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1 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity & Public Policy A Presentation for Hilton Hotels Green Jobs Presentation at the Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012

2 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 What is SkillWorks? SkillWorks is a funder collaborative – 18 funders, local and national, public and private – Part of National Fund for Workforce Solutions $25 million initiative budget over 10 years – Phase I, – Phase II, SkillWorks Green Collar Career Pathways Initiative (Green Jobs Initiative) launched in 2009

3 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 Three-pronged Approach Capacity Building Workforce Partnerships Public Policy Advocacy Systems Change Increase public funding Greater employer commitment Coordination of funds and services

4 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, Green Activities Convenings Co-sponsor employer/funder forum with MassCEC & NECEC Convenings with green cbos Grant-making Release RFP for planning grants $50,000 Weatherization Planning Grants Research & Dissemination Co-host NECEC Green Job Projections webinar Website & Updates

5 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 SkillWorks Green Jobs Initiative

6 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, Green Activities Convenings Peer learning network of green job trainers Peer learning network of public and private funders Green Building 101 for contractors w/City of Boston Grant-making Energy Efficiency/Auditing Weatherization Policy Planning Grant Released Call for Concept Papers Energy Efficiency Admin Support Hazardous Waste Green Manufacturing Local policy capacity building (BHA) Green Construction Green Automotive (GJIF) Research & Dissemination MA Clean Energy Careers Training & Education Directory Recycling & Deconstruction Drinking Water & Wastewater Website, Blog, Facebook, Updates

7 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 BLS “Green Jobs” Definition Sources: Federal Register: andhttp://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/ htm National Skills Coalition: Energy from renewable sources Energy efficiency Pollution reduction and removal, greenhouse gas reduction, recycling, reuse Natural resources conservation Environmental compliance, education, training, public awareness A: Green Goods & Services Energy from renewable sources Energy efficiency Pollution reduction & removal, greenhouse gas reduction, recycling, reuse Natural resources conservation B: Green Technologies & Practices

8 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 Year 3 Green Evaluation information as a tool and learning as a goal Findings – There are fewer new green jobs than expected, but more traditional occupations are incorporating green practices. Training programs need to adapt to meet the evolving needs. – Existing training programs have stronger capacity to deliver services and develop employer relationships and ultimately, are more likely to be successful than newer organizations that start green training with limited workforce development experience. There are now better conversations-more focused conversations. Failure is an unavoidable part of the learning process.

9 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 Learnings MANAGING EXPECTATIONS! Small employers, fractured network Need to grow Demand Side Expand Existing Programs Model for SkillWorks PH III GREEN COMPETITIVE EDGE

10 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 “Green” Competitive Edge We are starting to get more hybrid vehicles into the shop as they come out of warranty. More manufacturers are making Hybrid vehicles and the training is quite valuable. If an entry level technician is not aware of the safety aspects of Hybrids they can get into trouble even when performing an oil change. The background in hybrid vehicles will give the PACE students a competitive edge over others who have not been exposed to hybrids. – PACE Employer Partner Hotel Training Center (HTC) Green Curriculum Youth Build Boston (YBB) – Green Building

11 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 Current & Future Green Activities Capacity Building Individual Technical Assistance – AACE/PACE Project Director’s Peer Learning Group Coaches Peer Learning Group Sustainability Grant-making Green Automotive (PACE): Green Construction (YBB): Small capacity building grants around sustainability? Research & Dissemination Finalize Recycling & Water reports Dissemination activities & Next steps Website, blog, Facebook, updates

12 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 Publications/Resources Visit us on the web – – – – – Publications (see – Evaluations Years 1-3 – Recycling report – Water report – Hotel Industry Green Training Curriculum

13 WORKFORCE PARTNERING: Strengthening Capacity Second Annual National Fund Meeting June 19, 2012 Thank you! Any questions? Patricia Maguire Program Officer - SkillWorks


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