California Workforce Association – Executive Bootcamp

CWA’s Executive Boot Camp helps executive staff hone their skills to become even more effective leaders. Boot Camp addresses leadership development, partnership building, business engagement, labor market dynamics, staffing boards, politics, and other skills workforce executives need to operate effectively in complex environments.
This year-long training provides the knowledge, tools and peer-to-peer learning needed to thrive in uncertainty and to fulfill your role as a regional leader, a steward of public resources, and an effective workforce development professional.
Hear Boot Camp graduates discuss each of the core skills that provide an “executive edge” leading to state-of-the-art high performance workforce programs. Feel free to join anytime during the session.

Meeting of the Minds – Driven By Demand
The Executive Edge

DATE: September 5, 2017
TIME: 9:30 – 11:30 
ROOM: Characters (Marriott Lobby Level)
MODERATORS: Tim Aldinger, Director of Workforce Development Services
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Bob Lanter, Executive Director, California Workforce Association
PRESENTERS: 2016 – 2017 Bootcamp Students

Scroll down to view the 2016-17 CWA Executive Bootcamp Class and their MMM 2017 Capstone Projects [Group is listed in order that they will be presenting at MMM 2017] 

Interested in being part of the next CWA Executive Bootcamp Class Click Here For Bootcamp Info, or contact Megan Bailey, Program Manager at CWA mbailey@calworkforce.org 

TECHNOLOGY / PERFORMANCE

Michelle Engel-Silva, Executive Director
Proteus, Inc.

Capstone: Data Analytics: Now What

What was the Objective?
WIOA mandates data driven decision making and agencies within the system are finding ways to gather valuable data, yet there are some challenges on how to utilize this data and drive continuous improvement based on information. The capstone project is two-fold research project.  It addresses challenges on gathering and effectively using data within the workforce system and it also identifies specific data-driven continuous improvement practices of some Workforce Development Agencies.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Data Analytics: Now What

Gurminder Sangha, Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Manufacturing, Central Valley and Mother Lode Regions
Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy, California Community Colleges

Capstone: Regional Employer Web Based One-Stop

Objective To develop a web based one-stop shop for regional employers and other stakeholders to source fee based customized trainings offered by the Central Valley and Mother Lode (CVML) regions Community Colleges.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Regional Employer Web Based One-Stop

Sara Paz-Nethercutt, Sr. Human Services Analyst
Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board

Capstone: Follow the yellow brick road to the emerald city of WIOA performance, while avoiding the flying monkeys

Purpose Locally, the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County has had a contracted services provider in place since July 1, 2015 for Adult and Dislocated Program services. Staff was hired directly by the service provider with no previous federal workforce development program experience. Although WIOA was codified and Federal Regulations released in August 2016, staff has not yet received the necessary guidance on the WIOA performance measures. Guidance on WIOA performance measures is anticipated for complete immersion in time for the six primary performance measures to take effect in July 2017. In the interim, since the contract start date, staff has been aware of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) performance measures with what I believe to be a cursory understanding, knowing all along those measures would be replaced with WIOA performance measures. It is now that time to align all aspects of WIOA to ensure local and federal compliance.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Follow the yellow brick road to the emerald city of WIOA performance, while avoiding the flying monkeys

Dawn Boulanger, MSW, Program Manager
County Of San Luis Obispo
Department Of Social Services
Workforce Development Board

Capstone: Mission (im)possible

Challenge: The sole AJCC/WIOA Title I service provider for the County has chosen to not renew their contract as anticipated.  They notified you 14 weeks prior to the start of the new fiscal year. Strategy:  Conduct an unplanned procurement to identify a WIOA Title I services provider by July 1st!

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Mission (im)possible

TRAINING

Sarah Burns, Research Manager
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Capstone: Creating a Data-driven Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL)

Over the course of the ’16-’17 program year, our Programs and Research departments teamed up to reevaluate our definition of In-Demand jobs (IDJ) and how it impacts ETPL eligibility. The purpose of the project was to address the following issues: Some training on ETPL provided skills that didn’t lead directly to employment. Some fee-based classes could be accessed for free at high quality elsewhere. There were many non-data-driven exceptions made to the past IDJ list. Need to make sure limited training dollars have as much impact as possible. ETPL providers were indicating an IDJ when registering their programs, but they did not always align with reality, and the review process was not tight enough.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Creating a Data-driven Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL)

Salvador Barajas, Assistant Program Manager
City of Long Beach – Pacific Gateway

Capstone: Career Pathways – Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Local Workforce Investment Boards play a critical role in leading efforts to develop and implement career pathway systems and programs. Pacific Gateway (City of Long Beach) works in partnership with Long Beach City College, the Los Angeles/ Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, and other partners to implement a Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program (MC3) as a strategy to connect individuals to a career pathway and meet the demand of the local construction industry.

Objective: To develop construction career pathway systems and programs that align the skill needs of the local and regional economy by preparing individuals through education, training, counseling support, and other services.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Career Pathways – Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Larry Yanni, Deputy Director
Mother Lode Job Training

Capstone: Career Pathway Implementation Support for Incumbent Worker Training

Issue: How to fully implement the Career Pathways designated in the Regional Plans as directed by the State Plan and WIOA partners.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Career Pathway Implementation Support for Incumbent Worker Training

Mariann Ruffolo, MBA, Deputy Director
Workforce Development Department – San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board

Project Objective: Create a World Class Youth Organization

Steps: The first step was to brand the program to include all aspects of the program. Through a naming contest by the existing participants the name “Generation: Go! Powered by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board”. Next, we developed three areas of focus: (1) Developing Career Pathways in the K-12 system, (2) Integrating Foster Youth and (3) Restructuring the Youth Contracts to Encourage Leveraged Funds.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Create a World Class Youth Organization

PARTNERSHIPS

Carla.Hendy-Anguiano@pacific-gateway.org
Carla Anguiano, Site Manager
Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center – Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board,

Capstone: Partnerships in the Age of WIOA

Partnerships between agencies are the cornerstone of what we do.  Without partnerships we would not be able to provide comprehensive services through the one stop system.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here for WIOA Partnerships

IPelayo@wdacs.lacounty.gov
Irene Pelayo, Program Manager
Workforce Development Operations, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS)

Capstone: Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Project Capstone

Purpose: Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Child Support Services Department (CSSD) have collaborated to create a referral system to help remove barriers faced by Non-Custodial Parents (NCPs).

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Project Capstone

Paula Glodowski, MSW
Social Services Division Director
Marin County Department of Health and Human Services
Employment and Training Branch

Capstone Project: Collaboration and Partnership between Social Service and Workforce Delivery Systems: Marin County Health and Human Services (HHS)-Marin Employment Connection Center (MEC) and The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (WANB)

Vision: Improve collaboration between the Social Service and Workforce systems in Marin County to provide employment and training services to a wider population of community members who are on the road to self-sufficiency.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Collaboration and Partnership between Social Service and Workforce Delivery Systems

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT

Dave Thoeny, Executive Director
Mother Lode Workforce Development Board

Capstone: Remaining Relevant in 2017 And Beyond

BACKGROUND: “WIOA is designed to help job seekers… succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.” Local Workforce Development Areas are directed to be demand-driven and responsive to business needs. Effective outreach to Economic Development and Education partners is prescribed in order to align systems and develop career pathways.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Remaining Relevant in 2017 And Beyond

Patience C. Ofodu, MPA
Business Services Manager – Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County

Capstone: Sub Regional Economic Development Plan that includes Pipeline of Skilled Workforce “Collaboration with WDB”

This project is a perfect opportunity to enhance collaboration and leverage resources, including human capital, between WDB, Economic Development, Education, and Public-Private Sector businesses along Contra Costa County’s northern shoreline.  Our goal is to support the Northern Waterfront Initiative which aims to revitalize historic industrial waterfront which contains 61% of the County’s industrial zoned land and contributes 1/3 of the County’s Gross Regional Product (GRP). The goal is to double the number of advanced manufacturing jobs by 2035 and, due to the multiplier effect, create 18,000 total jobs.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Sub Regional Economic Development Plan that includes Pipeline of Skilled Workforce “Collaboration with WDB”

Rafael Carbajal, Director of Business Services and Strategic Partnerships
County of Los Angeles, Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)

Project Objective: In partnership with our Regional Partners, Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) is looking to leverage the County’s Local Target Worker Hire Programs for both capital projects and service contracts to create talent pipelines for our shared workforce development clients. In FY 2017-2018, the County of Los Angeles will invest over $800M in Capital projects for both new developments and deferred maintenance. In addition, the County will procure over $1B in services from private businesses and non-profits; this includes direct services to both County constituents and County Departments.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here WDACS WIOA Partnership

Martha Molina-Aviles, Program Manager
County of Los Angeles – Los Angeles WDB

Capstone: Board Member Engagement

Background: The Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board is comprised of 21 members, with a majority from the business sector, as required by WIOA.  2017 kept the WDB extremely busy with the development of the PHASE II MOU, approval of the Regional and Local Plans and the creation of two standing committees.

To Read More of the Capstone, Click Here Board Member Engagement

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