public assistance
Before Project Quest

203 on TANF

456 on Food Stamp

After Project Quest

52 on TANF

307 on Food Stamp

Non-Graduates: Public Assistance
graduates earnings gains and employment persistence
Graduates: Earnings Gains and Employment Persistence
  • Earning gains (Q-1 to Q+2) for graduates who were employed prior to Project Quest ranged from $1,499 to $5,472 per quarter.
  • Over 90% of graduates working in Q+2 were still working in Q+4
  • Over 90% of graduates working in Q+2 were still working in Q+6 (labor force attachment)
non graduates earnings gains and employment persistence
Non-Graduates: Earnings Gains and Employment Persistence
  • Earning gains (Q-1 to Q+2) for non-graduates who were employed prior to Project Quest ranged from $1,628 to $3,331 per quarter.
  • Over 80% of non-graduates working in Q+2 were still working in Q+4
  • Over 80% of non-graduates working in Q+2 were still working in Q+6 (labor force attachment)
industries of employment for graduates
Industries of Employment for Graduates
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Professional Employer Organizations
  • Other Guided Missile/Space Vehicle Parts
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Offices of Mental Health Physicians
  • Other Nonresidential Equipment Contractors
  • All Other Outpatient Care Centers
  • Offices of Dentists
industries of employment for non graduates
Industries of Employment for Non-Graduates
  • Professional Employer Organizations
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • All Other Business Support Services
  • Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
  • Discount Department Stores
  • Other Depository Credit Intermediation
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Convenience Stores
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Full-Service Restaurants
observations
Observations
  • Positive, quantifiable results
  • High employment
  • High quarterly earnings
  • Significant earnings gains
  • High employment persistence
  • Participants achieve labor force attachment
  • Decreased dependency on public assistance
contact
Contact
  • Ruben Garcia
    • (512) 491 – 4965
    • Ruben.garcia@cdr.state.tx.us
  • Hiwot Berhane
    • (512) 491-4959
    • Hiwot.berhane@cdr.state.tx.us
  • CDR Website: www.cdr.state.tx.us