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Middle Rio Grande Development Council DBA Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande Elizabeth “Betty” Sifuentes, Director of Workforce Programs Eagle Ford Shale Workforce and Education Committee Cotulla Workforce Solutions Center – November 10, 2011
Transformative Opportunities Raise the per capita income within the Shale • Alamo WDA • Coastal Bend WDA • Golden Crescent WDA • Middle Rio Grande WDA • South Texas WDA
Assessment and Development of Training and Education – Educable and Trainable Workforce • Inventory training programs and develop others to meet demand by Shale employers • Develop customer friendly training that is portable across the Shale in short and long term • Establish career pathways from K-16
Opportunities for the MRG Region • Governor’s Cluster Industries: Aerospace and Defense Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Biotechnology and Life Sciences Energy Petroleum Refining & Chemical Products Information & Computer Technology
Target job clusters planning for current and emergingjobs at the local, regional, state, national, and global levels
Economic Impact of the Eagle Ford ShaleTable 2 – Top Ten Industries Affected by Employment (2010) • Construct other new nonresidential structures 2,528 • Support activities for oil and gas operations 2,259 • Extraction of oil and natural gas 1,192 • Drilling oil and gas wells 979 • Food Services 473 • Wholesale trade businesses 376 • Architectural-engineering-and related services 334 • Retail Stores – Food and beverage 187 • Monetary authorities and depository credit interm 205 • Transport by Truck 198 • Source: Center for Community and Business Research, February 2011, Institute for Economic Development
Workforce Analysis in the Eagle Ford ShaleFigure 5 – Highest Jobs-Projected Occupations with Average Wages Greater than the 6-County Average Page 12 • Accountants & Auditors $ 67,430 950 • Truck Drivers 39,260 948 • Bookkeeping & Accounting 34,750 885 • General & Operations Mgrs. 110,550 880 • Office Clerks 27,700 875 • Petroleum Pump System Operators 56,990 808 • Wellhead Pumpers 40,210 793 • Petroleum Engineers 119,960 777 • Administrative Assistants 44,010 707 • Secretaries 31,060 652 • Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 34,190 592 • Geoscientists 92,710 587 • Operating Engineers/other Construct 44,180 542 • General Maintenance & Repair 36,520 471 • Source: Center for Community and Business Research, Institute for Economic Development, May 2011
Sites on Texas Benefits Promotes Collaboration Among Regional Workforce System Partners • Workforce Business Services • Promote business services to increase numbers of employers served • Locate workforce talent supply to meet industry staffing demand • Illustrate demographic trends and employment for grants and special projects • Regional Planning • Support regional planning initiatives with relevant and strategic information • Map target populations and employers relative to workforce service partners and providers • Highlight opportunities to partner with neighboring workforce boards • Strengthen relationships with area Chambers of Commerce and economic development • Educate and support the city and county planning with specific demographics • Economic Development • Provide comparative workforce demographic data on multiple site locations • Support regional economic development partners to attract new businesses • Partner for all business recruitment and retention opportunities
How Can MRG Build the Worker Pipelines for Emerging Jobs? • ChallengeOpportunity • Defined Job Clusters/ Select Niche and Run With It! • Educated Human Capital/ MoreEducation &Training Needed • Capital Formation for Enterprise Development /RCIC and University innovation and commercialization to attract investors • Unskilled Workers /Transformative Job Opportunities- Trainable Workforce • Research, Education and Academic Capacity/ Expand Curricula, Talent and Credentials for Wide Range of Skilled Worker Development
SITCE - October 2006 • Map of Energy and Biotechnology
Opportunities in MRG Region • Develop strategy to capture Governor’s RCIC funding for one of clusters ( e.g. BioTech) • Develop universities as world leaders in cluster • Develop the foundational curriculum in high schools and our two and 4-year colleges • Increase science and math training programs K-12; expand CATE, 2:2 • Identify resources to fund strategies