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CELEBRATING GREENWAYS: THREE YEARS OF INNOVATION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT March 25-26, 2014.

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1 CELEBRATING GREENWAYS: THREE YEARS OF INNOVATION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT March 25-26, 2014

2 Washington, DC Boston Philadelphia ChicagoDetroit Seattle Milwaukee WA I Alternative Fuel Auto-technicians CNC Machining Green Building Maintenance Green Construction and Weatherization Landscaping Solar technician and sales Utilities and smart grid technicians

3 What We Set Out to Do Enhance Green Sector Training for Lower-Skilled Adults Increase success of women in non-traditional occupations Build capacity of workforce partnerships Build a network of funders and workforce partnerships 3

4 What We Set Out to Do: Planned Performance Outcomes 4

5 What We Set Out to Do: Process Measures

6 Who We Served – Race

7 Who We Served - Gender

8 Who We Served – Age

9 Who We Served – Education at Enrollment

10 Who We Served – Employment Status

11 What We Did: Planned Performance Outcomes 11

12 What We Did: Process Measures

13 What Credentials Have Completers Earned? Air Sealing Certificate Blower Door Operator Certified Production Technician CNG Heavy Duty Flagger Safety Forklift Operator LEED MSSC Safety NABCEP NIMS JPBL NIMS Measurement, Materials & Safety NIMS Drill Press OSHA 10 OSHA 30 Apprentice Weatherization Installer

14 What We Did: Systems Impacts Enhanced Collaborations and Partnerships – In Boston, PACE leveraged the facilities and faculty of Madison Park Technical High School and Benjamin Franklin Technical Institute for training – In Chicago, three community colleges shared access to high tech manufacturing equipment and curriculum – In Detroit, community based service providers formed a new pre- apprenticeship model with the trades – In Washington DC, Building Futures tapped into Neighborhood Legal Services and the Department of Human Services to access legal and financial assistance for students – In Milwaukee, MCSC and MATC developed new avenues for low-income neighborhood residents to get into technical college programs – In Philadelphia, the Federation of Neighborhood Centers initiated relationship with the Finishing Trades institute to provide contextualized literacy – In Seattle, ANEW and VICE built strong partnership to assess pre- apprenticeship candidates and increase the presence of women in electrician apprenticeships 14

15 What We Learned Working with Employers – Expanding employer network and engaging employers as strategic partners involves significant planning and outreach, equivalent to participant service planning – Industry Association involvement facilitates access to employers – Marketing career advancement for incumbent workers is a different skill set than preparing and placing unemployed job seekers – Employer paid fee for service approaches may require new organizational structures for workforce partnership Participant Services – Retention begins at assessment – Literacy skills contextualized to occupational training accelerate mastery of both sets of skills – Training duration does not correlate with placement or wages – Job seeking skills and job development assistance are needed by most participants – Providing job retention services – even when paid for by the grant – is challenging 15

16 What We Learned Pre-Apprenticeship Model is Different – Strong collaborations between community based service providers and apprenticeship programs take a long time to cultivate – Average wages for apprenticeship placements were significantly higher than similar placements – Pre-apprenticeship programs with trades rotations among multiple apprenticeship programs was highly effective – Even pre-apprenticeship programs with good relationships with apprenticeship programs had difficulty negotiating Direct Entry agreements – The two pre-apprenticeship programs had highest average wages and placement rates overall 16

17 What We Learned Workforce Partnership Management – The convening function itself must be staffed – Partner roles and trust grow over time – if the collaboration is properly staffed – Partnerships that align services may function effectively in more than one industry sector Technical assistance makes a difference – Local funder support and technical assistance built workforce partnership skills – Local funder coaching improves workforce partnership success in attaining new funding and awareness of political opportunities – Program staff benefit from participating in local and national meetings/conferences 17

18 And Deborah’s Latest Accomplishment: Eleanor Quintillions Kobes

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