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1 NYATEP-NYSDOL-USDOL Workforce New York 2009 Spring Conference Accelerated Regional Renewal Presentation May 19, 2009

2 Outline CT-NY Talent for Growth –Collaboration and innovation in action Regional Workforce Study/Plan –Driven by data Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program –Pioneer program

3 CT-NY Talent for Growth CT-NY Talent for Growth is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor as part of their Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative. WIRED reaches beyond geographic borders to bring together workforce development, business and industry, education, economic development, government, and community organizations to build a globally competitive workforce.

4 CT-NY Talent for Growth Goals: -Create regional talent development system -Prepare pipeline of skilled workers -Connect to and leverage infrastructure initiatives -Develop culture of innovation and entrepreneurship Objectives: -Be a rallying point and transformational force represented by a well qualified, trusted regional intermediary in partnership with business councils expert in building social network and educational leaders with regional reach -Prepare individuals with skills to successfully compete for jobs in health care, green, and IT

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6 CT-NY Talent for Growth Success through collaboration and innovation: -Strong business partnerships -Multi-WIB collaboration -Cross county governance structure -Regional Workforce Study/Plan -$2 million committed to 12 training programs -Grantee Academies -New health care program and training lab at HCC -New or revised PCT, CNA, weatherization curricula -New or expanded high school entrepreneurial program -Using Second Life for project based learning -Using WorkKeys Career Readiness Credential -Enhanced work readiness and occupational training

7 CT-NY Talent for Growth Looking forward: -Disability Services Research Project (June report) -Workforce mobility study (June launch) -Web portal (June) -School-to-Career program (July launch) -Business Summit (Fall 09) -Youth Summit (Fall 09) -ARRA & other grant opportunities (ongoing) -Outcomes, outcomes, outcomes -Sustainability, sustainability, sustainability

8 Regional Workforce Plan Driven By Data Business Survey Results for CT-NY Talent for Growth Region Survey Conducted by ERISS Corporation Made possible by funding provided by a WIRED grant through USDOL/ETA SCOPE OF THE SURVEY ERISS attempted contact with 2,374 employers with 50 or more employees and received 445 responses in all industries (excluding agriculture, mining and retail) and in the following region: Southwestern Connecticut, Yonkers, Westchester County and Putnam County The survey was conducted between September and November 2008

9 Occupational Data Growth-Turnover-Demand CT-NY Talent for Growth WIRED Region Occupational Title Growth Turnover Demand Administrative Services/Office Managers0%1% Billing and Posting Clerks2%11%13% Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks0%2% Carpenters0%3% Certified Nursing Assistants0%13% Computer and Information Systems Managers-21%17%0% Computer Support/Help Desk Specialist3%1%4% Database Administrators1% 2% Detectives, Criminal Investigators and Agents1%2%3% Diesel Engine Mechanics2%13%15% Elementary and Middle School Teachers0% Financial Analysts-15%13%0% First-Line Administrative Support Supervisors1%6%7% Food Service Managers0% Foremen of Production and Operating Workers1%2%3% General and Operations Managers0%4% General Maintenance and Repair Workers1%3%4% Source: Business Survey, CT-NY Talent for Growth Region, Nov.08

10 Occupational Data continued… Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers0%3% Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers0%3% Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1%10%11% Network Administrator4%2%6% Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks0% Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers-1%3%2% Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers2%4%6% Purchasing Agents (Except Wholesale, Retail, & Farm Products) 3%6%9% Registered Nurses (Nurse Practitioners)0%8% Sales Managers-1%11%10% Sales Representatives1%11%12% Occupational Title Growth Turnover Demand Source: Business Survey, CT-NY Talent for Growth Region, Nov.08

11 Resources used for Training and Development Needs Source: Business Survey, CT-NY Talent for Growth Region, Nov.08

12 Approach for Dealing with Demographic Shifts or Shortages of Skilled Workers Source: Business Survey, CT-NY Talent for Growth Region, Nov.08

13 Common Deficiencies among Recent Job Applicants Source: Business Survey, CT-NY Talent for Growth Region, Nov.08

14 Work Readiness Certification Program Interest Source: Business Survey, CT-NY Talent for Growth Region, Nov.08

15 Services Most Critical to Helping your Company Grow over the Next Year Source: Business Survey, CT-NY Talent for Growth Region, Nov.08

16 Monster.com Analysis of Regional Postings TALENT SURPLUS GROWTH AREAS TALENT DEFICIT HIGH PERFORMANCE

17 Regional Workforce Plan 1) Create a Collaborative Talent Transition Initiative Action Arenas The collapse of the financial activities sector and recession have caused unemployment to grow in the region. In many cases, well-educated workers have lost their jobs and are looking for new opportunities to utilize their skill sets. Rationale Action Items Convene partners to define key assets under the Talent Transition initiative & assign roles Build a multi-faceted response with no wrong door entry among partners Engage key employers in an intensified rapid response capability for workers they are laying off Create streamlined tools for laid-off workers to explore career pathways options Offer intensified business start-up assistance, building on existing programs and initiatives Build a social networking structure for skilled laid-off talent that can be used by employers to employ talent on a project basis

18 Regional Workforce Plan 2) Create a Sustainable Regional Planning and Action Platform Action Arenas With the end of US Department of Labor funding, a properly designed platform for sustaining regional talent development can provide a collaborative outlet, building upon the momentum of WIRED. Rationale Action Items Engage local elected officials to obtain broad-based buy-in for a regional summit to kick off platform Establish the Talent Research and Action Center (TRAC) to sustain efforts of WIRED and other regional initiatives Develop an Economic Gardening initiative focused on ongoing data analysis and a grow our own approach Create a multi-WIB alliance to develop a regional template for employer/education engagement and a Work Readiness Certificate endorsed by employers

19 Regional Workforce Plan 3) Create a Collaborative Regional Talent Retention Network Action Arenas The CT-NY Talent for Growth region has over 90,000 students enrolled in higher education but a declining young professionals population (25-44) and a growing aging population. This difficulty in retaining regional talent impacts the sustainability and future growth of the region. Rationale Action Items Develop a Regional Internship Program to connect high-quality but fragmented approaches at both the college and high school levels Explore more creative strategies to attract and retain key young professionals, such as subsidized housing, building upon existing efforts Build a regional young professionals association model to promote the regions attractiveness to young talent we want to attract and keep in the region Create special career pathways project for immigrants

20 Regional Workforce Plan 4) Expand Educational Capacity in Key Occupational Areas Action Arenas The CT-NY Talent for Growth region has seen a decline in the Financial Services and Business & Professional Services sectors but still has identified gaps in specific occupational areas (allied health, information technology) as well as emerging opportunities (green) that require adapting and creating new training programs. Rationale Action Items Determine entities and funding that can be used to meet identified needs out of survey and job posting data Ensure Stimulus Funds for training/employment are aimed directly at existing needs Focus on the strengths of the community college system to meet emerging needs Focus on Allied Health and Information Technology – they continue to have high employment needs even during bad economic times

21 Regional Workforce Plan 5) Establish a High Visibility College Access for Everyone (CAFE) Initiative Action Arenas The CT-NY Talent for Growth region has a diverse population of residents with extremes of education levels and income levels. Promotion of access to programs for all can link new populations to educational opportunities. Rationale Action Items Utilize regional media to kick-off initiative to promote the Talent Coast Publicize multiple pathways for higher education and the direct ties to emerging jobs Utilize the power of green movement to attract students to higher education and particularly STEM education Construct attainable steps for low- skilled adults and youths, blending work and education ultimately leading to post-secondary credentials Re-brand vocation education regionally as Colleges of Technology and expand dual-credit offerings with high schools Make initiative centerpiece of Talent Coast brand

22 Regional Workforce Plan 1) Create a Collaborative Talent Transition Initiative 2) Create a Sustainable Regional Planning and Action Platform 3) Create a Collaborative Regional Talent Retention Network 4) Expand Educational Capacity in Key Occupational Areas 5) Establish a High Visibility College Access for Everyone (CAFE) Initiative Action Arenas The CT-NY Talent for Growth region has a diverse population of residents with extremes of education levels and income levels. Promotion of access to programs for all can link new populations to educational opportunities. The CT-NY Talent for Growth region has seen a decline in the financial services sector but still has identified gaps in specific occupational areas (allied health, information technology) as well as emerging opportunities (green) that require adapting and creating new training programs. The CT-NY Talent for Growth region has over 90,000 students enrolled in higher education but a declining young professionals population (25-44) and a growing aging population. This difficulty in retaining regional talent impacts the sustainability and future growth of the region. With the end of US Department of Labor funding, a properly designed platform for sustaining regional talent development can provide a collaborative outlet, building upon the momentum of WIRED. The collapse of the financial activities sector and recession have caused unemployment to grow in the region. In many cases, well educated workers have lost their jobs and are looking for new opportunities to utilize their skill sets. Rationale Action Items Convene partners to define key assets under the initiative Engage key employers in an intensified rapid response capability for workers they are laying off Create streamline tools for laid-off workers to explore career pathways options Offer intensified business start-up assistance Build a social networking structure for skilled laid-off talent that can be used on a project basis by employers Engage local elected officials to obtain broad-based buy- in for a regional summit to kick off platform Establish the Talent Research and Action Center (TRAC) to sustain efforts of WIRED and other regional initiatives Develop an Economic Gardening initiative focused on ongoing data analysis and a grow our own approach Create a multi-WIB alliance to develop a regional template for employer/education engagement and a Work Readiness Certificate endorsed by employers Develop a CT-NY Regional Internship Program to connect high-quality but fragmented initiatives Explore creative strategies to attract and retain key young professionals- such as subsidized housing Build a regional young professionals association model to collaborate on talent attraction and retention efforts Create special career pathways project for immigrants Determine entities and funding that can be used to meet identified needs out of survey and job posting data Ensure that Stimulus Funds for training and employment are focused on existing needs Focus on utilizing the strength of the community college system to meet emerging needs Utilize regional media to kick-off initiative Publicize multiple pathways for higher education and the direct ties to emerging jobs Utilize power of green movement to attract students to higher education Re-brand vocation education regionally as Colleges of Technology Make initiative centerpiece of Talent Coast brand


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