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Friday, September 23, 2011. Driving Innovation to Position Maryland in a Nationally Competitive Funding Environment. Mary Alice McCarthy, Workforce Analyst Office of Workforce Investment Division of Adult Services Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

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driving innovation to position maryland in a nationally competitive funding environment

Friday, September 23, 2011

Driving Innovation to Position Maryland in a Nationally Competitive Funding Environment

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Mary Alice McCarthy, Workforce Analyst

  • Office of Workforce Investment
  • Division of Adult Services Employment
  • and Training Administration (ETA)
  • United States Department of Labor (USDOL)
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By June 2012, increase by 10 percent the number of people who receive training and attain a degree or certificate through the following programs:

    • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) adult, dislocated worker, and youth
    • National Emergency Grants (NEG)
    • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
what do we mean by career pathways
What Do We Mean by Career Pathways?
  • Are aligned with the skill needs of regional industries;
  • Include secondary, adult education, and postsecondary education options;
  • Include curricular and instructional strategies that contextualize learning;
  • As appropriate, integrate education and training that combines occupational skills training with adult education services, give credit for prior learning, and accelerate advancement;
  • Lead to the attainment of an industry-recognized degree or credential;
  • Include academic and career counseling, and support services;
  • Are organized to meet the particular needs of adults, with flexible and non-semester-based scheduling, and the innovative use of technology

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the career pathways ta initiative
The Career Pathways TA Initiative
  • Joint DOL-DOEd-HHS Effort
    • (ETA/OVAE/ACF)
  • 9 States and 2 Tribal Entitie
  • State/Local, Cross-Agency Teams
    • Workforce, ABE, Community Colleges, TANF, CBOs
    • And Employers!
  • Focus on Building Partnerships and Shared Vision

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on going efforts to support career pathways and credential attainment
On-Going Efforts to Support Career Pathways and Credential Attainment
  • TAACCCT: Building the capacity of community colleges and partners to serve adult learners and job-seekers
  • The Workforce Innovation Fund: Supporting innovative services delivery strategies and the systems change necessary to support, sustain and scale those strategies. Specifically, the WIF will invest in strategies that:
    • Deliver services more efficiently and achieve better outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations and dislocated workers;
    • Support both system reforms and innovations that facilitate cooperation across programs and funding streams in the delivery of services to jobseekers, youth, and employers; and
    • Emphasize building knowledge about effective practices through rigorous evaluation and translating “lessons learned” into improved labor market outcomes and increased cost efficiency in the broader workforce system.
  • Joint Guidance/Definitions

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Minnesota FastTRACAdult Career Pathways

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Judy Mortrude, State Program Administrator

Minnesota Department of Employment and

Economic Development

minnesota s skills gap
Minnesota’s Skills Gap

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www shifting gears org
www.SHIFTING-GEARS.ORG

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  • “Nothing is more important to our economic future than matching worker skills to employer needs.”– Ellen S. Alberding, President, Joyce Foundation
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Adult Career Pathways

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integrated instruction example medical office career pathway
Integrated Instruction Example – Medical Office Career Pathway

Facilitate project, coordinate progress meeting, provide technical support & networking

Recruit learners, provide funding, host internships

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Ensure bridge course connects; support integrated course

Central Point of Contact

Guide course development and implementation

Recruit learners, provide funding and support services

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  • Trudy Chara, Innovation and Programs Manager
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing
  • and Regulation
  • Division of Workforce Development
  • and Adult Learning
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Career PathwaysUpper Shore as the Model

  • DLLR built 2 teams:
  • Planning Team & Policy Team
    • Planning Team with necessary partners and local focus helped build a local model
    • Policy Team with state reps will address broader policy issues
  • Attended DOL Institutes and wrote plan
  • Conducted in-house Labor Shed Analysis
  • Facilitated integrate career development into ABE/GED/ESL course offerings
  • Conducted a CNA pilot program

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critical components
Critical Components
  • Build Local Implementation Team and a State Policy Team
  • Labor Shed Analysis and Employer Validation Drove Program Decisions
  • Build comprehensive strategies including:
    • Bridge programs to support transition from one step to the next
    • Build programs that lead to industry certifications
    • Stackable Credentialing result in pathways out of poverty

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upper shore s career pathways process what we learned
Upper Shore’s Career Pathways Process: What We Learned
  • Putting the right team together
  • Building a common language & understanding of each programs goals and measures
  • Program priorities were identified by Labor Shed Analysis (data driven decision making)
  • Career development could be integrated into ABE/GED/ESL course offerings at no cost
  • Visits to other programs changed the result
  • Bridge programs are critical

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continuing challenges
Continuing Challenges
  • $$$s
  • Braiding funding - conflicting performance measures by funding title
  • Identifying industry certifications and building pathways around them
  • Stacking credentials
  • Identifying multiple Career Pathways beyond Healthcare

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