Workforce Development:
Workforce Development:
South Florida
South Florida
Brigitte Orrick
Brigitte Orrick
Workforce Development Director
Workforce Development Director
Tree Care Industry Association
Tree Care Industry Association
Webinar Agenda
Webinar Agenda
Introduce TCIA Workforce Development Initiative
Introduce TCIA Workforce Development Initiative
Define a sector partnership and a sector strategy
Define a sector partnership and a sector strategy
Explore local workforce data for arborists in South Florida
Explore local workforce data for arborists in South Florida
Introduce the arborist career pathway
Introduce the arborist career pathway
Share national workforce development efforts
Share national workforce development efforts
Define next steps for South Florida employers
Define next steps for South Florida employers
TCIA Workforce Development Initiative
TCIA Workforce Development Initiative
Began January 2016 as a result of strategic guidance from members.
Began January 2016 as a result of strategic guidance from members.
Shortage of skilled workers in the tree care industry.
Shortage of skilled workers in the tree care industry.
Increase awareness of the career path through a national marketing campaign.
Increase awareness of the career path through a national marketing campaign.
Increase accessibility to education and training programs through a grassroots network of
Increase accessibility to education and training programs through a grassroots network of
sector partnerships.
sector partnerships.
Leverage resources of employers, educational institutions, and workforce development
Leverage resources of employers, educational institutions, and workforce development
entities in targeted regions.
entities in targeted regions.
TCIA Workforce Development Locations
TCIA Workforce Development Locations
Workforce Development Initiative:
Workforce Development Initiative:
A Sector Strategy
A Sector Strategy
What is a sector strategy?
What is a sector strategy?
A sector partnership is an industry specific regional partnership led by business in
A sector partnership is an industry specific regional partnership led by business in
partnership with economic development, education, and workforce development.
partnership with economic development, education, and workforce development.
Nationally, businesses that actively participate in sector partnerships report:
Nationally, businesses that actively participate in sector partnerships report:
41
41
% reduction in
% reduction in
turnover
turnover
84% significant increases in
84% significant increases in
productivity
productivity
100% participation in a sector partnership was valuable
100% participation in a sector partnership was valuable
Sector strategies are developed by the partnership to solve regional problems.
Sector strategies are developed by the partnership to solve regional problems.
Sector partnerships usually have the right members to seek funding, and are necessary for
Sector partnerships usually have the right members to seek funding, and are necessary for
appropriations under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (USDOL).
appropriations under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (USDOL).
Sector Partnership Model
Sector Partnership Model
How do employers
want to work together?
Establish priority
action areas
Identify champions
Establish Sector
Partnership
Determine deliverables
& timelines
Explore programs and
resources, identify
target populations
Add strategic partners
Build Strategy
Deliver programs
established by partners
Provide ongoing
support
Review effectiveness
periodically
Implementation
Sector Partnerships align education and training
Sector Partnerships align education and training
programs
programs
with
with
industry needs to produce
industry needs to produce
readily-employable
readily-employable
workers.
workers.
Greater Atlanta Tree Care Sector Partnership
Greater Atlanta Tree Care Sector Partnership
The Sector-Cluster Connection
The Sector-Cluster Connection
Industry
Members
Strategic
Partners
Convener
Input from
industry
Strategic Partners created
a training pathway
system based on industry
needs
Career Pathway
System
GYFted
Program
Tree Care
Academy Modules
INTERVIEW FOR OPEN
POSITIONS
Participants graduate with industry-
approved credentials
SOURCE: Collaborative Economics and The Woolsey Group, 2015
Tree Care
Industry
Cluster
Training Pathway
System
Examples of Sector Partnership
Examples of Sector Partnership
Priority Tasks
Priority Tasks
Increase awareness of tree care industry jobs
Increase awareness of tree care industry jobs
Marketing and outreach efforts
Marketing and outreach efforts
Engage businesses in targeted recruitment
Engage businesses in targeted recruitment
Build a career pathway in arboriculture
Build a career pathway in arboriculture
Increase accessibility to Associate Degree programs in Arboriculture and Community Forestry
Increase accessibility to Associate Degree programs in Arboriculture and Community Forestry
Develop stackable academic credentials aligning to ISA and TCIA industry credentials
Develop stackable academic credentials aligning to ISA and TCIA industry credentials
Build dual enrollment / concurrent enrollment options for high school students
Build dual enrollment / concurrent enrollment options for high school students
Provide short term workforce development training to prepare individuals for employment
Provide short term workforce development training to prepare individuals for employment
Develop an arborist apprenticeship program accessible within a specific region
Develop an arborist apprenticeship program accessible within a specific region
Workforce Data for the Tree Care Industry
Workforce Data for the Tree Care Industry
South Florida
South Florida
Employers in the Tree Care Industry
Employers in the Tree Care Industry
Residential and Commercial Tree Care Companies
Residential and Commercial Tree Care Companies
Municipalities
Municipalities
Utility Line Maintenance Companies
Utility Line Maintenance Companies
Non-profit organizations (arboretums)
Non-profit organizations (arboretums)
The trouble with workforce data for our industry…..
The trouble with workforce data for our industry…..
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts a quarterly survey to measure the number of
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts a quarterly survey to measure the number of
jobs and wages by “standard occupation code”, or SOC.
jobs and wages by “standard occupation code”, or SOC.
SOCs related to arborists and tree care workers:
SOCs related to arborists and tree care workers:
First-Line
First-Line
Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service
Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service
, and
, and
Groundskeeping Workers (37-1012
Groundskeeping Workers (37-1012
)
)
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
, Vegetation
, Vegetation
(37-3012
(37-3012
)
)
Tree Trimmers and Pruners (37-3013
Tree Trimmers and Pruners (37-3013
)
)
Statistical accuracy for agriculture and natural resource occupations is questionable.
Statistical accuracy for agriculture and natural resource occupations is questionable.
Job Titles of Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Job Titles of Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Arborist
Arborist
Ground Worker
Ground Worker
Groundsman
Groundsman
Line
Line
Clearance
Clearance
Foreman
Foreman
Plant
Plant
Health Care
Health Care
Technician
Technician
Tree
Tree
Care
Care
Foreman
Foreman
Tree Climber
Tree Climber
T
T
ree
ree
Trimmer
Trimmer
Local Workforce Data in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale,
Local Workforce Data in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale,
and West Palm Beach, Florida
and West Palm Beach, Florida
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Palm Beach County, FL
Palm Beach County, FL
Broward County, FL
Broward County, FL
Miami-Dade County, FL
Miami-Dade County, FL
Number of Jobs in
Number of Jobs in
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and
West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach
MSA
MSA
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., US Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1st quarter 2016.
Wages in
Wages in
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm
Beach MSA
Beach MSA
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., US Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1st quarter 2016.
Demographics of Tree Care Workers in
Demographics of Tree Care Workers in
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach MSA
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach MSA
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., US Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1st quarter 2016.
Race/Ethnicity of Tree Care Workers in
Race/Ethnicity of Tree Care Workers in
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach MSA
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach MSA
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., US Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1st quarter 2016.
Age of Tree Care Workers in
Age of Tree Care Workers in
Miami, Ft.
Miami, Ft.
Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach MSA
Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach MSA
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., US Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1st quarter 2016.
General Observations
General Observations
The category of “Tree Trimmers and Pruners” includes multiple job titles with vastly
The category of “Tree Trimmers and Pruners” includes multiple job titles with vastly
different qualifications, industry certifications, and OSHA standards.
different qualifications, industry certifications, and OSHA standards.
The number of jobs for “Tree Trimmers and Pruners” is expected to increase over the next
The number of jobs for “Tree Trimmers and Pruners” is expected to increase over the next
5 years by 12%. This equates to approximately 64 jobs, and doesn’t include employee
5 years by 12%. This equates to approximately 64 jobs, and doesn’t include employee
attrition or roll-over. Additionally, 51.6% of workers are over the age of 45, and in 10
attrition or roll-over. Additionally, 51.6% of workers are over the age of 45, and in 10
years, many of these workers will seek management level positions or start their own
years, many of these workers will seek management level positions or start their own
businesses due to the rigor of the work.
businesses due to the rigor of the work.
Entry level wages for “Tree Trimmers and Pruners” are reported by the US Bureau of
Entry level wages for “Tree Trimmers and Pruners” are reported by the US Bureau of
Labor Statistics as $9.33 per hour, which is below the Federal family sustaining wage of
Labor Statistics as $9.33 per hour, which is below the Federal family sustaining wage of
$12.70 per hour. It will be challenging to secure workforce training funds without
$12.70 per hour. It will be challenging to secure workforce training funds without
validation of wages regionally.
validation of wages regionally.
Workers have many choices for job opportunities.
Workers have many choices for job opportunities.
National Efforts in Workforce Development
National Efforts in Workforce Development
TCIA is building a marketing campaign to attract a diverse workforce to careers in the tree
TCIA is building a marketing campaign to attract a diverse workforce to careers in the tree
care industry.
care industry.
Associate degree programs and workforce training programs are being developed in 8 cities
Associate degree programs and workforce training programs are being developed in 8 cities
across the US, with no development south of Atlanta. It is not enough to satisfy the
across the US, with no development south of Atlanta. It is not enough to satisfy the
workforce demand.
workforce demand.
The US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Division approved a registered apprenticeship
The US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Division approved a registered apprenticeship
for arborists. The program focuses on building skills on Tree Care Crews, and produces a
for arborists. The program focuses on building skills on Tree Care Crews, and produces a
well-qualified Tree Climber at the completion of the program.
well-qualified Tree Climber at the completion of the program.
Next Steps in South Florida
Next Steps in South Florida
Tree Care Industry Sector Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, March 14
Tree Care Industry Sector Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, March 14
, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00
, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00
AM, at Palm
AM, at Palm
Beach State
Beach State
College, 4200
College, 4200
Congress Avenue, Room
Congress Avenue, Room
SC127, Lake
SC127, Lake
Worth, FL 33461
Worth, FL 33461
Agenda:
Agenda:
Establish members of the sector partnership. Do not need to be TCIA members.
Establish members of the sector partnership. Do not need to be TCIA members.
Purpose of meeting – Develop priority tasks for the region through a
Purpose of meeting – Develop priority tasks for the region through a
strategic
strategic
planning session.
planning session.
Engage workforce and economic development partners in the conversation. TCIA needs business
Engage workforce and economic development partners in the conversation. TCIA needs business
assistance with this effort. Contacts at Career Source:
assistance with this effort. Contacts at Career Source:
Michael
Michael
Corbit, Director, Business Development, mcorbit@careersourcepbc.com, 561.340.1060
Corbit, Director, Business Development, mcorbit@careersourcepbc.com, 561.340.1060
x2368
x2368
Dina
Dina
Hill, Sr. Director, Programs, dhill@careersourcepbc.com, 561.340.1060
Hill, Sr. Director, Programs, dhill@careersourcepbc.com, 561.340.1060
x2322
x2322
Email June Hibbs at
Email June Hibbs at
jhibbs@tcia.org
jhibbs@tcia.org
to confirm your participation in the sector partnership, or register
to confirm your participation in the sector partnership, or register
online by navigating to TCIA.org and clicking on EVENTS.
online by navigating to TCIA.org and clicking on EVENTS.
Do some research before the meeting!
Do some research before the meeting!
Estimate the number of openings you will have in 2017 for
Estimate the number of openings you will have in 2017 for
groundworkers and arborists, and the approximate entry-level
groundworkers and arborists, and the approximate entry-level
wage for novice and experienced individuals.
wage for novice and experienced individuals.
Research the services provided by workforce development boards
Research the services provided by workforce development boards
in your region:
in your region:
www.careersourcepbc.com
www.careersourcepbc.com
Employer services – funding and training incentives
Employer services – funding and training incentives
Review the Environmental Horticulture program at Palm Beach
Review the Environmental Horticulture program at Palm Beach
State College by visiting
State College by visiting
www.palmbeachstate.edu
www.palmbeachstate.edu
.
.
Questions or Need More Information?
Questions or Need More Information?
Brigitte Orrick
Brigitte Orrick
TCIA Workforce Development Director
TCIA Workforce Development Director
borrick@tcia.org
borrick@tcia.org
Office: 603-792-1287
Office: 603-792-1287
Cell: 603-296-7404
Cell: 603-296-7404
June Hibbs
June Hibbs
TCIA Grassroots Outreach Coordinator
TCIA Grassroots Outreach Coordinator
jhibbs@tcia.org
jhibbs@tcia.org
Office: 603-792-1280
Office: 603-792-1280