Presentation on theme: "Choosing What Matters Raj Lathigara, Ph.D. Director, Workforce Development Skyline College (650)738-7076 Kay O’Neill Workforce Development."— Presentation transcript:
Choosing What Matters Raj Lathigara, Ph.D. Director, Workforce Development Skyline College (650) Kay O’Neill Workforce Development Consultant (650) Meeting of the Minds Conference September 2, 2014.
Choosing What Matters It’s a decision-making tool A working, living document A stakeholder analysis tool to include all perspectives Process map to make data-driven decisions Unbiased – streamlined process Money (RFAs) should not drive the process
Choosing What Matters
Community Section Residents, Businesses (employers), Govt. agencies, etc. Demography Economic development needs Collaboration opportunities 1.To what degree is this proposal aligned with community needs & demography? 2.Does it foster collaboration with community partners and promote economic development? (e.g. Is it aligned with regional/municipal Economic Development plan?)
College Section College/Divisional goals (Educational Master Plan) Strength/Capacity building Competition 1.Is it aligned with Institutional & Program Learning Outcomes? 2.Does it allow us to build on current strength(s)? 3.Does it help with capacity building? 4.What is the regional public and private competition?
Jobs section LMS/EMSI/Environmental Scans Industry trends Local partners 1.What are the short & long term job prospects? 2.Are skills and knowledge portable and stackable to other certificates or degrees? 3.Is it aligned with regional job market trends and current demand and supply ratio? 4.Does it require employer partnership(s)?
Money section Federal/State WIB/Local/other Amount/Duration 1.Is the award amount sufficient to implement and sustain high quality program(s)? 2.What is the length of the award? 3.Is the award recurring or one-time funding? 4.Are matching funds required? In-kind or cash? How much?
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Goal: Generate Key Elements & Best Questions to customize this tool for WIB/WIOA stakeholders Instructions: We have 20 minutes to: Form a group of 4-6 with diverse backgrounds (LMI, Training/Education, WIB operations, employer engagement, etc.) Discuss and record key elements and questions essential to decision making Post your key elements and questions on the Purple Wall