The Business Partnerships' mission is to develop and support workforce development programs designed to meet Alaska's needs.
- 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.
|A: Result - Trainee participants enter employment and are more economically self-sufficient.|
Target #2: At least 95 percent of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and State Training and Employment Program (STEP) training completers enter employment.
Percent of Workforce Investment Act and State Training and Employment Program Training Completers Employed
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.
Percent of Participant Training Costs Matched by the Trainee's Pre- and Post-Training Earnings Change
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.
Percent of Participants Trained in Workforce Investment Board Priority Industries
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
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