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Sector 101: Essential Elements

of Sector Practice

A Webinar for LAWFC Partnerships

March 17, 2011


Panelists

Jim Torrens

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)

jtorrens@insightcced.org

www.nnsp.org

Jack Mills

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)

jmills@insightcced.org

www.nnsp.org

Dazzie McKelvy

Workforce Matters

Austin, TX

(512) 924-7761

dazziemckelvy@gmail.com

www.dazziemckelvy.com


Participants

Kirsten Grimm, Jerry Walker

CRCD

Ben Espitia

Goodwill SOLAC

Steve Decker

Home Care Workers Training Center

Jamie Thompson, Madeleine Brand

JVS

Jessica Goodheart

LAANE

Alma Salazar

L.A. Chamber of Commerce

Erick Serrato

PGWIN

Robert Mejia

South Bay WIB

Sara Celis

Southeast L.A. County WIB

Lori Kurdoghlian

Verdugo WIB

Pat Yee

Vital Research

Stephanie Cesareo

WINTER


Why these webinars?


Self-Assessment

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4

2

0


High impact topics

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4

3

2

1

0


Sector initiatives:

Regional, industry-focused approaches to workforce and economic

development that improve access to good jobs and/or increase job quality in

ways that strengthen an industry’s workforce


How are sector initiatives different?

Traditional job-matching and

training services

Program/funding source

oriented, and time-limited;

“client” viewpoint

Work with employers individually

Transactional: address needs of

individual, a particular hire, etc.

Work in a governmental

jurisdiction or service delivery

area

Produce programmatic outcomes

Sector initiatives

Problem-oriented: responsive to

industry, worker & jobseeker

needs over the long term

Work with employers as a group

Relational: sustained

involvement over the long-term

Work in an industry’s labor

market

Produce programmatic

outcomes and change the way

systems work


Funding

And

Policy

Support

Recruitment

Services

Workforce

Intermediary

Employers in an

Industry Sector

Business

Services

Training

Services

Support

Services

Job Seekers

and Workers


The impact of sector initiatives


“Beyond healthcare

and loss prevention /

security, what other

sectors are ripe for

initiatives?”


Capital IDEA

Dazzie McKelvy

Workforce Matters

Austin, TX

(512) 924-7761

dazziemckelvy@gmail.com

www.dazziemckelvy.com


The Capital IDEA Story

Dazzie McKelvy

Founder and Owner

www.dazziemckelvy.com


What is Capital IDEA?

GOALS

‣ Graduation or

Certification

‣ Employment

‣ Self-sufficiency

‣ Giving back

‣ Breaking the Cycle

Capital IDEA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 whose mission

is to lift working families out of poverty by sponsoring educational

services that lead to life long financial stability. www.capitalidea.org

www.dazziemckelvy.com


Who are our participants?

Capital IDEA Participants

Racial/Ethnic Demographics

‣ 76 Percent Minority

‣ Average 7 th grade reading and

math

‣ Average age 30

‣ 74 percent women

‣ 66 percent parents/

26 percent single parents

African-

American

Asian

Other

7%

25%

5%

18%

46%

Hispanic

Anglo


Capital IDEA Methodology

‣ Partner with employers , community leaders, education, WIBs, state

and local government, funding community, CBOs

‣ Employers identify core competencies and training needed

‣ Participants recruited and enrolled utilizing employer knowledge base

‣ Assess motivation, educational needs and personality of participants

‣ Plan education and personal budget

‣ Affirm mutual commitment and accountability

‣ Provide financial support for tuition, books, fees, supplies,

transportation, child care and emergencies

‣ Structure support from counselor, peers, Alumni, family, social

networks, employers, pastors, principals, Austin Interfaith Leaders

www.dazziemckelvy.com


Funding

And

Policy

Support

Recruitment

Services

Workforce

Intermediary

Employers in an

Industry Sector

Business

Services

Training

Services

Support

Services

Job Seekers

and Workers


Capital IDEA Outcomes

‣ 87 percent year to year retention rate in college

‣ 90 percent complete college prep academy and 88 percent meet

TSI requirements within 12-24 weeks

‣ 93 percent graduation from nursing programs

‣ 98 percent one-year retention in employment

‣ Average wage at employment is $18.66/hr.

www.dazziemckelvy.com


Employer Involvement

at Capital IDEA

Dazzie McKelvy

Founder and Owner

www.dazziemckelvy.com


How are employers involved at Capital IDEA?

‣ In program design and governance?

‣ In providing services?

‣ In supporting the program?

‣ In other ways?

www.dazziemckelvy.com


Dazzie McKelvy

Founder and Owner

www.dazziemckelvy.com

The Sustainability Story

About More than Money: Impact, Impact, Impact


Capital IDEA Impact

Impact = Sustainability

www.dazziemckelvy.com


Recommendations

‣ Develop Relationships at an Individual Level

‣ Convene ‘Learning Meetings”

‣ Ask Questions and Test Conclusions

‣ Develop a Strategic Plan

‣ Clarify and Agree on Cost Measurements and Program Metrics

‣ Develop and Analyze Financial and Program Data

‣ Continuously Improve Program Management

‣ Train on Vision, Mission, Expected Outcomes and Impact

‣ Craft and Communicate Your Sustainability Story Based on Impact

www.dazziemckelvy.com


Thank you, Dazzie!

Dazzie McKelvy

Workforce Matters

Austin, TX

(512) 924-7761

dazziemckelvy@gmail.com

www.dazziemckelvy.com

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