Presentation on theme: "Workforce Indicators & Skills2Compete Maryland Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Regional Workforce Summit June 9, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Workforce Indicators & Skills2Compete Maryland Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Regional Workforce Summit June 9, 2010
Governor’s Workforce Investment Board Policy board Business led Cabinet secretaries Education and government leaders 2 “Our future progress depends on our ability to build and sustain a workforce that answers the critical needs of our employers, while also fulfilling the needs of our most precious resource – our people.” - Governor Martin O’Malley
Jobs in Maryland: April 2009 – April 2010 Seasonally Adjusted Data Data Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Job Change in Maryland: April 2009 – April 2010 Seasonally Adjusted Data Data Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Substantial Demand for Middle Skills Job Openings in Maryland Between 2006 and 2016 Data Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Data, Using National Skills Coalitions Methodology
Fastest Growing Middle-Skill Occupations Data Source: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Only Includes Jobs with Base Employment of 800 or More
What is Skills2Compete Maryland? Skills2Compete Maryland (S2C) is a new skills vision designed to: increase post-secondary success strengthen the skills of Maryland’s 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 one’s 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 Maryland’s 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. S2C’s 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 state’s 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.
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 CBO’s.
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