1 NJ Local Plan Guidance WDB DIRECTORS MEETING SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
2 Submissions Public Comment Period Preceding Submission: Both Regional and Local Plan (30 days) Due Date: December 15, 2016 Send to SETC Liaison and Signature: Local Board Chair Signature by Chief Local Elected Official: no later than January 30, 2017 Local plan submitted with CEO signature shall be considered to be approved at the end of the 90 day period beginning on the day the signed plan is received electronically. Plan Review convened by SETC
3 Framework Expected Length: pages (minimum 11 point font, maximum 1.5 spacing) Guidance Document: Plan format must follow the guidance sections, order, etc. Required Elements (pages 2 3) include: Analysis of the regional economic conditions and regional workforce Local board strategic vision and goals High Quality Partnerships to carry out core programs Description of local area system and strategies Employer Engagement Coordination of education and workforce programs Competitive process for sub grants and contracts Program Performance and High performing board activities
4 Remember the Firewalls For purposes of future solicitations, federal and state procurement regulations include strong language regarding the relationship between plan creation, solicitation and one stop operator selection. Local Workforce Development Boards retain the responsibility to ensure that proper firewalls are created and that the process to develop and implement the local plan does not result in an actual or subsequent conflict of interest.
5 Five Themes from State Plan Theme 1: Building Career Pathways with a focus on Industry Valued Credentials Theme 2: Expanding High Quality Employer Driven Partnerships Theme 3: Providing Career Navigation Assistance through One Stop Career Centers and Broad Partnerships Theme 4: Strengthening Governance through Effective Workforce Development Boards and Regional Collaborations Theme 5: Ensuring System Integrity through Metrics and Greater Transparency
6 I. Strategic Planning includes: Data Analysis How local workforce board will work with, and utilize information from, Talent Networks, Talent Development Centers, Targeted Industry Partnerships (TIPs) and other groups to develop and deliver in demand services (describe your activities) Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses: Look at capacity, existing services and workforce needs Discussion of board vision and goals to support performance objectives Discussion of board s role to ensure all workforce resources and services delivered are aligned with vision and goals
7 II. Workforce Development System Description include: Discussion of regional or local solutions (or where they differ) III. Board Activities include: Expansion of services and career pathways Improved Access Industry Valued Credential List IV. Engagement, Coordination, Linkages include: Incumbent Worker Training Sector Strategies Registered Apprenticeship
8 V. Local Board include: Drive partnerships between workforce and economic development Entrepreneurial Skills Training and Microenterprise Services VI. One Stop Delivery System include: Continuous Improvement Solicitations Improve access through technology (could include distance learning) Compliance with Section 188 of WIOA and ADA: non discrimination and accessibility Process management MOUs and Infrastructure Costs
9 Partner Service Matrix New Jersey Local WIOA Planning Guidance Partner Service Matrix ACTIVITY CAREER SERVICES Eligibility Determination Outreach, Intake and Orientation Initial Assessment of skill levels WIOA Title I Adult WIOA Title I Dislocated Worker WIOA Title I Youth Other Title I Job Corps Other Title I YouthBuild Title II Wagner Peyser ES DVRS SCSEP Job Search and Placement Assistance Career Counseling Provision of in of on on in demand sectors and occupations Provision of info on non traditional employment Appropriate recruitment and other business services Provision of referrals and coordination of activities with other programs and services. Provision of workforce and labor market statistics, including the provison of accurate information related to local, regional, and national labor market areas.
10 VII. Adult and Dislocated Worker Employment & Training Activities VIII. Statewide Rapid Response Activities IX. Youth Activities include: 75% funds for out of school youth 20% funds for work experience Inclusion of 14 elements in programmatic framework and method of provision of these elements X. Coordination of Secondary and Post Secondary Education
11 XI. Supportive Services: Transportation, Child Care, Public Housing and other services XII. Wagner Peyser Employment Services: Maximizing Coordination XIII. Title II: Adult Education (Literacy, ESL, ABE, Civics) include: Local Referral System Co Location and Co Enrollment Opportunities Other local literacy services, such as Workforce Learning Links, WFNJ Linkages with career pathways
12 XIV. Cooperative Agreements and Linkages with DVRS and CBVI In addition any agreements with related or similar entities XV. Identify Fiscal Agent XVI. OSOP Competitive Procurement; Sub Grants and Contracts XVII. Local Performance Targets XVIII. Local Board Membership, Recruitment, Development and describe High Performing Board Activities XIX. Staff and Partner Development and Training Activities
13 XX. Training Services: ITAs, Informed Customer Choice, and Industry Valued Credentials XXI. Local Planning Process: Transparency, Stakeholders, Public Comment XXII. Technology: Language to be provided XXIII. Priority of Service: Board ensures priorities are followed Military Spouses and Active Military Members transition Signage for Veterans Priority XXIV. Additional Local Elements: Anything else?