Paul Dordal, BGen, USAF (ret) Executive Director . Applied Research Corporation January 16, 2009. Overview: BRAC Impacts & Workforce Demonstration Program September 30, 2009. BRAC Regional Task Force Purpose and Scope .
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Paul Dordal, BGen, USAF (ret)Executive Director
Applied Research Corporation
January 16, 2009
Overview: BRAC Impacts &
Workforce Demonstration Program
September 30, 2009
Purpose: Unify the community planning effort by coordinating the requirements and shortfalls for the counties and municipalities affected by BRAC actions at Ft. Bragg and Pope AFB.
Scope: Serve as the liaison between the military; the communities in the organization; state agencies associated with these requirements; and federal agencies designated to provide community assistance for BRAC.
Population growth: projecting 35,000additional people
Challenges: creates a shortage of schools, classrooms, and teachers and impacts housing, roads, airports, workforce, infrastructure, public safety, medical and quality of life
Opportunities: Additional jobs and, with a 4 star headquarters, defense related companies are moving to our region
16,200 jobs will be created as a result of growth at Fort Bragg
4,024 active-duty military jobs; 2,146 military civilian jobs; 1972 embedded contractor jobs; 1,000 private defense contractors;PLUS
10,044jobs will be created in the local economy to support increased population and military spending
Higher skilled workforce is needed to meet the needs of high tech, defense related emerging industries
Market and promote Southeastern North Carolina to attract new defense related companies to the region.
Emphasize our strengths:
Five major military installations
World-class research & development capabilities
Excellent educational institutions and programs
Motivated and skilled talent pool
Outstanding quality of life
Excellent transportation systems
Objective is to establish a defense industry sector with high technology, high paying jobs
Partnering with NC DOC, Workforce Development Boards, Joblink Centers: US DOL contract awarded for a talent acquisition pipeline platform to connect potential employees with jobs
Establishing a virtual network: Fayetteville Technical Community College (hub), community colleges and five universities. Includes CC system and UNC.
Additional Golden LEAF Foundation and NC DOC/DWD ARRA funding for i3D/smart classrooms
Gates Foundation interest in investing in STEM programs for our high schools, community colleges and universities
Regional Approach is Working
Workforce Demonstration Program
Strategy One– Utilize the growth at Ft. Bragg as the catalyst to build Defense & Homeland Security industry sectors: Thorough resource mapping and analysis of emerging occupational and academic demands; gap analysis of existing and projected workforce requirements
Strategy Two– Establishment of the All-American Center for Workforce Innovation as the transformational mechanism to create specific career tracks to meet the needs of emerging industries
Military Preparedness Strategic Defense
Center of Innovation for Defense and Homeland Security
Healthcare and Teaching Professionals
Trades, Skilled Labor, Green Technology
Enhanced Training and Simulation
All-American Center for Workforce Innovation Virtual Networking
11 Joblink Career Centers
10 Community College Campuses
11 Public School Systems
BRAC RTF Workforce Demonstration Program is on track
Strategy 1 will be completed in Oct. 2009.
Strategy 2 will be completed in June 2010.
Job connection talent acquisition platform will be fully operational by January 2010.
Virtual network, distributed education program will be operational as a pilot program by June 2010.
Economic and workforce transformation is on-going and expanding
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S PROGRAM ASSESSMENT
Align and connect North Carolina companies, institutions and assets with DoD and DHS program requirements
Provide strategic planning to organize and effectively align existing NC D&HS related assets to make the state as competitive as possible in the areas of acquisition & procurement, research & development and supporting the growth of D&HS business
Align educational and workforce programs with D&HS workforce requirements
BRAC growth is already occurring.
Biggest impact will be felt in 2011 and after.
FORSCOM/USARC move is the catalyst for establishing a Defense & HS industry in North Carolina
Defense industry assessment is on-going to target industries for relocating to this area
WDBs, JobLinks,Universities, Community Colleges and K-12 are working together with the BRAC RTF to prepare a higher skilled workforce to meet the needs of a growing D&HS industry base
Executive Director: Paul Dordal
Deputy Director: John Harbison
Executive Assistant: John Bellamy
Program Manager for Education: Jane Smith
Program Manager for Workforce Development: Tim Moore
IT Deputy Director: Erik Wells
Communications and Outreach: Renee Lane
DBA Director: Joy Thrash
Administrative Assistant: Renee Siemiet
Regional Planner: Don Belk
Offices are located at 2550 Ravenhill Rd., Fayetteville