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P5 Workforce Focus (Job Creation)

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P5 Workforce Focus (Job Creation)


Framing of this issue:

Some States have begun to link Economic Development efforts to Education efforts, thereby bringing more focus to the 21st Century skill set needs of Employers. Does this effort have sufficient focus, priority and momentum?


Problem Dimensions (ecosystem domain & boundaries):

How does this positive energy need to work back through K12 as "feeder system"?

How does this impact "P9 Curriculum Reform"?

Is enough being done to set objectives and communicate best practices?

Are all stakeholders actively engaged? How does this vary by State? by Industry? by Job Classification?

What data can we review to drive this analysis?


Who Has the Problem (supervising jurisdictions & implementation focus):

Federal Recovery Teams (ARRA)

State Governors

State Departments of Commerce

State Departments of Education  


A. Problem Statement:

  • What are the forums and/or venues in which these issues can be most effectively defined, negotiated and implemented. If this can be a collaboration effort, how and when will such collaborations be managed?


B. Process Description (if applicable):

  • Begins to drive Ecosystem Behavior (see also "P7 Ecosystem Dynamics")


C. Actors & Behaviors (desired, undesired):

  • Employers (more aggressive at defining needs and getting engaged in defining requirements for the talent pipeline).
  • State Departments of Education (shifting focus to "jobs").
  • Community Colleges (ramping-up engagement on a variety of fronts, as this issue will challenge their current staffing, funding and infrastructure levels).
  • Universities (need to determine how to most effectively engage on this, especially for undergraduate programs, which are increasingly disassociated with job creation as a target outcome).


D. Process Model (picture(s) & flow(s) as needed):

  • diagrams of flow that may be relevant to understanding or solutions for this issue? 


E. Process Rules:

  • what are constraints, actual or implied? 


F. Outcomes (desired, undesired):

  • Job Creation.
  • Appropriate Skills for Knowledge Economy (see "P21 Consortium").
  • Portfolio of Needs.


G. External Context: 

  • Define economic impacts desired - Federal, State and Local, including how to measure.


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