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1 Engaging Workforce Partners to Provide Training Opportunities Leading to Career Oriented Jobs Thursday, April 16, :00 am – 11:00 am Eastside Career Center Revised 4/24/2009 Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

2 Welcome Karen Sitnick Director Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

3 Introduction to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Jeffrey Smith Executive Liaison for Public Policy Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

4 On Feb. 17, 2009, President Obama signed HR 1 into Public Law 111- to be known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 The $787.9 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act targets investments towards key areas that will save or create good jobs immediately, while also laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth. The charts and numbers on the subsequent page are meant to give you an idea of where the money is going. **Unless otherwise specified, HR 1 funds must be used prior to Sept. 30, Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

5 * Tax Relief - includes $15 B for Infrastructure and Science, $61 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $25 B for Education and Training and $22 B for Energy, so total funds are $126 B for Infrastructure and Science, $142 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $78 B for Education and Training, and $65 B for Energy. State and Local Fiscal Relief - Prevents state and local cuts to health and education programs and state and local tax increases.

6 Opportunities for Baltimore City and Workforce Development Infrastructure and Science ● highway construction ● modernization of federal/public infrastructure ● improvements/enhancements to transit and rail systems ● expansion for broadband internet access Protecting the Vulnerable ● money for job training through WIA formula grants for adults and dislocated workers ● Funds to support summer youth employment Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

7 Opportunities for Baltimore City and Workforce Development Healthcare ● information technology upgrades ● researchers and technicians Education and Training ● teachers and teacher’s aide Energy ● energy efficiency ● green jobs training Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

8 WIA Fund Totals for Maryland and for Baltimore HR 1 allocates $1 billion for the WIA Dislocated Worker Formula: Maryland share: $ 7,597,223 Baltimore share: $1,040,769 HR 1 allocates $500 million for the WIA Adult Job Seeker & Incumbent Worker Formula: Maryland share: $4,173,293 Baltimore share: $1,545,216 Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

9 For more information, visit: Federal Department of Labor Training and Employment Guidance Letter #14-08 : State Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation Workforce Investment Field Instruction #6-08: Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

10 Training Opportunity Expectations Karen Sitnick Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

11 DOL’s Vision for ARRA ARRA’s primary intent is to create jobs and assist those most impacted by the recession Workforce funds should focus on retooling the skills of American workers & re-establishing them in viable career pathways Duel emphasis: Increase services and training for workers in need and promote the effectiveness of the public workforce system Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

12 ARRA’s Key Workforce Goals Help unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers find new or better jobs Help low skill/low income workers acquire 21 st century skills & family supporting jobs in healthy industries Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

13 ARRA- An Opportunity to Increase Training for Baltimore Residents Occupational Skills Training (OST) with Higher Education & Training Providers in High Demand Industries Customized Training Individual Training Accounts On-the Job Training Job Readiness Training Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

14 ARRA- An Opportunity to Increase Training for Baltimore Residents Class Sized Training with CBO’s for special populations Registered Apprenticeships Entrepreneurship Training Coupled OST and Adult Education/ Literacy Training Coupled OST and ESL Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

15 Making Training Work Funds can also be used for supportive services and needs- based allowances to help pay for living expenses while in training Supportive services include transportation, child care, dependent care, etc. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

16 ARRA- Creating Opportunities to Up-skill, Retool and Equip City Workers Baltimore’s Workforce Investment Board and MOED plan to target 70% of ARRA Adult & Dislocated Worker program funds on skills training, developing a broad menu of training opportunities for adult job seekers and/ or incumbent workers. Training must be: employer driven, industry-demand leading to jobs with good wages & benefits. Experienced and well documented performance must be demonstrated by the training provider. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

17 Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum ARRA- Creating Opportunities to Up-skill, Retool and Equip City Workers Emphasis on: diversification of training options, career progression, employment connections, partnerships that leverage support/resources and opportunities for special populations including: Disabled AdultsDislocated Workers Ex-offendersIncumbent Workers Low-Income AdultsTANF Recipients

18 ARRA’s Legacy- Enhancing Baltimore City’s Public Workforce System Renewed emphasis on those most in need of services Focus on skills training Expansion of career progression and new sector strategies Regionalism- increased opportunities for job seekers and businesses More Partnerships and more “connecting the dots” Expanded linkage to employment opportunities via executive order: Baltimore City Residents First Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

19 Workforce Investment Act Performance Measures Abbe Cutair Administrator, Program Evaluation and Data Support Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

20 Workforce Investment Act Performance measures apply to all WIA DOL-funded programs including stimulus funded training. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

21 Performance Transparency Those participants receiving Recovery Act funded training are included in Baltimore City’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) performance measures. WIA performance is posted by jurisdiction on the DLLR website and by state on the DOL website. Performance resulting from ARRA training vendors will be posted on the MOED website, BWIB website, and Baltimore City’s ARRA website. (http://recovery.baltimorecity.gov)http://recovery.baltimorecity.gov Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

22 Adult & Dislocated Worker Common Measures Entered Employment- employed for 60 days upon completion of training Employment Retention- employed for 6-9 months after training (subsequent also count towards the measure) Average Earnings – total earnings in the 6-9 months after training Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

23 Unemployment Insurance wage records submitted to the state quarterly by employers are used to calculate all Adult and Dislocated Worker measures. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

24 Adult & Dislocated Worker Standards for Baltimore City Entered Employment Rate Adults: 90% Dislocated Workers: 95% Employment Retention Rate Adults: 88% Dislocated Workers: 92% Average Earnings Adults: $11,478 Dislocated Workers: $13,861 Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

25 Allowable Exclusions from WIA Performance Measures ● Health/Medical or Family Care ● Institutionalized ● Deceased ● Reservists called to active duty (includes National Guard) Training vendors will be responsible for reporting exclusions in the tracking database Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

26 Final policy for the WIA Common Measures is located in TEGL 17-05, dated 2/17/06 Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

27 Contracting with Baltimore City and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Malcolm Leggett, Comptroller Theresa Layton, Manager Contracting and Compliance Reporting Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

28 Contracting with MOED- Vendor Checklist Be registered as a legal business entity with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxations. Your business entity must be in “good standing” as reflected in the records of the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxations. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

29 Contracting with MOED- Vendor Checklist Your business entity must have a financial system in place which is capable of accurately capturing project related budgets and actual expenses. Provide a copy of your most recent Audited Financial Statements/Report for the fiscal year that ended within the past nine (9) months. Your business entity must have adequate insurance coverage, consistent with the minimum requirements stated in our standard contract terms and conditions. (copies of such terms and conditions are available upon request) Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

30 Contracting with MOED- Vendor Checklist You must agree that MOED and other applicable regulatory and funding agencies may physically inspect your books, records and other documents that relate to work performed and expenses incurred and reported under the contract. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

31 The Contracting Process Step 1: Once the vendor package is approved, MOED begins drafting the Contract document that will include: MOED Standard Terms and Conditions, the Statement of Work and related Deliverables, the Budget and Invoice template, and any other Governmental or Funding Source related regulations or requirements that must be flowed down to the approved Vendor. Step 2: A final Contract document and related Attachments will be sent to the Vendor for review and execution via Certified Mail. Due to Board of Estimates requirements, Six (6) copies of the Contract document and attachments will be forwarded to the Vendor for execution in Blue ink. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

32 The Contracting Process Step 3: Vendor must return all six (6) copies of the signed Contract document to the MOED Contracts Department. Once the executed contracts are returned to the MOED Contracts Department, the Contracts Department will obtain the Agency Director’s Signature, and deliver the entire set of signed Contract documents to City Hall, for sign off by Law, Budgets and Audit departments. After the above approval’s, Contract will be scheduled on an Agenda for Board of Estimates Approval. Step 4: Upon Board of Estimates approval of the Contract, the copies will be signed by the applicable city representatives. The fully executed copies will be sent back to MOED for distribution. One of the executed sets will be sent to the Vendor. Work under the contract may now begin. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

33 Next Steps to Partnering with MOED Mary Sloat Assistant Director of Workforce Services Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

34 Now What? Please complete interest survey included in packet and: submit today at registration table or to fax to Annette Pankey at Electronic versions of the interest form can be downloaded from MOED (www.oedworks.com) or the BWIB (www.baltoworkforce.com) web sites.www.oedworks.comwww.baltoworkforce.com Questions and Answers will be posted on Fridays on both websites beginning Friday, May 1, Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

35 If an organization or group would like to become a training vendor, a Request for Expressions of Interest (REI) must be completed and submitted following the instructions within the document. REI packages will be available beginning May 1, 2009 and can be downloaded from MOED (www.oedworks.com) or the BWIB (www.baltoworkforce.com) web sites or through an request to Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

36 Time line for submission of Request for Expressions of Interest Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum 4/16/09 Training Forum 5/1/09 – 5/29/09 Q&A Posted on website every Friday 09/06/09 Training Begins 6/30/2010 All Training Concludes 06/3/09 11:00 Response Deadline REI Process Timeline 06/09 – 08/09 Announcements and contracting process 05/01/09 REI Available

37 Seeking the following types of Training Customized Training is an employer-driven program that helps businesses train and hire people to fit their specific needs. The employer must provide at least fifty percent (50%) matching funds for the cost of the training and provide a commitment letter to hire successful trainees. Training can be provided by a third party vendor. On-the-job Training (OJT) is employer based training at the job location for new employees where businesses can be reimbursed up to 50% of the wages during a specified training period. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

38 Seeking the following types of Training Class size occupational training is conducted in a group setting leading to an employer recognized certification or certificate. Although employer commitment is not required, there must be a documented industry need in the Baltimore area. Upon completion, vendors are expected to actively initiate placement efforts to connect successful trainees to training related unsubsidized employment. May be coupled with educational or English as a Second Language classes. Incumbent Worker Training is designed for currently employed individuals in need of additional skills upgrade training to stay competitive in their job and/or successfully move up to the next step within their career path. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

39 Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum Selection Criteria Prior Training Activities Information on past experience: populations served, results, placement and completion rates and placement wages Program Summary Demonstrated labor market need for training, type and diversity of training, number of enrollees, length of training, cost per training slot Leveraged Resources Partnerships with other organizations, in-kind contributions, matching funds Employment Connections Describe any special linkages that exist between your organization(s) and private employers

40 Selection Criteria Priority will be given to those organizations who provide occupational training to multiple participants leading to a pre-identified job opportunity in the area of training. An employer commitment to hire successful trainees will enhance the applicants likelihood of selection. Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

41 Demonstrated Success ● Occupational training leads to jobs in a career pathway ● Proven track record of placing trainees in employment and long term retention ● Demonstrated connection with employers who are willing to hire trainees ● All eyes will be watching- transparency is key with ARRA Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum

42 Questions and Answers Baltimore’s Economic Recovery Training Forum Please send your questions to Review weekly answers posted on Friday at


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