Presentation on theme: "United States Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Strategies for Recruiting TAA Participants Charlotte Harris and Susan Worden Region."— Presentation transcript:
United States Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Strategies for Recruiting TAA Participants Charlotte Harris and Susan Worden Region 2 TAACCCT Roundtable July 29-31, 2014
Session Objectives 2 1.Understand TAA program and benefits of enrolling TAA individuals 2. Discuss challenges 3. Identify strategies for recruiting/attracting TAA individuals 4.Hear successful and innovative approaches from grantees
What is Trade Adjustment Assistance? 3 A program to assist workers who have become unemployed as a result of increased imports from, or shifts in production to foreign countries. Goal is to help trade-affected workers return to suitable employment as quickly as possible.
4 Who are the TAA Eligible Individuals? Individuals who have lost their jobs or whose work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports and Require retraining in order to obtain suitable employment.
5 Tuition for training (including classroom, distance learning, OJT, and apprenticeships) Training related costs (computers, books, fees, certification exams, etc.) Income support (usually equivalent to UI payments while the participant is in training) Supportive services (transportation, subsistence when training is far from home) Job search allowances Job relocation allowances Wage subsidies “Wholistic” case management (what happens if health/personal issues lead to training interruptions?) LMI tools and referrals What Are The Benefits of Enrolling TAA Participants?
Who Are Your State TAA Contacts? StateContact ArkansasJay Bassett, Jay.Bassett@arkansas.govJay.Bassett@arkansas.gov DelawareThomas Smith, ThomasM.Smith@state.de.usThomasM.Smith@state.de.us District of ColumbiaJudith Phillips, email@example.com@dc.gov FloridaMershal Noble, Mershal.Noble@deo.myflorida.comMershal.Noble@deo.myflorida.com IllinoisSusan Boggs, firstname.lastname@example.org@illinois.gov IndianaChristian Waller, email@example.com@dwd.in.gov MarylandScott Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org@dllr.state.md.us MichiganTammy Flynn, email@example.com@michigan.gov OhioScott Switzer, Scott.Switzer@jfs.ohio.govScott.Switzer@jfs.ohio.gov PennsylvaniaGregory Shirk, firstname.lastname@example.org@pa.gov TennesseeRobin V. Right, email@example.com@tn.gov TexasJohn L. Ownby, firstname.lastname@example.org@twc.state.tx.us VirginiaAnna Rice-Wright, Anna.Rice-Wright@vec.virginia.govAnna.Rice-Wright@vec.virginia.gov WashingtonSue Keltner, SKeltner@ESD.WA.GOVSKeltner@ESD.WA.GOV West VirginiaMartha Craig-Hinchman, email@example.com@wv.gov 6
Expanded Contact Information www.doleta.gov/tradeact 7
Recruitment Strategies Establish Partnership with local Public Workforce System: Develop a relationship with local workforce investment partners at the America Job Centers; Familiarize yourself with the Rapid Response Team Establish partnership with local Trade Act Office; know your contact(s). Educate TAA and TAACCCT Program Staff: Dedicate time for the TAA Staff to brief the TAACCCT Team Dedicate time for the TAACCCT Staff to brief the TAA Team Commit to developing sustained relationship between TAA and TAACCCT Communicate with Eligible Participants Integrating TAA Career Coaches/Navigators Establish campaigns promoting targeted programs of interests 11
Recruitment Strategies – cont’d Traditional Informational Materials – Newspaper, – Radio/Public Service Announcement, – Magazines Participant Recruitment Assessment Community Engagement Social Media – Facebook, – Twitter, – LinkedIn, – Virtual Tours, – Youtube 12
Next Steps: Replication How Do We Keep From Re-inventing the Wheel? 13
Next Steps: Replication Create Strong Partnerships in the Beginning – Public Workforce System – Trade Act Unit Maintain Open Communication – TAA Partners – Public Workforce System – TAA Eligible Participants Create Strong and Targeted Outreach Campaigns – Focused to meet the needs of different audiences – Based on specific industry/sector – Conducted through multiple platforms 14
Next Steps: Sustainability Partnering with Statewide Business Associations Leveraging Relationships with the Public Workforce System Ensuring Outreach and Inclusion of Trade Act Office Utilizing Career Coaches Building the Career Pathways Model 16
Resources TAACCCT Community of Practice Site: https://etagrantees.workforce3one.org/page/resources/10014105562512 21406 Recruitment Strategies One Pager https://etagrantees.workforce3one.org/view/2001415550148013357/info TAACCCT Success Story: Finding TAA-Eligible Participants https://etagrantees.workforce3one.org/view/2001417448359035491 Obtaining TAA Participants Case Study https://etagrantees.workforce3one.org/view/2001419745821537674/info TAA website: www.doleta.gov/tradeact www.doleta.gov/tradeact 17