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North Tennessee Workforce Board

LWIA 8 Marla Rye, Director. North Tennessee Workforce Board. “Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.” ~R. I. Fitzhenry. 1. One-Stop Operator in LWIA 8. Consortium of Partners

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North Tennessee Workforce Board

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  1. LWIA 8 Marla Rye, Director North Tennessee Workforce Board “Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.” ~R. I. Fitzhenry

  2. 1. One-Stop Operator in LWIA 8 • Consortium of Partners • WIA, Wagner Peyser, Mature Worker, TN College of Applied Technology, Adult Education, Job Corps, Veterans Affairs • Contributing Partners - Financial or Services • Quarterly Consortium Meetings • Extended to all partners across LWIA • Resolve Issues at local level • Interview staff to spark ideas/improvements • Survey customers

  3. 2. First Quarter • Proactive approach…began “saving” in January • Have not filled or replaced 4 positions • Staff layoffs -5 positions • Using incentive funds to continue training service to customers • Renegotiated leases to lower cost • Sincere “thank you” to state for awarding 80% of Dislocated worker funds to locals, plus one time supplemental funding • Consider leaving Veteran or specialized staff in targeted career centers

  4. 3. Career Center Closures Dickson Dover Franklin Springfield Customer Confusion Keeping offices open with WIA staff Financial Impact- $60,000 Renegotiated Leases - $30,000 savings Will seek new space in Williamson County this year Actively seeking other partners –Rescare, Staffing Agencies, Economic Development Increased workload for remaining WIA staff

  5. 4. Rapid Response Partnership Approach Single point of contact-Local Rapid Response Coordinator to work closely with State Dislocated Worker Unit (DWU) –John Watz Immediate contact with layoff employer/ representative of affected workers (48 hours)

  6. 4. Rapid Response • Initial Meeting: Deliver Overview of services to affected employer • Gather data for Rapid Response/ Company Information Report • Organize, manage, facilitate meetings for impacted employers. • Unemployment Insurance • Adult Education • Union representation • Training Providers • Others • Mass meetings to inform employees of services

  7. 5. Training Providers 51 Training Providers received WIA funds ! Austin Peay State University $142,045 (65) New Horizons $94,091 (39) Tennessee Health Careers $89,406 (92)

  8. 6. Occupations Information Analyst/ Web Developers ~50% Job Growth 813 I.T. Jobs WORK IT Nashville Source: Economic Modeling Specialists International | www.economicmodeling.com Nursing $165,756.37 Truck Driver $129,806.10 Info. Tech. $94,091.00

  9. Tractor Trailer Drivers

  10. 7. Regional Skills Panel Partnership Endorsed by Governor Haslam Regional Initiative to bridge the skills gap between industry and educational programs in order to build a strong and vibrant workforce that will promote economic development in middle Tennessee. • Target areas: • Healthcare • Advanced Manufacturing • Information Technology • Partners: • LWIAs 6, 8, 9 & 10 • Nashville Chamber of Commerce • Tennessee Board of Regents

  11. 8. Case Management • Training • Eligibility • Case Management • Performance Standards • Internal Monitoring • Performance Manager Review

  12. 9. Tennessee Works Act Goal: 35 Enrollments Actual: 19 Enrolled

  13. 10. Disability Employment Initiative • 102 enrollments (88 are Ticket to Work) • 14 exits due to employment • 9 currently attending higher education • Additional revenue stream-$20,000 Ticket to Work • Partnered with TDVR for Customized employment, potential to earn up to $7,500 for two clients

  14. Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI) • Walgreens in Clarksville • REDI is a national program that prepare individuals for employment in a retail environment.  • Training includes: • Cash register operations, • Customer service • Inventory • Store signage and displays. • Enrollees complete 4 weeks of training and earn a REDI certificate • Two individuals have completed and applied for jobs at Walgreens.

  15. A Success Story…Beverly “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, you’re wasting your time.” ~Will Smith • First Ticket to Work Enrollment in DEI Initiative • Unemployed RN since 2006 due to sustaining an injury • Enrolled in WIA and Ticket to Work where she… • updated her resume • attended job readiness workshops • Learned about accommodations in the workforce • Obtained RN night shift job at Skyline Medical Center • 36 hours/week at $35.41 per hour • Enrolled in master’s program

  16. Questions? LWIA 8 Marla Rye, Director North Tennessee Workforce Board “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

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