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  • 2016 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP

    SESSION 1 GOALS

    June 13 11:30 AM 1:00 PM

    Imperial B

    Expected Outcomes:

    Participants interested and active in each subtopic area meet and discuss key challenges and opportunities with colleagues who are also working in that space.

    Together, participants at tables identify and prioritize the most promising areas to improve workforce development outcomes across the United States.

    Working Group participants narrow their focus on the actionable opportunities to be discussed and worked on over the course of the Working Group time.

    Framing Questions:

    From your organizations perspective, what are the most exciting initiatives in the Workforce Development space? What initiatives are you considering yourself, but perhaps face challenges

    with?

    What are at least two specific and actionable opportunities or emerging themes are you most excited to advance and workshop in future sessions?

    Table Subtopics:

    Alternative and work-based learning models

    Credentials to career pathways

    Employer engagement

    Front line upskilling

    Registered apprenticeships

    Workforce strategies for high-barrier populations: opportunity youth, long term unemployed, re-entry

    Proposed Agenda

    CGI welcome

    Welcome and expectations by Advisors

    Kathy Mannes, Vice President, Jobs for the Future

    Tonit Calaway, Vice President, Human Resources and President, the Harley Davidson Foundation, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

    Table activity: crowdsourcing ideas

    Large group discussion

  • SESSION 2 DESIGNING SOLUTIONS

    June 13 3:30 PM 5:30 PM

    Imperial B

    Expected Outcomes:

    Participants will begin design process of proposed solutions by identifying the resources required, necessary stakeholders, and near-term challenges to overcome.

    A set of key innovative approaches and/or strategies emerge for the remaining Working Group time.

    Participants meet colleagues from across sectors and build momentum around specific strategies and solutions in each of the key subtopic areas.

    Framing Questions:

    For each goal discussed, who are the key actors critical for success and how can they be brought onboard? How does it differ across sectors, and what are participants own experiences in terms

    of trying to meet these goals?

    How can existing resources and initiatives be connected and leveraged to support this solution?

    What assets and capabilities can participants bring to specific solution sets and commitment ideas?

    Table Subtopics:

    Alternative and work-based learning models

    Credentials to career pathways

    Employer engagement

    Front line upskilling

    Registered apprenticeships

    Workforce strategies for high-barrier populations: opportunity youth, long term unemployed, re-entry

    Proposed Agenda

    Recap and plan for Session 2

    Small group table discussion

    Building off of the first session, participants dive deeper into the sector-specific strategies necessary to achieve success in the groups newly identified action areas

    Table activity: building models of key strategies

    Facilitated table activity designed to wrap up table discussions

    Report out and Gallery Walk

  • SESSION 3 ACTION PLANNING

    June 14 12:30 PM 3:30 PM

    Imperial B

    Expected Outcomes:

    Pitch proposals to the Working Group for further discussion and feedback on ideas.

    Refine the key elements of the proposed solutions identified in the previous sessions.

    Participants map out a project plan for moving from concept to individual action, identifying concrete next steps to continue momentum beyond CGI America.

    Framing Questions:

    What immediate next steps are required to take these ideas from concept to reality? What resource and capacity commitment are participants willing to make (or consider making) to

    advance the proposed commitment ideas?

    Who are the necessary stakeholders required for successful implementation? How can this initiative incorporate onramps for others to contribute to its success?

    Table Subtopics:

    Alternative and work-based learning models

    Credentials to career pathways

    Employer engagement

    Front line upskilling

    Registered apprenticeships

    Workforce strategies for high-barrier populations: opportunity youth, long term unemployed, re-entry

    Proposed Agenda

    Recap and plan for Session 3

    Commitment to Action announcements

    Continued subtopic discussion

    Participants continue discussions from Session 2, focusing on the specific steps and action that each organization at the table can take in the foreseeable future

    Closing remarks and full group discussion: Connecting the dots and emerging themes across subtopics

    Remarks by Secretary Thomas Perez, U.S. Department of Labor

    Reflections and next steps

  • SELECT COMMITMENTS Click here for a complete list of past commitments

    Skilled Workforce Development through Online Competitions, 2016

    Commitment by: SkillsUSA

    Partners: FWD Institute

    In 2016, SkillsUSA committed to create Try-Skillathon, an online skill-competition platform that will

    provide 10,000 people from marginalized populations with personalized career-path recommendations,

    1,000 with technical skills and industry-recognized digital badges, and 100 with internships and/or

    employment. The Try-Skillathon platform will utilize online games to assess personal and workplace

    skills, include interactive online assessments of technical skills in nine occupations, and have online

    profiles showcasing competitors performance to employers. This commitment is a digital expansion of

    SkillsUSAs successful in-person skills program and will provide opportunity youth and adults

    disengaged from formal education and training with a unique skills assessment experience to explore

    jobs, gain skills, and demonstrate aptitude to employers.

    ApprenticeshipUSA: Growing Apprenticeship Opportunities, 2015

    Commitment by: U.S. Department of Labor

    Partners: AHIMA Foundation; Siemens AG; California Community Colleges State Chancellors

    Office

    In 2015, the United States Department of Labor and its partners committed to supporting the addition of

    at least 50,000 new apprenticeship opportunities within two years in targeted growth industries that lead

    to sustainable careers, while increasing the percentage of women who have access to apprenticeship

    opportunities to 10% and adding at least 10,000 new opportunities in pre-apprenticeship and

    apprenticeship for youth ages 16-24. The partners will accomplish this goal by launching a marketing and

    outreach campaign, recruiting new employers in targeted industries, expanding the community colleges

    offering apprenticeships, informing sector-based approaches to apprenticeship, building apprenticeship

    opportunities within the Federal government, and providing technical assistance to federal grantees of

    apprenticeship funding as well as promising non-grantees that wish to pursue their proposed partnership

    plans.

    Lone Star's Get to Work Quickly and Qualified, 2014

    Commitment by: Lone Star College

    Partners: Communities in Schools; ACT Foundation; Burning Glass

    In 2014, Lone Star College System with its partners committed to launch The Get to Work - Qualified

    Quickly program to place 1,300 veterans, veteran spouses, and low-skilled adults into high demand, high

    wage jobs in a well prepared and in an expedient manner. The students will be pre-screened at the

    beginning, advised by competent staff, and directly assisted with job placement preparation. Employers

    will be brought to them throughout the program, so that the relationship is developed prior to the formal

    interview at the completion of the program. The Get to Work - Quickly and Qualified program will begin

    with 100 students in one city (Houston) during the first year and will be expanded in the second year by

    adding three additional states. The commitment hopes to reach 1,300 students.

    http://www.cgiamerica.org/commitmentsfile://///10.12.139.14/cgi/CGI%20America/2012/2012%20Working%20Groups/2012%20Working%20Group%20Program/Briefing%20Packets/hyperlink%20to%20commitment%20on%20CGI%20websitefile://///10.12.139.14/cgi/CGI%20America/2012/2012%20Working%20Groups/2012%20Working%20Group%20Program/Briefing%20Packets/hyperlink%20to%20commitment%20on%20CGI%20website

  • Schools to Careers Plus Project, 2012

    Commitment by: Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

    Partners: Highline Public Schools; Crowley Maritime Corporation; Renton School District; Center for

    Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS); Northshore School District; Tahoma School

    District; Bank of America Corporation; Kenworth Truck; Issaquah Chamber of Commerce; Issaquah

    Schools Foundation; Seattle Public Schools Skills Centers; Snoqualmie Valley School District; Auburn

    School District; Port of Seattle; McKinstry Construction Company; Federal Way Public Schools; Thomas

    Jefferson High School; Issaquah Public Schools; Kent School District; Washington Network for

    Innovative Careers (WANIC); The Boeing Company

    In 2013, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDSKC) committed to building

    on the success of the 2012 Commitment to Action by helping six cities replicate the Schools to Ca

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