WE STRENGTHEN THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT SERVE OUR RESIDENTS
Ensuring job training for 100% of county residents. The 100% New Mexico job training action team identifies challenges, researches solutions and supports organizations in strengthening job training in its many forms to youth and adults. The long-term goal is creating a countywide system of job training with collaboration and coordination with all city government, county government and non-governmental organizations within the county’s borders.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team collects and analyzes data then identifies gaps in current job training programs, including vocational education and higher education. The 100% Community survey data, including informational interviews with residents of all communities within the county’s borders, reveal which populations and communities lack easy access to job training. The survey also reveals why job trainnig programs may be difficult to access. Difficulties may include a lack of awareness of programs, lack of transport to engage with training, lack of internet access to engage online with coursework and training,, lack of availability of training.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on identifying which job training programs need capacity-building in order to meet the need. The team identifies partnerships to improve services. This can be done through a process of continuous quality improvement (the data-driven “assess-plan-act-evaluate” process).
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on identifying which private sector businesses can help strengthen job training, with a focus on training for jobs that align with current and future job markets. The team works to create partnerships between businesses and all forms of job training programs.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on identifying how to use technology, including websites and apps, to increase awareness of job training, access, and increase alignment of all job training across all cities and communities within the county’s borders. The team also works to address the digital divide to increase access for all county residents to mobile devices and the Internet through community access points.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on reaching all county residents in order to mobilize community teams to address the need for job training program supports. The team works to engage all county residents who have free time (retirees, college students, etc.) to support fully resourcing every job training program. The team also works to create opportunities for all county residents to share their ideas for problem solving.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on strengthening the capacity of all schools to increase their capacity to increase school achievement in coursework aligned with current and future job markets. The team focuses on how to fund the community school model to strengthen all school-based programs in order to create a countywide system of job readiness for all students.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on identifying which individuals and programs working with local higher education can support the process of aligning coursework with current and future job markets. This includes identifying support for surveying, data analysis, and researching solutions, along with engaging students and staff in fully supporting all job readiness efforts.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on identifying the capacity of city and county government to strengthen their current job training programs in order to meet the need. This includes a special focus on meeting the needs of the county’s most vulnerable students, youth and adults. Teams will recommend to local government the most up-to-date methods and software to accurately track job training program effectiveness.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on identifying which programs the federal and state government offer to support the strengthening and development of job training programs. This process includes networking, advocating and grant writing.
The 100% New Mexico job training action team focuses on the long-term goal of creating a county-city “Department of Jobs” to focus on supporting all job training programs. This includes surveying residents on their access to mentors, their need for job training and why they might be difficult to access. This proposed department could also support ongoing research in job training programs across the county.
To identify gaps in county services, strengthen service organizations, and create a networked countywide system of services, timely support and empowerment. Identifying solutions that meet the needs of those county residents with and without access to the web.
Job readiness aligns with the new job workforce and market in a radically changed world, while online instruction and video conferencing empowers learners of all ages.
The 100% New Mexico initiative action team on job training is faced with a new reality, a radically changed (and changing) job market. The goal of this team is to partner with vocational ed and higher education to align all instruction to current and future job markets. The team will also research how to create a system of subsidized training and workforce development for those who have lost jobs yet eagerly seek new employment. The goal is to have all work-seeking adults employed or in training to be employed. This will require unprecedented collaboration between the state workforce development agencies, higher education, school districts, and county and city governments.
Step 1: Survey your county residents
Initiative teams implement a countywide survey that assesses resident’s access to 10 vital services for surviving and thriving (like health care, transport and job training) and why barriers exist. You’ll learn that different populations will have different challenges.
Step 2: Review Survey Results
Initiative teams review the survey data to learn what percentage of county residents struggle to access vital services, and why challenges accessing services exist and where they exist in the county. You can review the data from the countywide survey, especially the barriers to accessing services. Each barrier (such as unfriendly hours, lack of transport to services) will require analysis and a plan to address it.
Step 3: Assess the ten surviving and thriving services
Initiative teams, including ten action teams created (each one focused on one sector such as food or medical care) learn about the capacity of current services in all 10 surviving and thriving sectors. The goal is to understand challenges service organizations face when meeting the needs of county residents.
Step 4: Ensure that a county directory to ten vital services exists
Each of the county’s ten action teams update an existing online directory to services or create a new updated directory guiding residents to the ten vital services. (Note that directories will need local monitoring and updating based on changes in services due to COVID-19).
Step 5: Identify innovative policies and programs to fix barriers to accessing ten services
To address the barriers identified in the countywide survey, initiative teams learn about innovations in all ten sectors that can increase access, user-friendliness and quality of services. The book 100% Community and the @100% book series on each of the ten sectors offers many potential innovative strategies to reduce gaps in services and strengthen a countywide system of support. Action Teams can review and prioritize innovations.
Step 6: Get buy-in from local government and stakeholders to support innovation that ensures 100% of county residents have access to ten vital services
Initiative teams identify, support and implement innovations including new technologies, local policies, programs and agency protocols. This is the action phase that requires project management and ongoing tracking of local innovation in ten sectors.
Step 7: Evaluate effectiveness of each innovation and measure the increase in access to ten vital services
Initiative teams measure the impact of innovations on all ten surviving and thriving services with feedback from residents and providers. We work to ensure that our local work on each innovation is moving the needle on improving access to services so that 100% of residents thrive.
JOB TRAINING@100% GUIDES THE WORK IN YOUR COUNTY
Our book explores the challenges youth and adults may face when seeking to improve their job readiness through vocational education, apprenticeships or higher education. Job Training@100% details how county leaders can collaborate to ensure that a countywide system of job training is created from existing and new local training programs, to meet the needs of our most at-risk populations. Our focus is on creating a seamless system of education that aligns with today’s and tomorrow’s local job market. Job Training@100%, built around excerpts from the groundbreaking 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving, inspires in times both calm and chaotic, through public health crises and economic disruptions.
INSIDE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO INNOVATE
- Continuous Quality Improvement Guides Us with Data
- Sharing the Vision to Achieve Collective Impact
- Job Training@100%
- The 100% New Mexico Survey
- Engaging with Elected Lawmakers
- 100% Community-County Program Org Chart
- 100% Community-Partnerships
- 100% New Mexico initiative-Logic Model
- 100% Community-Timeline
- Crisis-proof County Readiness Checklist
THE 100% COMMUNITY BOOK GUIDES THE WORK IN YOUR SECTOR
We are addressing unprecedented challenges that include a public health crisis and economic disruption using:
Team: fully-inclusive collaboration
Tech: the latest in communication and training technologies
Plan: a tested data-driven framework to identify and solve the most difficult problem
100% Community is a training guide for all county agency leadership and 100% New Mexico initiative participants. It provides the framework to:
Assess gaps in vital services
Plan in a collaborative process to address gaps
Act with county/city alignment to increase vital services
Evaluate all progress toward measurable results
The 100% Community book series promotes a groundbreaking model for public-private sector partnerships to achieve measurable and meaningful results.
WE WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH ALL TEN SECTORS TO CREATE SYSTEM OF SAFETY
Each of the initiatives ten action teams coordinate their work with one another, along with representatives from state, county and city government.