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 (performance shifted due to a change in data definitions plus implementation of a new system in FY2013)
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. The FY2013 entered employment rate decreased in part due to the introduction of a new data collection system. This system went live July 1st of 2012, and the data set did not include the productive early months (May and June).
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. The division’s new reporting system (scheduled to be available in FY2014) will significantly improve the precision of this measure.
|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 (exceeded the target of 75 percent in FY2013)
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 (did not meet 100 percent target in FY2013)
Analysis of results and challenges: During FY2013 the Division introduced a new data collection tool. This resulted in a learning curve after many years of institutional familiarity with the old ways of data reporting and extraction. Based on the information extracted three of the nine performance standards were exceeded and five more met standards while one, Attainment of Degree or Certificate WIA Youth (14 – 21) missed meeting the standard by merely six tenths of a point. Alaska filed with the US Department of Labor to begin using its “Common Measures” performance metrics, which resulted in changes to how the figures were calculated in FY2013.
Current as of November 13, 2013