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B UILDING C APACITY W ITHIN W ORKFORCE D EVELOPMENT P ROGRAMS F INDINGS F ROM T HE P HILLIPS S ECTORAL E MPLOYMENT I NITIATIVE.

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1 B UILDING C APACITY W ITHIN W ORKFORCE D EVELOPMENT P ROGRAMS F INDINGS F ROM T HE P HILLIPS S ECTORAL E MPLOYMENT I NITIATIVE

2 P RESENTERS Salena Acox PSEI Vista Manager (Moderator) Michael Donahue Associate Executive Director International Institute of Minnesota Susan Crandall PhD President Workforce Results Joel Luedtke Senior Program Officer Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota

3 PSEI O VERVIEW G OAL: Expand access for low income adults to good jobs in growing industry sectors S TRATEGY: Improve capacity and quality of community-based organizations with strong, existing sector-focused job training programs

4 PSEI O VERVIEW PSEI grantees identified capacity-building goals in four domains: – Reaching more people Launching new training programs or growing existing ones – Achieving better outcomes Improving program completion Reducing lag time from completion to placement – Reaching lower Offering bridge supports to individuals who dont meet enrollment guidelines – Systems change Stepping up advocacy on important policy issues, or advancing change in key systems

5 Between 2011 and 2013, PSEI included the following components: – 5 Grantees – $1 million investment from Foundation – ($830,000 to grantees) – 16 full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA members – 9 peer learning gatherings – 4 community seminars (200+ in attendance) – Field Trip to Boston with grantees and peer funders PSEI O VERVIEW

6 OrganizationOrganization Targeted Sectors Program Goals TransportationTransportation Develop strong industry advisory board Develop strong industry advisory board Launch transportation training program Launch transportation training program Develop strong industry advisory board Develop strong industry advisory board Launch transportation training program Launch transportation training program HealthcareHealthcare Strengthen Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Career Pathways Program Strengthen Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Career Pathways Program Sustain Pharmacy Tech Program Sustain Pharmacy Tech Program Deepen employer and Higher Ed relationships Deepen employer and Higher Ed relationships Sustain Pharmacy Tech Program Sustain Pharmacy Tech Program Deepen employer and Higher Ed relationships Deepen employer and Higher Ed relationships HealthcareHealthcare Strengthen Health IT program Strengthen Health IT program Build relationships with MnSCU Build relationships with MnSCU Strengthen Health IT program Strengthen Health IT program Build relationships with MnSCU Build relationships with MnSCU Increase completion for construction training programs Increase completion for construction training programs Advocate for diversity hiring on public projects Advocate for diversity hiring on public projects Increase completion for construction training programs Increase completion for construction training programs Advocate for diversity hiring on public projects Advocate for diversity hiring on public projects Healthcare Healthcare Banking Banking Healthcare Healthcare Banking Banking Construction Construction Healthcare Healthcare Construction Construction Healthcare Healthcare

7 PSEI O VERVIEW OrganizationOrganization Participant Profile Program Size (2 years) 78.0% Male 52.7% Caucasian 78.0% Male 52.7% Caucasian 55 Enrolled Participants 55 Enrolled Participants 77.7% African 76.9% Female 77.7% African 76.9% Female 278 Enrolled Participants 47.2% African American 78.5% Female 47.2% African American 78.5% Female 233 Enrolled Participants 65.7% African American 98.5% Female 65.7% African American 98.5% Female 67 Enrolled Participants 66.2% African American 63.3% Male 66.2% African American 63.3% Male 1031 Enrolled Participants

8 K EY F INDINGS Growth from Year 1 to 2 – capacity-building works! Use multiple tools and methods together to encourage organizational change. AmeriCorps VISTAs were instrumental in building program capacity and improving outcomes. Employment disparities persist, and demand intentional responses. Gender and sector interact to create a wage gap. Were a long way from a living wage.

9 PSEI O UTCOMES Enrollment Completion as a % of enrollment Enrollment Completion as a % of enrollment Placement as a % of completion Placement as a % of completion Hourly wage at placement (median) Six Month Retention Hourly wage at placement (median) Six Month Retention Year 1 as of Year 1 as of Year 2 as of Year 2 as of Increase from Year 1 Increase from Year 1 N % % % 13.6% % % 33.6% 185 $ $11.55 $0.05 N/A % N/A

10 PSEI T OOL B OX: F UNDING Grants of $75,000-$90,000 per year for each year Negotiated general operating support Used differently at each site – New staff – Sustain underfunded program – Direct current staff to new projects – Leverage other funding

11 PSEI T OOL B OX: L EVERAGING R ESOURCES 2010 Pre PSEI 2010 Pre PSEI 2011 PSEI Yr PSEI Yr PSEI Yr PSEI Yr as of as of $3,639,424 $4,660,661 $5,933,685 $5,612,179

12 PSEI T OOL B OX: A MERI C ORPS VISTA Created marketing and outreach materials (HIRED, RESOURCE, IIMN) Developed online tools (RESOURCE, IIMN, HIRED) Analyzed data to improve programs (RESOURCE, IIMN, PPL, Summit) Expanded employer outreach (IIMN, PPL) Supported coalition for systems change (Summit)

13 PSEI T OOL B OX : L EARNING O PPORTUNITIES Peer Learning Field Trip to Boston Consulting Support Evaluation

14 PSEI F ROM T HE G RANTEES P ERSPECTIVE Michael Donahue Associate Executive Director Medical Careers Pathway Director

15 % E MPLOYMENT D ISPARITIES P ERSIST Aggregate African Americans - 849All Others Completed Training. Completers placed in employment Placed in training/industry related jobs % % % % % % % % 81% 91% 6 Month Retention Status 88%

16 MedianWageMedianWageMedianHoursMedianHours Annual Earnings $11.21$ $14,453$14,453 $13.00$ $27,040$27,040 Direct Care Other Positions T HE I NTERSECTION O F G ENDER A ND S ECTOR All Participants – 1664 Direct Care - 607/36,7% Direct Care + Female - 489/80% Wage Comparison

17 W ERE A L ONG W AY F ROM L IVING W AGES Net Changes in Real Income From the Metropolitan Council A ND L OSING G ROUND ? Living Wage for 2 parent/2 child family is $14.78 Living Wage for 1 parent/1 child household is $19.35 Average wage at intake was $10.00 Average wage at placement was $11.55 $32,531.00$33,331.00$32,117.00$30,049.00$28,705.00$28,067.00$28, Low Income Households 20 th Percentile -13.6%

18 W HERE D O W E GO F ROM H ERE ? Multiple tools At Phillips: continue to provide funding, TA and VISTAs to PSEI partners. You could: explore partnership with national service program(s); fund cohort learning trips Disparities At Phillips: analyze with grantees and set targets in future grantmaking. You could: track performance for key subgroups; follow-up with non-completers; design services specifically for men of color. Wage Gap At Phillips: focus funding on job upgrading and career pathways in direct care; share findings with long-term care industry. You could: explore wage gaps in your services; join us in the push for integrated career pathways. Getting to a Living Wage At Phillips: support push for higher minimum wage; support stronger partnerships with higher ed., fund career pathways. You could: be transparent about participant earnings; support ROI efforts that consider the costs of poverty-wage jobs; choose sectors carefully.

19 Questions?

20 Thank You! GRAPHICS Workforce Results Advancing People: Its Good Business!


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