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<ul><li><p>2016 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP </p><p>SESSION 1 GOALS </p><p>June 13 11:30 AM 1:00 PM </p><p>Imperial B </p><p>Expected Outcomes: </p><p> Participants interested and active in each subtopic area meet and discuss key challenges and opportunities with colleagues who are also working in that space. </p><p> Together, participants at tables identify and prioritize the most promising areas to improve workforce development outcomes across the United States. </p><p> Working Group participants narrow their focus on the actionable opportunities to be discussed and worked on over the course of the Working Group time. </p><p> Framing Questions: </p><p> 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 </p><p>with? </p><p> What are at least two specific and actionable opportunities or emerging themes are you most excited to advance and workshop in future sessions? </p><p>Table Subtopics: </p><p> Alternative and work-based learning models </p><p> Credentials to career pathways </p><p> Employer engagement </p><p> Front line upskilling </p><p> Registered apprenticeships </p><p> Workforce strategies for high-barrier populations: opportunity youth, long term unemployed, re-entry </p><p>Proposed Agenda </p><p> CGI welcome </p><p> Welcome and expectations by Advisors </p><p> Kathy Mannes, Vice President, Jobs for the Future </p><p> Tonit Calaway, Vice President, Human Resources and President, the Harley Davidson Foundation, Harley-Davidson, Inc. </p><p> Table activity: crowdsourcing ideas </p><p> Large group discussion </p></li><li><p>SESSION 2 DESIGNING SOLUTIONS </p><p>June 13 3:30 PM 5:30 PM </p><p>Imperial B </p><p> Expected Outcomes: </p><p> Participants will begin design process of proposed solutions by identifying the resources required, necessary stakeholders, and near-term challenges to overcome. </p><p> A set of key innovative approaches and/or strategies emerge for the remaining Working Group time. </p><p> Participants meet colleagues from across sectors and build momentum around specific strategies and solutions in each of the key subtopic areas. </p><p> Framing Questions: </p><p> 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 </p><p>of trying to meet these goals? </p><p> How can existing resources and initiatives be connected and leveraged to support this solution? </p><p> What assets and capabilities can participants bring to specific solution sets and commitment ideas? </p><p> Table Subtopics: </p><p> Alternative and work-based learning models </p><p> Credentials to career pathways </p><p> Employer engagement </p><p> Front line upskilling </p><p> Registered apprenticeships </p><p> Workforce strategies for high-barrier populations: opportunity youth, long term unemployed, re-entry </p><p>Proposed Agenda </p><p> Recap and plan for Session 2 </p><p> Small group table discussion </p><p> 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 </p><p> Table activity: building models of key strategies </p><p> Facilitated table activity designed to wrap up table discussions </p><p> Report out and Gallery Walk </p></li><li><p>SESSION 3 ACTION PLANNING </p><p>June 14 12:30 PM 3:30 PM </p><p>Imperial B </p><p>Expected Outcomes: </p><p> Pitch proposals to the Working Group for further discussion and feedback on ideas. </p><p> Refine the key elements of the proposed solutions identified in the previous sessions. </p><p> Participants map out a project plan for moving from concept to individual action, identifying concrete next steps to continue momentum beyond CGI America. </p><p>Framing Questions: </p><p> 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 </p><p>advance the proposed commitment ideas? </p><p> Who are the necessary stakeholders required for successful implementation? How can this initiative incorporate onramps for others to contribute to its success? </p><p>Table Subtopics: </p><p> Alternative and work-based learning models </p><p> Credentials to career pathways </p><p> Employer engagement </p><p> Front line upskilling </p><p> Registered apprenticeships </p><p> Workforce strategies for high-barrier populations: opportunity youth, long term unemployed, re-entry </p><p>Proposed Agenda </p><p> Recap and plan for Session 3 </p><p> Commitment to Action announcements </p><p> Continued subtopic discussion </p><p> 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 </p><p> Closing remarks and full group discussion: Connecting the dots and emerging themes across subtopics </p><p> Remarks by Secretary Thomas Perez, U.S. Department of Labor </p><p> Reflections and next steps </p></li><li><p>SELECT COMMITMENTS Click here for a complete list of past commitments </p><p>Skilled Workforce Development through Online Competitions, 2016 </p><p>Commitment by: SkillsUSA </p><p>Partners: FWD Institute </p><p>In 2016, SkillsUSA committed to create Try-Skillathon, an online skill-competition platform that will </p><p>provide 10,000 people from marginalized populations with personalized career-path recommendations, </p><p>1,000 with technical skills and industry-recognized digital badges, and 100 with internships and/or </p><p>employment. The Try-Skillathon platform will utilize online games to assess personal and workplace </p><p>skills, include interactive online assessments of technical skills in nine occupations, and have online </p><p>profiles showcasing competitors performance to employers. This commitment is a digital expansion of </p><p>SkillsUSAs successful in-person skills program and will provide opportunity youth and adults </p><p>disengaged from formal education and training with a unique skills assessment experience to explore </p><p>jobs, gain skills, and demonstrate aptitude to employers. </p><p>ApprenticeshipUSA: Growing Apprenticeship Opportunities, 2015 </p><p>Commitment by: U.S. Department of Labor </p><p>Partners: AHIMA Foundation; Siemens AG; California Community Colleges State Chancellors </p><p>Office </p><p>In 2015, the United States Department of Labor and its partners committed to supporting the addition of </p><p>at least 50,000 new apprenticeship opportunities within two years in targeted growth industries that lead </p><p>to sustainable careers, while increasing the percentage of women who have access to apprenticeship </p><p>opportunities to 10% and adding at least 10,000 new opportunities in pre-apprenticeship and </p><p>apprenticeship for youth ages 16-24. The partners will accomplish this goal by launching a marketing and </p><p>outreach campaign, recruiting new employers in targeted industries, expanding the community colleges </p><p>offering apprenticeships, informing sector-based approaches to apprenticeship, building apprenticeship </p><p>opportunities within the Federal government, and providing technical assistance to federal grantees of </p><p>apprenticeship funding as well as promising non-grantees that wish to pursue their proposed partnership </p><p>plans. </p><p>Lone Star's Get to Work Quickly and Qualified, 2014 </p><p>Commitment by: Lone Star College </p><p>Partners: Communities in Schools; ACT Foundation; Burning Glass </p><p>In 2014, Lone Star College System with its partners committed to launch The Get to Work - Qualified </p><p>Quickly program to place 1,300 veterans, veteran spouses, and low-skilled adults into high demand, high </p><p>wage jobs in a well prepared and in an expedient manner. The students will be pre-screened at the </p><p>beginning, advised by competent staff, and directly assisted with job placement preparation. Employers </p><p>will be brought to them throughout the program, so that the relationship is developed prior to the formal </p><p>interview at the completion of the program. The Get to Work - Quickly and Qualified program will begin </p><p>with 100 students in one city (Houston) during the first year and will be expanded in the second year by </p><p>adding three additional states. The commitment hopes to reach 1,300 students. </p><p>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</p></li><li><p>Schools to Careers Plus Project, 2012 </p><p>Commitment by: Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County </p><p>Partners: Highline Public Schools; Crowley Maritime Corporation; Renton School District; Center for </p><p>Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS); Northshore School District; Tahoma School </p><p>District; Bank of America Corporation; Kenworth Truck; Issaquah Chamber of Commerce; Issaquah </p><p>Schools Foundation; Seattle Public Schools Skills Centers; Snoqualmie Valley School District; Auburn </p><p>School District; Port of Seattle; McKinstry Construction Company; Federal Way Public Schools; Thomas </p><p>Jefferson High School; Issaquah Public Schools; Kent School District; Washington Network for </p><p>Innovative Careers (WANIC); The Boeing Company </p><p>In 2013, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDSKC) committed to building </p><p>on the success of the 2012 Commitment to Action by helping six cities replicate the Schools to Careers </p><p>Plus project, which connects industry and youth on a regional scale through a career readiness project to </p><p>create new and multiple career pathways for youth in all 19 K-12 public school districts. Marlena </p><p>Sessions, the chief executive officer of the WDCSKC has leveraged her role as the president of the United </p><p>States Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council to develop partnerships with the cities of </p><p>San Diego, Portland, Spokane, Nashville, St. Louis, and Louisville, all of whom have committed to </p><p>implement the project. Partner cities in this effort will utilize the expertise of Ms. Sessions and the </p><p>groundbreaking work of Schools to Careers Plus in the Seattle area to replicate, customize, and expand </p><p>the model in their local communities. </p><p>Reshoring IT Jobs to Bridge the Skills and Opportunity Gap, 2014 </p><p>Commitment by: Per Scholas </p><p>Partners: Doran Jones </p><p>In 2014, Per Scholas committed to scaling its Urban Development Center that will launch in NYC in fall </p><p>2014 to three additional sites over three years. Per Scholas will recruit unemployed individuals who </p><p>possess at least a high school diploma or equivalency for training. Per Scholas will seek philanthropic and </p><p>grant dollars to support capital improvements to outfit the Urban Development Center and these costs will </p><p>be paid back to Per Scholas over the time period of the lease/project. Doran Jones will be the employer of </p><p>record for back office IT services, and will identify partners who are willing to contract with Doran Jones </p><p>to reshore operational capabilities. Per Scholas expects that 600 individuals will be trained and 500 jobs </p><p>will be created as a result of this Commitment. </p><p>ADVANCE: Building New Experience, 2015 </p><p>Commitment by: AARP; College for America at Southern New Hampshire University </p><p>In 2015, AARP Foundation and College for America (CfA) committed to providing 200 working </p><p>learners, age 50 and older, with the opportunity, through their employers, to build their technology skills, </p><p>pursue an associate degree or certificate, and improve their financial capability in order to upgrade their </p><p>skills and advance their careers within the company. They will work with employers, who will provide </p><p>tuition assistance for their employees, to enroll in CfAs flexible, online, self-directed, and fully </p><p>accredited competency-based degree and certificates, which are designed for working adults and will be </p><p>customized based on the skills gaps that the employers face. The goal is to improve employee </p><p>engagement, retention, and advancement strategy for businesses with a cost-effective solution for </p><p>upskilling their experienced incumbent workers, who will gain skills and credentials that afford them the </p><p>opportunity to adapt to changing technologies, increase productivity, and remain effective on the job. </p></li><li><p>PARTICIPANTS 2016 Workforce Development Working Group </p><p>Stuart Andreason </p><p>Senior Community and Economic Development </p><p>Policy Advisor </p><p>Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta </p><p>stuart.andreason@atl.frb.org </p><p> Fernando Arias </p><p>Director </p><p>ASID </p><p>farias@asid.org </p><p> Colleen Attwell </p><p>Senior Director, IT-Ready Network </p><p>Creating IT Futures Foundation </p><p>cattwell@comptia.org </p><p> Dennis Bagneris </p><p>Program Director </p><p>Liberty's Kitchen </p><p>dbagneris@libertyskitchen.org </p><p> Jennifer Pope Baker </p><p>Executive Director </p><p>Women's Fund of Central Indiana </p><p>jenniferp@cicf.org </p><p> Ana M. Bermudez </p><p>Commissioner </p><p>NYC Department of Probation </p><p>abermudez@probation.nyc.gov </p><p> Crystal Bridgeman </p><p>Senior Director, Workforce Development </p><p>Programs </p><p>Siemens Foundation </p><p>crystal.bridgeman@siemens.com </p><p> Justin Burch </p><p>Program Manager </p><p>Delta Regional Authority </p><p>jburch@dra.gov </p><p>Natalie Byrne </p><p>Director, Global Impact </p><p>Dermalogica </p><p>nbyrne@dermalogica.com </p><p> Christopher Cabaldon </p><p>Mayor </p><p>City of West Sacramento </p><p>christopherc@cityofwestsacramento.org </p><p> Tonit Calaway </p><p>Vice President, Human Resources and </p><p>President, The Harley-Davidson Foundation </p><p>Harley-Davidson, Inc. </p><p>tonit.calaway@harley-davidson.com </p><p> Pearl Ceasar </p><p>Executive Director </p><p>Project QUEST </p><p>pearl@questsa.org </p><p> Caitlin Conklin </p><p>Manager, IT-Ready Network </p><p>Creating IT Futures Foundation </p><p>cconklin@comptia.org </p><p> Mark Crosswell </p><p>Vice President, Civic Incubator </p><p>Points of Light </p><p>mcrosswell@pointsoflight.org </p><p> Gregg Croteau </p><p>Executive Director </p><p>UTEC, Inc. </p><p>ckelly@utec-lowell.org </p><p> Lindsey Crumbaugh </p><p>Managing Director </p><p>Samaschool </p><p>lcrumbaugh@samagroup.co </p><p> Valschkia Dabney </p><p>Vice President of Centers </p><p>Lone Star College System-North Harris College </p><p>val.dabney@lonestar.edu </p></li><li><p> Janet Davas </p><p>Principal Owner </p><p>Hatch, LLC </p><p>janetdavas@outlook.com </p><p> Victor Dickson </p><p>President &amp; CEO </p><p>Safer Foundation </p><p>victor.dickson@saferfoundation.org </p><p> Angela Y. Douglas </p><p>City Councilwoman </p><p>City of Chester, SC </p><p>angela@douglasstrategy.com </p><p> Barbara Dyer </p><p>President and CEO </p><p>The Hitachi Foundation </p><p> Elizabeth Egle </p><p>Development Manager </p><p>SBP </p><p> Michael Elsas </p><p>President and CEO </p><p>Cooperative Home Care Associates </p><p>melsas@chcany.org </p><p> Michael Erwin </p><p>Director, Global Corporate Communications </p><p>CareerBuilder </p><p>michael.erwin@careerbuilder.com </p><p> Sloane Evans </p><p>Human Resources Vice President </p><p>Georgia Power </p><p> Roe Falcone </p><p>Regional Director, Operations </p><p>EDSI </p><p>rfalcone@edsisolutions.com </p><p> Robin Fernkas </p><p>Director, Division of Strategic Investments </p><p>U.S. Department of Labor (ETA) </p><p>fernkas.robin@dol.gov </p><p>Joanne Ferroni </p><p>Director, University and Community </p><p>Partnerships </p><p>Drexel University </p><p>jmh49@drexel.edu </p><p> Sarah Gaffney </p><p>Manager, Public Affairs </p><p>CMT/Viacom </p><p>sarah.gaffney@cmt.com </p><p> Katy Gaul-Stigge </p><p>President &amp; CEO </p><p>Goodwill NYNJ </p><p>kgaulstigge@goodwillnynj.org </p><p> Heidi Glunz </p><p>Director, Public Affairs </p><p>McDonald's Corporation </p><p> Dale Godboldo </p><p>Founder, Project: NOW </p><p>Project:NOW / Always In The Club </p><p>Dale@projectnowforyouth.org </p><p> Earl Gohl </p><p>Federal Co-Chair </p><p>Appalachian Regional Commission </p><p>egohl@arc.gov </p><p> Melissa...</p></li></ul>