Dashboard Results for the Chattahoochee Valley Region GOWD Work Ready Regions Conference August 23-24, 2011
Project Leadership Team • Paul DeCurtis - Team Leader • Jamie Loyd – Columbus Technical College • (VP, Economic Dev.) • Katie Howard – River Valley Regional Commission • (Director, Economic Dev.)
Industry Network • Swift Spinning - Charles Harp • Precision Components - Joe Gay • Pratt & Whitney - Victor Morales • Bayer Materials – Dennis Dye • Kodak - Sue Hall • Kodak - TeonaKirksey • Exide Technologies - Sue Nolan • Kysor/Warren - Barbara Williams • NCR - Brenda Haught • Denim North America - Patsy Royster • Johnson Controls - Celeste Davis • Kellogg’s – Sarah Nolan • Daehan Solutions – Ron Wilson
Industry Network • Number of Industry Members - 11 • Number of Surveys Completed - 9 • Number of Members Using WR Certificates • Recognize - 11 • Prefer - 5 • Require - 3 • Number of Completed Job Profiles - 17 • Number of Job Profiles in Progress - 0 • Number of Industry Meetings Held in 2011 – 2
2011 Meetings • Leadership Team – 24 Jan; 10 May; 03 Aug • Core Team – 26 Jan; 12 April; 31 Aug • Home Team – 26 Jan; 12 April; 31 Aug • Industry Team – 24 Jan; 10 May; 01 Sept
Go for the Gold – Level 2 Rating Current average gold or higher percentage for the eight county region is 15.1%.
CWRC Counties Attained - Level 2 Rating Plan implemented for 100% of the eight counties to reach CWRC goals. Two counties (Harris, Talbot,) fully certified.
CWRC Counties In Progress Level 3 Rating Marion – 82% Muscogee – 78% Stewart – 99% Taylor – 100%
Industry Networks – Level 2 Rating Seventeen job profiles completed to date in Advanced Manufacturing and Maintenance. Eleven companies using Georgia Work Ready – Bayer, Swift Spinning, Exide, Kodak, NCR, PCI, Pratt & Whitney, Kysor//Warren, Denim North America, Kellogg’s, and Johnson Controls. Training Needs Assessment for the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Network completed and training being delivered. Four Industry Network Meetings held to date.
Home/Core Team – Level 2 Rating Strategic Plan for the Chattahoochee Region developed in March 2010 and consistently implemented and reviewed monthly with adjustments made as needed for each county. 5 Home/Core Team meetings held since the grant’s inception.
Leadership – Level 2 Rating Industry Network for Advanced Manufacturing represented by Bayer, Pratt & Whitney, Precision Components International (PCI), Swift Spinning, Denim NA, Exide, Kodak, NCR, Kysor//Warren, and Johnson Controls. Community Home Team for Grant Implementation represented by the three industry network partners, Columbus Technical College, Flint River Technical College, South Georgia Technical College, Greater Columbus, Harris and Taylor County Chambers of Commerce, eight school districts, Georgia Dept of Family and Children Services, Columbus Career Center of the Georgia DOL, Lower Chattahoochee WIA, Valley Partnership, Columbus State University, Muscogee County Adult Literacy, and Ft. Benning. Commitment from partners to continue engagement with focus to expand career pathways with integrated intern and co-op programs.
What’s New? Third CVAM Newsletter distributed Follow-up meetings held with Stewart and Quitman counties to plan push for final WR certificates. Give-away prizes provided for counties to issue to final certificate receivers Stewart County reached Work Ready certificate targets during week of Aug 15th E-mail notice sent to all listed manufacturers/assemblers in Columbus Chamber of Commerce membership requesting involvement in Work Ready
Issues/Concerns Taylor County - High School graduation rate Muscogee County – private sector WR certificate goal
Best Practices Work Ready testing proctors available in each county Provide Work Ready testing on-site when requested Work Ready Assessment test has been included in the industrial training courses and dual enrollment programs Manufacturing Co-Op program – Harris and Muscogee County HS and Pratt & Whitney, PCI, and Johnson Controls