Presentation on theme: "A New Workforce Vision March 4, 2010. What is Skills2Compete Maryland? Skills2Compete Maryland (S2C) is a new skills vision designed to: increase post-secondary."— Presentation transcript:
A New Workforce Vision March 4, 2010
What is Skills2Compete Maryland? Skills2Compete Maryland (S2C) is a new skills vision designed to: increase post-secondary success strengthen the skills of Marylands workforce grow the middle class
Vision Every working Marylander should have access to the equivalent of at least two years of education or training past high school - leading to a career or technical credential, industry certification, or ones first two years of college - to be pursued at whatever point and pace makes sense for individual workers and industries.
Principles of the Vision A high school education is no longer enough for most jobs More than 730,000 adult Marylanders lack a high school diploma, English language skills, or the literacy skills for workplace success Marylanders need pathways to gain skills for economic success and to join the middle class Maryland must be able to compete nationally and globally with a strong workforce preparation system for its citizens (students, workers, workers displaced by economic change, and those currently not connected to the labor market)
Goals Increase Marylands economic competitiveness Produce more skilled workers to meet the growth of middle/ high skill jobs Grow the middle class by providing opportunities for more Marylanders to gain skills, increase earnings and advance in the workplace.
Maryland Partners with National Campaign S2C Maryland is part of the Skills2Compete initiative, a non-partisan national campaign to strengthen the workforce and address the middle skills gap. Sponsored by the National Skills Coalition, S2C encourages America to address U.S. competitiveness. S2Cs focus is on jobs in the middle of the skilled labor market which require some training past high school, but not a four-year degree. In collaboration with the national S2C campaign, Maryland, along with several other states, will craft their own similar effort, unique to the states need for a skilled workforce.
Substantial Demand for Middle Skills Job Openings in Maryland Between 2006 and 2016 Data Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
The Skills Gap According to the National Skills Coalition, there is a shortage of Marylanders with middle-skills. Maryland Jobs and Workers by Skill Level, 2007 Data Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the U.S. Census Bureau. Analysis by the National Skills Coalition.
Higher Pay for Higher Skills
More Education, Lower Unemployment Rate*
Moving the Needle on Post-Secondary Success All oars rowing in the same direction for a singular outcome under the S2C umbrella State agencies – DLLR, GWIB, DHR, MHEC, DoD, MSDE, MDVA, DPSCS, P-20, etc. to focus and track their achievement Other partners under the S2C umbrella will include LWIBs, community colleges, private career schools, and CBOs.
What We Can Measure Community Colleges –Associate Degrees –Lower Division Certificates –Workforce and Continuing Ed Apprenticeships Private Career Schools Tracking State agency referrals CTE & Adult Ed matriculating to post secondary Others TBD
Many Partners, One Vision
Skills2Compete Activities Update Achieve goal of increasing Marylands skilled workforce by 20% by Support the Governors vision by encouraging and promoting programs and activities that increase the skill level of Marylanders through the attainment of post- secondary credentials, apprenticeship certificates, degrees, or other education or training opportunities beyond high school. Assist Marylanders in navigating the appropriate resources and services that provide pathways to skills attainment, e.g., One-Stop Career Centers, community colleges, private career schools, and funding sources, such as Pell Grants. State Agencies and Partners Will:
Skills2Compete Activities Update Communicate to businesses that the State is preparing a world-class workforce, with the skills to improve Marylands competitiveness. Collect and analyze the appropriate data in order to measure progress towards achieving the goal. State Agencies and Partners Will:
Skills2Compete Activities Update GWIB passed a resolution in support of S2C recommending the Governor adopt S2C – Dec 9, The Governor approved S2C plan of action – Jan 19, GWIB Board and staff were designated by the Governor to act as the state S2C advisory board to ensure system alignment, promote interagency coordination and collaboration, and conduct outreach – Jan 21, 2010 DLLR received a $4 million grant to assess labor market information and skill analysis for green jobs – Jan GWIB received a $5.8M green jobs grant to develop worker skills in green jobs – Jan Implementation Activities:
Skills2Compete Activities Update Met with community college presidents and Clay Whitlow, MACC Executive Director, to brief them on S2C Maryland and its application to State - Jan 15, 2010 GWIB announced the launch of S2C Maryland and charged the Interagency Workforce Committee with responsibility for developing the plan and data collection methodologies – Jan 21, GWIB briefed the Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and his staff on S2C Maryland plan of action - Jan 27, GWIB held several conference calls with the National Skills Coalition (NSC) leadership to facilitate S2C Maryland implementation - Jan/Feb Implementation Activities:
Skills2Compete Activities Update DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, held a kick-off conference call with participating state agencies and partners, including secretaries and other high-level leadership to brief them on S2C Maryland effort - February 17, 2010 DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, facilitated a planning conference call with all 12 Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIBs) to brief them on the S2C Maryland effort - February 17, 2010 GWIB/DLLR staff began collaboration on S2C Maryland plan revision - January-February 2010 Implementation Activities
Skills2Compete Activities Update GWIB convened its Interagency Workforce Committee planning session to review tasks and challenges in developing the plan; designed data collection methodologies; and agreed to input individual agency plans and data elements into GWIB designed template - Feb 18, GWIB built and distributed template for Interagency plan and data elements – Feb 19, DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, met with the Casey Foundation and the NSC to discuss funding support for technical assistance to develop a model for data collection for the S2C Maryland - Feb 22, Implementation Activities
Skills2Compete Activities Update GWIB Chair and President of Adventist HealthCare, Inc., Bill Robertson, prepared an Op-Ed piece in support S2C Maryland for placement in Washington Post - pending publication in March 7, 2010, edition. S2C logo completed - Feb 23, GWIB developed various S2C Maryland collateral materials (brochures, talking points etc….) – Feb DLLR Secretary Sanchez and GWIB Executive Director, Eric Seleznow, briefed the P-20 Council - Feb 26, Implementation Activities
Skills2Compete Activities Update Identified Prince Georges Community College (PGCC) Center of Information Technology as the site for the Governors press conference; Prepared a press call list for the NSC publicity campaign announcing the release of the Marylands Forgotten Middle-Skills Jobs report; Conducted outreach including: LWIBs, community college presidents & their deans and director for continuing education, union apprenticeship leadership, private and not-for-profit training program leadership, and other interested parties; March 2, 2010 Press Event
Skills2Compete Activities Update Coordinated statewide press event details with the NSC, PGCC leadership, the Governors Office and the Lt. Governors office; Coordinated statewide media event prior to the press conference; Worked with Governors communication office, prepared press releases, briefing documents, etc. for press event; Worked with PGCC to identify, vet, and brief student representative to speak at the event. March 2, 2010 Press Event
Skills2Compete Activities Update State plan revisions are in process in coordination with all partners; Lt. Governor Brown will attend March 2010 GWIB meeting; Additional media calls are planned; and Additional meetings with the LWIBs and community colleges are also planned. Other