Performance Details

Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Business Partnerships

Mission

The Business Partnerships' mission is to develop and support workforce development programs designed to meet Alaska's needs.

Core Services

  • Maximize the degree to which workforce investment resources are invested according to the industry priorities of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.
  • Meet all negotiated performance standards set by the Alaska Workforce Investment Board and the United States Department of Labor.

Arrow GraphicMission Results

Core Services
A: Trainee participants enter employment and are more economically self-sufficient.  Details >
  • TARGET #1: 97 percent of participants receiving training and employment assistance are satisfied with services.
  • TARGET #2: At least 95 percent of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and State Training and Employment Program (STEP) training completers enter employment.
  • TARGET #3: Within six months of training, 50 percent of a participant's training costs will be matched by the trainee's pre- and post-training earnings change.
A1: Maximize the degree to which workforce investment resources are invested according to the industry priorities of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.  Details >
  • TARGET #1: At least 60 percent of participants are trained in occupations aligned with the Alaska Workforce Investment Board priority industries.
A2: Meet all negotiated performance standards set by the Alaska Workforce Investment Board and the United States Department of Labor.  Details >
  • TARGET #1: Meet all negotiated performance standards.

Performance Detail


A: Result - Trainee participants enter employment and are more economically self-sufficient.
    
Target #1: 97 percent of participants receiving training and employment assistance are satisfied with services.

Methodology: Information is based on email surveys of job training participants of completed programs as maintained in ICM.

Percent of Customers Satisfied with Business Parternships' Services
Fiscal Year Rating 1-4 Rating 5-7 Rating 8-10 Total Responders %Satisfied
FY 2014
40
48
535
623
94%
FY 2013
57
82
740
879
94%
FY 2012
10
40
260
300
97%
FY 2011
33
208
1,138
1,379
97%
FY 2010
81
364
1,450
1,896
96%
FY 2009
58
556
932
1,546
97%
FY 2008
72
323
1,100
1,495
95%
FY 2007
76
287
1,113
1,475
95%
FY 2006
89
354
1,262
1,705
95%
FY 2005
65
289
883
1,237
95%
FY 2004
82
337
899
1,318
94%

Analysis of results and challenges: For those participants receiving training and employment assistance in FY2014, the customer satisfaction rate of 94 percent was attained. This was consistent with FY2013 where we had a smaller data pool and low compliance with requests.
    
Target #2: At least 95 percent of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and State Training and Employment Program (STEP) training completers enter employment.

Methodology: This information was gathered from the division's new case management system. The system operated for the state fiscal year 2013. That said, the measure only includes participants where two quarters transpire after that participant completes their training.

Percent of Workforce Investment Act and State Training and Employment Program Training Completers Employed
Fiscal Year Entered Employment Rate Target
FY 2014
90%
95%
FY 2013
80.0%
95%
FY 2012
93.3%
95%
FY 2011
93.6%
95%
FY 2010
93.9%
95%
FY 2009
95.9%
95%
FY 2008
94.0%
95%
FY 2007
95.2%
95%
FY 2006
96.0%
95%
FY 2005
92.0%
95%

Analysis of results and challenges: This measure indicates the ratio of participants that enter the workforce within two quarters of being trained. It indicates both the demand of industry for the individuals trained and the success of that training. While the FY2014 rate did not meet the target percentage, it has increased from the FY2013 rate of 80%.
    
Target #3: Within six months of training, 50 percent of a participant's training costs will be matched by the trainee's pre- and post-training earnings change.

Methodology: Earnings change is based on wage information for participants. The wages of each participant two quarters prior to training are compared to the wages for the participant two quarters after training.

Expenditures are based on costs directly expended on individual training and support.


Percent of Participant Training Costs Matched by the Trainee's Pre- and Post-Training Earnings Change
Fiscal Year Training Costs Earnings Change % of Costs
FY 2014
$3,822,492
$6,841,172
179%
FY 2013
$6,512,846
$7,089,220
109%
FY 2012
$6,218,688
$4,359,239
70%
FY 2011
$3,179,982
$7,949,986
250%
FY 2010
$6,128,775
$7,365,778
120%
FY 2009
$8,294,102
$9,720,145
117%
FY 2008
$5,769,972
$3,093,840
54%
FY 2007
$10,654,974
$7,292,367
68%

Analysis of results and challenges: Since FY2007, the focus on high wage, high demand occupations within priority industries substantially contributed to participant earnings changes. The figure has some inherent weakness, in that it factors only wages two quarters before employment. This results in some distortion for participants with lengthy periods of unemployment prior to their training.

A1: Core Service - Maximize the degree to which workforce investment resources are invested according to the industry priorities of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.
    
Target #1: At least 60 percent of participants are trained in occupations aligned with the Alaska Workforce Investment Board priority industries.

Methodology: Comparison of participants training code to the occupational code obtained from the Unemployment Insurance wage record.

Percent of Participants Trained in Workforce Investment Board Priority Industries
Fiscal Year %Trained in Priority Ind Goal
FY 2014
78%
75%
FY 2013
91%
75%
FY 2012
80.1%
60%
FY 2011
78.6%
60%
FY 2010
71.9%
60%
FY 2009
78.4%
60%
FY 2008
84.0%
60%
FY 2007
57.0%
60%
FY 2006
58.0%
60%
FY 2005
62.0%
60%

Analysis of results and challenges: Since FY2008, the increase of participants completing training in AWIB priority industries is a result of: board member participation in grant review panels; strategic solicitation for grant applications; and a public awareness campaign on high wage, high demand occupations.

The division has set a new goal of 75 percent starting in FY2013.

A2: Core Service - Meet all negotiated performance standards set by the Alaska Workforce Investment Board and the United States Department of Labor.
    
Target #1: Meet all negotiated performance standards.


Percent of Performance Standards Met
Fiscal Year # of Standards # of Standards Met Percent of Standards Met
FY 2014
9
9
100%
FY 2013
9
8
88.9%
FY 2012
9
8
88.9%
FY 2011
18
17
94.4%
FY 2010
18
16
88.9%
FY 2009
18
17
94.4%
FY 2008
18
18
100.0%
FY 2007
18
18
100.0%

Analysis of results and challenges: Alaska met all nine of the performance standards. Seven of those exceeded Negotiated Performance.

 

Current as of September 5, 2014