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Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board. Leading a New Vision for Milwaukee. The New Vision.
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Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Leading a New Vision for Milwaukee
The New Vision • The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) serves as the force to join economic development, education, and workforce development efforts to plan, coordinate and make investment in the people and businesses that make our local communities and regional economy vibrant and successful.
Milwaukee Area WIB • Transition from County to City • Mayoral appointments are completed and the new Board operating • DWD asked MAWIB to submit a new plan in October to outline changes to the Governance, Operations, and Programs that was done and a revised version was submitted this month (February 08). • Staff and programs interruptions have been minimal
Transition Team • Objective: • Make recommendations to the Mayor and WIB on overall policy and strategy development for Milwaukee workforce development efforts with special attention to the specific roles and responsibilities of the WIB.
Bill Andrekopulous Alderman Ashanti Hamiliton Alderman Willie Wade Dan Bader Darnell Cole Dennis Conta John Hiller Janel Hines Melanie Holmes Doug Jansson Tina Koehn Lupe Martinez Phil Neuenfeldt Rev. Louis Sibley Carol Sample Howard Snyder Tim Sullivan Don Sykes Supervisor Willie Johnson Jr. Julia Taylor Joseph Tucker Devon Turner Wallace White Steven Xiong Transition Team Members
Transition Team Committees • Business Services • Resource Development • Economic Development • Organizational Restructuring
Guiding Principals • All employers will be able to access appropriate and needed employees through a single system. • Employers and job seekers can access opportunities for skill development through coordinated training opportunities. • All job seekers will obtain employment and employment services through the Job Center system. • All entry level workers will receive access to work supports that enable them to obtain and retain employment • All workers who obtain employment will have the opportunity to pursue career pathways that lead to jobs that increase economic well being. • The employment and training system will continually strive to become a proactive system.
The Workforce Investment Board • Lupe Martinez, President / CEO U M O S • Sean McGowan, President Tramont Corporation • John Miller, President / CEO Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin • Mary Moore, Director Department of Workforce Development Division of Unemployment Insurance (UI) • Jeannetta Robinson, Founder / CEO Career Youth Development - C Y D • Tom Romoser, Director - Manufacturing Projects Harley-Davidson Inc. - Milwaukee • Carol Sample, Executive Advisor Spotted Eagle, Incorporated • Thelma Sias, Vice President - Local Affairs We Energies • Howard Snyder, Executive Director Northwest Side Community Development Corporation • Linda Sowell, Director of Strategic Programs Gilbane Building Company • Karen Spindler, Corporate Director of Human Resources The Marcus Corporation • Julia Taylor, President The Greater Milwaukee Committee • Devon Turner, Vice President of Urban Affairs Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) • Willie Wade, Alderman Milwaukee Common Council • Wallace White, Principal / CEO W2Excel, LLC • Steven Xiong, Refugee Services Director Catholic Charities • Daniel Bader, Board Chair President - Bader Foundation and Chairman - Granite Microsystems Inc. • Shirley Lanier, Board Vice Chair President - EnviroTech Services, LLC • Donald Layden, Jr., Board Secretary/Treasurer Senior Executive Vice President - Metavante Corporation • Donald Sykes, President of the Board President / CEO - Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board • William Andrekopoulos, Superintendent Milwaukee Public Schools • David W. Aragon, President SITE Personnel Services Inc. • Sheila Cochran, Secretary / Treasurer - Chief Operating Officer Milwaukee County Labor Council, AFL-CIO • B.G. (retired) Robert Cocroft, CEO Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd • Darnell Cole, President Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) • Lea Collins-Worachek, WDA 2 Director DWD - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation • Melanie Cosgrove Holmes, Vice President and World of Work Expert - Manpower • Michael Fabishak, CEO Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee • Willie Johnson, Jr., County Supervisor Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors • John Jorgensen, Business Manager / Secretary-Treasurer Painters & Allied Trades Local 781 IUPAT, District Council No. 7 • Gwendilyn Keller, Administrator - Employee Relations Astronautics Corporation of America • Sheila Knox, Director Milwaukee Job Service District
The Workforce Investment Board • Staff Transition Planning: • WIB Program Staff have been reviewing partnerships, programs, and policy to better align the activities of the new Board toward greater: • Services Coordination & Integration • Community Planning & Partnership Development • Resource Development & Capacity Building
This Advisory Council to the One Stop System will replace the current WIB’s Job Center Committee. It will provide ongoing input into the system’s development, monitor the effectiveness of the One-Stop network and provide advice on its continuous improvement. Core Coordinating Council • MATC • MPS • W2 Agencies • Job Service • Milwaukee County Department of Social Services • DVR • Foundations • Job Corp • Department of City Development • Community Development Block Grant • Business Representatives
Community & Neighborhood Council • Define role and activities of CBO’s & FBO’s in workforce development • Developing a coordinated strategy for serving those with multiple barriers to employment and whose needs go beyond workforce development. • Building community infrastructure to coordinate economic development and address poverty.
Industry Sector Partnerships • Sector Partnerships & Intermediary Organizations are key to meeting workforce demands. • Key Sectors in Milwaukee: • Manufacturing • Health Care • Construction • Business/Financial Services • Retail • Hospitality
Business Services: Central Business Services Unit (CBSU) Demand Driven Training System Economic Development Interface Job Seekers: Career Opportunity Centers Education & Training Career Pathways Community Support Services Network WIA ONE STOP SYSTEM
Regional Connections • WIRED • M7 • RWA
Business Services Partnerships: AT&T Alro Steel Arandell Corp Associated Bank Bucyrus Int. C&D Technologies Capital Returns McDonalds / MacAllen Partnership Inc. Roundy’s Education & Training 215 individuals enrolled into education & training programs Key Partnerships: Milwaukee Area Technical College WRTP/BIG STEP Milwaukee Area WIB Highlights
Milwaukee Area WIB Highlights • Awarded major grant in partnership with MPS through the US Dept of Labor • Two year $4.8 million dollar grant to assist MPS high school youth impacted by violence, gangs and the juvenile justice system • Youth Summer Employment Program placed 600 young people in 2007 and the 2009 plan is to integrate WIA, City of Milwaukee and state funds to create 2000 youth jobs for 2008 (250-350 Year round)
Next Steps • Transition Team recommendations from Committees will be presented to the Mayor & WIB next month. • MAWIB is presently undergoing an organizational assessment and planning for a Strategic Planning or Visioning session this spring.