0701WORKFORCEMILLS - National Governors Association

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0701WORKFORCEMILLS - National Governors Association
Building Regional Workforce
Development Funding
Collaboratives
National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs
2007 Winter Meeting
Jack Mills, Director
National Network of Sector Partners
a project of
National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Who We Are
• National Economic Development and Law Center
– A national, nonprofit, research and consulting organization,
founded in 1969, and dedicated to building economic health and
opportunity in vulnerable communities
• National Network of Sector Partners
Mission: to encourage the use and effectiveness of sector initiatives
as valuable tools for enhancing employment and economic
development opportunities for low-income individuals, industries,
and communities.
Support development of regional workforce funding collaboratives in
California
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Bay Area Challenges in 2004
• A growing number of low-wage and dislocated
workers struggling economically
– Entry-level workers increasingly unable to make ends
meet
– Workers face an increasingly wide skill gap
• Key industry sectors in the Bay Area unable to
meet their needs for a skilled workforce
– Healthcare
– Life science
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Bay Area Challenges, continued
• Workforce development system
– Lacking a strategic, flexible, systemic response that
matches regional economic development needs
– Facing cutbacks; lacking coordinated means to
maximize impact of limited resources
– Sector initiatives: producing great results, but unable
to obtain multi-year funding that matches range of
strategies necessary to address industry needs
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Foundation and State Response
Establish Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative
– Link funding from foundations, the state, and others:
$2 million state match (WIA 15% and 25%)
– Goals: invest in 10-county Bay Area region to:
• Increase economic security by increasing skills to work in vital
industries that provide family-sustaining jobs
• Understand employers’ workforce and skill needs, encourage a
demand-driven system, and facilitate appropriate workforce
development
• Stimulate greater regional planning and cooperation
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
1) Funding systems reform to
increase the scale and efficiencies in
public and private funding streams.
2) Economic sector targeting:
Growth, Ease of entry, Mobility, Selfsufficiency wages, Accurate labor
market information
3) Access to social services, career
counseling, job placement services
4) Career skills building
5) Services streamlined: Service
providers, educators, job developers
align services, design industryresponsive curricula, tailor preemployment services, focus job
development, address policy
barriers.
6) Continuous learning to inform
course correction, changes and
needs for systems change.
Theory of Change: BAWFC
Skills increase in
high demand
occupations
Increased job
placement, retention
and advancement in
high demand
occupations
Improved system alignment:
a continuum of outreach,
education, training, and
social supports are aligned
to meet industry sector and
target population needs
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
Economic
security for
low-income
and low-wage
workers (jobs,
advancement)
Entry-level
staffing needs
met of biotech
and health
industries
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
BAWFC Structure
• Governance
– Steering Committee, composed of five funders, establishes
and oversees implementation of goals and strategies.
– Funding Panel, made up of representatives from
contributing funders, selects projects for 2-year grants.
– Panel of Advisors informs BAWFC’s work.
• Management
– Originally staffed by SF Foundation and NNSP. In 2006
BAWFC hired staff; NNSP provides technical assistance.
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
BAWFC: Cycle 1 Funding
• Investment: $2.1 million from 13 foundations
• Many had discontinued funding for workforce development due
to concerns regarding impact and lack of metrics linking training
to employment and family economic self-sufficiency
• Investment: $2 million matching WIA funds
• $1 million of 15%; $1 million of 25%
• Match from sector initiatives awarded 2-year grants
• $1.2 million from employers, including paid release time for
training
• $ 1.1 million from community colleges and other public entities
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
BAWFC: Cycle 1 Results as of 7/06
Grants Awarded between 10/04 and 5/05
–
–
–
–
935 clients received training and/or other support services.
795 clients completed a training program.
173 individuals are employed in the occupation they were trained for.
143 individuals got an internship or continuing education.
BAWFC
Program
NOVA
WIB
San Mateo
WIB
SF PIC and
SF Works
SF PIC
and
Shirley
Ware
Center
JVS
Santa
Cruz
WIB
Shirley
Ware
Center/
City
College SF
Unity
Council
Rubicon
Programs
Average
Wage
Pre-Training
N/A
$8/hr
$8/hr
$14-15/
hr
$12/
hr
$10/
hr
$15/hr
$8.50/
hr
$8/hr
Average
Wage
Post-Training
N/A
$16.89/
hr
$11.84/
hr
$17-19/
hr
$24/
hr
N/A
$21/hr
$13.40/
hr
$13.19/
hr
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Cycle 1 Results, Continued
• Workforce partnerships and programs developed
• Learning network conducted; evaluation started
• Monica Poindexter, Genentech:
“It’s all about impact. This program delivers for both
the employer and individual. We believe this
partnership between the state, philanthropy, and
employers is a model of how best to align public and
private investments in workforce development.”
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Reasons CA Promoted Expansion
• To maximize funding by attracting other
investments, in context of declining public funds.
• To target funds to key industry sectors and worker
populations (e.g., public training and education $).
• To move decision-making on state WIA funds
from the state level to the regional level.
• To direct public funds to multiple regions, rather
than just the Bay Area.
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Reasons CA Promoted Expansion
“I believe that California must increase the
extent to which our state resources leverage
other investments in workforce development,
and that these investment decisions need to be
made at the regional level. To this end, the state
has earmarked up to $3.9 million to invest with
other matching resources in this innovative
approach.”
Dennis Petrie, Deputy Director for Workforce Services,
California Employment Development Department
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
BAWFC: Cycle 2 Funding
• Investment: $2.1 million from 13 foundations
• Four new Cycle 2 foundations replaced four Cycle 1 foundations
• Investment: $1.2 million matching WIA 15% funds
• RFP: Workforce Partnerships and Innovation grants
• New RFP: Policy and System Change grants
(foundation funded)
• Match from sector initiatives not yet known because
grant awards not yet made
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
San Joaquin Valley Region
• Lead: The Greater San Joaquin Valley Partnership
• Key partners: Region’s WIBs and community
colleges, California State University - Fresno
• Investments: At least $1.25 million of public funding
• At least one foundation is interested
• State match committed: $1 million – state WIA funds
• Sectors: Agricultural tech, health care, manufacturing,
supply chain management, renewable energy
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
San Diego Region
• Lead: The California Endowment’s San Diego office
• Key partners: San Diego Grantmakers Association;
Workforce Partnership (San Diego WIB)
• At least five other foundations and corporations are
interested; outreach to business is beginning
• Potential state match: $1.3 million – state WIA funds
• Sectors: Healthcare, high tech, life sciences
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Los Angeles Region
• Lead: United Way of Greater Los Angeles
• Key partners: currently seeking – consultation
ongoing with regions’ WIBs, California Labor
Federation, and at least one foundation
• Potential state match: not yet identified
• Sectors: Healthcare, potentially others
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Workforce Collaboratives:
Shared Strategies
• Bring funding
together from
multiple sources:
– Foundations
– Government
– Corporations
• Increase the amount of
funding
• Increase the flexibility
of funding
• Increase regional
planning and
collaboration.
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
How Workforce Collaboratives
Improve Program Quality
• Fund best practice development and
capacity building efforts
• Fund documentation, data collection,
and evaluation
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
How Workforce Collaboratives
Bring About Systems Change
• BAWFC (Bay Area)
– Change industry practices
•
Example: The Shirley Ware
Education Center and City
College of San Francisco
secured significant
contributions from employers
of paid release time for
training program
participants.
• SkillWorks (Boston)
– Change public policy
• Raise the visibility of
workforce development in the
public
• Advocate for legislative and
administrative changes
• Build broad-based support for
investment in low wage
worker advancement
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center
The State Role in Building
Regional Workforce Development Funding Collaboratives
Regional Workforce Funding
Collaboratives and State Policy
• BAWFC
• SkillWorks
– State matching funds
support development
– Success provides model and
resources for development
of other workforce
collaboratives
– Increased state match
supports development of
additional collaboratives
– Funding for Workforce
Solutions Group develops
legislative advocacy coalition
– Coalition, wins passage of
the Workforce Solutions Act,
including a new $11 million
Workforce Competitiveness
Trust Fund, for sector
initiatives, etc.
NNSP is a project of the National Economic Development and Law Center