Presentation on theme: "The Workforce Paradox Solving the Skills Shortage Perspectives from Northwestern Wisconsin S. Mark Tyler President, OEM Fabricators, Inc. Member, Gold."— Presentation transcript:
The Workforce Paradox Solving the Skills Shortage Perspectives from Northwestern Wisconsin S. Mark Tyler President, OEM Fabricators, Inc. Member, Gold Collar Careers
Scary Demographics: – Northwest Wisconsin: Every 7 seconds a Boomer turns 55 !
A little about money…(its not evil) Money wont make you happy Money wont make you unhappy With Money: – You have more choices – You can learn more and do more – Its easier to help others – You have fewer things to worry about.
Dont Finish High School? $11.35 per hour – 1 out of 7 dont have a job Over the poverty line Just Barely Live in parents basement? Still need a great attitude and need to work hard! Always wanted a sporty car?
Tomorrows Careers 52% to 72 % of Careers in the Next Ten Years Will Require More than High School And Less than a Baccalaureate Degree Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
What are HS Graduates planning? Number of Graduates % 4-Year College % Technical College % Emp. % Military % Job Training % Misc. 2010-1164,13650.4%22.7%5.1%3.5%0.9%17.5%
We Have a Disconnect! Students are not going where they are needed! Do you really want to be a lawyer?
We are still in Trouble! 2004 at CVTC – Manufacturers were demanding more workers – Enrollments were down in manufacturing programs – Programs were at risk of being cancelled for lack of students Steve Michaud, CVTC
Our First Thing: We Argued and Blamed Everyone Else!
Our favorite philosopher… Somebody has to do something, and its just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. Jerry Garcia The Grateful Dead
His Story... Our Answer: www.goldcollarcareers.com
We are about building understanding. Advanced Manufacturing Careers Gold Collar Careers are advanced manufacturing jobs that are pushing the limits of technology by demanding bright individuals who understand and embrace the latest machining, electronic, computer, and other technologies; and creative thinkers with applied/hands-on abilities to solve problems and get things done.
Advanced Manufacturing Careers Machinist Welder Engineers – Quality – Manufacturing – Mechanical Inspector Electro-Mechanical Information Technology Logistics Industries Metal Working Aerospace Plastics Medical Devices Electronics Woods
Who is involved? Wisconsin Manufacturers – OEM Fabricators – Nexen Group – Wissota Tool – Plank Industries – Extrusion Dies – Parker Hannifin – Nestle – Realityworks – Johnson Truck Bodies – Engineered Propulsion Systems Otto Bremer Foundation
Who is involved? K-12 – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – CESA 10 & CESA 11 – Local School Districts – Teaching Today Technical Colleges – Chippewa Valley Technical College – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – WTCS, Advanced Manufacturing Network Universities – University of Wisconsin, Stout – University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Who is involved? Workforce Development – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board – Workforce Resource Inc. – Northwest CEP – Career Venture Economic Development – Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center – Momentum West
What have we tried? Radio ads and programs Mall kiosks, movie theaters Newspaper articles Custer ads with Manufacturers & Colleges High School Newspapers (Really cheap!) Career presentations and job fairs Lego League & Steps Program (Girls Engineering Summer Camp) Career Venture (2500 students annually) Civic presentations: Rotary, Chambers, SME, Speakers Bureau Meet with Legislators Bring High School Teachers to College Campuses and to Manufacturers Intern and Externships, Summer Employment
Presentations Today: Averaging a Presentation Per Week Legislative Study Committee on Improving Opportunities in High School, Innovative Tech Ed Programs 2012 Governors Council on College and Workforce Readiness, Gold Collar Careers & HS Career Pathways 2012 Department of Labor, Chinese & US discussions 2012 The Workforce Paradox, sponsored by WMC, Gold Collar Careers Initiative 2012 UW Family Impact Series, Legislative Seminar, Positioning Wisconsin for the Jobs of the Future, 2011 Positioning Wisconsin for the Jobs of the Future Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education, 2011 Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association, 2011 Governors Council on Workforce Investment, presented with WTCS staff, 2011
Best Practices Know your neighbors! Destroy the misconceptions, meet face to face. – technology has changed, so has everything else. – Challenge your beliefs. Try stuff, then try other stuff. Dont be afraid to fail. Local solutions are the best. Break out of your silo. – Take your wallet with you.
The Job Probability Index! If I prepare for this career: What are the chances Ill land a job? Whats the starting salary? How about after five years? How transferable is the knowledge? What will my debt be?
Call To Action! Do Something! Call a Business / School Ask for Help / Offer Yours You Always Get Back More Than You Give Strengthen every link