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Agency Workforce Programs Performance Reports. Idaho Workforce Development Council November 15, 2012. Presenter: Kevin Bittner Administrative Services Manager Senior Community Service Employment Economic Independence Community Service. Idaho Commission on Aging. Employment Planning

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agency workforce programs performance reports

Agency Workforce Programs Performance Reports

Idaho Workforce Development Council

November 15, 2012

idaho commission on aging
Presenter: Kevin Bittner

Administrative Services Manager

Senior Community Service Employment

Economic Independence

Community Service

Idaho Commission on Aging
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Employment Planning

Skill Training

Community Work Experience

Job Placement Assistance

Idaho Commission on Aging
commission for the blind and visually impaired
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Presenter: Bruce Christopherson

Rehabilitation Services Chief

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Assist clients in making informed career choices for successful employment.

  • School-to-Work Transition (for ages 14+)

Prepare students to transition from secondary to post secondary or work experience.

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Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Assessment and Training Center

Training individuals to perform any task, on the job or at home, as well as his/her sighted peers.

  • Business Enterprise Program

Helps blind individuals be financially independent and earn a living through the management and operation of small businesses located in public buildings.

department of commerce
Department of Commerce

Presenter: Randy Shroll

Economic Development Manager

  • Business Expansion and Attraction
    • Start ups, Expansions, New Markets
    • Fund Local Economic Development Efforts
  • Community Development
    • Financial Assistance to local governments for construction and rehabilitation of public facilities
    • Supports economic diversification, job creation, business expansion and sense of community
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Department of Commerce
  • International Business Development
    • Assists businesses export goods and services
    • Develops new markets
    • Increases foreign awareness of Idaho products
  • Tourism Division
    • Market the state at home and abroad
    • Distribute grants to communities to promote tourism
department of correction
Department of Correction

Presenter: TerressaBaldridge

Director of Reentry Services ET&R

Vocational Professional – Technical Education

Robert Janss School

  • Provide offenders with the skills needed to obtain employment
  • Skill sets include:
    • Soft Skills (now termed “essential skills”)
    • Practical, hands-on training in selected skilled trades
    • Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-apprenticeships
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Department of Correction

Agency Partnerships

  • Idaho Department of Labor
    • Partnering with the Education program to deliver the Job Search Workshops in Probation and Parole District Offices across the state
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Co-author of the FY12 Heavy Equipment Operator Training grant project
department of education
Department of Education

Presenter: Jason Hancock

Deputy Chief of Staff

  • School Programs and Initiatives
    • Idaho Math Initiative
    • Idaho Reading Initiative
    • ISAT Remediation
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Department of Education
  • School Programs and Initiatives (cont.)
    • Limited English Proficient Student Program
    • Idaho System for Educational Excellence
    • Idaho Building Capacity Project
    • Network of Innovative School Leaders
state board of education
State Board of Education

Presenter: Dr. Mike Rush

Executive Director

Division of Professional-Technical EducationPresenter: Todd Schwarz, State AdministratorNumber of ABE Clients Meeting Stated Goals
division of professional technical education
Division of Professional-Technical Education

Number of Secondary PTE Completers Who Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training

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Division of Professional-Technical Education

Percentage of Technical College PTE Completers Who Achieve a Positive Placement or Transition

department of health and welfare
Department of Health and Welfare

Presenter: Rosie Andueza

Program Manager

A Department primary role is to help families and individuals develop the natural supports, skills and tools necessary to effectively manage their lives without government supports.


  • To improve work supports for low-income, working families and help them maintain those services when they are eligible to ensure stability in meeting critical needs for their families.
  • To provide job search assistance to recipients of Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) and Food Stamps.
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Department of Health and Welfare

Work Support Strategies: include the integration and alignment of programs and policies, increased agency efficiencies through automated verifications, the creation of a universal workforce and by providing improved customer interaction through a self-service portal.

  • Idaho Child Care Program:
  • Average days for application approval decreased from 15 days in September 2011 to 10 days in September 2012
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Department of Health and Welfare

Self Reliance Programs

  • The Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) and the Food Stamp programs require participants to engage in self-reliance activities including looking for employment, attending job training and job search courses. These services are provided through a contract with Working Solutions (a subsidiary of Easter Seals Goodwill)
  • Additional activities: CATCH (Housing First), Individual Development Accounts, Weatherization
department of labor
Department of Labor

Presenter: Dwight Johnson

Assistant Deputy

  • Employment Service

Provides a broad array of automated and personalized labor exchange services to job seekers and businesses.

  • Job Training
      • Workforce Investment Act
      • Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
      • Workforce Development Training Fund
  • Career Information Systems
      • Explore Career Opportunities
      • Find Education Programs and Scholarships
      • Find Work that Fits Career Goals
division of vocational rehabilitation
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Presenter: Jane Donnellan

Planning and Evaluation Manager

  • Project Search

A training effort to prepare transition students identified as requiring long term supports for the world of work, helping them move into community employment after high school.

      • Two hours daily of classroom training
      • Four hours daily of unpaid internship
  • Prepared and Connected

Collaboration with Idaho Department of Labor that provides specialized job search assistance.

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • WorkStrides Demonstration Project

A Career Development Program designed to improve and expand the preparation of eligible customers preparing for plan development and employment.

      • Three day, six hour/day training
      • Exploration of interests, aptitudes, values
      • Identifying barriers to employment
      • Vocational Goal Setting
links to agency performance reports
Links to Agency Performance Reports