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1 ETA & Workforce Information/LMI David S. Lipnicky USDOL/ETA – Dallas Regional Office NASWA LMI Directors’ Conference Indianapolis, IN – October 14-17, 2008 New LMI Director Orientation Session

2 LMI, ALMIS, & WI LMI = Labor Market Information  Coined in the 1960s to describe the National, State, & Local Economic and Labor Force Data Produced by USDOL & the States under Fed/State Cooperative Agreements & Grants ALMIS* = America’s Labor Market Information System*  Coined by ETA in 1995 to describe a new system of data & tools that includes: 1) Traditional LMI plus 2) ETA Funded LMI Research & Development; 3) Electronic Job Matching Tools, LMI Delivery, & Career Exploration Tools; and 4) ETA LMI Grants to States to Add Value to Existing - and Create New - LMI Products & Services (*This term is no longer used by ETA) WI = Workforce Information  Coined by State LMI Depts. & ETA this Decade and includes LMI/ALMIS, plus the Leveraging of Other & New Economic Data & Information from Various Credible Resources

3 ETA Now Uses the Term and Concepts of “Workforce Information” instead of LMI & ALMIS Still, Most at the Federal, State, & Local levels use the term “LMI” - or use “LMI” & “Workforce Information” Interchangeably LMI, ALMIS, & WI

4 ≈$52.1 Million PY 08 ( ≈ $98M in PY 05 ) ETA’s WI Initiative Workforce Information – Transform data into accessible, understandable, & actionable information to promote regional workforce & economic development: 1.Workforce Information (WI) Infrastructure & Support ( ) ( ) 2.Workforce Information Grants to State LMI Departments 3.O*NET (Occupational Information Network) (www.onetcenter.org) (http://online.onetcenter.org)www.onetcenter.orghttp://online.onetcenter.org 4.CareerOneStop Webportal (www.CareerOneStop.org) (877-US2-JOBS)www.CareerOneStop.org

5 A.R&D Consortia B.The LMI (Training) Institute C.LMI Workgroups D.LMI Policy Councils 1. WI Infrastructure & Support

6 ALMIS Database Consortium* Employer Database Consortium* Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) (Long & Short-Term Industrial & Occupational Projections and the Skills-based Projections System**) Skill Window Research** Career Video Consortium** LMI Institute** A./B. Consortia & LMI Institute *Reinstituted as the Analyst Resource Center **Past ETA Seed Money

7 C./D. WI Workgroups & Policy Councils Occupational Employment Statistics Policy Council* Job Vacancy Survey Workgroup* Employer Benefits Workgroup* Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Program* National Crosswalk Service Center Analyst Resource Center ETA Staff Participation &/or Funding *Past Seed Funding and/or Previous Staff Participation

8 BLS: Fed/State Cooperative Program Contracts (70-75%) ETA: Workforce Information Grants (formerly One-Stop/LMI Grants) (25-30%) Supplied by 2 USDOL Agencies: 2. Direct WI/LMI Funding to States

9 BLS’ QCEW, CES, LAUS, OES, & MLS Programs Goal: National Statistics for  National & International Leaders  Regional, National, & International Markets  National & Multinational Corporations But they are also... Many of the Core Building Blocks for ETA’s WI Efforts BLS’ Fed/State Cooperative Program Contracts

10 2. ETA’s Workforce Information Grants Goals: + Move from Data to User Friendly Information + Wider Dissemination to Partners & the Public + Actionable State, Regional*, & Local Information for:  WIA & ES Programs  State, Regional*, & Local Workforce Development  State, Regional*, & Local Economic Development  General Public *Local Regions are a new priority in the PY Grants – follows ETA’s Regional Economic Development Concepts for Data & Resources

11 2. ETA’s Workforce Information Grants (continued) Regional/Local WI for WIA/General Public: + Job Seekers / Workers + Business / HR Professionals + Students / Learners + Workforce Development Professionals + Economic Development Professionals + Everyone

12 2. ETA’s Workforce Information Grants to State LMI Departments A.Populate & Maintain the WI Database (WID) B.Long-term & Short-term Industrial & Occupational Projections C.Publish an Annual Economic Analysis Report* for the Governor and the SWIB Core Workforce Information Products & Services (PY ) *ETA encourages States to include data & analyses of local & regional economies

13 D.Post Products, Information, & Reports on the Internet E.Partner & Consult on a Continuing Basis with Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) F.Conduct Special Studies & Economic Analyses 2. ETA’s Workforce Information Grants to State LMI Departments Core Workforce Information Products & Services (PY 2006 – continued)

14 A Key Tool in WIA -- as WI/LMI is Used by: State & Local WIA Partners: + In WIA-ES Strategic Planning + In WIA Program Planning + In WIA-ES Service Delivery Training Seekers to Explore Careers Job Seekers to Find Jobs Business & Economic Development: + To Locate Local & Regional Labor Supplies + For Local & Regional Business Decisions 2. ETA’s Workforce Information Grants (continued)

15 O*NET = Occupational Information Network ETA’s Computerized Replacement of the Antiquated & Often Unwieldy “Dictionary of Occupational Titles” (“DOT”) NOTE: Many (if not most) ETA, ETA-funded, & State LMI Systems Utilize O*NET Data 3. O*NET Occupational Information Network

16 Uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System Developed by BLS & Approved by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) More than Just Occupational Coding:  A Comprehensive Database of Worker & Occupational Characteristics & Requirements  Featuring:  Knowledges, Skills, & Abilities (KSAs)  Specific Job Tasks  Many Other Features & Resources 3. O*NET Occupational Information Network

17 On-Line Tools:  O*Net OnLine -  O*Net Code Connector - O*NET Assessment Tools for Career Exploration - O*NET Products Supporting the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 3. O*NET Occupational Information Network

18 O*NET Resource Center: Access Point to All Official O*NET Resources - O*NET Knowledge Site: Learning & Sharing w/ Peers - O*NET Academy: O*NET Training Opportunities - O*NET Web-based Training Resources Supporting WIA 3. O*NET Occupational Information Network

19 CareerOneStop Home Site (www.CareerOneStop.org)www.CareerOneStop.org  America’s Career InfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org)www.careerinfonet.org  America’s Service Locator (www.servicelocator.org)www.servicelocator.org ETA Toll-Free Helpline (877-US2-JOBS) 4. CareerOneStop System Complete System Redesign Debuted Summer 2007

20 The 3 Express Search Tools Topics A to Z Search Featured Career Video The 6 Prime Content Areas/Links Content by Customer Group Key Activity Links Information & Help Links Think About Links Disaster Recovery Services 4. CareerOneStop

21 A National On-Line WI/LMI Delivery and Career Exploration System Provides National, State, & Local WI/LMI in Support of WIA & the General Public Contains Many Career Exploration Tools Provides Customizable Occupational Profiles (Contains WI/LMI from the State LMI Depts., Plus KSAs & Job Tasks from O*NET) America’s Career InfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org)www.careerinfonet.org 4. CareerOneStop

22 Workforce Information/LMI (All 53 States & Territories) Detailed Demographic Data (All 53 States & Territories) Employer Contacts Listings (12 million+ Employers) Career Videos (550+ Occupations! in Spanish!) Career Resource Library (≈5,500 annotated links) Work Context Skill Statements Linked to O*Net (45,250+ records linking work context statements w/ 801 occupations) Licensing Information (All 53 States & Territories) Lay (or Alternate) Job Titles (39,000+ titles) America’s Career InfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org)www.careerinfonet.org 4. CareerOneStop

23 Find Your Nearest One-Stop Career Center:  Contact Information  Maps & Driving Instructions  Information on Center Services Find Local Employment & Training Services for:  Workers  Youth  Business 4. CareerOneStop America’s Service Locator (www.servicelocator.org)www.servicelocator.org

24 The Dallas Regional Office’s WI/E-Tools Resource David On Serial AstroWorld During ACE’s “Coaster Masquerade” -- Oct Regional Workforce Information Federal Project Officers/Contacts Boston: Myriam Milfort Philadelphia: Jeffrey Gabriel Atlanta: Darlene Stodolski Dallas: David Lipnicky Chicago: Jean Grochowski San Francisco (contact): Diane Walton

25 Presenter - David S. Lipnicky Federal Workforce Information Project Officer / E-Tools Specialist USDOL/ETA – Dallas Regional Office (972) ETA & Workforce Information/LMI Thank You!


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