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South Central WorkForce Center Locations Fairmont WorkForce Center 412 S. State Street Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 Phone: 507-235-5518

Our Mission is to: Develop and Maintain a Quality Workforce for South Central Minnesota

Mankato WorkForce Center 12 Civic Center Plaza, #1600 Mankato, Minnesota 56001 Phone: 507-389-6723 New Ulm WorkForce Center 1618 South Broadway, Suite 203 New Ulm, Minnesota 56073 Phone: 507-354-3138

Diane Halvorson, Executive Director Heather Gleason, Assistant Director SC WorkForce Council 706 North Victory Drive Mankato, MN 56001 www.workforcecouncil.org

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ANNUAL REPORT JULY 1, 2012 — JUNE 30, 2013


Labor Market Recovery

During Program Year 2012, South Central Minnesota continued to see strong signs of economic recovery, including employment growth. Although we have yet to return to prerecession employment levels, the annual unemployment rate for the region was down to 4.9% by the end of the calendar year. All indicators point to a labor market that is producing jobs and putting unemployed individuals back to work.

Annual 2nd Quarter Employment Change in South Central Minnesota, 2000 -2013 2,000

1,566

1,516 798

1,000 129

685 253

6

230

0 -1,000

-599

-217

-74 -1,369

-2,000 -3,000

The South Central WorkForce Council is the workforce investment board for our nine-county service area. The WorkForce Council provides administration and oversight of workforce development programs/ initiatives and the local workforce center system. Business Representatives Jim Abraham, Employment Related Services Deb Barnes, Oak Terrace Candace Fenske, Madelia Community Hospital William Fitzsimmons, WTF Tax Services Mary Jacobs, Hickory Tech Bill Meyer, Armour-Eckrich John Schons, STEP, Inc. Dennis Siemer, V-Tek, Inc. Larry Treptow, Wells Concrete Tim Wenzel, Winegar, Inc. Organization Representatives Jay Hancock, MN DEED-Rehabilitation Services Craig Jaskulke, Regional Council of Carpenters Shane Meier, IBEW Local 343 Bev Mountain, Mankato Area Adult Basic Education Joan Tesdahl, Nicollet County Human Services Karen Wagner, MN DEED-Job Service Linsey Warmka, Faribault County Development Corp. John Woodwick, MN Valley Action Council

-4,000 -4,273

-5,000

MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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Labor Market Recovery The Joint Powers Board is made up of one county commissioner from each of the nine counties we serve. The Joint Powers Board serves as the local unit of government for programs operated under the Workforce Investment Act. Blue Earth County Commissioner Kip Bruender Brown County Commissioner Richard Seeboth Faribault County Commissioner John Roper LeSueur County Commissioner David Gliszinski Martin County Commissioner Steve Pierce Nicollet County Commissioner David Haack Sibley County Commissioner Joy Cohrs Waseca County Commissioner James Peterson Watonwan County Commissioner Kathleen Svalland

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Number of Customers Using the Resource Area Computers and Number of Job Orders 13,000 11,000 9,000 7,000 5,000 3,000 1,000

10,324 7,571 6,381 5,563 5,414 4,157 3,930 4,270

2007

2008

2009

Customers

2010

11,184 12,123

3,786

2011

4,407

2012

Job Orders

During Program Year 2012, the number of job seekers utilizing WorkForce Center services has returned to pre-recession levels, while the number of job orders continues to increase.

Staff at the WorkForce Centers are at the front line of services for job seekers and employers. Services include:

Job Seeker Services

Employer Services

Database of Job Openings Post Resumes Labor Market Information Work & Career Readiness Workshops on: -Job Search -Resume Writing -Career Exploration -Starting a Business -Employment Networking

List Job Openings Access Resumes Screening Labor Market Information Space for Recruiting/Interviews Recruitment Strategies Skills Assessment Tax Incentives Human Resource Consultation Employer Seminars Job Fairs

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Revenues and Expenditures July 2012 - June 2013

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce State and Federal Dislocated Worker Services

Dept. of Public Safety –Youth Intervention Blandin –MIRC Martin County Summer Youth Subtotal

SC Number of Dislocated Workers Served and Annual Unemployment Rate by Program Year (includes Projects) 1998 to 2012 1,800

9.0%

1,546

1,600 1,400 1,200

1,113

736

$ 6,745,103.72

$ 4,121,308.01

5.0%

651

614

744

719

692

600 400

$ 45,066.96 1,886.09 46,995.84 $ 93,948.89

6.0%

926

800

Expenditures

$ 75,722.52 1,886.09 98,148.15 $ 175,756.76

7.0%

1,090

1,000

Total

Revenues

8.0%

1,209

1,237 1,261

Other

4.0% 3.0%

431

413

2.0%

200

1.0%

0

0.0% 1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Dislocated Workers (#)

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Unemployment Rate (%)

This past year, 692 dislocated workers were served. 211 individuals left the program and entered employment at an average wage of $14.75 per hour. All performance standards were met (see below).

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Revenues and Expenditures July 2012 - June 2013 Revenues and Expenditures are reported based on the Program Year of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Please note: many of the programs have different start and end dates, or are available across multiple years. Thus, revenues may include 2 years of allocations (i.e. youth) and expenditures in most cases are not final for the program. Federal Dept. of Labor Funding Workforce Investment Act -Youth Workforce Investment Act –Adult Workforce Investment Act –Dislocated Worker Workforce Investment Act –Special Allotment WIA Incentive –Adult Career Pathways Environ Biocompsites DW Project Harsco Rail DW Project TSE DW Project Itron DW Project FastTRAC Adult Career Pathways (ACP) FastTRAC –ACP Healthcare FastTRAC –ACP Manufacturing Youth DEI Project Subtotal

Revenues

Expenditures

$ 972,943.64 424,594.91 480,762.77 53,651.00 11,730.00 58,732.93 47,181.19 286,951.77 242,000.00 72,783.96 32,348.00 52,349.00 205,000.00 $ 2,941,029.17

$ 488,037.06 365,654.64 424,348.04 977.36 11,730.00 44,941.74 38,888.95 81,030.96 53,647.18 72,783.96 30,319.67 18,097.79 27,113.18 $1,657,570.53

State Funding –MN DEED State Dislocated Worker ACS Business Process DW Project Kraft Foods DW Project Youth Competitive Grant Veterans Projects Subtotal

$ 813,950.88 78,638.88 160,000.00 135,000.00 149.198.49 $1,336,788.25

$ 570,027.71 73,224.52 5,372.94 135,000.00 115,822.02 $ 899,447.19

MN Family Investment Program/DWP/Innovations $ 1,916,901.85 Supported Work 38,020.20 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 81,704.76 Innovations –Teen Parent 227,145.69 Youth –Teen Parent 27,757.04 Subtotal $ 2,291,529.54

$1,237,466.32 25,425.42 51,356.93 130,134.02 25,958.71 $ 1,470,341.40

Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Funding

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce Dislocated Worker Projects Dislocated Worker Projects are developed when lay-offs occur that affect 50 or more employees. The following is a list of active dislocated worker projects during Program Year 2012.

Company ACS –Mankato Environ –Mankato Harsco Rail –Fairmont Itron –Waseca Kraft Foods –New Ulm TSE –Arlington

Total Served 75 35 40 70 15 57 292

Program Services Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and State Dislocated Worker services are delivered by the MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development Job Service and MN Valley Action Council. Services available include: Core Services: Outreach, Intake, Eligibility Determination and Initial Assessment, Job Development, Placement, Job Search Skills, Resume Development, Employment Planning, Follow-up and Related Support Services. Intensive Services: Comprehensive Assessment, Career Exploration, Career Counseling, Case Management, Work Readiness Skills, PreVocational Training and related Support Services. Training Services: Occupational Skills Training, On-the-Job Training, ESL Classes, GED/High School Completion Classes, Adult Basic Education and Related Support Services.

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Partnering to Prepare a Skilled Workforce

Developing a Skilled Workforce WIA Adult Services

Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Under the Workforce Investment Act Adult program, core services can be provided to any adult seeking assistance. However, intensive and training services are focused on economically disadvantaged adults who can benefit from these services. National statistics reveal that investment in training pays:

Overall Satisfaction with Services Provided at the WorkForce Center 10 9.5 9 8.5 8 7.5 Oct-12

Apr-13 Fairmont

Nov-13

New Ulm

Mankato

Name one thing you liked best about the services?

During the past year, a total of 123 adults were served. A total of 48 adults left the program and entered employment at an average wage of $11.07 per hour. All performance standards were met (see below).

80.0

79.3

84.0

    

88.9

75

70.0

Access to computer, printer and fax

Individualized Very helpful The staff are friendly and knowledgeable They refer me to jobs that I don’t see on my own

Name one thing about the services that could be improved?

Adult Performance Outcomes 100

    

60.9

More computers More job listings More funding More staff

How did you find out about the services? 6% 5% 2% 5% 14% 8%

Open later hours

26%

36%

Goal

50

Actual

25

9.2 10.9

Family/Friend

Referral

Been here before UI

Internet

Walk In

Newspaper

Radio

0 Employment Retention

6

Credential

Earnings

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Partnering to Prepare a Skilled Workforce

FastTRAC Pathways to Health Care Careers

Veterans Services –MN DEED Case Management Services Total Served: Entered Employment: Completed Program Objective: Enrolled in Veteran DW Project

141 41 63 35

Outreach Services Employers Contacted: Veterans Contacted: Job Leads:

258 1,180 473

FastTRAC aligns the expertise of Adult Basic Education, South Central College and WorkForce Center partners to provide lowskilled adults with the skills necessary to succeed in demand occupations.

National Career Readiness Credential–MN DEED The NCRC is a work-related skills credential that proves an individual has the skills needed for employment. It allows the jobseeker to showcase some of their strongest skills and compete in a challenging job market. The certificate is earned by taking three ACT WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information. The certificate is awarded in four different levels including bronze, silver, gold and platinum. NCRC Certificates Awarded Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Total

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Developing a Skilled Workforce

PY 12

PY 11

Total

9 48 34 0 91

8 29 16 0 53

17 77 50 0 144

FastTRAC Adult Career Pathways Health Care Grant 48 Adults Received Basic Skills Instruction and Explored Careers in Health Care 43 Adults Enrolled in Certified Nursing Assistant Integrated Instruction at South Central College 39 Adults Completed CNA Instruction and Attained Credits and a Credential *29 Adults Entered Employment at an Average Wage of $10.73 per Hour (*results not final)

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Partnering to Prepare a Skilled Workforce

Preparing Our Emerging Workforce Youth Programs

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Results

Labor force participation rates for younger workers have declined over the last decade. Participation rates for the 16 to 19 year old age group stands at 58.4% compared to 67.0% in 2000.

The Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Program serves people with significant disabilities who want to get or keep a job.

Labor Force Participation by Age South Central Minnesota 2012 16 to 19 years

Total Served: Closed Employed: Average Wage:

58.4%

20 and 21 years

76.4%

22 to 24 years

84.1%

25 to 29 years

89.4%

30 to 34 years

89.8%

35 to 44 years

89.6%

45 to 54 years

90.3%

55 to 59 years

State Services for the Blind Results The State Services for the Blind is for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to achieve vocational and personal independence.

85.3%

60 and 61 years

76.6%

62 to 64 years

56.2%

65 to 69 years

37.1%

70 to 74 years 75 years and over

21.2% 6.1%

0.0%

20.0%

40.0%

60.0%

80.0%

100.0%

During the past year a total of 178 youth were served and 93% participated in Work Experience opportunities. All performance standards were exceeded (see below).

WIA Youth Performance Outcomes 100 76.0

92.0 94

81.3 85.0 85.7

85.0

75.0

78.1

Goal

40.0

Actual

25

0

Mankato Results: Number of Customers Served: Rehabilitated to Employment: Average Wage:

Total Served: Total Exits: Average Wage: Common Measures Entered Unsubsidized Employment: Retention in Employment:

OY Employment

OY Retention OY Credential

OY Earnin gs

YY Goals

YY Dip loma

795 101 $15.83 55 3 $15.03

The Senior Community Employment Service Program is delivered by MN Valley Action Council and provides work experience opportunities for low-income individuals age 55 and over.

55.0 55.6

50

Statewide Results: Number of Customers Served: Rehabilitated to Employment: Average Wage:

Senior Community Employment Service Program

93.8

68.4

75

959 195 $10.02

71 18 $8.99 Plan Actual 52.6% 36.4% 75% 87.5%

YY Retention

OY = Older Youth; YY = Younger Youth

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Developing a Work Ready Workforce

Preparing Our Emerging Workforce Youth Intervention Program

MN Diversionary Work Program (DWP) The Diversionary Work Program (DWP) is a four-month program that helps low-income Minnesota families find a job. The goal of DWP is to provide work readiness skills and support parents in finding employment rather than going on public assistance. Services are provided in: Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan Counties.

The Youth Intervention Program (YIP) focused on serving youth in foster care or out-of-home placements. Youth participate in work experiences, workshops and group activities with other youth in out-of-home placements to increase self-esteem and personal development.

Last year, 167 individuals left the Diversionary Work Program and entered employment at an average wage of $10.47 per hour.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training provides job search assistance and a limited amount of support services to individuals receiving food support and actively seeking employment. Services are provided in: Brown, Faribault, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan Counties. Last year, 78 individuals left SNAP Employment &Training services and entered employment at an average wage of $10.11 per hour.

Programs funded through:

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A total of 49 foster care youth were served by YIP last year.

“Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It.” Program The “Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It.” Program is focused on serving youth ages 14-24 from communities of color. Youth participate in work experiences, workshops and field trips. The program also focuses on engaging youth and their families and providing cultural awareness to the community. Outcomes

# of Youth

Total Youth Served

71

Participated in a Work Experience

49

Attained Work Readiness Skills

41

Graduated from High School

17

Attended Post-Secondary Education

16

Will Begin Post-Secondary Education Fall 2013

8

Entered Unsubsidized Employment

8

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Preparing Our Emerging Workforce

Developing a Work Ready Workforce

Partners In Career Exploration Partners in Career Exploration (PICE) is a partnership between workforce development and education that places interns from Minnesota State UniversityMankato in local school districts to provide one-onone career exploration and career counseling assistance to high school students. Districts that participated in the 2012-2013 school year include: Cleveland Public School LeSueur-Henderson Public School St. Clair Public School

Activities Total Students Served Assist with Career Exploration Tools

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is Minnesota’s response to the federal TANF legislation. MFIP’s focus is to assist individuals in developing work readiness skills and finding employment as quickly as possible. Our partnership provides services in the following counties: Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan. Last year, 252 individuals left the MFIP program and entered employment at an average wage of $9.95 per hour.

MFIP Innovations Teen Parent Project # of Youth

338 100

Group Career Planning Individual Career Planning Post-secondary Information & Assistance Job Search/Interviewing/Resume Assistance Introduction to Regional Career Website

99 68 99 35 60

Martin County Summer Youth Internship The goal of this project was to expose college age youth to potential career opportunities in Martin County to attract them back to the area after graduation. This project recruited, assessed and matched youth with for profit and non-profit paid internships.  20 youth participated  Youth worked an average of 229 hours  3 interns were hired into permanent positions

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MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)

The MFIP Innovations Teen Parent Project provides single point of contact services for teen parents on MFIP in the nine county area. Teens develop a plan and contact is made on a weekly basis by their mentor (single point of contact) . Outcomes # Teen Parents Served # Teen Parents attaining HS Diploma/GED # Teen Parents in HS Completion/GED Classes # Teen Parents transitioned to Post-Secondary # Teen Parents Working % Teen Parents Receiving Pre-Natal Care % Teen Parents that did not have subsequent pregnancy

128 67 50 16 80 97% 88%

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Preparing Our Emerging Workforce

Developing a Work Ready Workforce

Partners In Career Exploration Partners in Career Exploration (PICE) is a partnership between workforce development and education that places interns from Minnesota State UniversityMankato in local school districts to provide one-onone career exploration and career counseling assistance to high school students. Districts that participated in the 2012-2013 school year include: Cleveland Public School LeSueur-Henderson Public School St. Clair Public School

Activities Total Students Served Assist with Career Exploration Tools

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is Minnesota’s response to the federal TANF legislation. MFIP’s focus is to assist individuals in developing work readiness skills and finding employment as quickly as possible. Our partnership provides services in the following counties: Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan. Last year, 252 individuals left the MFIP program and entered employment at an average wage of $9.95 per hour.

MFIP Innovations Teen Parent Project # of Youth

338 100

Group Career Planning Individual Career Planning Post-secondary Information & Assistance Job Search/Interviewing/Resume Assistance Introduction to Regional Career Website

99 68 99 35 60

Martin County Summer Youth Internship The goal of this project was to expose college age youth to potential career opportunities in Martin County to attract them back to the area after graduation. This project recruited, assessed and matched youth with for profit and non-profit paid internships.  20 youth participated  Youth worked an average of 229 hours  3 interns were hired into permanent positions

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MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)

The MFIP Innovations Teen Parent Project provides single point of contact services for teen parents on MFIP in the nine county area. Teens develop a plan and contact is made on a weekly basis by their mentor (single point of contact) . Outcomes # Teen Parents Served # Teen Parents attaining HS Diploma/GED # Teen Parents in HS Completion/GED Classes # Teen Parents transitioned to Post-Secondary # Teen Parents Working % Teen Parents Receiving Pre-Natal Care % Teen Parents that did not have subsequent pregnancy

128 67 50 16 80 97% 88%

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Developing a Work Ready Workforce

Preparing Our Emerging Workforce Youth Intervention Program

MN Diversionary Work Program (DWP) The Diversionary Work Program (DWP) is a four-month program that helps low-income Minnesota families find a job. The goal of DWP is to provide work readiness skills and support parents in finding employment rather than going on public assistance. Services are provided in: Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan Counties.

The Youth Intervention Program (YIP) focused on serving youth in foster care or out-of-home placements. Youth participate in work experiences, workshops and group activities with other youth in out-of-home placements to increase self-esteem and personal development.

Last year, 167 individuals left the Diversionary Work Program and entered employment at an average wage of $10.47 per hour.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training provides job search assistance and a limited amount of support services to individuals receiving food support and actively seeking employment. Services are provided in: Brown, Faribault, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan Counties. Last year, 78 individuals left SNAP Employment &Training services and entered employment at an average wage of $10.11 per hour.

Programs funded through:

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A total of 49 foster care youth were served by YIP last year.

“Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It.” Program The “Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It.” Program is focused on serving youth ages 14-24 from communities of color. Youth participate in work experiences, workshops and field trips. The program also focuses on engaging youth and their families and providing cultural awareness to the community. Outcomes

# of Youth

Total Youth Served

71

Participated in a Work Experience

49

Attained Work Readiness Skills

41

Graduated from High School

17

Attended Post-Secondary Education

16

Will Begin Post-Secondary Education Fall 2013

8

Entered Unsubsidized Employment

8

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Partnering to Prepare a Skilled Workforce

Preparing Our Emerging Workforce Youth Programs

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Results

Labor force participation rates for younger workers have declined over the last decade. Participation rates for the 16 to 19 year old age group stands at 58.4% compared to 67.0% in 2000.

The Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Program serves people with significant disabilities who want to get or keep a job.

Labor Force Participation by Age South Central Minnesota 2012 16 to 19 years

Total Served: Closed Employed: Average Wage:

58.4%

20 and 21 years

76.4%

22 to 24 years

84.1%

25 to 29 years

89.4%

30 to 34 years

89.8%

35 to 44 years

89.6%

45 to 54 years

90.3%

55 to 59 years

State Services for the Blind Results The State Services for the Blind is for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to achieve vocational and personal independence.

85.3%

60 and 61 years

76.6%

62 to 64 years

56.2%

65 to 69 years

37.1%

70 to 74 years 75 years and over

21.2% 6.1%

0.0%

20.0%

40.0%

60.0%

80.0%

100.0%

During the past year a total of 178 youth were served and 93% participated in Work Experience opportunities. All performance standards were exceeded (see below).

WIA Youth Performance Outcomes 100 76.0

92.0 94

81.3 85.0 85.7

85.0

75.0

78.1

Goal

40.0

Actual

25

0

Mankato Results: Number of Customers Served: Rehabilitated to Employment: Average Wage:

Total Served: Total Exits: Average Wage: Common Measures Entered Unsubsidized Employment: Retention in Employment:

OY Employment

OY Retention OY Credential

OY Earnin gs

YY Goals

YY Dip loma

795 101 $15.83 55 3 $15.03

The Senior Community Employment Service Program is delivered by MN Valley Action Council and provides work experience opportunities for low-income individuals age 55 and over.

55.0 55.6

50

Statewide Results: Number of Customers Served: Rehabilitated to Employment: Average Wage:

Senior Community Employment Service Program

93.8

68.4

75

959 195 $10.02

71 18 $8.99 Plan Actual 52.6% 36.4% 75% 87.5%

YY Retention

OY = Older Youth; YY = Younger Youth

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Partnering to Prepare a Skilled Workforce

FastTRAC Pathways to Health Care Careers

Veterans Services –MN DEED Case Management Services Total Served: Entered Employment: Completed Program Objective: Enrolled in Veteran DW Project

141 41 63 35

Outreach Services Employers Contacted: Veterans Contacted: Job Leads:

258 1,180 473

FastTRAC aligns the expertise of Adult Basic Education, South Central College and WorkForce Center partners to provide lowskilled adults with the skills necessary to succeed in demand occupations.

National Career Readiness Credential–MN DEED The NCRC is a work-related skills credential that proves an individual has the skills needed for employment. It allows the jobseeker to showcase some of their strongest skills and compete in a challenging job market. The certificate is earned by taking three ACT WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information. The certificate is awarded in four different levels including bronze, silver, gold and platinum. NCRC Certificates Awarded Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Total

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Developing a Skilled Workforce

PY 12

PY 11

Total

9 48 34 0 91

8 29 16 0 53

17 77 50 0 144

FastTRAC Adult Career Pathways Health Care Grant 48 Adults Received Basic Skills Instruction and Explored Careers in Health Care 43 Adults Enrolled in Certified Nursing Assistant Integrated Instruction at South Central College 39 Adults Completed CNA Instruction and Attained Credits and a Credential *29 Adults Entered Employment at an Average Wage of $10.73 per Hour (*results not final)

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Partnering to Prepare a Skilled Workforce

Developing a Skilled Workforce WIA Adult Services

Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Under the Workforce Investment Act Adult program, core services can be provided to any adult seeking assistance. However, intensive and training services are focused on economically disadvantaged adults who can benefit from these services. National statistics reveal that investment in training pays:

Overall Satisfaction with Services Provided at the WorkForce Center 10 9.5 9 8.5 8 7.5 Oct-12

Apr-13 Fairmont

Nov-13

New Ulm

Mankato

Name one thing you liked best about the services?

During the past year, a total of 123 adults were served. A total of 48 adults left the program and entered employment at an average wage of $11.07 per hour. All performance standards were met (see below).

80.0

79.3

84.0

    

88.9

75

70.0

Access to computer, printer and fax

Individualized Very helpful The staff are friendly and knowledgeable They refer me to jobs that I don’t see on my own

Name one thing about the services that could be improved?

Adult Performance Outcomes 100

    

60.9

More computers More job listings More funding More staff

How did you find out about the services? 6% 5% 2% 5% 14% 8%

Open later hours

26%

36%

Goal

50

Actual

25

9.2 10.9

Family/Friend

Referral

Been here before UI

Internet

Walk In

Newspaper

Radio

0 Employment Retention

6

Credential

Earnings

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Revenues and Expenditures July 2012 - June 2013 Revenues and Expenditures are reported based on the Program Year of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Please note: many of the programs have different start and end dates, or are available across multiple years. Thus, revenues may include 2 years of allocations (i.e. youth) and expenditures in most cases are not final for the program. Federal Dept. of Labor Funding Workforce Investment Act -Youth Workforce Investment Act –Adult Workforce Investment Act –Dislocated Worker Workforce Investment Act –Special Allotment WIA Incentive –Adult Career Pathways Environ Biocompsites DW Project Harsco Rail DW Project TSE DW Project Itron DW Project FastTRAC Adult Career Pathways (ACP) FastTRAC –ACP Healthcare FastTRAC –ACP Manufacturing Youth DEI Project Subtotal

Revenues

Expenditures

$ 972,943.64 424,594.91 480,762.77 53,651.00 11,730.00 58,732.93 47,181.19 286,951.77 242,000.00 72,783.96 32,348.00 52,349.00 205,000.00 $ 2,941,029.17

$ 488,037.06 365,654.64 424,348.04 977.36 11,730.00 44,941.74 38,888.95 81,030.96 53,647.18 72,783.96 30,319.67 18,097.79 27,113.18 $1,657,570.53

State Funding –MN DEED State Dislocated Worker ACS Business Process DW Project Kraft Foods DW Project Youth Competitive Grant Veterans Projects Subtotal

$ 813,950.88 78,638.88 160,000.00 135,000.00 149.198.49 $1,336,788.25

$ 570,027.71 73,224.52 5,372.94 135,000.00 115,822.02 $ 899,447.19

MN Family Investment Program/DWP/Innovations $ 1,916,901.85 Supported Work 38,020.20 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 81,704.76 Innovations –Teen Parent 227,145.69 Youth –Teen Parent 27,757.04 Subtotal $ 2,291,529.54

$1,237,466.32 25,425.42 51,356.93 130,134.02 25,958.71 $ 1,470,341.40

Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Funding

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce Dislocated Worker Projects Dislocated Worker Projects are developed when lay-offs occur that affect 50 or more employees. The following is a list of active dislocated worker projects during Program Year 2012.

Company ACS –Mankato Environ –Mankato Harsco Rail –Fairmont Itron –Waseca Kraft Foods –New Ulm TSE –Arlington

Total Served 75 35 40 70 15 57 292

Program Services Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and State Dislocated Worker services are delivered by the MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development Job Service and MN Valley Action Council. Services available include: Core Services: Outreach, Intake, Eligibility Determination and Initial Assessment, Job Development, Placement, Job Search Skills, Resume Development, Employment Planning, Follow-up and Related Support Services. Intensive Services: Comprehensive Assessment, Career Exploration, Career Counseling, Case Management, Work Readiness Skills, PreVocational Training and related Support Services. Training Services: Occupational Skills Training, On-the-Job Training, ESL Classes, GED/High School Completion Classes, Adult Basic Education and Related Support Services.

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Revenues and Expenditures July 2012 - June 2013

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce State and Federal Dislocated Worker Services

Dept. of Public Safety –Youth Intervention Blandin –MIRC Martin County Summer Youth Subtotal

SC Number of Dislocated Workers Served and Annual Unemployment Rate by Program Year (includes Projects) 1998 to 2012 1,800

9.0%

1,546

1,600 1,400 1,200

1,113

736

$ 6,745,103.72

$ 4,121,308.01

5.0%

651

614

744

719

692

600 400

$ 45,066.96 1,886.09 46,995.84 $ 93,948.89

6.0%

926

800

Expenditures

$ 75,722.52 1,886.09 98,148.15 $ 175,756.76

7.0%

1,090

1,000

Total

Revenues

8.0%

1,209

1,237 1,261

Other

4.0% 3.0%

431

413

2.0%

200

1.0%

0

0.0% 1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Dislocated Workers (#)

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Unemployment Rate (%)

This past year, 692 dislocated workers were served. 211 individuals left the program and entered employment at an average wage of $14.75 per hour. All performance standards were met (see below).

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Labor Market Recovery The Joint Powers Board is made up of one county commissioner from each of the nine counties we serve. The Joint Powers Board serves as the local unit of government for programs operated under the Workforce Investment Act. Blue Earth County Commissioner Kip Bruender Brown County Commissioner Richard Seeboth Faribault County Commissioner John Roper LeSueur County Commissioner David Gliszinski Martin County Commissioner Steve Pierce Nicollet County Commissioner David Haack Sibley County Commissioner Joy Cohrs Waseca County Commissioner James Peterson Watonwan County Commissioner Kathleen Svalland

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Number of Customers Using the Resource Area Computers and Number of Job Orders 13,000 11,000 9,000 7,000 5,000 3,000 1,000

10,324 7,571 6,381 5,563 5,414 4,157 3,930 4,270

2007

2008

2009

Customers

2010

11,184 12,123

3,786

2011

4,407

2012

Job Orders

During Program Year 2012, the number of job seekers utilizing WorkForce Center services has returned to pre-recession levels, while the number of job orders continues to increase.

Staff at the WorkForce Centers are at the front line of services for job seekers and employers. Services include:

Job Seeker Services

Employer Services

Database of Job Openings Post Resumes Labor Market Information Work & Career Readiness Workshops on: -Job Search -Resume Writing -Career Exploration -Starting a Business -Employment Networking

List Job Openings Access Resumes Screening Labor Market Information Space for Recruiting/Interviews Recruitment Strategies Skills Assessment Tax Incentives Human Resource Consultation Employer Seminars Job Fairs

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Labor Market Recovery

During Program Year 2012, South Central Minnesota continued to see strong signs of economic recovery, including employment growth. Although we have yet to return to prerecession employment levels, the annual unemployment rate for the region was down to 4.9% by the end of the calendar year. All indicators point to a labor market that is producing jobs and putting unemployed individuals back to work.

Annual 2nd Quarter Employment Change in South Central Minnesota, 2000 -2013 2,000

1,566

1,516 798

1,000 129

685 253

6

230

0 -1,000

-599

-217

-74 -1,369

-2,000 -3,000

The South Central WorkForce Council is the workforce investment board for our nine-county service area. The WorkForce Council provides administration and oversight of workforce development programs/ initiatives and the local workforce center system. Business Representatives Jim Abraham, Employment Related Services Deb Barnes, Oak Terrace Candace Fenske, Madelia Community Hospital William Fitzsimmons, WTF Tax Services Mary Jacobs, Hickory Tech Bill Meyer, Armour-Eckrich John Schons, STEP, Inc. Dennis Siemer, V-Tek, Inc. Larry Treptow, Wells Concrete Tim Wenzel, Winegar, Inc. Organization Representatives Jay Hancock, MN DEED-Rehabilitation Services Craig Jaskulke, Regional Council of Carpenters Shane Meier, IBEW Local 343 Bev Mountain, Mankato Area Adult Basic Education Joan Tesdahl, Nicollet County Human Services Karen Wagner, MN DEED-Job Service Linsey Warmka, Faribault County Development Corp. John Woodwick, MN Valley Action Council

-4,000 -4,273

-5,000

MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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South Central WorkForce Center Locations Fairmont WorkForce Center 412 S. State Street Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 Phone: 507-235-5518

Our Mission is to: Develop and Maintain a Quality Workforce for South Central Minnesota

Mankato WorkForce Center 12 Civic Center Plaza, #1600 Mankato, Minnesota 56001 Phone: 507-389-6723 New Ulm WorkForce Center 1618 South Broadway, Suite 203 New Ulm, Minnesota 56073 Phone: 507-354-3138

Diane Halvorson, Executive Director Heather Gleason, Assistant Director SC WorkForce Council 706 North Victory Drive Mankato, MN 56001 www.workforcecouncil.org

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ANNUAL REPORT JULY 1, 2012 — JUNE 30, 2013


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