One Workforce

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Aligned, Flexible, Streamlined

PacMtn's One Workforce

Every year thousands of great paying jobs go unfilled across the PacMtn region, while many families are stuck in low-paying careers. The PacMtn-WorkSource System was designed to close this gap, improve the region’s productivity and competitiveness, increase economic self-sufficiency, reduce poverty and meet employer skill requirements for those high-wage opportunities. While the system has produced positive results, it is inefficient and not scalable.

PacMtn’s One Workforce vision expands the WorkSource System to be an aligned, flexible and efficient locally driven system of services and programs that brings all partners together with a shared goal of enhancing service delivery. This integrated service delivery model reduces duplication of services, streamlines processes, and eliminates unnecessary boundaries to connect more job seekers to investment resources in the region.

Have an Inquiry?

For general inquiries, please send an email to oneworkforce@pacmtn.org.

Locally Driven System

PacMtn WorkSource System

The PacMtn WorkSource System is an ecosystem of 20 plus partners tasked with providing federally-funded basic education for adults, employment services, skill and credential development, and vocational rehabilitation activities. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) details the delivery of these services and aligns the partner network together by the WIOA Performance Accountability Indicators and Measures.

The current system links together a complex web of programs through referrals and is not an efficient model for job seekers to navigate. Key resources such as support services, career services, and work-based learning are only accessible through direct engagement at one of the five WorkSource locations in the region. Services related to barrier removal, education and training, and human services are only available in other locations throughout the region.

One Workforce brings the WorkSource resource directly to the job seeker through the partner network without the need of a referral. This change in approach brings $1.5M of funding (Title I and discretionary grants) to the partners in the system (WIOA Titles II, III & IV), enabling them to expand their services to include key job seeker investments that drive performance outcomes for the participants they serve.

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Evidence-based, Data-informed

Measuring Success

PacMtn’s One Workforce integrated service delivery model is evidence-based, data-informed, and accountable to job seekers, employers, and key stakeholders. WIOA establishes performance accountability indicators and performance reporting (below) to assess the effectiveness of states and local areas in achieving positive outcomes for individuals served by the workforce development system's six core programs:

Title I (Department of Labor)
Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs

Title II (Department of Education)
Adult Education and Family Literacy program

Title III (Department of Labor)
Employment Services (Wagner-Peyser/Labor Exchange) program

Title IV (Department of Education)
Vocational Rehabilitation program

Common Measures

WIOA Performance Accountability Indicators and Measures

The WIOA Performance Accountability Indicators and Measures, known as the Common Performance Measures are detailed below:

1. Percentage of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the 2nd quarter after program exit.

a. 1B. Title I Youth Education and Employment Rate - 2nd Quarter After Exit
The percentage of title I Youth program participants who are in education or training activities, or in unsubsidized employment, during the second quarter after exit from the program.

2. Percentage of program participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the 4th quarter after program exit.

a. 2B. Title I Youth Education and Employment Rate - 4th Quarter After Exit
The percentage of program participants who are in education or training activities, or in unsubsidized employment, during the fourth quarter after exit from the program.

3. The median earnings of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program.

4. Percentage of participants in a postsecondary education or training program and received a credential/certificate during the program or within one year after exit or received a diploma or equivalent from a secondary education program while in program or within one year of exit AND who were employed or enrolled in an education or training program leading to a recognized postsecondary credential within one year after exit.

5. Percentage of participants, who during a program year, are in an education or training program that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential or employment and who are achieving measurable skill gains toward such a credential or employment.

6. Effectiveness in serving employers.

Key Investments

Services and Supports

One Workforce brings key services and supports to partner programs that are otherwise under-funded or unavailable within their programs.  Individuals being served will have access to resources that provide guidance on selecting careers, support resources for basic needs, funding for skill development, and funding for work based learning and on-the-job training.  These investments contribute to the preparedness and employability of job seekers, and help drive the employment retention, measurable skill gain, and credential attainment measures.

Check out career services, support services, and information about work-based learning using the links below.

Explore career options, education and training partners by visiting the external links below.

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Project Team

One Workforce is made possible by its incredible project team. Each team member's contribution has been invaluable in making One Workforce a reality. To contact a project team member, click on their name to send them an email.

Executive Sponsor
William Westmoreland

WorkSource System Architect
Jason Hoseney

Project Management & Communications
Justin CariasiniKelly Fujimoto

Economic Mobility Subject Matter Experts
Korbett MoseslyDan Cooling, and Kendra Moore

Quality Assurance and Funder Support
Katherine Payne & Kylie Bartlett

WorkSource Team

Equus Workforce Solutions
James Helling

Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
Megan Fiess

Employment Security Department
Kendall King
Christopher Skinner

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Opportunities

Get Involved

Get involved with One Workforce or PacMtn by checking out our committees on our Other Committees page using the button below. You will find staff members for the following committees:

  • One-Stop Committee
  • Priority Populations Committee
  • Adult Basic Education and Literacy Committee
  • Business and Sector Engagement Committee
Learn More

About

Learn more about PacMtn, our Board of Directors, WorkSource, and more below.

Funds

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) details the delivery of federally-funded employment services, workforce development, basic education for adults, and vocational rehabilitation activities for people with disabilities.

WIOA was designed to improve the quality of the workforce, increase economic self-sufficiency, reduce welfare dependency, meet employer skill requirements, and enhance the nation's productivity and competitiveness

Economic Security For All (EcSA)
EcSA will provide low-income families with access to high-quality career coaching, one-on-one financial counseling, and access to income support to help them achieve economic stability. As part of an integrated approach, the team will use a Mobility Mentoring approach using four essential elements: Coaching for Economic Mobility, the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®, Goal Setting, and Recognition. Eligible participants can earn up to $4,000 in incentives as they work towards their goals.

The approach will implement recommendations by the Poverty Reduction Workgroup to expand access to no- or low-cost financial resources and education and invest in a better continuum of services.

Opioid Use Reduction Grant
This project will support opioid-impacted individuals with the workforce services needed to gain employment or improve employment (higher wages, more hours, and more stable employment), while being aligned with other support programming in the health and social services sector. We will use local and national best practices to provide these services utilizing peer recovery navigators, work experience opportunities, support services to remove barriers and offer cohort training in high-demand regional employment sectors.

Community Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
Community Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) connects pre- and post-release participants for transitional services. Services include Peer Supported case management to housing, employment services, education, legal aid, transportation, communication, and basic needs. These services are in-person and remote to connect people to vital services, improve employability, and reduce recidivism.

Links

Check out career services, support, and information about work-based learning using the links below.

Links marked with a * go to external websites. For accessibility reasons, they do not open in a new tab or window.