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Big Island Workplace Connection Hawaii County’s One-Stop Employment & Training Delivery System Workforce Forum Informational Exchange with West Hawaii Employers May 29, 2003 Waikoloa Marriot Desired outcomes for today… You, as employers, have a better idea of what the Workforce Investment Board and the Big Island Workplace Connection are tasked with doing; We have a better understanding of your work force needs; Our account representatives and you get better acquainted for future use of our services; and, hopefully, We all agree to work together to strengthen our work force and our work places BIWC: “Community networking for a quality workforce” Primary Objectives To coordinate and integrate employment & training services to serve the needs of our employers and job seekers To link training and employment preparation with current employment opportunities To bridge economic development initiatives (future employment opportunities) with training Who are the BIWC Partners? Alu Like, Inc. Maui Economic Dept. of Human Services Opportunity Division of Vocational Office of Housing & Rehabilitation & Community Services for the Blind Development Hawaii Community Senior Employment College Program Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Unemployment Council Insurance Hilo & Kona Workforce Development Community Schools for Adults BIWC Governance (How are we structured?) BIWC Organizational Structure Hawaii County Workforce Investment Board Office of the Mayor Executive Committee Royce, Shiroma, OHCD Blayne Hanagami, WDD (one-stop operator) E. HI Chair/W. HI Chair E. HI Employer Advisory Group W. HI Employer Advisory Group Kahua 'Oihana Business Resource Council Workforce Development Committee E. HI Chair Lenny Paik W. HI Chair Norene Kunitomo, DOE V.Chair Kaui Paleka, Senior Empl. V. Chair (Vacant) Sec. Cheryl Takaba, DVR Sec. Kathy Perry, U.I. E. HI Operator Charles Kunz, WDD W. HI Operator Lori Sasaki, WDD Hilo Connection Kailua-Kona Honoka'a Connection Connection Itinerant Site: Itinerant Site: Itinerant Site: Itinerant Site: Itinerant Site: Pahala Puna HOVE Kohala Waimea BIWC’s Four Guiding Principles Universal Access: self-directed and general services available to all customers Customer Choice: customers empowered to choose services and for those eligible choose training from Individualized Training Accounts Integrated Services: Services and benefits coordinated to avoid duplication and maximize resources Accountability: Services and performance measured via customer satisfaction surveys and prescribed standards established by WIA BIWC Customer Flow CORE SERVICES (universal access) Available to all Job listings, Internet, software, informational workshops Resource Center INTENSIVE SERVICES Eligible Adults, Dislocated W orkers Interactive workshops, paid work experience, basic education, entrepreneurial modules TRAINING Eligilble Adults Dislocated W orkers Classroom training, OJT, Must be from ETP List SELF-SUFFICIENCY Full-time employment EXIT files closed when retention likely FOLLOW-UP up to 1 year from employment Types of Services to Job Seekers and Employees Local, state, national job listings Labor market info.: job projections, minimum qualifications, educational preparation, etc. Eligible training providers (ETP) Software programs (resume-writers, typing tutors, Skills Bank, etc.) Assistive technology for the disabled Training videos: getting and keeping a job, interviewing techniques, etc. Training opportunities (private, public): internships, paid work experience, OJT, classroom training Types of services for job seekers and employees cont’d…. Various workshops: employment readiness, basic education, employer expectations, entrepreneurial, etc. Resource Library: literature on services from partners and other community agencies Educational scholarships Workforce Informer: comprehensive analysis of labor market by County, industries, etc. Career Kokua: educational and career exploration Employability Assessment: testing, personality profiles Employment Counseling Support Services: safety equipment, uniforms, tools, etc. Services/Benefits to Employers 100% subsidized employment for up to four months 50% on-the-job training reimbursements for up to 6 months 50% subsidized training for current employees Worker Opportunity Tax Credits ($2,400 per new hire from a target group) Job Fairs, Employer Fairs, labor seminars, substance abuse awareness, violence in the workplace On-site counseling support to new employees Free video conferencing for meetings, interviews, etc. Facility usage for recruitment and interviewing Free consultation for reasonable accommodations and more….. Employer Fairs May 2002: KIAA Employer Fair August 2002 Dignity of Work (Chambers, Hawaii Is. Contractors, etc.) Photo: BIWC Partner Lenny Paik, Principal at Hilo Community School for Adults discusses services More BIWC informational sessions BIWC Partners Dept. of Human Services and WDD (background) share information to interested employers Job Fairs: Kona and Hilo (on-site interviews; fashion show models) BIWC promotions with Dignity of Work Initiative Recent and Upcoming Initiatives Employer Fairs for business Employer Account organizations (info. on Representatives (BIWC and BIWC) WDD staff responsible to individual employer) Workforce Forums (May Educational Workshops 29; June 17)with employers for Employers (via New Apprentice Initiative Business Resources with employers, USDOL Council, Kahua ‘Oihana): Bureau of Apprenticeship hiring persons w/disabilities; and Training and Women In violence in workplace Technology prevention, etc.) Job Fairs (Hilo and Kona) Employer-Led Workshops for job seekers (employer presents expectations, promotes place of business) For More Information…please contact: Hilo Connection: 974-4126 Kona Connection: 327-4770 Honoka’a Connection: 775-8884
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