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A View Of Our Vision.

2013 ANNUAL REPORT


“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney


Creating futures by bringing people and jobs together. Our Mission

What We Do

To provide quality education, training, and labor market services that give employers and residents of the region competitive advantage in the global economy.

Central Texas Workforce System services are developed to promote the delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of business, industry, and workers. These services are designed to place Texans in jobs and to equip workers with the skills needed to foster economic development. We work with employers, employees, and the general public to achieve these goals.


Services At Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, we partner with employers, employees, and the general public to place Texans in jobs and refine workers with skills in order to benefit economic development. All funds we receive do just that. We use every dollar to provide the proper education and training to meet business, industry and worker needs. We make each person’s vision of the future more clear by offering a wide range of services.

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Job Search and Resume Assistance Registration on Work In Texas Labor Market Information Vocational Training: Guidance and Support Workshops and Job Preparation Classes One-on-one Services and Childcare Assistance for Eligible Businesses and Job Seekers New Business Start Up Assistance and Business Counseling Special Services for Veterans and Military Spouses


Fiscal Year 2013 With an over 22 million dollar budget, we were able to provide customized services for targeted business customers and specialized services for priority populations. The money received also served laid-off workers with vocational training assistance and on-the-job training.

Provided customized services for targeted business customers garnering $112,208 in fee-for-service options. $357,346 Received in additional funds to provide specialized services for priority populations. $2,149,686 Received National Emergency Grant to serve laid-off civil service workers. $189,145 Received Additional Assistance Funding to serve laid-off civil service workers with vocational training assistance. $408,967 Received National Emergency Grant to assist laidoff workers with vocational or on-the-job training.


Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Annual Budget

$19,322,150 Budget includes 15 budget Total employers served. sources received through 38 separate contracts.


Employee and Employers Served

2,242 Total employers served.


Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Employers Served in 2013 We strive to unite people and jobs to create a brighter future. That being said, we served thousands of employers and job seekers this past year. With our training and services, laid off workers benefitted greatly and were reemployed within weeks.

35,240 TOTAL JOB SEEKERS SERVED

67%

Entered employment

82%

Retained their jobs for 9 months beyond service completion

15,265

LAID-OFF WORKERS

SERVED 50%

WERE REEMPLOYED WITHIN

10 WEEKS

304

JOB SEEKERS

SPONSORED FOR TRAINING

67%

Entered employment


Children and Families Served

198 YOUTH AT-RISK SERVED

79%

Remained in school or entered employment

87%

Achieved literacy and numeracy gains

1,697

INDIVIDUALS

& FAMILIES TRANSITIONING From

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

(TANF and SNAP participants)

2,068 Assisted

20

HEAD START CENTERS

Average number of children receiving

CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE

& 11

PER DAY

LOCAL CHILDCARE PROVIDERS in their efforts to attain elite National Association for the Education of Young Children accredidation status.


We understand that we’re not only brightening the futures of employees, but also their families. This past year, with our assistance, 19 Head Start and 11 Childcare Centers, 6 of which are Army Childcare in your neighborhood centers, are in the process of receiving National Association for the Education of Young Children certification. 8 are certified to date. We served at-risk youth to remain in school or became employed. We also benefitted those who transitioned from public assistance by gaining employment.


Serving military families and veterans is a huge part of what we do. Through training, education and guidance, we helped veterans and their families not only transition into the civilian world but to retain their jobs.

10,749 Veterans served.

61% 83%

have entered employment.

have retained their jobs for 9 months beyond service completion.

$18,071 Average earnings


Hiring Red, White, and You! Veterans Job Fair This year in Central Texas, the Hiring Red, White & You! Campaign attracted more than 400 veterans and 40 employers from around the state and nation. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local Workforce Development Boards and the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) hosted statewide veterans and military spouses job fairs on Nov. 14, 2013. The job fairs were designed to connect veterans in Texas to employers who are hiring. These job fairs were part of a statewide employment effort designed to assist those who have served. For the second year in a row, Hiring Red, White & You! connected Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers who value the experience, discipline and other exceptional qualities inherent with a military background. The statewide job fair encouraged Texas employers to help veterans in Texas transition to the civilian workforce. The events were held at 27 venues throughout Texas.

2,440

Disabled Veterans served.

58% 85%

have entered employment.

have retained their jobs for 9 months beyond service completion.

$20,080 Average earnings


25th Annual Awards Banquet On Friday, October 25, 2013, over 300 people from across the state gathered in Killeen, Texas for the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas 25th Annual Awards Banquet. Nineteen individuals, businesses and school districts were honored as we highlighted the successes of outstanding employers and job seekers who benefitted from our services. The luncheon theme was “As the Workforce Turns,” and we drew attention to our effective partnerships with local education systems, educators and community members.

JOB SEEKER AWARDS

Recipients of these awards were recognized for their ability to use the solutions that Workforce offers to succeed, not only in their careers, but in their life.

EXCELLENCE

in Workforce Achievement These men and women demonstrated academic excellence, exemplary study and work habits, potential to succeed, problem solving skills, progress to self-sufficiency and responsibility. The seven recipients of this award were:

Danielle Erb Michael “Shane” Hill Kynda Montero Holly Raybin Steven Rose Chrystal Vandeventer Betty Wilson

OUTSTANDING ALUMNA MELANIE ROBERTS Melanie Roberts received this award because she demonstrated qualities of excellence in workforce achievement, dedication, commitment, and was a role model leading to employment success. Melanie became an LVN about 10 years ago with the help of Workforce Services. As a single mother of three, she wanted a job to support her family. She utilized tuition and childcare assistance provided by Workforce Center in Rockdale and received her nursing license. She used employment services and staff services to land a job that she kept for seven years. In April 2010, she secured a nursing position with an attractive career pathway.


INNOVATION in EDUCATION & WORKFORCE PREPARATION These awards were given to school districts and the business that demonstrated leadership in workforce education, developed work-ready professionals, promoted lifelong learning, and encouraged learning and achievement.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS RECOGNIZED

for Innovation In Education The school districts who were recognized for Innovation in Education were:

Belton ISD Career and Technical Education Courses in 15/16 of the state’s career clusters, including Health Sciences. 408 students are instructed in medical terminology, phlebotomy, anatomy and physiology. Students job shadow at local hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. Early start to Licensed Vocational Nursing certifications, pharmacy or phlebotomy technician. Become certified in CPR/AED and first aid.

Temple ISD Travis Science Academy Participated with Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Medical School, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Blackland Research Center, and Temple Bio-Science Center. Encouraged 515 students in advanced educational opportunities in math and science. Provided advanced level of instruction related to medical, engineering and agricultural fields.

Killeen ISD Career Center Prepares students for initial employment and promotes positive attitudes; technical, manipulative, and academic skills; and good safety judgements and work habits. Course offerings Include: ∙ Health Sciences ∙ Arts, Technology, and Communication ∙ Information Technology ∙ Agricultures, Food and Natural Resources ∙ Transportation, Distribution and Logistics ∙ Architecture and Construction ∙ Law, Public safety, Corrections, and Security ∙ Human Services ∙ Manufacturing

WORKFORCE

PREPARATION

The business that best represented Workforce Preparation was Scott & White Hospice Thrift Store. Susan Robinson and her staff hosted a summer work program for youth which trained three at-risk youth in skills needed to succeed in a retail business. Ms. Robinson helped prepare these youth with skills for their future with monitored attendance, punctuality and work ethic. She even arranged a “Dress for Success” event, in which the youth toured the thrift store and picked one outfit for job interviews and one for work.


BUSINESS of the YEAR Two businesses received this award for their collaboration and willingness to work with Workforce system services, reinvest in Workforce system, and have outstanding benefits, stability and wages.

becon

BECON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.

Saved

75%

PREVIOUS WORKERS From being

UNEMPLOYED Affordable Interior Systems (AIS) reopened an office furniture manufacturer site in Milam County, saving 75% of the previous workers from being unemployed. Workforce assisted AIS with their services such as managing and streamlining the application and interview process. Over 300 new and previous employees applied, so AIS hired seasonal and permanent workers. When the business reopened in April 2013, it expanded and stabilized the tax bases for the City of Cameron and Milam County.

30NEW&

Over

A subsidiary of Bechtel Corporation, Becon Construction Company was part of the leading engineering, construction and project management company. Workforce Solutions partnered with Becon to hire the best craft professionals. Workforce helped them connect to community leaders and use Workforce facilities, assisted with staffing, trained to use Work in Texas, and provided employee training information and access to veteran job applicants. Becon hired 375 employees with the customized recruitment plan from Workforce, and over half of their employees are veterans.

HIRED 375 EMPLOYEES

PREVIOUS

EMPLOYEES

HIRED

Over

50%

of their

EMPLOYEES

are

VETERANS


INDIVIDUAL AWARDS These individuals contributed significantly to the success of Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. We celebrate their success.

COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD ELIZABETH

VARSHO

Helped expand Workforce service reach, supported Workforce initiative and encouraged the use of Workforce services at her position in the Office of Attorney General in Temple for the past 6 years.

VOLUNTEER of the YEAR

MARY KLIEWER Served

From

BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOV. 1997—JUNE 2013

PROFESSIONAL of the YEAR

Contributed significantly to Workforce solutions, enouraged community partnerships, promoted the use of Workforce services, and had genuine commitment to oversight of quality business and job seeker services.

The two individuals who were awarded demonstrated significant contribution to Workforce, personal dedication and commitment, provided quality service,and supported streamlined service strategy.

SCOTT

PROGRAM MANAGER

for

EYCHNER WORKFORCE and Unemployment Insurance Policy

and PROGRAM ASSISTANCE at the Texas Workforce Commission

GLORIA

MURILLO

TEXAS WORKFORCE

COMMISSION

Manager of Field Operations

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE JOHN ALANIZ WORKFORCE BOARD AUG. 2004—JUNE 2013


Awards 2013 was a successful year for us, and it showed with the amount of awards and incentives we received. We kept true to our mission and we’re being noticed for it by utilizing our funds to best benefit job seekers and employers. We received four outstanding performance awards, three of which included a performance bonus of $15,000 each; more than any other Workforce organization in Texas and all money will be used to enhance our services for the next year. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas was given $15,000 for being the highest ranked in assigned budget quartile for Choices All Family Full Work Rate. This award recognized how we assisted families transitioning from public assistance by enhancing their skills and helping them become successfully employed. Our efforts to support individuals who want to attend college and eventually work high-wage and skilled jobs were recognized, as well. We have been ranked in the top three positions in Workforce Investment Act Performance since it was enacted in 1998, and this year was no different. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas was recently named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas by the Texas Association of Business and Texas Monthly magazine. We were the only governement agency on the list and the only publically funded agency to achieve this top honor.

All 100 companies qualified had to:

∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙

Have at least 15 employees working in Texas. Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity. Be a publicly or privately held business. Have a facility in the state of Texas. Must be in business for over a year.


Ranked

TOP

BEST COMPANIES

100

TO WORK FOR IN TEXAS by

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS

& TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Received

$15,000 For being the

HIGHEST RANKED In ASSIGNED

BUDGET QUARTILE

For Choices All Family Full Work Rate

WORKFORCE

INVESTMENT ACT PERFORMANCE

Top

3


Workforce Solutions of Central Texas also received top statewide awards for outstanding Service to Workers and outstanding Service to Business, which is very rare for a Workforce Area to receive both awards.

SERVICE to WORKERS AWARD Received

$15,000

The Service to Workers award recognized the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas’ involvement to connect dislocated workers from the Base Realignment and Closure Project in Fort Hood with new jobs. As performance incentive, we received $15,000 for our hard work. We are proud of our military and are honored to be able to give back to those who have sacrificed so much. With our help, we were able to link laid-off workers, veteran and military families in various ways: ∙ Individuals enrolled in Talent Central Texas were specifically trained to fill jobs. ∙ Individuals were trained to meet community and employers’ emerging demands for capacity. ∙ Individuals were prepared through high-skill and high-wage training to compete for jobs.

This award recognized our efforts:

∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙

530 dislocated veterans and military spouses were enrolled. 481 out of the 530 completed services. 374 continued to enter employment, thus 78% entered employment. 261 received vocational training, 215 had exiting services and 183 entered employment. Entered employment rate for all trained workers added up to 85%. Out of the 212 dislocated workers that received Unemployment Insurance payments, 169 (or 78%) became employed. ∙ 169 UI Claimants had been receiving benefits for over 26 weeks; 139 (or 82%) entered employment. ∙ 88% of those employed still had jobs three quarters after exit. ∙ A 94.2% replacement wage was attained.


SERVICE to BUSINESS AWARD

$15,000

Incentive

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas received a top award for Service to Business with a $15,000 incentive. We provided businesses with customized service options and business-driven strategies that meet the needs of our employers. We met businesses’ human resource hiring and training needs by working with several companies, including:

CGI

Becon Construction

∙ Had a $61 million economic impact in Central Texas. ∙ Provided more than 400 high-tech jobs. ∙ Benefitted from Skill Development Funds, Texas Enterprise Funds and Bell County Commissioner- approved $5 million tax abatement for building a new facility. ∙ Hired over a 50% veterans and military family member workforce. ∙ Hired a total of 200 high-tech employees and trained 110 employees.

∙ Company hired to build Panda Energy plant. ∙ Hired over 375 employees ranging from construction laborers to carpenters, pipefitters, iron workers and electricians. ∙ Also recognized with local Employer Award of Excellence for making a positive impact on employers, workers and the community.

Panda Energy ∙ Will infuse over $505 million into Central Texas’ economy over the next decade. ∙ Will Employ 27 skilled craftsman and 45 support job workers. ∙ Natural gas-fueled generating station is expected to supply 750,000 homes across Central and North Texas.

The Milam County Business Solutions ∙ Worked to support AIS, CCC Group and Luminant business needs. ∙ A troubled business in Cameron was replaced by AIS and partnered with Business Solutions to permanatly hire 25 previously dislocated employees with a 20% higher pay scale. ∙ Partnered with CCC Group for two weeks in order to hire 17 local job seekers and processed 75 workers with Business Solution’s Milam County offices.


Board of Directors MARTHA TYROCH

SONJA HAVENS

(Board Chair) McLane Group

First National Bank Texas

DR. SUSAN KINCANNON MARY KLIEWER

Belton, I.S.D.

(Immediate Past Chair) Patriot Buick GMC

DR. THOMAS KLINCAR Central Texas College

LARRY ANGLIN htcomp.net, Inc.

BILL LUTHER, PHR Laerdal Medical

JODY ASKINS Wilsonart, LLC

JUDY MORALES Bell County HELP Center

MIKE ATKINSON Clear Creek Construction and Atkinson Electric, Inc.

DR. MARC NIGLIAZZO

DR. GLENDA BARRON

LEE PETERSON

Temple College

Temple Economic Development Corporation

CAMERON BELL

JOSE SEGARRA

Texas Workforce Commission

Exit Homevets Realty

JUDY BOWEN

TAMA SHAW

Literacy Council

Hill Country Community Action Agency

BRENDA COLEY

BILL STANFORD

Metroplex Health System

Carpenter Company

CHERYL ELIANO

TRAE SUTTON, P.E., C.F.M.

American Federation of Govt. Employees (AFGE) Local 1920 Union

Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, LP

Texas A&M University-Central Texas

ANN THOMPSON CHRIS FLOR

United Way of Central Texas

CGI

KIMBERLY WESSON HORACE GRACE

Brown & Wesson Insurance & Investment Prof.

Assn. of the United States Army

LON WILLIAMS JIM GRANFOR Materials Transportation Co.

GREAT, Inc.


“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.�

- Henry Ford


Locations Workforce Center in Killeen 300 Cheyenne; 254-200-2000

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Creating futures by bringing people and jobs together.

Workforce Center in Lampasas 1305 S. Key Ave., Ste. 102 512-556-4055

Workforce Center in Rockdale 313 N. Main St.; 512-446-6440

Workforce Centers in Temple 102 E. Central, Ste. 200 & 300 254-742-4400

Business Services Bell County: Killeen: 254-200-2020 Temple: 254-773-4200

Outside Bell County: 888-433-6268

Youth Services Bell County: Belton: 254-939-3668 Killeen: 254-634-4994 or 254-699-7939

Coryell: 512-556-4055 or 254-699-7939

Hamilton: 254-699-7939

Lampasas, Mills, San Saba Counties: 512-556-4055

Milam County: 254-939-3668

Temple: 254-773-3111


Workforce Solutions of Central Texas 2013 Annual Report