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NORTH SHORE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD November 10, 2014 North Shore Critical Industries and Growth Careers.

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1 NORTH SHORE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD November 10, 2014 North Shore Critical Industries and Growth Careers

2 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board One of 16 WIBS in Massachusetts Headquartered in Salem and serving 19 cities and towns north of Boston Board is business led but includes other members Budget of about $6 million Performs labor market research, manages career centers Provides funding for individuals (including youth) and companies to address their workforce needs.

3 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Coming Soon – December 2014 our new Labor Market Blue Print!

4 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Labor Force Blueprint What we looked at: -Number of Jobs -Skill and Education Requirements, and Wages of Critical Occupations -Career Ladder Opportunities -Level of Interaction with Workforce System -Projections of future employment opportunities -“Horse-Sense” Critical Industries Identified: Health Care Construction Trades Manufacturing Financial Services Life Sciences (emerging industry)

5 N ORTH S HORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Critical Industry Employment on the North Shore st Q 2013 Current Employment Levels: Health Care 34,872 Durable Goods Manufacturing 12,238 Construction 6,896 Financial Services 5,487

6 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Three Industry ‘sectors’ and careers within Healthcare Manufacturing Life Sciences  Why these three? Career pathways Good paying jobs Occupations that can cross-over into other industries Focus of state and federal legislature/government

7 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Health Care Sector Why Important: Health Care is a growing industry Aging population Technological advances All resulting in growth of good jobs!  Career Pathways Opportunities……

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9 NORTH SHORE Nursing Assistant Duties: Dressing, cleaning, and feeding patients, participating as a critical part of the patient care team. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: Certificate (100 hours of outside training: 75 hours classroom, 25 hours clinical); fluency in written and spoken English; ability to use technology for record keeping and communication; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Advancement Pathways: CNA  Licensed Practical Nurse  Registered Nurse CNA  Medical Technician  Medical Technologist CNA  Receptionist  Medical Records Clerk Requirements for Advancement: Certificates or two- or four-year degrees must be obtained for LPN, RN, Medical Assistant, and Medical Technologist positions. 9 Critical Occupation – Healthcare

10 NORTH SHORE Medical Assistant Duties: Taking medical histories, recording vital signs, processing records, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: Certificate and/or on-the-job training, interpersonal skills. Advancement Pathways: MA  Licensed Practical Nurse  Registered Nurse MA  Medical Technician  Medical Technologist MA  Radiological Technician Requirements for Advancement: Certificates or two- or four-year degrees must be obtained for LPN, RN, Medical Technician, and Medical Technologist positions. 10 Critical Occupation - Healthcare

11 NORTH SHORE Housekeepers (Environmental Service, Unit Service) Duties: Changing beds and rooms; cleaning floors, walls, and other surfaces; and performing other maintenance tasks as needed. In some cases (Unit Service Aides), these duties are combined with feeding patients and obtaining supplies, among other tasks. In one hospital, these positions were provided by an outside service company on a contractual basis. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: None; some hospitals do not require English skills for these positions, while others require basic fluency to communicate with patients and family members and read instructions. Advancement Pathways: Housekeeper  Certified Nursing Assistant Requirements for Advancement: Complete CNA training; English as a Second or Other Language. Obtain skills through in-house courses (computers, medical terminology) or college programs. Food Service Worker Duties: Preparing and serving meals, cleaning food preparation areas. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: Fluency in English, multilingual ability often preferred; interpersonal skills. Advancement Pathways: Food Service Worker  Assistant Cook  Cook Requirements for Advancement: On-the-job training, positive work history. 11 Critical Occupations - Healthcare

12 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Manufacturing Sector Why Important: Lots of good paying jobs Massachusetts is investing heavily in training Aging Workforce Technological advances – clean, safe and very skilled jobs All resulting in growth of good jobs!  Career Pathways Opportunities……

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14 NORTH SHORE Assembler Duties: Assembling mechanical, electromechanical, and/or electronic equipment; using hand tools, soldering irons, and microscopes. Assuring quality and communicating problems with other team members and supervisors. Will involve some testing and troubleshooting of components. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: High school degree; English language communication skills, mechanical ability; familiarity with blueprints and schematics; assembly experience preferred. Associate’s degree, certificate, and/or equivalent experience required for complex assembly positions. Advancement Pathways: Assembler 1  Assembler 2  Assembler 3  Machine Operator (involves more electromechanical assembly and precision work) Assembler  Technician  Senior Technician  Engineer Assembler  Machine Operator  Lead/Foreman  Supervisor Requirements for Advancement: Demonstrated performance and initiative. For technician positions and above, acquisition of trade school certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or equivalent training. 14 Critical Occupations – Durable Goods Manufacturing

15 NORTH SHORE Technician (Test Technician, Mechanical or Electrical Technician) Duties: Testing, troubleshooting, and, in some cases, repairing components; using microscopes and other precision instruments; working with engineers to rectify problems; in some cases, preparing graphs, charts, and tabulations of data. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: Associate’s degrees, particularly in Electrical Engineering (ASEE) in some cases; demonstrated skills, acquired on the job, in testing and maintaining electronic, mechanical, and/or optic equipment. Specialized knowledge may be required in some positions, including experience with vacuum or lighting systems. Strong writing skills needed to prepare reports. Advancement Pathways Technician  Senior Technician  Engineer Assembly Technician  Senior Technician  Senior Mechanical Technician or Electrical Technician Technician  Senior Technician  Supervisor Requirements for Advancement: Acquisition and demonstration of technical skills on the job, through on-site courses, or through acquisition of two- or four-year college degrees. 15 Critical Occupations – Durable Goods Manufacturing

16 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Life Sciences Sector Why Important: Growing Industry – 600 in Massachusetts, over 84+ on the North Shore Brings creative minds to the region (keeps them here as well…) Turns research into products and services to help people All resulting in economic growth and good jobs!  Career Pathways Opportunities……

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18 NORTH SHORE Medical Equipment Preparers (Central Sterile Supply Technician, Instrument Technician, or Central Processing Technician) Duties: Prepare laboratory equipment for sterilization and operate steam autoclaves. Examine equipment for defects; keep records of inventory and usage. In some cases, may perform routine laboratory tasks. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: High school diploma/GED with moderate-on- the-job-training, post-secondary certificate is needed in completive job markets. Demonstrated skills, acquired on the job, in monitoring, quality control, critical thinking, and troubleshooting. Advancement Pathways: Medical Equipment Preparer  Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist Medical Equipment Preparers  Medical Equipment Repairers  Supervisor Requirements for Advancement: Acquisition of a two- or four-year college degrees. Advancement opportunities may come through demonstration of technical skills on the job. 18 Critical Occupations – Life Sciences

19 NORTH SHORE Chemistry Technician (Chemical Analyst, Research Technician, Quality Control Technician) Duties: Conduct laboratory tests to assist scientists in analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences. Critical Degrees, Credentials, Skills: Associates degree in applied science or chemistry/chemical technology. Background in statistics and computer science is important because technicians routinely do data analysis and modeling. Advancement Pathways: Chemistry Technician  Chemist (Bachelor’s)  Chemist (Master’s/Ph.D.) Chemistry Technician  Chemist  Material Scientist or Biochemist Requirements for Advancement: Acquisition of a four-year college degree to become a chemist. Future advancement will come from demonstrated skill in applied research and increased educational attainment. 19 Critical Occupations – Life Sciences

20 NORTH SHORE WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - Common Skills Across all 3 Sectors Math, Math, Math Communication Good writing and speaking Customer service and sales Ability to work as a TEAM member Lean Principles – work at making the process better General understanding of business

21 NORTH SHORE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD 70 Washington Street Suite 314 Salem, MA Tel Ed O’Sullivan, Director Program and Operations, Contact Information


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