EARN MARYLAND WEBINAR SERIES Building Strategic Industry Partnerships
“Building Strategic Industry Partnerships”
Strategic industry partnerships are industry-driven partnerships between education, training, economic development, community-based, labor management and other organizations that work to jointly solve the workforce challenges of a critical industry in a specific region.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 │ 1PM - 2PM
INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS 101: What, Why, How and Impact
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how far strategic industry partnerships have come in the last decade, and the keys to their success. This webinar is for all potential stakeholders, those already convening industry or sector partnerships, those just beginning to consider this model; and all other partners, including workforce and economic development entities, educational institutions, as well as human service and other community organizations.
Industry partnerships are employer-driven; regional; coordinated by a credible convener; act as a coordinating body across multiple education, workforce and economic development entities and other programs; create highly customized responses to targeted industry’s needs, and therefore highly accurate responses. They can yield powerful impacts related to how jobseekers attach and advance in the labor market; how companies grow and expand; and how state and local programs work better together to do more with less.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 │ 1PM - 2PM
INDUSTRY DATA: How to Identify Your Target Industry
Roll up your sleeves! This webinar will be spent digging into industry data. Using good data is an essential early step to launching a successful industry partnership, but can quickly become overwhelming.During this webinar, you will learn how to read and use data without getting "analysis paralysis," including assessing which industries really drive your regional economy.
You will also learn how multiple factors such as short and long term job growth, density of companies within one industry in your region, number of jobs, and average wages and salaries help guide decision-making and create buy-in and support from public and private partners to launch an industry partnership.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 │1PM - 2PM
MOBILIZING YOUR PARTNERSHIP: Preparing for the Launch
You will also learn how multiple factors such as short and long term job growth, density of companies within one industry in your region, number of jobs, and average wages and
salaries help guide decision-making and create buy-in and support from public and private partners to launch an industry partnership.
Industry partnerships require the right balance of good planning and action. You will want to make decisions about the right convener, key partners, employer champions, the geographic scope of your partnership, the right level of industry specialization, and how to use current initiatives in your area already going on that are related to your target industry.
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Contact Amy Fusting, EARN Maryland Specialist at email@example.com
The EARN Maryland Webinars will be presented by Lindsey Woolsey of The Woolsey Group, LLC. Ms. Woolsey is the President and primary consultant for the Woolsey Group, LLC. She brings national expertise in the field of sector and cluster strategies. For nearly a decade, she has studied the policy and program elements of successful sector strategies, including engaging industry; the role of intermediaries; coordination of programs to support employers and workers (including industry-relevant career pathway systems across multiple education institutions); industry clusters; rural economies; and evaluation and benchmarking models. She is published in each of these areas. Ms. Woolsey has worked in over a dozen states, and with sector/cluster partnerships at both statewide and regional levels in healthcare, manufacturing, energy, technology, agriculture, tourism, bioscience, aerospace, and the creative industries.