Pathway to the Future: How Workforce Development and Quality Jobs Can Promote Quality Care Conference Package. Linking Employment, Education, and Economic Development

05/01/2004

Gay Gilbert, J.D., M.S.W.
Employment and Training Administration

PRESIDENT’S HIGH GROWTH JOB TRAINING INITIATIVE CONCEPT

Building America’s skilled workforce to provide paths to career enhancing opportunities in high-growth industries and occupations

INITIATIVE PROCESS

  • Information Gathering
    • Environmental scan
    • Five Executive Forums
      • American Health Care Association
      • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • Analysis and Planning
    • Workforce Solutions Forums
      • 126 participants
      • 1,001 solutions
      • 84 priority solutions
  • Implementation
    • Demonstration projects
      • 22 health care models

FOUR MAIN CATEGORIES OF WORKFORCE CHALLENGES

  • Pipeline: Recruitment and Retention
  • Skill Development
  • Capacity of Education and Training Providers
  • Sustainability: Infrastructure, Leadership and Policy

DOL ETA LONG-TERM CARE FUNDED MODELS

  • Healthcare Career Lattice: A Model for Enhanced Learning
  • Developing Partnerships and Initiatives to Resolve Long-Term Care Workforce Challenges
  • Recruitment and Retention of Direct-Care Workers
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) CNA Apprenticeship Program
  • Excelsior College’s Hospice Palliative Care Certificate Program

DOL ETA HEALTH CARE MODELS

13 of the remaining 17 models will impact the pipeline of health care workers that could potentially work within the long-term care sector

NEXT STEPS

ETA will continue to explore more innovative projects throughout the year by launching a competitive grant opportunity for the health care industry. This competitive process will allow ETA to fund more new and innovative national models that address the industry’s identified workforce challenges.

HOW TO FIND THE BUSINESS RELATIONS GROUP

Gay Gilbert, Director
Business Relations Group
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
businessrelations@dol.gov
(202)693-3949
www.doleta.gov
www.careervoyages.gov

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