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					Sector Solutions: Meeting the Needs
     of Wyoming’s Employers
  Presentation to 2008 Governor's Summit on
             Workforce Solutions
                May 29, 2008
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
                  Vision Statement
      To link human and economic development
                for Wyoming’s future.

                 Mission Statement
     To build a workforce to meet the changing demands
  of Wyoming’s diverse businesses, citizens and economy.
         Wyoming’s Workforce Dilemma
• Wyoming is facing a multitude of concerns with
  regards to human capital. Wyoming currently
  has employee shortages with many industries
  competing for this limited group. The current
  workforce that is available for employment is
  unprepared to meet the needs of industry.
  Without proactive involvement and resolution of
  these workforce issues, Wyoming’s employers
  will find it difficult to meet their workforce needs.
       Workforce Projections for Health
               Care Sectors
 The projected growth in the Health Care Sector
  from 2004 to 2014 is 21.2%, with a total number
  of 6,838 new employees by 2014.
 New jobs created in:
   Ambulatory services = 2,492 for a 32.6% growth.
   Hospitals = 1,763 for an 18.2% growth.
   Nursing = 2,575 for an 49.5% growth.
 How will these industries address their workforce
            Driving Factors for Creating Sector


                               Education              Workforce

 The intersection of Education, Economic and Workforce
  Development policy to meet the needs of business and industry.
   (Oklahoma Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development)
 Providing a collaborative forum for affecting policy and making
              What are Sector Strategies?
 Regionally based, intensively targeted industry approaches to
  building and sustaining economic competitiveness.
 Employer-driven partnerships that include training providers,
  community organizations and other key stakeholders that convene
  around a specific industry.
 These partnerships work closely to identify workforce needs and
  solutions of that industry, allowing all stakeholders the ability to
  streamline their efforts and resources.
 Will foster innovation and competitive advantage in global markets.
 Contribute to a skilled workforce that helps employers to grow and
  prosper in a region.
 Identify career pathways within and across key industry sectors.
          Why Implement Sector Initiatives?
 Eliminates Single-employer focus
     Public and Private resources are spread thin.
     Resources often spent unwisely when services are duplicated to meet
      similar needs of individual, separate firms.
     Operating within a single-employer framework, public systems struggle
      to reach economies of scale.
 Informal mechanisms to support growth of regional industries
     Results in a lack of attention to the industries that provide the most
      potential for economic growth and jobs for residents.
   Arbitrary regional boundaries.
   Lack of coordination across similar systems and stakeholders.
   Lack of meaningful employer engagement.
   Develop customized training solutions for an industry.
           Benefits to Business/Industry

 Wealth creation for business.
 Development of a talented workforce specific to your
 Improved worker productivity.
 Reduce turnover rates.
 Create sector based networks.
 Fosters innovative training programs.
 Eliminates duplicative training within the industry.
 Overall cost savings for training.
           Benefits to Newly Developed
               Business Partners
 Savings in aligned resources and leveraged funding.
 Methods to engage businesses and industry sectors.
 Effective recruitment tools and screening of candidates.
 Create focus by organizing and studying the industry.
 Reduces duplicating factors by coordination among
  multiple partners.
 Provides catalyst for partners to collaborate and jointly
  provide solutions to business needs.
 Culmination of best practices and solutions to future
  workforce development needs within the industry.
         Benefits for Promoting Industry
            and Future Employees
 Good jobs in high demand sectors.
 Opportunities for development of career ladders and
  employment expansion.
 Improved skills, knowledge and marketable credentials.
 Better understanding of what the industry needs.
 Better relationships between labor and management.
       What Guides the Sector Initiatives?
 Meet the needs of key industries, both statewide and
  within the region.
 Initiative actions need to encourage and support
  development of regional partnerships and solutions.
 Will enable workers who want to take advantage of
  continuous learning.
 Industry Partners will align toward common goals.
 Industry must be accountable for positive results to
      Sector Strategies Driving the
      Creation of a Talent Pipeline

Sector Strategy
Sector Strategy
     Initiatives          Talent Pipeline
                         Next Steps
 Wyoming Workforce Development Council and State
  Partnership team will convene two to three sector
 Together, they will identify specific targeted industries.
 A needs assessment will be conducted.
 Engage and enlist partners and employers.
 Regionally based employer-driven partnerships will be
  supported to work closely together to identify workforce
  needs and solutions of that industry.
 Ultimately, alignment of talent development programs
  and systems will be created to meet the needs of the
  industries that are most important to the overall
  workforce development for Wyoming.
Breakout into Industry Groups
     Sample Questions for Breakout Session
 What does the future workforce in our industry look like?
 How many new jobs will be created in our industry:
     2 year projections
     4 year projections
 How are we as an industry going to address future workforce shortages?
 Is there a plan in place to address workforce training in our industry?
 What skills, licensures, training programs will need to be in place for our
  industry to survive?
 What marketing and advertising services are promoting our industry?
 Are we as an industry proactively marketing our industry as a
  career-oriented option?
 How will the pending retirement wave influence our industry?
 Conduct a SWOT Analysis of your industry.