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									                                                     West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

  Board Goal: To have a sufficiently educated and skilled workforce for avail able and future jobs.                                                           Strategic


                     Objecti ve                                         Strategy                                           Measure                                 Local Impact
  Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;        Methods to achieve goals and objectives        Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to   Accomplishments by Board
           linked to goal; measurable                                                                        assess performance and public benefit
Forge partnerships between business and                Build on existing partnerships between           Increase in number of business and education
education.                                             business and education and promote the           community-level partnerships across region.
                                                       establishment of addit ional partnerships to
                                                       foster communication and ensure information
                                                       exchange.

Match training to jobs.                                Develop and match occupational skill training    Nu mber of p lacements related to training.
                                                       and educational opportunities within existing
                                                       systems to available and projected job
                                                       openings.
Ensure accountability.                                 Train ing and educational providers will be      Increase in train ing-related placements by
                                                       responsible for placement of those who           educational and/or training providers.
                                                       completed programs in related emp loyment
                                                       opportunities.
Support mentoring programs.                            Encourage the development and support of         Nu mber of business/education partnerships
                                                       mentoring programs between education and         established or maintained annually.
                                                       business.
Provide incentives.                                    A range of incentives should be provided to      Increase availability of incentives to customers
                                                       individuals voluntarily participating in         of workforce development system.
                                                       training/educational activities and emp loyers
                                                       engaged in workforce imp rovement activ ities.
                                                      West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

   Board Goal: To have a sufficiently educated and skilled workforce for available and future jobs.                                                                     Operational

                      Objecti ve                                          Strategy                                             Measure                                Local Impact
   Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;         Methods to achieve goals and objectives         Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to   Accomplishments by Contractors
            linked to goal; measurable                                                                          assess performance and public benefit
Improved matching of occupational skill t rain ing       Conduct annual review of occupations in           Increase in number of participants in Work-
and education to workforce needs.                        demand and provide appropriate training.          First and Food Stamps Emp loyment and
                                                                                                           Train ing Programs remaining emp loyed or
                                                                                                           becoming emp loyable by 10% annually over
                                                                                                           the next two years.

                                                                                                           Increase number of individuals attaining GED,
                                                                                                           basic skill co mpetencies or post-secondary
                                                                                                           certification by 10% annually over the next
                                                                                                           two years.
Increased placement of those who complete                Quarterly review of placement rates in training   Increase by 2% annually in train ing-related
programs in related emp loyment.                         occupations.                                      placements.
                                                      West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

   Board Goal: Identi fy current and future employment needs and devel op systems to meet those needs.                                     Strategic

                       Objecti ve                                         Strategy                                         Measure                              Local Impact
   Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;         Methods to achieve goals and objectives      Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to   Accomplishments by Board
              linked to goal; measurable                                                                    assess performance and public benefit
Tailo r educational programs to needs.                   Provide and develop resources to encourage the Nu mber of new or revised train ing/educational
                                                         development of educational programs tailored   programs developed based on local
                                                         to local emp loyment needs.                    emp loyment needs.


Conduct annual surveys. .                                Develop a standardized survey to evaluate area       Develop ment and utilizat ion of annual
                                                         emp loyer needs annually.                            emp loyer needs survey.

Analyze trends.                                          Annual employer survey data will establish           Utilizat ion of survey data and analysis
                                                         initial baselines and enable trend analysis that     methodology to promote the development of
                                                         will allo w co mparison of local data to regional,   training/educational programs to meet
                                                         state and national trends.                           projected needs.
                                                      West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

 Board Goal: Identi fy current and future e mployment needs and devel op systems to meet those needs.                                                          Operational

                      Objecti ve                                          Strategy                                             Measure                               Local Impact
   Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;         Methods to achieve goals and objectives        Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to   Accomplishments by Contractors
             linked to goal; measurable                                                                        assess performance and public benefit
Improved commun ication between workforce                Conduct annual survey of employers and           Increase in train ing-related placements by 2%
training/education providers and employers to            communicate results to local training providers. annually over next two years.
identify skill needs.

Improved methodologies and tools to produce              Funding of workforce t rain ing and education     Increase by 2% annually in percentage of
reliable regional labor market analysis and              programs corresponding to locally identified      training-related placements in region.
informat ion.                                            needs.
                                                      West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

                      Board Goal: To develop support systems for indi vi duals during trai ning and subsequent empl oyment.                                    Strategic

                      Objecti ve                                          Strategy                                             Measure                                Local Impact
   Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;         Methods to achieve goals and objectives          Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to     Accomplishments by Board
            linked to goal; measurable                                                                           assess performance and public benefit
Increase employer awareness of incentives.               Inform and assist employers in accessing           Increase in number of emp loyers accessing
                                                         available incentives for hiring targeted           available incentives for hiring targeted
                                                         populations, such as economically                  populations.
                                                         disadvantaged individuals, veterans, welfare
                                                         recipients and offenders.


Support mentoring programs.                              Encourage the continuation and development         Nu mber of emp loyers and individuals engaged
                                                         of mentoring programs for individuals wh ile in    in train ing/educational activities involved in
                                                         training or educational programs that provide      mentoring activ ities.
                                                         continued support upon entering employ ment.

Eliminate barriers.                                      Support the development of a barrier-free          Availability of range of support services at
                                                         system of services that allows indiv iduals easy   one-stop center sites dispersed across region.
                                                         access to services such as child care and
                                                         transportation.
Simp lify.                                                Streamline processes and reduce paperwork         Implementation of co mmon forms and single
                                                         requirements for emp loyers involved in            point of contact for emp loyers to access a
                                                         publicly-funded training or educational            range of workforce development services.
                                                         programs. Provide assistance to employers to
                                                         increase participation and ensure that systems
                                                         are “employer-friendly.”
                                                West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

Board Goal: To devel op support systems for indi vi duals during training and subsequent empl oyment.                                                 Operational

                    Objecti ve                                       Strategy                                            Measure                                Local Impact
 Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;      Methods to achieve goals and objectives       Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to    Accomplishments by Contractors
           linked to goal; measurable                                                                    assess performance and public benefit
Continued implementation of a one-stop career       Expansion of one-stop career center system      Continued operation of at least one full-service
center system for emp loyers and residents that     fro m single location to mult iple sites across one-stop center and establishment of at least
is accessible throughout the region.                region through technology and partnership with four additional geographically dispersed
                                                    existing co mmunity organizations.              satellite locations.




Increased involvement of emp loyers and             Pro mote establishment and maintenance of        Increase by 10% the nu mber of indiv iduals
community in mentoring activ ities.                 business involvement in workforce                engaged in mentoring activit ies, internships,
                                                    development activities.                          unpaid work act ivities or as volunteers.
                                                     West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

                                       Board Goal: Improve the work habits and work ethics of indi vi duals.                                   Strategic

                     Objecti ve                                          Strategy                                                  Measure                            Local Impact
  Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;         Methods to achieve goals and objectives             Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to   Accomplishments by Board
            linked to goal; measurable                                                                            assess performance and public benefit
Utilize business/education partnerships.                Pro mote jo intly sponsored training, workshops       Nu mber of jo intly sponsored training,
                                                        and mentoring opportunities to ensure                 workshops or events participated in by both
                                                        continuity and consistency for indiv iduals           emp loyers and employees/job-seekers.
                                                        transitioning fro m training/educational settings
                                                        to workp lace settings.

Mandate training in work ethics.                        Develop work habits/work ethics training and          Availability of work habits/work ethics
                                                        mandate participation of indiv iduals engaged in      training programs through one-stop centers and
                                                        publicly-funded education and training. .             level of participation in such programs.
Encourage employers to improve current                  Assist employers to retain and improve current        Availability of standardized curricu lu m in
emp loyee work habits.                                  emp loyees through provision of on-site training      workp lace skills that may be utilized by
                                                        in workp lace skills. Encourage the                   emp loyers, delivered on behalf of emp loyers at
                                                        development of standardized curricula/train ing       workp laces or through one-stop career center
                                                        materials for emp loyers of all sizes to utilize in   system.
                                                        preparing a more co mpetit ive wo rkforce.

Pro mote drug-free workplaces.                          Encourage employers and emp loyees to                 Increased drug screening by employers.
                                                        develop and maintain drug-free workplaces
                                                        through consistent application of policies.
                                                     West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

                           Board Goal: Improve and work habi ts and work ethics of i ndi vi duals.                                                   Operational

                     Objecti ve                                          Strategy                                              Measure                                Local Impact
  Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;         Methods to achieve goals and objectives          Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to   Accomplishments by Contractors
           linked to goal; measurable                                                                          assess performance and public benefit
Increased availability and participation in wo rk       Develop and imp lement work habits/work           Availability of work habits/work ethics
habits/work ethics training.                            ethics training programs offered through one-     training through one-stop system is accessible
                                                        stop career center system and partner agencies.   in at least three geographically dispersed
                                                                                                          locations.
Reduction in emp loyee turnover rates.                  Encourage employers to provide work               Increase by 10% annually over next t wo years
                                                        habits/work ethics training programs to current   the number of individuals participating in work
                                                        emp loyees.                                       habits/work ethics training.

Increased drug-screening of applicants by               Encourage employers to conduct drug               Increase by 5% annually over next t wo years in
emp loyers.                                             screenings and consistent application of drug-    90 day employ ment retention rate.
                                                        free workp lace policies.
                                                West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

              Board Goal: Devel op l ong-term, challenging empl oyment opportunities in high-skilled, high-wage occupati ons.                                  Strategic

                    Objecti ve                                       Strategy                                             Measure                                Local Impact
 Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;      Methods to achieve goals and objectives         Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to      Accomplishments by Board
          linked to goal; measurable                                                                      assess performance and public benefit
Develop new educational and train ing structures.   Encourage the development of a high-             Increase in number of high-tech educational
                                                    tech/engineering educational system for the      programs within region.
                                                    region that is both accessible and affordable to Availability of engineering program within
                                                    individuals and designed to meet current and     region.
                                                    future business needs.                           Establishment of a co mmercializat ion center
                                                    Increase opportunities for product development for individuals and emp loyers.
                                                    and marketing by establishing a
                                                    commercialization center accessible to
                                                    individuals and employers.
Capitalize on area resources.                       Identify area industrial and natural resources   Relocation or expansion of one business within
                                                    and encourage development and relocation of      region that complements existing industry.
                                                    complementary industries within the region.
Improve infrastructure.                             Support the development of necessary             Increase in availab ility of appropriate facilities,
                                                    infrastructure for high-skill, high-wage jobs,   trained personnel and technology that promotes
                                                    including appropriate facilit ies, personnel,    high-skill, high-wage jobs within region.
                                                    resources and technology.
Pro mote partnerships.                              Encourage employer partnerships to increase      Establishment of emp loyer partnerships to
                                                    area economic opportunities and expand global increase market ing and sales of products
                                                    presence.                                        and/or services.
                                                      West Central Texas Workforce Development Board Strategic/Operati onal Plan

              Board Goal: Devel op l ong-term, challenging empl oyment opportunities in high-skilled, high-wage occupati ons.                               Operational

                      Objecti ve                                          Strategy                                           Measure                            Local Impact
   Clear targets for specific action; quantifiable;         Methods to achieve goals and objectives       Indicators of actual impact or effect; tools to    Accomplishments by
             linked to goal; measurable                                                                       assess performance and public benefit              Contractors
Increase availability of technology that is              Pro mote the utilization and expansion of      Accessibility to in formation and workfo rce
accessible throughout the region                         technology to deliver services and training.   services is available through at least three
                                                                                                        med iu ms in at least four geographically
                                                                                                        dispersed locations.
Increased training opportunities leading to              Pro mote the development of                    Implementation of at least one new
emp loyment in high-skill, high-wage emp loy ment.       training/educational programs lead ing to      training/education program leading to high-
                                                         emp loyment in high-skill, high-wage           skill, high-wage emp loy ment.
                                                         occupations.

Develop ment of partnerships between businesses          Pro mote the development and maintenance of    Increase in number of co mmun ity-level
and business/education to imp rove resident skills.      partnerships between business and education.   business/education partnerships by 5%
                                                                                                        annually.

								
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