A workforce pipeline doesn’t have to be built alone—who will be on your team?
List the following organizations in your community
|Organization Type||Potential Partners|
|Workforce investment boards: regional entities that direct public workforce development programs|
|Mayor’s office of economic development, or similar public agency|
|City employee support services|
|Job training organizations|
|Workforce intermediaries and placement organizations|
|Community-based organizations focused on employment and job readiness|
|Community-based organizations focused on youth|
|Community-based organizations focused on re-entry|
|Community-based organizations focused on specific populations (refugee and immigrant populations, single mothers, young men of color, etc)|
|Professional schools, nursing schools, and other allied health profession training institutions|
|Community-based organizations focused on literacy and skills building|
|Local chamber of commerce|
|Anchor institution partnerships|
Who are the key players within your own organization that can help move this effort forward?
|Internal Skillsets||Key staff members|
|Managers in charge of hiring in the largest departments|
|Community outreach and government relations|
|Workforce training and learning|
|Human resources benefits staff (in charge of tuition assistance)|
|Human resources payroll staff (in charge of release time)|
|Temporary hiring and intra-staffing|
|Information technology and software management|
|Legal department (staff in charge of restrictions around hiring returning citizens, assessing equal opportunity compliance)|
|Office of diversity|
|Strategic planning team|
|Employee bargaining units and union representation|
|Board members from other major employers|
|Procurement and supply chain (staff in charge of writing contracts that could include local hiring provisions)|
|Construction (staff in charge of writing contracts that could include local hiring provisions)|
Key ways to assess your current workforce and existing commitments
Which policies and processes are working? Which are barriers to success?
You know your community needs jobs—but do you know the strengths it can offer?
What are you going to measure to assess success, and how are you going to measure it?
How do you institutionalize programs and get the whole team on board?