Status Reports


Talent

TalentPrimaryStatusLeadSupportingStartEnd
1.0Increase the region's capacity to supply target industry skills
1.1Promote target-related career academies; engage employers in active involvementSchool districtsTina WirthJAXUSA Partnership, CareerSource, Industry Assoc.20122016
1.2In the K-12 system, develop a partnership between target sector employers and high schools throughout the regionSchool SuperintendantsLead community engagement person w/ each districtRegional school districts20122015
1.3Form employer advocacy council for K-12 reform, business involvement in urban schoolsJAX ChamberTina WirthJAXUSA Partnership20122016
1.4
(also 2.3)
Assess content needs via regular convening of college and university leaders and employer representativesUNF/JAXUSA PartnershipJanet Owen/Tom Serwatka/
Tina Wirth
CareerSource, Education providers, Industry Assoc.20132016
2.0Increase the region's capacity to connect residents with target industry learning opportunities and careers
2.1Identify multi-sector portals addressing adult workers, military, K12 students, parents and college studentsCareerSource/JAXUSA PartnershipAshley FolladoriEducation Institutions, Industry Associations20142014
2.2Create STEM-focused career information in targeted industries and in key subclustersCareerSource/JAXUSA PartnershipAshley FolladoriCareerSource/JAXUSA Partnership20122015
2.3Assess content needs via regular convening of college and university leaders and employer representativesUNF/JAXUSA PartnershipJanet Owen/Tom Serwatka/
Tina Wirth
CareerSource, Education providers, Industry Assoc.20132016
2.4Explicitly connect military training and related skills to skills needs in target sectorsMilitary Transition Assistance ProgramBrandon FieldsCareerSource20122016
3.0Encourage and celebrate employer engagement in talent development
3.1Recognize regional companies for innovative workforce development practices.JAX Chamber / JAXUSA PartnershipAshley FolladoriCareerSource20122016
3.2Organize event to promote top performers in workforce developmentJAX Chamber / JAXUSA PartnershipAshley FolladoriCareerSource20132016
3.3Seek examples of workforce innovation in the following areas for regional employers including:
(a) company development of a strategic plan to engage incumbent workforce in degree programs
(b) strategic leveraging of tuition assistance funding for employees
(c) development of onsite classes conducted at the business site
(d) development of customized certificate or degree programs
(e) selection and leveraging of college curricula to support employers' internal pipeline of workers
JAX Chamber / JAXUSA PartnershipAshley FolladoriCareerSource20122016
4.0Develop support systems and advocacy efforts to retain talent in Northeast Florida
4.1Research state of talent retention in Northeast Florida region--are we losing talent to other cities, if so, why and when?CareerSource/JAXUSA PartnershipTina WirthEducation Institutions20132014
4.2Involve IMPACTjax members in a college outreach initiativeIMPACTjaxJAX Chamber staffEducation Institutions20142016
5.0Launch a regional "Back to College" campaign
5.1Determine resources and capabilities for significant regional messaging; implementation of Collective Impact model, to include best practices of other communitiesEducation Institutions, CareerSource, JAX Chamber / JAXUSA PartnershipTina Wirth/Sabeen Perwaiz Education institutions/WorkSource20132017
5.2Pilot online degree completion information program FLVSAnna Lebesch/Brian MannFlorida DOE20142016
5.3Expand prior learning assessment opportunities, including:
(a) Expanding/marketing Prior Learning Portfolio credit availability within disciplines relevant to target industries
(b) identification of specific workplace skills and behaviors that indicate college level learning
Higher Education InstitutionsTina WirthCareerSource, JAX Chamber / JAXUSA20132016