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2 Economic Development Education & Training Workforce Development

3  USDOL Workforce Innovation Fund grant  $6 million award  3 year grant through June 2015  Followed by a 1 year evaluation with independent evaluator IMPAQ International

4 DEMAND-DRIVEN SYSTEM  Reforming the workforce system to work with business as the primary customer PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING  Re-engineer workflow resulting in improved business outreach, assessment, and coordinated business client management TOOLS  Implement business tool with cloud computing Salesforce platform with Launchpad Careers/Workforce 2.0 consultants PARTNERSHIPS  Increase collaboration between workforce & economic development professionals at the state, regional and local level SKILL TRAINING  Develop new training curricula to meet specific industry needs

5 Founded in 1999  First “cloud” company  Sales - Human Resources  $3B Revenue  100K customers - 15M users  Foundation Public Sector  Over 3 Dozen Implementation in  Economic Development  Michigan EDC  Minnesota DEED  Los Angeles CDD  Chicago Housing Authority





10 Nov 2012 Beta test – Southeast WI Jan 2013Group A Pilot WDBs Go-Live Bay Area Northwest West Central Southwest July 2013Group B WDBs Go-Live WOW Milwaukee Fox Valley North Central Western South Central

11  Business Salesforce profiles  Use of Salesforce tools  New training developed  Workers trained in new programs  Industry partnerships created or enhanced  Job seekers placed in employment  Hires resulting from project relationships

12 Sue Gleason / Project Director Skills Wisconsin Initiative Workforce Development Board Of South Central WI 3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104 Madison, WI E T ext 237 / Cell

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