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1 Incumbent Worker Training: Working with Education and Employers to Train for the Future Naomi Harada, Chief of Research & Statistics Office Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations ETA Phoenix, AZ April 10, 2008

2 21 st Century Needs Educated, Trained, Skilled Workforce Who will fill the gap??? Most fruits and vegetables generate ethylene gas while they ripen. This gas is a very active plant hormone. Ive learned the hard way that when I am not organized, good old ethylene can ruin the vegetables, turn the bananas black and jack up my food bill in a big hurry. Leafy vegetableseven very small amountsare very sensitive to ethylene. Lettuce, for example, begins to decay when exposed to ethylene gas, even in the refrigerator. Items particularly sensitive to ethylene gas, such as broccoli and bananas, will spoil quickly if stored in the same area as avocados, melons, and apples, which are ethylene producers. This means we need to keep our vegetables away from the fruits to make our fresh foods last longer. This may explain why your refrigerator has two crisper drawers. These Create Ethylene Gas: apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, citrus fruits (except grapefruit), cranberries, figs, guavas, grapes, green onions, honeydew, ripe kiwi fruit, mangoes, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, okra, papayas, passion fruit, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plantains, plums, prunes, quinces, tomatoes and watermelon. These Become Damaged by Ethylene Gas: asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cucumbers, cut flowers, eggplant, endive, escarole, florist greens, green beans, kale, kiwi fruit, leafy greens, lettuce, parsley, peas, potatoes, potted plants, romaine lettuce, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, watercress and yams. Of course you can use ethylene gas to your favor. Try this: Place an unripe avocado in a plastic or paper bag by itself and it will ripen much more quickly because the ethylene gas is trapped inside and becomes concentrated. Ditto for bananas. Since they produce ethylene, they can be manipulated to ripen themselves more quickly inside a bag than if left out in the open air. And remember to add an apple to the bag when youre in a big hurry, since apples are big-time ethylene producers! 2

3 Gap Group = Incumbent Workers Many will need retraining and re-tooling because the traditional educational system is too late for them 3

4 In 2016… 4

5 Incumbent Worker Initiative found significant need to: Train first-time supervisors Train and coach employees on-the-job Identify what works and what doesnt Develop guidelines for employers/ training providers on obtaining the best/most practical training 5

6 Shortages expected soon: Retirements Low unemployment rate Government jobs are becoming hard-to-fill 6

7 Need to develop a career lattice to attract and retain public sector workers What is a career lattice? Groupings of jobs within relatively homogeneous occupational levels (i.e., levels of complexity, difficulty, responsibility, that have a substantial subset of skills in common) so that individuals who possess most or all of the skills required for effective performance in one of the jobs in the lattice are likely to perform effectively in other jobs in the lattice with relatively modest amounts of additional training, education, or experience. 7

8 Career Lattice Program… will provide supportive training for managers and supervisors to help employees transition from entry level jobs into higher paying and rewarding careers. 8

9 Possible Initiative Outcomes Assess effectiveness of existing programs to see whether persons trained were hired in good paying jobs Develop an interactive access system for employers/employees to match them to appropriate job training programs/grants Provide businesses with tools to prepare them for change/new workforce by: training first-time supervisors on how to train and coach employees on-the-job 9

10 How to provide the tools? Labor market information plays a vital role supplying: Occupations Skill sets Workforce/Population Demographics Training Programs 10

11 Hawaiis Workforce Composition 11

12 While… Hawaiis Median Age is Increasing So is the 55 yrs. and Older Group 12 While… Hawaiis Median Age is Increasing While… Hawaiis Median Age is Increasing

13 International Migration Rates of U.S. vs. Hawaii 13

14 Between 2004 and 2014, possible worker shortage areas in Hawaii due to: Fastest growing jobs were mainly computer- related, e.g. network systems and data communication analysts (5% annual growth rate) and computer software applications engineers (4%) 82,680 more jobs More than 19,100 or 23% of these new jobs, will require a bachelors degree or higher. 14

15 LMI provides study programs and training information Over 140 general study/training programs and 800 specific programs offered at postsecondary schools/training institutions in Hawaii Describes course characteristics, schools offering training, and degrees/certificates available Consumer Report Card System Includes over 100 licensed/accredited schools/training providers: degrees/certificates offered; class schedules; programs of study; admissions, cost, and financial aid information; services 15

16 LMI will be used to track and measure incumbent worker trainees Changes in skills Changes in wages 16

17 Through career lattice development and outcome tracking and measurement, Collaboration Long-term partnerships are created with: Education Businesses Training Providers Government Agencies 17

18 In Summary… Labor market information plays an important role in workforce development projects by: understanding the situation identifying actions providing a basis for planning 18

19 Like our volcanic lava flowing into the sea and rapidly expanding our island territory, we envision the spreading of LMI usage will provide an ever growing strong base of support for preparing and preserving our workforce. 19

20 Fig. A.The Halema`uma`u gas plume at sunrise. March 15, 2008, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Headings. Plume from Pu`u `O`o over the horizon on March 11, 2008, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Video 1. Lava Entering Water Video 2. Red Hot Flow Aloha and Mahalo! 20


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