Presentation on theme: "Best Practices Conference 2010. Choctaw Nation Career Development Kiamichi Technology Centers SE OK Workforce Investment Board OK Dept. of Commerce."— Presentation transcript:
Best Practices Conference 2010
Choctaw Nation Career Development Kiamichi Technology Centers SE OK Workforce Investment Board OK Dept. of Commerce OK Dept. of Career & Technology Ed. OK Employment Security Commission Supporting Schools & Agencies
Program Purpose › To facilitate education & training which leads to industry recognized certifications or licensures and self-sustaining employment for Choctaw tribal members Services › Career Counseling & Exploration › Academic Assessment & Enhancement WorkKeys & Career Readiness Certification (CRC) › Education & Training › Employment Services
Kiamichi Technology Centers 10 Campuses within region
SE Oklahoma WIB › Training & employment development programs › Economic development initiatives OK Department of Commerce › Governor’s Council for Workforce Development › Work Ready Communities › y-Resources/Work-Ready-Communities y-Resources/Work-Ready-Communities OK Dept. of Career Tech › /index.htm /index.htm
Oklahoma’s Premier Work Ready Region will link economic development, education and workforce to provide a talent pool of skilled, work-ready job candidates that will… Align with the needs of industry and goals of the individual worker Increase the wealth of our citizens and communities and…
As “Oklahoma’s Premier Work Ready Region”, we can verify to business that we have a sustainable, reliable pipeline that delivers the right workers with the right skills at the right time.
Gain a competitive advantage over surrounding regions Attract new businesses and investments Improve high school graduation rates › CRC aligns curricula to meet job skills employers need › Develops more efficient teaching strategies to prepare students for employment › Alternative EOI exam › Provide a common language between industry and education Help existing companies grow and add new jobs! (see list of OK CRC Employers)
Higher Skills = Higher Pay Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, ACT data
To qualify as a “Certified Work Ready Community,” we must meet the following requirements #1. 3% of our existing workforce must be Career Readiness Certified and #2. 25% of the available workforce must be Career Readiness Certified and #3. The region must have either a minimum of 82% high school graduation rate OR 82% of high school seniors have Career Readiness Certificates
You defined our region! Counties included: Choctaw Atoka HaskellBryan LatimerCoal LeFlore Johnston McCurtainMcIntosh Pittsburg Hughes Pushmataha
“Oklahoma’s Premier Work Ready Region” “Not only can we offer clean air, good schools, a great economy and affordable homes, but we have what very few communities in America have – a workforce that is certified to be work ready! And you can take that to the bank!”
Kiamichi Technology Centers Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma KEDDO Southeast WIB Eastern Oklahoma State College Kiamichi Tech Prep Consortium Eastern WIB Southern WIB Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Carl Albert State College City of Eufaula City of Poteau City of Wilburton Oklahoma Department of Commerce LET’S ADD YOUR ENTITY TO THIS LIST!!
Go to: Karen Davidson : Jodie White: Rhonda Mize:
WorkKeys Assessments › High School Students › Career Tech Students › Choctaw Members › OESC Clients Career Readiness Certifications Issued to Citizens
Completed Written Application › Guidance from Dept. of Commerce › CRC Data Hurdles › Additional testing needed › Timing › Celebration plan
3.1% of Existing Workforce credentialed with Career Readiness Certificates (CRCs) 26.1% of Available Workforce credentialed with CRCs 86.0% high school graduation rate (statewide average is 79.6%) ~~~We Did It!~~~
“Your vision and outstanding achievement of 13 southeastern Oklahoma counties working together to equip its citizens with the necessary skills and education to provide a work ready region lays a foundation for stimulating economic development and strengthening your communities.” --Gov. Brad Henry
Congratulations on a truly remarkable achievement! Because of the diligent and focused efforts of you, your committee, and your partners, the 13-county area of southeastern Oklahoma known as “Oklahoma's Premier Work Ready Region” can officially be known as an Oklahoma Certified Work Ready Community. Yours is the first – the premier – multi-county area to attain this distinction. Continuing best wishes, Kirk Martin, Director of Programs, OK Dept. of Commerce
Governor’s Commendation by Sec. of State, Susan Savage Certification Presentation by: Norma Noble, Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Workforce Development
Employers › HR Group Meetings › Civic Group Meetings › Choctaw Career Expo › Choctaw Employment Services Team › Career Tech Business Service Coordinators Trained › Brochures › Billboards › Website › Oklahoma Horizons TV Show
Citizens › Continue assessing individuals › High School End of Instruction Exams (EOI’s) › Job ads requesting/requiring CRC’s › Kiamichi Technology Center requires all employees to take WorkKeys exams › Expansion of Choctaw Career Development Academic & Employment Services team › State-wide promotion of KeyTrain and WorkKeys projects
Doubled number of WorkKeys Profiles completed Increasing number of higher level CRCs Increasing numbers of employers utilizing CRC’s in hiring Hurdles › Economy › Political Changes › Slow Process
Workforce Readiness Award -- Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management Distinguished Achievement Award – Oklahoma Association of Career & Technology Education
Re-application › Data currently being calculated Promotion of WorkKeys Profiles to employers OK CRC Summit Continuation of previous promotional efforts Use OK’s Premiere Work Ready Region certification to bring in new business & industry.
Rhonda Mize Academic & Employment Services Coordinator Choctaw Nation Career Development Office Cell **Please leave me your card if you would like a copy of this presentation.
Build strong partnerships with organizations who have multiple common goals. Support of state agencies & leadership Employer support › Find and utilize those who understand the WorkKeys system Perseverance & Patience!!!