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1 Georgia Work Ready Initiative Presented by: Debra Lyons Director Governors Office of Workforce Development September 23, 2008 Presented by: Debra Lyons Director Governors Office of Workforce Development September 23, 2008 Work Ready Update for Innovation Crescent Home Team

2 1 Workforce development infrastructure Commission for a New Georgia State Workforce Investment Board Governors Office of Workforce Development Education Economic Development Workforce Development

3 2 Governors vision We need a workforce development system that links workforce development and education together and aligns to the economic needs of the state, its regions and local communities - Governor Sonny Perdue Feb. 20, 2006

4 3 Work Ready overview Key program elements: –Work Ready Certificate –Work Ready job profiling –Certified Work Ready Communities –Work Ready Regions

5 4 Results to Date: WRC at no cost to all Georgians!

6 5 Workforce Foundation Skills Gap

7 6 Work Ready Regions in-progress – Inaugural seven regions Regional industry clusters to develop Georgias talent pools aligned to strategic industry Build on Certified Work Ready Communities Economic asset mapping to determine regions Industry lead $500k WRR grants

8 Region Selection Proposed County Groupings for Cluster Analyses Revised proposed regions include all of the original counties plus those other counties that had significant industry cluster correlations, population concentrations, and commuting patterns relative to key economic centers Revised (Proposed) Regions Based on Statistical AnalysesOriginal Workforce Ready Regions SC FL AL Source: Monitor Analysis Innovation Crescent

9 Region Analysis Innovation Crescent Region The Innovation Crescent Region is bordered by the Fulton and Clarke economic centers, and contains 13 counties in Northern Georgia Source: US Census Bureau – Census 2000; Monitor Analysis Legend: Regional Center Periphery Total Commuters >25% of Employees Total Commuters <10% of Employees Innovation Crescent

10 9 Growing Georgias Work Ready Regions Inaugural regions are already adding counties Second Work Ready Region RFP released August 18, 2008 Using sub-cluster analysis to determine additional regional industry focus with existing regions BRAC workforce development demo grant: –$2M for Innovation Crescent to support bio-science and logistics –$3M for Chattahoochee Valley to support aerospace, automotive-maintenance adv manufacturing, adv communications, green commercial (industrial) construction

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12 11 Logistics IC Work Ready Region Use strength of logistics industry to grow life science industry Develop niche workforce to support unique needs of bioscience industry –Transporting timely materials –Transporting hazardous materials –Transporting clean materials Align with States transportation plan

13 12 Work Ready Region Leadership and Partners Industry project leader Three person project leadership team Core team Home Team Industry Network Work Ready Regions Road Map Phase I – Go for Gold Phase II – Career Pathways Phase III – Exec summary from Industry Network –Validate workforce data or provide corrected numbers – Provide summary on common existing training needs, how best to fund and manage as an industry network Work Ready Regions: How it is organized

14 13 IC logistics assets Hartsfield Atlanta airport Other secondary airports Roads Rail What you may not know --- Navy Supply Corps School Ft Gillem logistics and distribution center

15 14 Logistics IC industry asset mapping

16 15 Assessing BRAC Civilian Workforce Occupational comparability –Bioscience and logistic jobs Training opportunities to begin in Jan 2009 Possible instructional opportunities –Teach Georgia –College/university –Continuing education

17 16 Work Ready Region scorecard Elimination of skills gap –Go for the Gold Attainment of Certified Work Ready Community status Quantifiable workforce pipeline aligned to strategic industry –Career Pathways and local articulation agreements –STEM initiatives aligned to strategic industry –Transitioning some BRAC civilians into logistics workforce Development of highly skilled existing workforce –Existing workforce increasing skill level with Work Ready Certificates and gap training –Existing workforce receiving specialized training

18 17 Work Ready Regions: How it all works together Knowledge K-12, technical colleges, universities, continuing education Experience Hands-on skills, subject- matter expertise, career pathways Work Ready Tools Foundational skills, Work Ready Certificate, job profiles, Work Habits

19 18 Logistics industry workforce needs Transition Into Occupation Summary Target Occupation O*NET Occupation First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers Size4,599 jobs Job Change437 jobs 2007 Hourly Earnings$24.81 Job Zone3 Yearly Turnover90 Source Occupations 2008 Potential Labor Pool72,196 jobs Labor Pool Change 4,796 jobs 2007 Median Hourly Earnings $27.33 Average Job Zone3 Source: EMSI Complete Employment - Spring 2008 Release v. 2

20 19 Logistics industry workforce needs O*NET Code Title 2008 Jobs Growth 2007 Hourly Earnings Job Zone Yearly Turnover Compatibilit y Index First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 4,599437$ * Storage and Distribution Managers*2,469233$ Industrial Production Managers1,78155$ First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 8,311205$ First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,780364$ Food Service Managers6,483978$

21 20 Work Ready Regions: Inaugural WRR aligned to state economic development New WRR will continue to align to state economic development

22 21 Transformation strategy


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