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1 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Task Force July 16, 2015

2 Welcome & Opening Remarks Task Force Chairman Chris Hart IV

3 WIOA Task Force CareerSource Florida Enterprise Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity Florida Workforce Development Association Dept. of Education DOE Division of Career and Adult Education DOE Division of Vocational Rehabilitation DOE Division of Blind Services Florida College System Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida State University System of Florida Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges Agency for Persons with Disabilities Dept. of Elder Affairs Dept. of Children and Families Dept. of Juvenile Justice Dept. of Corrections Florida Small Business Development Center Network

4 April-Aug. 2015 Florida WIOA Task Force Meets (Two webinars and four in- person meetings) Sept. 2015 WIOA Task Force Recommendations Reviewed by CSF Board and Board Input Gathered Nov. 2015 Final Florida WIOA Implementation Report Approved by CSF Board and Submitted to Governor and Legislature Jan.- March 2015 2016 Legislative Session March 2016 Submission of State Plan to U.S. Department of Labor WIOA Timeline

5 Task Force Future Meeting Dates Aug. 6: Tallahassee Aug. 27: Webinar WIOA Resource Page and Comments Submission

6 Task Force Charge Develop WIOA implementation recommendations by providing counsel and support to the CareerSource Florida Team, as it prepares a WIOA Implementation Plan for consideration by the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.

7 WIOA Vision Needs of business and workers drive workforce solutions Superior customer service to job seekers and employers Strong regional economies

8 WIOA Goals 1.Increase access to employment, education, training and support services — particularly for people with barriers to employment. 2.Create a comprehensive, high-quality workforce development system by aligning workforce investment, education and economic development. 3.Improve the quality and labor market relevance of workforce investment, education and economic development efforts. 4.Promote improvement in the structure and delivery of workforce services. 5.Increase the prosperity of workers and employers. 6.Reduce welfare dependency, increase economic self-sufficiency, meet employer needs and enhance productivity and competitiveness.

9 Florida Vision Florida will be the global leader for talent.

10 Our Customer, Product & Shareholders Business is our customer. Existing businesses. Evolving businesses. Emerging businesses. The Floridians we serve, combined with the value-added workforce development solutions we provide to enhance their market-relevant knowledge and skills, are our product. Taxpayers are our shareholders.

11 Best Practices in Agency Collaboration Sheila Gritz-Swift Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

12 Leveraging Disability Inclusion in the Workplace Leslie Wilson, M.S., U.S. Business Leadership Network, Going for the Gold Project Pat Wear, M.S., Vice President, Wilson Resources

13 13 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Rod Duckworth, Chancellor Career and Adult Education

14 14 Connection Between Secondary and Postsecondary Education Incorporates secondary and postsecondary elements Includes academic and career and technical content in a coordinated, nonduplicative progression of courses Leads to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or an associate or bachelor’s degree

15 15 Links to Business and Industry Supports partnerships between secondary and postsecondary with workforce investment boards (CareerSource Florida Network Boards), business and industry Focuses on “high-demand” occupations with high- skill and high wage

16 16 Accountability Requires state and local recipients to set and reach quantifiable performance measures annually Perkins and WIOA Perkins should be reauthorized within the next two years and will likely be more closely aligned with WIOA

17 17 National Farmworker Jobs Program Department of Labor competitive application grant Provides workforce training leading to year-round, unsubsidized employment to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers Provides stabilization services Mandated to be a one-stop partner

18 Listening to the Voice of Education Dr. John R. Holdnak, President, Gulf Coast State College Dr. Jason B. Hurst, President, Chipola College Dr. William Law, Jr., President, St. Petersburg College

19 Recommendations from Task Force Members WIOA Task Force 1.How should Florida’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act planning regions be organized? 2.What should be included in a comprehensive one-stop career center? 3.Which programs and entities should be included in Florida’s Workforce Development System (combined or unified planning)? 4.How can Florida’s Workforce Development System better share information, systems and/or customers? 5.What can Florida’s Workforce Development System do to best serve individuals with obstacles to employment?

20 Public Comment

21 Task Force Future Meeting Dates Aug. 6: Tallahassee Aug. 27: Webinar WIOA Resource Page and Comments Submission

22 Closing Comments Chris Hart IV, Task Force Chairman

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