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Usild Workforce Development Strategy

VISION

Why does the DWDB exist?

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

What guides the work?

OUR PRIORITIES

Where are we going?

ACTION STEPS

How we will get there?

METRICS

How will we measure progress?

APPENDIX

STRUCTURE

How is DWDB organized and funded?

Usild Workforce Development Strategic Plan

This strategic plan builds upon analysis completed in 2020-21 by  Usild and OHRA Strategies. It reflects the impact of the pandemic, significant changes to the council membership and staff, and new data on the workforce including a recent survey of 180 employers. This 3-year strategic plan sets the priorities and actions we will take to help at risk young, young adults, at risk homelessness restore their dignities through professional skills development and create economic prosperity for employers and employees statewide. We will focus on:

1) Prioritizing educational investment in on-demand training programs

Prioritizing investments in sectors that will enable at risk young and young adults, veterans, at risk homelessness to get back to work and increase growth in high skill, high-wage jobs;

2) Raising Bar

Raising the bar on educational attainment to reflect the needs of equipping and empowering at risk young and young adults, or people facing unemployment, and revamp  our future economy;

3) Increasing alignment between learning and work

Increasing alignment between learning and work to improve the way USILD builds talent pipelines;

4) Expanding Opportunities

Expanding opportunity to increase equity, and expand economic prosperity for all.

To achieve our goal, we have defined specific action steps across each of the four priorities. Furthermore, we have established a set of metrics that the Board and its Committee’s will track to measure progress and course correct as needed

Vision

Why Does the Workforce program promoted by USILD and OHRA Exist?

Through OHRA mandate, the Usild workforce exists to help young, young adults, veterans, people facing challenges achieve economic prosperity by equipping and empowering them with robust skills and competencies that clear for successfully  social economic workforce that our economy needs. To do this, we work with two key constituencies: employers who have evolving needs for a workforce, and peoples who are in or will be in the workforce.

Guiding Principles

What guides the work?

The work of the Usild Workforce Development Council is based on a set of principles that guide our priorities and investment decisions.

Strategy Based

Board focuses on the big picture of workforce development (creating a system, not merely a collection of programs) to match supply and demand more effectively

 

 

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Customer Focused

Systems are built around customer needs, including job seekers, employers, and youth (rather than funding streams) and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Leveraged Partrneships & Resources

Strategies leverage other resources and are based on strong partnerships, building on existing collaborations when possible.

Outcome Driven

Outcomes are clearly defined, communicated, and measured with investments made accordingly.

Integrated Service Delivery

Programs are focused on outcomes and do not duplicate one another but instead work collaboratively to deliver services to the customer.

Accountability & Transparent

There is a clear process for making decisions about the system that is informed by analyzing data and evaluating performance standards.

Priorities

Where Are We Going?

Our Strategic Priorities Are:

Prioritize sectors

Board focuses on the big picture of workforce development (creating a system, not merely a collection of programs) to match supply and demand more effectively

 

 

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Customer Focused

Systems are built around customer needs, including job seekers, employers, and youth (rather than funding streams) and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Leveraged Partrneships & Resources

Strategies leverage other resources and are based on strong partnerships, building on existing collaborations when possible.

Outcome Driven

Outcomes are clearly defined, communicated, and measured with investments made accordingly.

Integrated Service Delivery

Programs are focused on outcomes and do not duplicate one another but instead work collaboratively to deliver services to the customer.

Accountability & Transparent

There is a clear process for making decisions about the system that is informed by analyzing data and evaluating performance standards.

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