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2 Workforce Florida’s Strategy Council Creating the Strategy for Today’s Needs and Tomorrow’s Talent Session 3 September 16, 2009 | Hyatt Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida

3  Belinda Keiser Chair, Workforce Florida, Inc.  David Armstrong Chair, Workforce Florida Strategy Council Welcome

4  Introductions  Good Progress thus Far  Use the Online ToolKit  Consider Strengths and Critical Insights of Each Session

5  Welcome Belinda Keiser – Chair, Workforce Florida, Inc. David Armstrong – Chair, Workforce Florida Strategy Council  Introductions – Formative Question Don Upton – President, Fairfield Index, Inc.  Business of the Day Upton  Process Tools, Milestone Timeline, Documentation of Project and Building Consensus Armstrong, Team and Upton  Strategy Framework – Overarching Discussion Items Upton Rudder Team’s Business of the Day

6  Discussion A – Green Industries and Green Jobs  Discussion B and C – Entrepreneurship + Small and Medium Business  Preparation for Interim Briefings, Events and Roundtables – Key Questions and Inquiries Upton and Team  Key Insights and Next Steps Keiser, Armstrong, Team and Upton Rudder Team’s Business of the Day

7 Milestone Timeline Are We on Schedule?

8 The Major Steps and Ways to Access Information - Summary  7 Rudder Team Sessions/Strategy Council … Face-to-face and Virtual (Tier 1 Activities)  Phone Briefings with Experts and Leaders (Tier 2 Activities)  Participation in Partner and Stakeholder Events (Tier 3 Activities)  Commissioned Interviews, Follow-ups (Tier 4 Activities)  Strategic Plan Recommendations to Executive Committee in December  Submission of the Strategic Plan no Later than December 31st

9 Update on upcoming Strategy Council Tier 1 Sessions  Session 4 – September 30, 2009 | Hyatt Orlando International Airport  Session 5 – October 12, 2009 | Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort – Orlando, Florida | Integrated into Florida Chamber’s Future of Florida Forum  Session 6 – October 22, 2009 | Location TBD  Session 7 – Date, Time and Location TBD

10 Update on Tier Efforts  Tier 2 - Briefing on Space Florida | September 14, 2009  Tier 2 – Briefing on Florida’s Economy, Workforce, and Demographic Trends | September 14, 2009  Tier 3 – Gulf Power Economic Symposium | September 2 and 3, 2009 (Partner Scan)  Tier 3 – Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (Partner Scan)

11 Session 3 – September 16, 2009 | Hyatt Orlando International Airport | 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET Tier 1 Small and Medium Business Entrepreneurship Green Industries and Green Jobs Briefings on Social Safety Net Tier 2 Briefings on Energy Briefings on Rural and Distressed Urban Markets + Broadband Tier 4 Virtual Roundtable or Inquiry on Agriculture Virtual Roundtable or Inquiry on Arts and Culture

12 Session 4 – September 30, 2009 | Hyatt Orlando International Airport | 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET Tier 1 Higher Education STEM Education – Big Picture Private Solutions Tier 2 Briefings on Early Learning /Ready to Learn, Higher Education, Governance Briefings on Apprenticeships (potential Tier 4 item) Tier 4 Virtual Roundtable or Inquiry on Tourism

13 Overarching Discussion Items Framework for Strategic Plan Priorities for Strategic Plan Measurement / Targets – Enterprise Operationalization and Testing Ideas Innovation Creation of a Talent Supply Chain Team Measurement / Targets – Global

14 Definition of Talent Supply Chain

15 Discussion A – Green Industries and Green Jobs  Lila Jaber - Shareholder Akerman Senterfitt  James Culp – Lead Alternative Energy Strategist Progress Energy  Gary Hines – Senior Vice President, Administration Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

16 DEFINING GREEN JOBS FOR FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 Lila Jaber, Chair Sustainability and Infrastructure Committee Workforce Florida, Inc.

17 TODAY’S PRESENTATION Why define green jobs now and Workforce Florida’s role Green jobs workshop Definition of a green job Defining green jobs for Florida: The report Achievements and next steps

18 WHY DEFINE GREEN JOBS NOW? Alignment of federal, state, workforce, education and business goals + Lack of federal or state legal definition + Need for economic rejuvenation = OPPORTUNITY

19 WHY WORKFORCE FLORIDA? Empowered by Florida Legislature to create employment, education and training policy to support emerging and existing industries. Testimony of Amy Baker, Chief Economist of the Florida Legislature

20 CATALYSTS FOR ALIGNMENT HELP FLORIDIANS GET BACK TO WORK! Workforce efforts to meet the needs of business and job seekers Governor’s climate change and greenhouse-gas reduction initiatives


22 GREEN JOBS WORKSHOP PRESENTERS Jeremy L. Susac, Florida Energy and Climate Commission Rebecca Rust, Labor Market Statistics Center, Agency for Workforce Innovation Cindy Tindell, Senior Director, FPL Group J.B. Clark, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Al Stimac, Manufacturers Association of Florida

23 BENEFITS OF DEFINING GREEN JOBS Jobs and training Efficient and prudent use of limited public resources Federal advocacy Marketplace certainty

24 NECESSARY ELEMENTS OF A DEFINITION Not very different from elements of strategic plan we’re here to further develop Broad for inclusiveness Flexible for adaptability Consensus-based for buy-in Aligned with economic development priorities

25 OUR DEFINITION “A green job increases the conservation and sustainability of natural resources for the benefit of Floridians. This includes jobs that reduce energy usage or lower carbon emissions, and protect Florida’s natural resources. Green jobs should provide worker-friendly conditions, pay sustainable wages and offer opportunities for continued skill training and career growth.”

26 RECOMMENDATIONS 1.Estimate current and future projections through special industry surveys and labor market statistics to better understand the magnitude of green jobs and guide workforce development investment and training activities. 2.Conduct gap analyses to identify training programs, skills sets and industry needs

27 RECOMMENDATIONS, cont’d 3. Create an aligned and sustainable green workforce action plan that ensures sufficient capacity for effective programs, results in a coordinated and flexible workforce development infrastructure, and creates a feedback mechanism that ensures training programs and curricula are driven by industry’s priority workforce needs. 4. Develop a statewide communications plan, including scope, tasks and schedule that provide the public access to information about green jobs, training and workforce resources, and Florida’s online job-matching tool, the Employ Florida Marketplace.

28 RECOMMENDATIONS, cont’d 5. Track the return on investment of state-level workforce training projects funded through Workforce Florida. 6. Identify competitive opportunities in which Florida and its workforce regions can apply for Recovery Act discretionary funds as well as other funding opportunities.

29 RECOMMENDATIONS, cont’d 7. Advocate the Florida green jobs definition and green workforce solutions in forums as appropriate. 8. Work with Enterprise Florida, Inc. and the Florida Economic Development Council to establish a connection between attracting and growing green economy businesses with customized training and hiring/recruitment tools.

30 CONCLUSION There still are many unanswered questions What skills does the green workforce need now and what skills will it need in the future? How are other entities preparing for the green economy? How do we increase alignment to benefit Floridians and solidify Florida’s place as a national and global leader in the green economy?

31 NEXT STEPS Green jobs stimulus grants – solicitation for grant applications released June 2009 Labor Market Statistics Center Survey ($2 to $4 million) Submitted – decision expected late November or December 2009 State Energy Partners – Regional Teams ($6 million) Due October 20 Supporting our partners as they vie for green job training stimulus funds; keeping them informed and encouraging them to share our report with their audiences and stakeholders.


33 STAFF CONTACTS Andra Cornelius, CEcD, Vice President of Business and Workforce Development Opportunities Deborah McMullian, Program Manager, Workforce Florida

34 Emerging Technologies James Culp Lead Alternative Energy Strategist September 16, 2009 ADVANCED VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGIES: DRIVING “GREEN LABOR” GROWTH

35 Overview l Progress Energy Update l Project Get Ready l Financing Opportunities For Projects And Job Creation l Conclusion 35

36 PHEV or EREVALL ELECTRIC Production Demo/Concept Saturn VUE Chevrolet Volt Ford Escape PHEV VW Golf TwinDrive Toyota FT-EV Mini-E Mitsubishi iMIEV Dodge CircuitSubaru R1e Ford/Eaton Trouble Truck Toyota Prius PHEV Chrysler 200CCadillac Converj Mercedes BlueCell Chrysler: Jeep or Minivan BYD 3DFMFord Van Nissan ? ? Ford Car ? Tesla Fisker Karma Smart Chrysler Minivan 36

37 37 l Hybrid Conversions w Standard hybrids converted to plug-in with an after-market battery kit l Dual-Mode Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) w Gas engine and electric motor work together to optimally power the drive train l Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) w Capable of medium range, high speed all- electric drive with small engine as generator l Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV or EV) w Greater battery capacity for long range, all- electric drive and no back up engine Tesla Roadster Chevy Volt Toyota Prius

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39 l Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) demonstrations w 7 converted Priuses, 2 Ford Escapes, Bucket Truck w UF Prius conversion w City of St. Petersburg Ford Escape conversion l Significant public outreach and education l Technical consultant and strong collaborative efforts l Research and development (EPRI, AE, V2Green, etc) l Evaluating business models for charging solutions and relationship to renewable energy l Partnering with OEMs, counties, cities, and non-profits 39 How is Progress Energy Supporting Vehicle Technologies that will Lead to Job Creation?

40 Grants Awarded: Transportation Electrification l Progress Energy among utility partners in both Ford and GM proposals 40 Chevy Volt (EREV)

41 Grant Submitted: Smart Grid l Tomorrow’s Smart Grid will have the potential to provide efficient off-peak plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging, on-peak vehicular energy storage utilization, and two way communications l Smart Grid team submitted proposal for $520M project on 06AUG09 l Request was for $200M of DOE funding (Award in 60 – 90 days) l 3 year project l Includes a number of complementary technologies l Interconnecting Smart Grid projects will span both PEF and PEC l Smart Grid development and integration will require green labor 41

42 Are We Ready To Plug In? preproduction-chevy-volt-prototypes-video.html 120 VAC standard plug 42

43 Project Get Ready: Education, Outreach and Collaboration 43 l PGN and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) leadership role in NC vehicle electrification efforts l RMI model provides: w Best practices w Networking w Leadership w “Action templates” w Menu: l Goal: Leverage PGN experience, secure OEM participation with early technology release, and engage key stakeholders to enable and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and PGN smart charging infrastructure.

44 l Held August 4, 2009 at OC Environmental Protection Division l Included representatives from PGN, Nissan North America Inc, Orange County, the City of Orlando, DOE Clean Cities, the Florida Electric Auto Association, OUC, the Florida Solar Energy Center, the University of Central Florida, and NASA. l Topics Covered: w Electric transportation technology w Benefits of vehicle electrification w State of industry and expected OEM release dates w Vehicular charging and utility impact w Nissan Leaf EV early release in late 2010 l Attendees were very interested in continuing the Project Get Ready process Project Get Ready: Orange County Meeting 44

45 l Nissan North America, Inc presentation at OC meeting l Potentially interested in an early release of Nissan Leaf EV in our area w Strong commitment and collaborative effort required w Expectation of 300+ vehicle placements w “Hand raiser” at l New vehicles will have flex 120/240 VAC charge voltages l Fast charging is expected to be available 1 – 1.5 years after release l Interested in US manufacturing if initial release is successful l Green workers will be required for vehicle and parts manufacturing, maintenance, smart charging infrastructure, lithium ion battery recycling, etc. Project Get Ready: OEM Participation 45

46 Financing Projects And Green Jobs American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding: l Federal agency direct competitive grants l Federal agency direct noncompetitive grants (“Block Grants”) l Federal “pass through” funding with states administering grants l Internal Funding: l Budget planning process l New construction, building retrofits/upgrades, fleet vehicles, education and outreach, etc. 46

47 Conclusion Thank you! 47


49 Discussions B and C – Entrepreneurship + Small and Medium Business  Randy Berridge - President Florida High Tech Corridor Council  Tom O’Neal – Chief Executive Officer University of Central Florida Technology Incubator  Stephen Quello - President CEO Nexus  Ed Schons – Director of Economic Development University of Central Florida

50 Preparation for Interim Briefings, Events and Roundtables – Key Questions and Inquiries

51 Key Insights and Next Steps

52 Adjourn


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