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Title: California Workforce Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Demand-Side Management, and the Green Economy


1
California Workforce Needs Assessment for Energy
Efficiency, Demand-Side Management, and the Green
Economy
Funded by California utility ratepayers under the
auspices of the California Public Utilities
Commission.
  • Carol Zabin, Ph.D., Project Manager
  • Donald Vial Center for Employment and the Green
    Economy
  • Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • January 26, 2010
  • Low Income Oversight Board Meeting

2
Overview
  • Need for workforce preparation given the
    projected growth in green jobs and employer
    demand
  • Identification of gaps in Californias current
    workforce training and education infrastructure
  • Identification and recommendations of workforce
    strategies to improve coordination and
    effectiveness
  • Based on work of others and new analyses
  • Partnering with COE, RIA, P/PV

3
Tasks 1-2 Californias Labor Market Needs to
Meet Energy Efficiency and Green Economy Goals
  • Task 1 develops profile of Californias workforce
    and workplace (i.e., Californias labor supply
    and demand)
  • Current structure of the California economy
  • Major trends affecting its development
  • Elements of profile include
  • Population projections
  • Migration flows
  • Aging of the workforce
  • Income and wage inequality trends
  • Competitive advantages
  • Other factors policies, budgetary constraints
    and the business cycle

4
Task 2 Californias Energy Efficiency and Green
Economy Labor Markets
  • Employment projections for future demand for
    green workers by sector, occupation, and region
  • Job characteristics
  • Sector profiles (e.g., residential retrofit
    market)
  • Occupations
  • Skills
  • Pathways
  • Mapping of EE employers and workers

5
Task 2 Project Employment by Scenario
Scenario 1
Scenario 2
Scenario 3
Policies
Jobs
Investment
Jobs
Business cycle
6
Task 2 Sector Case Studies
  • Current and emerging/expanding occupations
  • Existence of career pathways or lack of them
  • Skill standards, certifications etc
  • Employer hiring practices, qualifications,
    applicant pools, and specific barriers to
    employment
  • Wages, benefits, other job characteristics
  • Current use of internal and external training
  • gtgtgt What is needed in this labor market?

7
Tasks 3-6 Californias Assets and Needs for
Meeting Green Economy Requirements
  • Present situation
  • Significant new investment in workforce training
    and education
  • Key Questions
  • Responding to job growth and need for skills
    development?
  • Sufficient coordination to minimize duplication?
  • Building on Californias assets (e.g., community
    college and apprenticeship infrastructure)?
  • Investment going where it is needed?
  • Opening up access to good green jobs with career
    ladders for disadvantaged communities?

8
Task 3 Inventory and Assessment of Collaborators
  • Who is doing what?
  • Where is there coordination and collaboration
    among the many workforce initiatives occurring?
  • Where is there coordination between economic
    development initiatives and workforce
    initiatives?
  • What are challenges and opportunities for better
    alignment and coordination of workforce training
    and education initiatives among the major
    funders?

9
Task 4 Assessment of Workforce Infrastructure
  • Detailed resource inventories
  • Workforce education and training programs
  • Employment information systems
  • Energy education and career awareness in k-12
    programs
  • Training and education programs to prepare
    workers for green jobs
  • type and length of training, specific skills,
    industry recognized certificates and credentials
  • of graduates, of job placements
  • Geographic distribution by skill category
  • Population served
  • Employment information systems to help match
    workers with training programs and jobs

10
Task 5 Best Practices for Minority, Low Income
and Disadvantaged Communities
  • Program characteristics and strategies necessary
    to successfully place and retain people from
    disadvantaged communities in good green jobs
  • Initiatives in California employing best
    practices
  • Characteristics of programs employing best
    practices
  • Size, scalability, breadth, geographic reach
  • Match between programs and employer needs by
    sector, occupation and region

11
Task 6 Gap Analysis and Development of Workforce
Strategies to Address Needs
  • Synthesis of Tasks 1-5
  • Geographic and sector mapping of match between
    existing workforce and education programs and
    labor market needs for skill upgrading
  • Based on alternative policy and growth scenarios
  • Identification of strategy to fill gaps,
    considering existing players and their potential
    contributions to a coordinated workforce
    development effort.

12
Task 7 Support for Planning and Conducting of
Public Meeting(s)
  • Stakeholder engagement process
  • Coordination with other research and planning
    efforts
  • Dissemination of results
  • Green Workforce Summit in late Fall 2010

13
Project Status
  • Work has begun on each of the major tasks
  • Efforts are being made to avoid duplication of
    efforts
  • California Energy Commission
  • California Workforce Investment Board/Green
    Collar Job Council
  • Employment Development Department/Labor Market
    Information Division
  • DOE projects
  • Plans for contacting stakeholders are moving
    forward
  • Your cooperation is most appreciated

14
Backup Slides
15
Baseline Jobs projected jobs
EDD Green Employer Survey CoE Green Employer
Survey EDA Green Employer Survey
16
Task 2 Project Labor Supply
  • Project green sector workforce characteristics
  • Task 1 findings, California workforce
  • Task 2 findings, current green workforce
  • Projections from CA Department of Finance
  • Profile population with barriers

17
Task 2 Profile Sectors
  • Case studies of energy efficiency sectors
  • Review of trade literature
  • Industry expert interviews
  • Employer interviews
  • Residential retrofit is first sector, including
    whole house retrofit

18
Task 2 Sector Case Studies Occupations
Jobs
Staffing Patterns
EDD Green Employment Survey CC Centers for
Excellence Survey Key informant interviews
19
Task 2 Profile Skills
  • Current occupations
  • Emerging/expanding occupations
  • Existence of career pathways or lack of them
  • Skill standards, certifications etc

20
Task 2 Profile pipeline into jobs job quality
  • Employer hiring practices, qualifications,
    applicant pools, and specific barriers to
    employment
  • Wages, benefits, other job characteristics
  • Current use of internal and external training

21
Task 2 Map Green Businesses and Workers
  • Map current and future green business locations
  • Map current and future green workforce locations
  • Determine mismatch

22
Task 3 Inventory and Assessment of Interests,
Responsibilities, Current and Planned WET
Activities, and Strengths of Collaborators
  • QUESTIONS
  • Who is doing what?
  • Where is there coordination and collaboration
    among the many workforce initiatives occurring
    and where isnt there?
  • Where is there coordination between economic
    development initiatives and workforce
    initiatives?
  • What are challenges and opportunities for better
    alignment and coordination of workforce training
    and education initiatives among the major
    funders?

23
Task 3 Inventory and Assessment of Interests,
Responsibilities, Current and Planned WET
Activities, and Strengths of Collaborators
  • DATA COLLECTION ON
  • Government agencies that fund workforce
    development.
  • Government agencies that fund green job creation.
  • Government agencies with a role in regulating the
    green sectors.
  • Philanthropic foundations that fund job training
    and pathways out of poverty programs.
  • Key training and education institutions
  • Key employers, employer associations, labor
    organizations, and labor-management partnerships
    that fund training.
  • Community organizations or other intermediaries
    that shape workforce development in their
    regions.
  • Regional public/private partnership involved in
    green job creation and green workforce
    development.

24
Task 4 Identification and Documentation of
Education and Job Training Programs and
Employment Information Systems
  • DATA COLLECTION ON
  • Community college degrees, certificate programs,
    and other training offerings
  • Adult education, high school, and ROP offerings
  • Community-based and non-profit training
    organizations
  • Private and industry training programs
  • Four-year college degrees that specialize in
    energy efficiency, renewables, and related fields
  • Building and construction trades apprenticeship
    programs
  • Private and public employment information sytems
  • K-8 programs

25
Task 5 Identification of Best Practices to
Support Participation of Minority, Low Income and
Disadvantaged Communities
  • DATA FROM
  • National studies of best practices in workforce
    training and education programs to increase
    minority, low-income and disadvantaged
    populations placement and retention in good jobs
  • Inventory in Task 4
  • Qualitative interviews with training partnerships

26
Task 6 Identification of Future Needs (Gap
Analysis) and Development of Workforce
Strategies to Address Needs
  • Synthesis of Tasks 1-5
  • Geographic and sector mapping of match and
    mismatch between existing workforce and education
    programs and real needs for skill upgrading in
    the labor market
  • Gap analysis will be based on alternative policy
    and growth scenarios
  • Will include recommendations on how to address
    gaps, considering existing players and their
    potential contributions to a coordinated
    workforce development effort.
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