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1 Career Pathways for Alexandria Job Seekers Experiencing Barriers to Employment March 19, 2015

2 Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board Find us online at alexandriaarlingtonwib.com and on

3 Alexandria’s Labor Market

4 Happening NOW In Alexandria 5,934 Job Openings Today. 15 Most In-Demand Skills: 1.Oral and written communication skills 2.Microsoft Office 3.Detail oriented 4.Integrity 5.Project Management 6.Problem solving 7.Work independently Find us online at alexandriaarlingtonwib.com and on 8.Self-starting / Self-motivated 9.Team Oriented/Teamwork 10.Java 11.Structured query language (SQL) 12.Creativity 13.Troubleshooting 14.Software development 15.Oracle

5 Education vs. Experience Source: VEC & WANTED Analytics, February 2015.

6 Alexandria’s In-Demand Industries IndustryEmploymentJob AdsAvg. Weekly WageNew Hires (Last Qtr.)Turnover (Last Qtr.) Construction2,123137$1, % Retail Trade7,724587$ % Transportation & Warehousing1,32889$ % Information1,395147$1, % Finance & Insurance2,671376$1, % Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services17,8992,477$1,8771,5338.9% Administrative, Support, and Waste Management6,0591,043$7911, % Educational Services1,208114$ % Health Care & Social Assistance6,308478$ % Accommodation & Food Services8,413330$4721, % Public Administration22,736358$1, % Source: VEC & WANTED Analytics, February 2015.

7 What is a Career Pathway? A sequence of education coursework and/or training credentials that has the goal of increasing an individual’s educational and skills attainment and employment outcomes. Is aligned with the skill needs of targeted industry sectors for employment or career progression in high demand occupations. Includes the full range of secondary, adult education, and postsecondary education options. Includes academic and career counseling, as well as wrap around support services particularly at points of transition, and supports the development of an individual career plan. Find us online at alexandriaarlingtonwib.com and on

8 “Middle Skills” Career Pathways Examples IndustryLow Income (>$30k)Mid Income ($30k-$49k)Upper Mid ($50k-79k) Administrative, Support, and Waste Management Receptionist Maintenance Technician I Administrative Assistant Executive Assistant Maintenance Technician II Senior Administrative Assistant Senior Executive Assistant Maintenance Manager HVAC Mechanic Building Engineer Retail Trade Retail Sales Associate Merchandiser Customer Service Representative Grocery Stock Clerk Assistant Store Manager Store Manager Transportation & Warehousing Delivery Driver Car Detailer Class A CDL Truck Driver Truck Drive Owner Operator Accommodation & Food Services Host/Hostess Busser Server Dishwasher Prep Cook Laundry Attendant Housekeeping Aide Front Desk Associate Restaurant Assistant Manager Assistant Front Office Manager Front Office Manager Line Cook Sous Chef Housekeeping Supervisor General Manager Restaurant Manager Kitchen Manager Find us online at alexandriaarlingtonwib.com and on

9 Career Resources in Alexandria City Find us online at alexandriaarlingtonwib.com and on LocationResourcesURL ACPS Adult Education English as a Second Language Cosmetology GED and Pre-GED Classes Certified Nurse Aide Windows and Computer Applications Project Management Professional Exam Prep Alexandria Workforce Development Center Self guided and case managed services for job seekers. Business services. opment Center for Employment Training Building Maintenance Business Office Technology HVAC Specialist Medical Insurance Billing cetweb.org Computer C.O.R.E. Technology and Life Skills Programwww.computercore.org 1st CDL Center of Northern Virginia CDL Class A and B Training Friends of Guest House/ Together We Bake Culinary Arts Skills Life Skills training

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