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									Ventura County
 Civic Alliance
  Workforce Education Convening
Ventura County Civic Alliance Workforce Education presents:

       Workforce in Ventura County 2007
       A community convening for Workforce Education

                   November 14, 2007
                       3:00 to 5:00 pm

          Child Development Resources of Ventura County
                        Conference Room C
                221 Ventura Boulevard Oxnard, CA
Ventura County Civic Alliance
    Workforce Education

  Engaging Civic Leaders, Students,
 Educators and Employers in building a
   strategy for the future of Workforce
      Education in Ventura County
Workforce Education Convening
• Goals:
• Highlight the importance of workforce
  education for the future of our region
• Focus attention on what is working in
  Ventura County
• Invite collaboration across traditional
  boundaries on countywide workforce
  education strategies for the future
Workforce Education Convening
•   Target audience:
•   Employers Labor groups Educators
•   Public officials Parents Students
•   Philanthropists
•   Other county residents concerned about
    our future quality of life and community
  Workforce Education programs in Ventura
        County - Panel presentation

Each panel member will be asked:

1. What is your program doing to impact
   Workforce Education and address the
   gaps between skills sets and employment
   opportunities now and in the future?

2. What Successes can you share and what
   Challenges do you face in your program?
  Richard Duarte, Project
Coordinator, P-16 Council of
     Ventura County

  Increasing attendance in career
    and technical programs and
         higher education
       Robert Wismann
      Assistant Principal
Regional Occupational Program

  Secondary Schools and career and
         technical education
Kay Faulconer Boger, Ed.D. Dean
    Workforce Education and
      Community Colleges
 Career and workforce education
 opportunities available through the
    Community College District
Sharon Dwyer, Director of Resource
 Development at Ventura College

Ventura College Center of Excellence
 WORKFORCE IN VENTURA COUNTY &
      WORKKEYS INITIATIVE
• What is the COE?
  – Economic and Workforce Development
    grant project funded by the Chancellor’s
    Office
  – Hosted by Ventura College since 1997
  – To date $1,993,500 in funding to Ventura
    College
PURPOSE OF COE
Help regional colleges build their capacity to
provide training and services to business and
industry through:
  Environmental Scanning
  Partnership Building
  Marketing & Branding (System-wide)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING

  Comprehensive
   study of high
    growth and
     emerging
  industries and
   their related
  workforce and
   occupational
      needs.
• Why Environmental Scanning?
  – Current and relevant information for
    curriculum development and/or modification
  – Current data for grant writing
  – Building or expanding business and
    community partnerships
  – Marketing to business and industry locally or
    regionally
                COE PRODUCTS
• Public Administration        • Automotive Industry
  Preliminary Report             Survey
                               • Automotive Industry Scan
• Public Administration
                               • Manufacturing Industry
  Interviews and Survey of       Survey
  City & County Agencies       • Manufacturing Industry
• Public Administration Scan     Scan
• Ventura County Superior      • Construction Industry
                                 Survey
  Court Survey
                               • Construction Industry
                                 Scan
   COE OUTCOMES 2005-06
       Construction Industry Summit convened
       to bring employers, educators &
       community leaders together to address
       industry needs – 70 attendees

SBCC copied and distributed over 100
Construction Scans and Surveys resulting in
$20,000 equipment donation by Hayward Lumber


SBCC used Scan and Survey to develop SB70
grant proposal
   COE OUTCOMES 2006-07
SBCC used Construction Industry Scan report and
Survey to develop and submit a $1.2 million DOL grant

SBCC was awarded a $237,000 SB70 grant focusing on
Construction

Ventura College is awarded a $60,000 contract with
Ventura County Superior Court

Ventura College will enter into a training partnership with
the City of Ventura; initial contract $9,200
  COE OUTCOMES 2006-07

CoC was awarded a two-year $396,531 grant focusing
on the Automotive industry


Grant funds enabled CoC to develop a complete
Automotive program, hire a full time faculty member,
work on NATEF certification, and partner with local high
schools
PARTNERSHIPS

 Ventura County Civic Alliance
 Ventura County WIB
 Ventura County Economic Development Association
 Ventura County Contractors Association
 Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance
 Santa Maria Manufacturers Association
 Ventura College Small Business Development Center
 Haas Automation, Inc.
COE FOCUS ON MANUFACTURING

        Advance WorkKeys Initiative
        Help to Establish Manufacturers Alliance
        Partner with SBDC for Creation of Business
        Fast Forward
        Partner with County to Launch ETP Contracts
        Tap into CACT Resources
        Provide Relevant Industry Data for Grant
        Development
COE FOCUS ON WorkKeys

Provide Resources
Serve as a Partner in Grant Applications
Provide Industry Data for Grant Applications
Facilitate Employer Participation
Convene Community Organizations
COE/SBDC COLLABORATION

Increase Overall Outreach Effort to Small
Businesses in VC Service Area
Develop a Strategic Approach
Leverage Resources
Provide Relevant Industry Data to Target High
Growth and Emerging Industries
Strengthen Community Partnerships
• 2007-08 POTENTIAL INDUSTRIES
  – Manufacturing
  – Manufacturing/Aerospace
  – Geospatial
  – Construction – Front Line Supervisors
  – Customer Service
  – Allied Health
  – Small Business
      The Ventura College Center of Excellence
               Hosted at Ventura College
Institute for Community & Professional Development
                     71 Day Road
               Ventura, California 93003

    Phone: (805) 648-8976 Fax: (805) 648-8918
               Sdwyer@vcccd.edu
      http://www.cccewd.net/industryscans
             WorkKeys



CREATING A COMMON LANGUAGE
            FOR
  WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
                   WorkKeys

    ACT’s National Goal
 To create a nationally recognized
              SYSTEM
for the assessment and improvement
    of work-related skills that is
              EQUALLY
 meaningful for employers and for
      education and training.
                            WorkKeys
                         Three Components

• Job Profiling
  – What skills and skill levels are needed in
    today’s jobs/occupations?
• Skill Assessments
  – What work skills and skill levels does an
    individual currently have?
• Need Determination
  – How can any skill gaps be addressed in
    education and training programs?
                WorkKeys Includes:



• Communication Skills

• Problem-Solving Skills

• Interpersonal Skills
           WorkKeys Includes:


                  Listening (L)


                  Reading for
Communication     Information (RI)

Skills:
                  Writing (W)


                  Business Writing
                  (BW)
            WorkKeys Includes:



                  Applied Mathematics (AM)


Problem-Solving   Applied Technology (AT)

Skills:
                  Locating Information (LI)


                  Observation (O)
                WorkKeys Includes:


                    Teamwork



Interpersonal       Performance (under
                    development)
Skills:
                    Talent (under development)


                    Fit (under development)
                  WorkKeys Facts


• WorkKeys has completed over 13,400
  job profiles
• WorkKeys assessments have been used
  for nearly two decades
• More than 10 million assessments have
  been administered since the WorkKeys
  system was launched
                                    WorkKeys


       National Work Readiness Certificate
• Portable credential powered by WorkKeys
• Verifies core employability skills in
   – Reading for Information
   – Applied Mathematics
   – Locating Information
• Offers individuals, employers and educators an easily
  understood and universally valued credential that certifies
  the attainment of these workplace skills
                                  WorkKeys


Career Readiness Certification

      SKILL AREA            BRONZE   SILVER   GOLD



  Reading for Information     3        4       5




   Applied Mathematics        3        4       5




   Locating Information       3        4       5
                                 WorkKeys


    Career Readiness Certification

               • Individual has scored at    • Individual has skills for
BRONZE LEVEL   least a 3 in each of the      35% of WorkKeys
               core areas                    database jobs

               • Individual has scored at    • Individual has skills for
SILVER LEVEL   least 4 in each of the core   65% of WorkKeys
               areas                         database jobs

               • Individual has scored at    • Individual has skills for
 GOLD LEVEL    least 5 in each of the core   90% of WorkKeys
               areas                         database jobs
                                   WorkKeys Facts


States Affiliated with National Career Readiness Certificate

        Implemented                          In Process

   Alabama      North Carolina                Colorado
   Indiana      Oklahoma                      Michigan
   Kansas       South Carolina                Ohio
   Louisiana    Tennessee                     Florida
   Missouri     Virginia                      Georgia
   New Mexico   West Virginia



                                March 2007
                                          WorkKeys Results




                                                   Median Annual
                                                   (in thousands
                                                     of dollars)
                                                                                               28.4




                                                        Salary
                                                                                        27.2

Do jobs requiring                                                                25.9

higher levels of
                                                                          24.7


Communications                                                            $      $      $      $
Skills pay more?                                   LEVEL                  2      3      4      5
                                                                   Listening




                                                   Median Annual
Median Annual




                                            34.8




                                                   (in thousands
(in thousands




                                                                                               31.5




                                                     of dollars)
                                     31.1
  of dollars)




                                                                                        29.7




                                                        Salary
     Salary




                              27.5                                               26.4
                       25.0                                        25.4
                23.2                                                      23.5

                 $      $      $      $      $                     $       $      $      $      $

LEVEL           3      4      5      6      7      LEVEL           1      2      3 4           5
   Reading for Information                                          Writing
                                                    Do jobs requiring higher
                                                   levels of Problem-Solving
                                            ®           Skills pay more?




                                                    Median Annual
Median Annual
                                            34.2




                                                    (in thousands
(in thousands
                                     29.1                                                     30.2




                                                      of dollars)
  of dollars)




                                                         Salary
     Salary                   28.8                                                     28.3
                                                                                26.8
                       25.7
                                                                        23.8
                22.4

                 $      $      $      $      $                           $      $      $       $

LEVEL           3      4      5      6      7       LEVEL                3      4      5      6
      Applied Mathematics                                  Applied Technology
Median Annual




                                                    Median Annual
(in thousands




                                                    (in thousands
                                            30.7
                                                                                              28.5
  of dollars)




                                                      of dollars)
                                     28.1
                                                                                       26.9
     Salary




                                                         Salary
                                                                                25.9
                              25.2
                                                                         23.3
                       22.7

                        $      $      $      $                           $       $      $      $

LEVEL                  3      4 5           6       LEVEL                3      4 5            6
     Locating Information                                           Observation
                    WorkKeys Results


• Return on Investment (ROI)
  – Owensboro Medical Health Systems
    reduced turnover rate by 32%
  – Northrop Grumman Ship Systems uses a
    WorkKeys-based employee development
    system to cross-train employees during
    layoff periods, saving the company more
    than $2M in 2004
                     WorkKeys Results


• ROI (con’t.)
  – Creative Extruded Products reduced
    overtime by 95%, reduced scrap by 21%,
    reduced turnover from 33% to 5%, and
    reduced training time from 6 months to 2
    months. Profits increased by 50 times the
    cost of WorkKeys.
                      WorkKeys Results


• ROI Career Readiness Certificate
  – MorningStar Foods CRC Data:
    • Decrease of 35% in turnover rate (2003-2004
      using WorkKeys
    • Retention rate of 85% when hiring against
      WorkKeys profile
    • In the hiring process, a candidate who brings a
      CRC to the table reduces testing costs by 64%
                      WorkKeys Results


• ROI/CRC (con’t.)
  – MorningStar Foods Data (con’t.)
    • On the job training costs have been reduced by
      50% or more depending on the position
    • OJT costs were reduced to $2,500 - $3,700 per
      employee
    • During 2005, that savings equated to $128,000 -
      $256,000 in strictly regular, hourly wages
      required to pay another employee to handle OJT
      for new hires
                                       WorkKeys


Benefits of a Certificate Program
•Employers get a meaningful measure of work skills for current and
prospective employees
•Education/training get a clear understanding of skill and skill levels
needed for workplace success
•Individuals are rewarded for achieving desired work skill levels
•The community begins to create and recognize a more integrated
workforce delivery system
•The community is better positioned to attract and retain employers
                            WorkKeys



 WHAT’S NEXT?

      The Ventura College Center of Excellence
               Hosted at Ventura College
Institute for Community & Professional Development
                     71 Day Road
              Ventura, California 93003

  Phone: (805) 648-8976    Fax: (805) 648-8918
     sdwyer@vcccd.edu      www.cccewd.net
Hugh Ralston President
   Ventura County
Community Foundation
Partners in Nursing's Future
Carmen Fraser, Program Developer
      Goodwill Industries

 Community based non-profit
   approach to Workforce Education
          Naval Base Ventura County




                      VCCAS Work Force
                           Brief

  CAPT Dave
     Fleisch
Chief Staff Officer
            Naval Base Ventura County




• We are a base team dedicated to
  providing the highest level of support
  and quality of service for all operating
  forces and tenants at Naval Base
  Ventura County.
• A national defense resource, NBVC
  offers a unique combination of mission
  capabilities to the Navy and the
        Naval Base Ventura County
People
  NBVC is the largest employer in Ventura
  County, employing approximately 17,000
  military, civilian and contractor personnel
Programs                       Assets
  Operational                      Two runways (11,100’
    and 5,500’)
  RDT&E                    Deep water port
  Logistics                16 miles of rail/railhead
  Training                 36,000 sq. miles sea test
  Economics
    range
  1.7B impact on the local economy acres of lay-down land
                              300
                           1.7 million sq ft. warehouse
                               NBVC Work Force
                               Employee Breakdown
                                  Other   Blue Collar
                   Technical       3%         2%
                     17%                                                          Scientists/Engineers
                                                                                          42%


  Clerical
    3%




 Administrative
     31%

                                                                       Other Professionals
                                                                              2%

 AGING WORKFORCE                                        4519 Total Employees in Ventura County
Average Age - 47.67 Years
                               NBVC Port Hueneme



e of the Pacific Seabees

orts Mobilization, Test and Evaluation
n-Service Engineering Missions
 y,
vy, 1 Joint Use and
mmercial Wharves
ay Accessible
                                   NBVC Point Mugu


Home of the West Coast Hawkeye's

Integral to Sea Test Range
11000ft Main Runway

Unencroached
                             NBVC San Nicolas Island



Transferred to NBVC 1 Oct 2004

Integral to Sea Test Range
10000ft Main Runway, C5/141 Capable

Unencroached (Air/Sea)
                Community Engagement
• Promote Navy, local commands/ missions, and Sailors in the best
  possible manner and economic value to local community
• Prevent land, sea, air, and frequency encroachment
• Emergency/Disaster Management
• Charitable and Service Organizations
• Business and Community Leadership
• Local Schools K-12
• Core Academics, Professional/Tech, Recreational
• Construction Readiness Training
• Recruitment of Highly Skilled Engineers & Scientists
• Medical Services and Support
• Create a positive and enduring relationship with environmental
  regulators and agencies
• Create a positive and enduring relationship with local media
• Set conditions for local community to recognize and take active pride
  in our sailors and maximize their economic benefits
• Optimize Housing PPV Rqmts and Transition Plans
An Initiative of VCEDA
   November 2007
                     Mission
  To enhance and strengthen the economic vitality of
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) and the region and,
in the process, establish Ventura County as a center of
 excellence for military and commercial technological
    innovation, particularly in the areas of workforce
         development, homeland security and
                 disaster preparedness.
Three Economic Development
      Enterprise Areas
  Workforce Development


        Technology Innovation and Transfer

Homeland Security/Disaster Preparedness
   Workforce Development
TRIAD is dedicated to assist NBVC to:
• Find creative solutions to meet their
  civilian workforce employment needs
• Work with regional education, public
  and private organizations to develop
  more technically trained job applicants
• Match NBVC retirees interests and
  skills to second career opportunities in
  teaching and private industry locally
TRIAD Workforce Committee
Naval Base Ventura County
Workforce Investment Board
VCEDA
CSUCI
Ventura College
Battelle
Boys and Girls Clubs
Ventura County Office of Education
 TRIAD Workforce Objectives
Form a partnership between NBVC, public
education institutions and private industry
Maintain the operational effectiveness and
employment levels of NBVC
Increase the highly trained and skilled
workforce availability in the region
Expand the number of high-paying job
opportunities in the region
  TRIAD Workforce Services
Assessing future NBVC workforce needs
Sourcing candidates through WIB Job and
Career Center
Coordinating with education institutions to
provide programs to utilize NBVC retirees
Coaching NBVC civilian retirees on second
career options in the region
Training and stimulating local students to
pursue a career at NBVC
TRIAD Economic Development
Diversify the technology business base in
the region
Develop technology transfer program to
commercialize unclassified Naval research
Establish a business incubator to nurture
new enterprises in biotechnology and
homeland security products and services
          Bill Buratto, Executive Director
           1601 Carmen Drive, Suite 215
          Camarillo, California 93010 USA
           805.388.3457 805.388.99726
                www.vceda.org/triad

Michael Weaver, Weaver Research & Consulting Group
               www.weavergroup.org
BUILDING ECONOMIC VITALITY
      Cheryl Moore, Executive Director
Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County


VENTURA COUNTY CIVIC ALLIANCE WORKFORCE EDUCATION FORUM
                    NOVEMBER 15, 2007
             TODAY
   About Workforce Investment
 Fueling Success for Adults
   Launching Young Careers
   Supporting Business
   Focus on Sustainability
   Next Steps
      ABOUT WORKFORCE
             INVESTMENT
Federal Funding

AUTHORIZED     Funded through federal Workforce
               Investment Act (WIA) of 1998

ALLOCATED      Federal funding allocated to States

               State allocations distributed to Local
               Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA)


ADMINISTERED   LWIA in Ventura County administered
               by Workforce Investment Board (WIB),
               appointed by the Board of Supervisors
     ABOUT WORKFORCE
             INVESTMENT
WIB Oversight for WIA in Ventura County

  PLANNING   + POLICIES + PERFORMANCE

      +
                   Business    Government
  PARTNERSHIPS     Education   Economic Development
                   Labor       Community-Based
      +
   PROGRAMS        Adults      Dislocated Workers
  AND SERVICES     Youth       Employers
       ABOUT WORKFORCE
          INVESTMENT
WIA Performance Standards in 2006-2007

 Adults                      Dislocated Workers
    Employment/Credential       Employment/Credential
    Entered Employment          Entered Employment
    Average Earnings            Average Earnings
    Employment Retention        Employment Retention

 Youth (19-21)               Youth (14-18)
    Employment/Credential       High School Diploma/GED
    Entered Employment          Skill Attainment
    Earnings Change             Retention
    Retention
      ABOUT WORKFORCE
         INVESTMENT
Rapid Response in 2006-2007

     23     Businesses Reporting Layoffs


   3,606    Employees Impacted


   1,264    Employees Participating in Programs
        ABOUT WORKFORCE
           INVESTMENT
Job & Career Centers in 2006-2007

   East County                 1,781

   Oxnard                       1,064

   Oxnard College               1,886       21,849
                                           Individual
   Santa Clara Valley           3,494
                                             Clients
   Thousand Oaks (Satellite)     420    (73,644 Visits)
   Ventura                      2,674

   West Oxnard                 10,530
       FUELING SUCCESS FOR
              ADULTS
Job Seekers and the Under-Employed

 Career and job transition coaching

   Help with job applications, resumes, interviewing skills

 Resources and information for job searches

   Vocational training and work experience opportunities

   Pre- and post-employment services and resources
         LAUNCHING YOUNG
             CAREERS
Teens and Young Adults

 Exploration of career options

   Development of job readiness skills

   Career coaching

 Resources and information for job searches

   Internships and work experience opportunities
     SUPPORTING BUSINESS
Employers
 Job posting and resume screening
   Facilities for conducting interviews

   Customized training to upgrade skills of current employees

 Worker retention programs
   Job fairs

   Layoff transitions, training, and support

 Business consulting
 FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Goal 1: Relevance
   Job seekers who are ready for current and future employment
   opportunities in Ventura County


Goal 2: Quality
   Programs and services that meet the needs and expectations of
   job seekers and employers in Ventura County


Goal 3: Sustainability
   Partnerships to secure ongoing support for workforce and
   business development in Ventura County
    FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Current Projects and Proposals
   Funded
    –   Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development:
        study of local workforce ability to support emerging
        industries, particularly in manufacturing

    –   Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC): study of the economic
        impact of NBVC on Ventura County

    –   National Emergency Grant: employment and vocational
        training for dislocated/unemployed workers to restore
        destroyed or damaged infrastructure from fires
    FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Current Projects and Proposals
   Proposed
    –   Creating a Common Language for Workforce Development:
        assessing and increasing skill levels of employed workers
        in manufacturing

    –   Special Employer-Based Projects for Incumbent Workers
        and/or New Hires: partnerships to be developed with
        community colleges and adult education schools

    –   Re-Entry Alternatives Program: with County Probation
        Agency; vocational training opportunities to get and keep
        long-term jobs, at good wages, in occupations vital to
        Ventura County
    FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Current Projects and Proposals
   Proposed
    In partnership with community colleges, WIB commitments
    to support community-based job training through Job &
    Career Centers
    –   Enhancement of Ventura College Automotive Program

    –   Enhancement of College of Canyons Nanotechnology
        Program (open to Ventura County students)
               NEXT STEPS
WIB Commitment to...
 Strengthen local Ventura County partnerships that build
   county-wide advocacy, tangible support, and focused
   action for long-term workforce and business development


 Seek opportunities for continued or new funding

 Support the development of a strong, healthy California
   workforce and business environment


 Communicate with California State Legislators and
   members of the U.S. Congress on the importance of
   workforce investment for a healthy economy
       Thank you
            Join Us at

www.VenturaCountyCivicAlliance.org

								
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