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The President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative . EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. eta. Workforce Development = Economic Development.

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the president s high growth job training initiative

The President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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workforce development economic development
Workforce Development = Economic Development
  • Building and retaining a qualified and productive workforce is essential to enable every U.S. business to be successful, to promote job creation, and to grow our nation’s economy.
top factors determining employer site selection
Top Factors DeterminingEmployer Site Selection*

1. Availability of skilled labor 90.9%

2. Labor costs 89.9%

3. Tax exemptions 88.2%

4. State and local incentives 88.0%

5. Highway accessibility 86.6%

6. Corporate tax rate 84.6%

7. Proximity to major markets 83.7%

8. Occupancy or construction costs 82.4%

9. Energy availability and costs 80.9%

10. Environmental regulations 76.7%

* Area Development Magazine 2002 Survey

21 st century workforce challenges
21st Century Workforce Challenges
  • Globalization
  • Labor Pool Demographics
  • Increased Diversity
  • Technology and Innovation Changing the Work
  • Skill Gaps
the vision
The Vision

Create a Demand-Driven

Workforce System to Ensure

No Worker is Left Behind

what is demand driven
What is Demand Driven?
  • Knowing where the jobs are – both new jobs and current jobs that may be changing
  • Knowing the skills and competencies necessary to do those jobs
  • Understanding the labor market context
  • Strategic investment of $15 billion public workforce system resources
  • Working collaboratively with business and training providers to develop workforce solutions
the public workforce system
The Public Workforce System

$

$

$

  • Publicly Funded
  • Deliver Federal, State, and Local Employment and Training Programs

U.S. Department of Labor

State Workforce Investment Boards

(Includes Business, Government and Labor Leaders)

Local Workforce Investment Boards

(Includes Business, Labor and Other Community Leaders)

Local One-Stop Career Centers

(Delivers Services to Employers and Job Seekers)

more than 1 900 career centers across america
More than 1,900 Career CentersAcross America
  • $15 Billion Annual Investment
  • Employers have direct access to these services

1,953 Centers Plus 1,648Affiliates

finding your nearest one stop career center
Finding your nearest One-Stop Career Center

or call

1-877-US2-JOBS

www.careeronestop.org

where to begin
Where to Begin?
  • Meet with your One-Stop representatives and define the skill sets and competencies of your workforce
  • Submit Job Orders to state and local job banks
  • Follow up with One-Stop about the quality of referrals!
key steps for employers
Key Steps for Employers
  • Share your workforce needs
  • Explain the skill sets a competent employee would possess
  • Learn about the services available through the One-Stop System, and build relationships with key One-Stop staff
  • Continually communicate with the One-Stop System, and explore creative solutions
  • Serve on the Workforce Investment Board
benefits of partnership
Benefits of Partnership

Find the right workers, with

the right skills, at the right

time!

  • Access to qualified workers
  • Reduction of recruiting costs
  • Increased Retention
  • Improved Diversity
  • Good Corporate Citizenship
  • Support during downsizing/rightsizing
framework for solutions
Framework for Solutions
  • Partnerships between Business and Industry, Community Colleges and Education Providers,

and the Workforce Investment System

role of the partners
Role of the Partners
  • Industry defines the workforce challenges and identifies skill sets and competency models
  • Educational institutions and training providers assist in developing competency models and curricula against industry competency models
  • The public workforce system accesses human capital and places trained workers in jobs
high growth outcomes
High Growth Outcomes
  • Targeted investment of workforce development resources and support for private and public sector partnerships
  • Increased integration of community and technical colleges with business and workforce development system activities
  • An ensured pipeline of skilled workers through registered apprenticeship training opportunities
  • Workers with paths to career-enhancing opportunities in high-growth occupations
high growth definition
High Growth Definition

“High Growth” includes . . .

  • Industries with significant job growth
  • Industries that are critical to the nation’s economic viability and development
  • Industries that significantly impact the growth of other growth industries
  • New and emerging industries
  • Transformed by technology requiring significant changes in the workforce skill sets
targeted industries
Targeted Industries
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive Services
  • Biotechnology
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Health Services
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation
strategies
Strategies
  • National leadership to engage industry leaders
  • Investment in national models and demonstrations of workforce solutions in high growth/high demand industries
  • Sharing information and models widely with the workforce system
high growth process
High Growth Process
  • Information Gathering
    • Environmental Scan
  • Executive Forums
  • Workforce Development Forums
  • Strategic Development Teams
  • Research & Analysis
  • Implementation
environmental scan
Environmental Scan
  • Research Industry Information, such as:
    • Economic and Employment Picture
    • Occupational Statistics
    • Legislative Issues
    • Interaction with the Public Workforce System
    • Other Federal Funding
    • State Activities
framework for solutions1
Framework for Solutions
  • Partnerships between Business and Industry, Community Colleges and Education Providers,

and the Workforce Investment System

role of the partners1
Role of the Partners
  • Industry defines the workforce challenges
  • Community Colleges and other training providers assist in developing competency models and curricula
  • The public workforce system accesses human capital and places trained workers in jobs
new roles for workforce system
New Roles for Workforce System
  • Catalyst for bringing partners together
  • Building sustainable relationships
  • Focus on solutions
  • Resource leveraging
challenges solutions
Challenges & Solutions

Post-SecondaryAlternatives Training(Community Colleges,Apprenticeship)

Pipeline

(youth,entry-level)

CompetencyModels

New LaborPools(Immigrants, Older Workers, Veterans, Persons with Disabilities)

Retention(Incumbent Workers)

Transitioning(Declining Industries)

Small Business

Engagement

high growth job training initiative grants
High Growth Job Training Initiative Grants
  • 63 Grants
  • 33 States
  • 110 Million

*As of October 6, 2004*

how to find the business relations group
How To Find The Business Relations Group

Angela Dayton

Business Relations Group

U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

businessrelations@dol.gov

(202) 693-3949