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State Workforce Investment Board

ORIENTATION. State Workforce Investment Board. Purpose. Provide a short overview of America’s Workforce & Guiding Legislation Provide a general understanding of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB), it’s function, duties, and goals Share past accomplishments of the Board

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State Workforce Investment Board

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  1. ORIENTATION State Workforce Investment Board

  2. Purpose • Provide a short overview of America’s Workforce & Guiding Legislation • Provide a general understanding of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB), it’s function, duties, and goals • Share past accomplishments of the Board • Offer basic points on meetings • Share expectations and outline your role as a board member.

  3. Birth of the Workforce System in the United States • 1930’s • Creation of U.S. Employment Service • Creation of Unemployment Insurance Program • Industrial Economy • Interchangeable labor • Cyclical layoff and hiring patterns • High School diploma

  4. Job Training Begins • 1962 • Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) – 1962 • 1973 • Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) • 1982 • Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)

  5. Workforce Investment Act, 1998 Provide Workforce Investment Activities through statewide & local workforce investment systems Increase employment Increase retention Increase earnings of participants Increase occupational skill

  6. Workforce Investment Act, 1998 • Streamline service delivery through One-Stop Career Centers • Strengthen performance accountability • Promote universal access to services • Create business-led state and local boards

  7. Evolution: Today’s Workforce • Knowledge-based economy needing specialized skills • Most of the employment growth from 2008 to 2018 will be in areas that require a college degree • 20% of projected new jobs in Montana are expected to require a Bachelor’s degree or above • One of the fastest projected areas of employment growth will be jobs that require an Associates degree or Vocational Award • Jobs that require short-term on the job training are expected to constitute 36% of all the new jobs created in Montana between 2008 and 2018

  8. Knowledge Based-Economy

  9. Governor State Workforce Investment Board Admin Purposes Department of Labor & Industry Business Standards Division Unemployment Insurance Division Workforce Services Division Centralized Services Division Employment Relations Division 21st Century Workforce Programs and Oversight Job Service Operations Research And Analysis SWIB Staff

  10. SWIB Staff Best Beginnings Advisory Council Montana Youth Restoration Partnership Healthcare Workforce Advisory Committee Montana Area Health Education Center & Office of Rural Health Advisory Board Montana Youth Restoration Partnerships Governor’s Interagency Rapid Response Team College!Now Carl Perkins Career Pathways and Rigorous Programs of Study Personalized Employment Plan (PEP TALK) Career Pathway Tool Career Clusters & Montana Big Sky Pathways Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Montana Initiative

  11. Purpose of the SWIB • Provide Policy Recommendations • Address Workforce Development Issues • Lead State Strategic Planning Process • Create Performance Standards • Coordination between Workforce Investment & Economic Development

  12. Community Management Team • “CMT” • Provides feedback to and coordinates with the State Workforce Investment Board & Youth Council • Comprised of local businesses, Workforce Investment Act providers, community partners & agencies

  13. Goals of the SWIB • Engage the workforce system in anticipation and responding to business’ current and emerging needs for skilled workers • Encourage alignment among workforce development, post secondary education, and economic development • Advance workforce development policies by providing recommendations to the Governor and other state leaders who support economic development efforts in Montana

  14. SWIB Membership • Governor • State Legislature • Business • Chief elected officials • Labor organizations • Youth Activities • Delivery of WIA Activities • Lead State Agency Officials

  15. Workforce Investment ActSWIB OVERSIGHT • Adult, Youth, & Dislocated Worker Employment & Training Programs Suzanne Ferguson, WIA Supervisor 406-438-3552 sferguson@mt.gov

  16. General Overview:Displaced Workers & Displaced Homemakers

  17. SWIB Standing Committees • Executive Committee • May act for SWIB • Implement strategic plan • Track workgroups • Provide leadership • Drive provisions of critical workforce data • Youth Council Committee • Provide leadership • Catalyst to connect youth with quality educational and employment opportunities • WIA Committee • Guide Strategic Plan • Make decisions based on WIA rules & regulations

  18. SWIB Committees, Cont. • Life-Long Learning Committee • Training & education models that: • Provide lifelong learning opportunities • Provide advancement • Meet employers needs • Sector Strategies Committee • Develop understanding of interrelationships between business and workforce needs

  19. Youth Council Members(Ad Hoc) • Required • Appointed by the State Board & Governor • Specific membership requirements • Responsibilities • Inform full Board regarding Youth Workforce issues in Montana & recommend youth policy • Identify issues & solutions for youth transitioning out of foster care or with incarcerated parents • Coordinate with youth providers • Infrastructure to support healthy components of society, such as school & employment

  20. Expectations for Effective Board Members • Stay in contact • Please return phone calls and e-mails in a timely manner • Attendance • Please attend all board functions, excepting emergency situations • Be prepared - Read board meeting materials • Media • Do refer all calls and solicitations to SWIB staff

  21. Expectations for Effective Board Members • Notify Staff • If you have a conflict of interest with business before the board. Please see our Conflict of Interest policy for more information: http://swib.mt.gov/coipolicy.asp • Ask Questions • Do not hesitate to contact SWIB staff for any questions or assistance you may need. We are happy to help!

  22. Expectations for Effective Board Members • Don’t discuss Board business before it has been made public • Do not engage in a private conversation with individuals who have business before the Board • Don’t take a position on an issue before the Board does • Don’t dispose of Board materials • Don’t meet without prior public notification Conduct to Avoid:

  23. Helpful Links For Board Members • SWIB Website: http://swib.mt.gov/ • SWIB Bylaws: http://swib.mt.gov/documents/ByLaws.pdf • Upcoming Meetings: http://swib.mt.gov/UpcomingMeetings2.asp • Reports & Links: http://swib.mt.gov/ReportsandLinks.asp • Member Resources: http://swib.mt.gov/policiesprocedures.asp • Montana GED Now: http://montanagednow.mt.gov/

  24. Accomplishments of the State Workforce Investment Board SWIB Youth Council - Future Forged Initiative (Montana GED Now) – Follow us on Facebook!! Financial support for innovative Workforce Development projects Partners with various organizations and groups applying for grants

  25. Dawson Comm. College UM Helena COT Gallatin College Programs Montana’s Two-Year Colleges Flathead Valley Comm. College Daniels MSU Northern Sheridan Glacier Toole Hill Lincoln Liberty Valley Blackfeet Comm. College Flathead Blaine Roosevelt Libby Center Pondera Phillips Stone Child College Aaniih Nakoda College Fort Peck Comm. College Chouteau Richland Teton MSU Great Falls COT Lake Sanders McCone Salish Kootenai College Lewis and Clark Cascade Garfield Dawson Fergus Dawson Comm. College Petroleum Lewistown Center Mineral Judith Basin Missoula Prairie UM Missoula COT Miles Comm. College Meagher Powell Wheatland Musselshell Granite Custer Broadwater Treasure Fallon Deer Lodge Golden Valley Little Big Horn College Jefferson Ravalli Bitterroot College Program Rosebud Yellowstone Sweet Grass MT Tech COT Silver Bow Gallatin Stillwater MSU Billings COT Carter Chief Dull Knife College Big Horn Powder River Park Madison Beaverhead Carbon UM Western Tribal college Community College Affiliated with MSU Affiliated with UM Extended campuses

  26. Workforce Regions

  27. Certified One-Stop Areas

  28. WIA Service Providers

  29. Questions? Leisa Smith, SWIB Director 406-444-1609 lsmith@mt.gov Kali Wicks, SWIB Specialist 406-444-4480 kwicks@mt.gov Please visit our website at: http://swib.mt.gov/

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