Mass Hire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board Strategic Plan sage
The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board Strategic Plan outlines our goals and related actions over a five-year plan. Below you can read the full details of the MassHire FHWB Strategic Plan 2013-2018. We will be updating this page soon with our plan for 2019-2024.
Goals and Action Steps 2013-2018
I. In collaboration with community partners, increase frequency and depth of contacts and relationships with priority industry sector employers.
Engage more employers directly in education/training program development
Intensify use of OJT, paid internship and other on-site opportunities to incentivize hiring and enhance training
Maintain/expand staff specialist/coach role in at least 3 priority areas: e.g. manufacturing, healthcare, and educational services
Track and support continuing growth and development of jobs and training in industry areas key to our regional identity: e.g. agriculture, green jobs, and the creative economy.
II. Refine and expand our ability to work creatively and effectively with community partners to serve homeless and ex-offenders, among other special populations (e.g. Adult Learners, Veterans, people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed, etc.)
Document current practice/partners and identify potential improvements/enhancements
With or without grant funding, build on strong working relationships to implement
Seek funding to work collaboratively with partners to address persistent weaknesses and gaps.
III. Draw on Board member expertise and contacts to increase visibility of REB and impact of services.
Increase the visibility of the REB in Hampshire County, including Ware, and in West County
Engage REB members personally in new member recruitment
Ensure every REB member contributes to youth employment goals through either a donation, a youth work experience, or assistance in engaging an additional business in youth employment activities.
IV. Improve the quality, not just the quantity, of business relationships.
Increase focus on employer workshops/seminars
Increase direct referrals of jobs seekers to employers
Establish a local, collaborative “rapid response” strategy for projectedlay-offs that complements and enhances state Rapid Response program.
V. Engage a variety of partners in helping youth in transition develop a focus, gain skills, and achieve goals.
Provide a diverse mix of career development activities that afford out-of-school and in-school youth the opportunity to move from awareness, to exploration, to immersion
Ensure every youth completing a program has a Next Step Plan and Back-Up Plan.
Increase the level of awareness and utilization of Youth Service Council education/employment resources in area high schools.
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