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					Workforce Strategies


 Making Connections Workforce
      Cross-Site Meeting
         Seattle, WA
    November 10-12, 2004
Current Strategies
English as a Second Language
 Increasing the accessibility, availability, and
  appropriateness of ESL training.
 Focus on target populations


Construction Job and Apprenticeship Opportunities
 Connecting community residents to family supporting
  jobs in the building and construction trades.
 Connections to regional sector opportunities
Current Strategies
Workforce Development
 Creating a jobs pipeline from Community Based
  Organizations to the broader workforce development
  system.
 Neighborhood workforce/job readiness activities


Neighborhood Service Integration
 Creating a neighborhood service delivery system
  that supports family self-sufficiency.
 Neighborhood workforce/job readiness activities
Examples of Results to Date

Impact
 27 residents placed in construction jobs and training
  that provide family supporting wages
 25 slots at community college dedicated to White
  Center/Boulevard Park residents through multi-
  institutional collaborative
 70 residents enrolled in community based vocational
  ESL classes
 19 residents placed in airport jobs
Examples of Results to Date
Leverage
 $275,000 from state and local partners committed to
  employment and training services targeted to White
  Center/Boulevard Park residents

Influence
 Apprenticeship utilization requirements and local
   hiring goals in place for school construction
 Jobs pipeline created between community based
   organizations and broader workforce development
   system
Strategies for Closing the Gap

Indicator                Percent            Closing the Gap
                                               Number
Households with          65% White Center   1,800 households
  employed adults        80% King County
Households with health   30% White Center   1,900 households
  benefits from          46% King County
  employment
Residents living below   36% White Center   5,100 residents
  200% of poverty        20% King County    1,900 households
Strategies for Closing the Gap

   Set targets to close the gap
   Map existing workforce development system
   Identify strategic opportunities to get neighborhood
    workforce results

				
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