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Workforce Development

Job Readiness Summit

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

10:30 a.m. Module 1: Welcome & Introductions
Stephanie Lewis, AWI Workforce Development - Moderator
Sanjay Kumar, P.E., DDOT
Richard Staudinger, P.E., AWI
Introduction of Training Partners

10:45 a.m. Module 2: Governmental
AWI Workforce Development
DDOT On-the-Job Training (OJT)
Department of Employment Services

11:00 a.m. Module 3: Training Partners
Ward 8 Workforce Development
University of DC, Community
Community Empowerment Training
Building Futures Pre-Construction

11:15 a.m. Module 4: Question &

11:30 a.m. Module 5: Breakout

12:30 p.m. Adjourn
Sanjay Kumar, P.E.
AWI Program Manager, DDOT

Module 1
Position DDOT as the Job Market of Choice in the
DC area, by proactively planning, recruiting,
developing and retaining the best possible

Provide effective leadership on policies, programs,
and partnerships related to all aspects of
workforce development.
DDOT & Workforce Development
Five Year Implementation Plan
2013 2018
Recruit candidates to fill critical vacancies
Provide candidates with training and skills through
community partnerships
Retain fully inclusive workforce
Prepare future employees for leadership roles
Position DDOT as the job market of choice
DDOT & Workforce Development
Monroe Street Bridge Spring 2014
Anacostia Freeway Bridges over Nicholson Street
Spring 2014
Safety and Geometric Improvements I-295/DC 295 Spring 2014

Fern Street Alley Spring 2014
Rock Creek Trail M Street to Beach Drive Spring 2014
Klingle Watershed LID Spring 2014
Broad Branch Road, Beach Drive to Linnean Ave,
Summer 2014

2014 Project Forecast
Missouri Avenue, Kansas Avenue, Kennedy Street
Intersection Improvements
Winter 2014
Open-end Bridge / Citywide Engineering Services
for Structures and Bridges
All of 2014
Power Line Undergrounding Engineering Service
Spring 2015
Metropolitan Branch Trail Summer 2015
Minnesota Ave. (Phase II) Summer 2015

2014 Project Forecast
Richard Staudinger, P.E.
AWI Deputy Program Manager, CH2M Hill

Module 1, cont.
Anacostia Waterfront

30-Year, $10 Billion Collection of Projects
Created by March 2000 Memorandum of
Understanding Between the District and
19 Other Federal and Regional Agencies
5 Key Themes:
o Restore: A clean and active river
o Connect: Eliminating barriers and
gaining access
o Play: A great riverfront park system
o Celebrate: Cultural destinations of
distinct character
o Live: Building strong waterfront

Creating a World-Class Waterfront
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative
AWI Program Transportation Projects

Anacostia Waterfront

AWI Program Overview

Stephanie Lewis
Workforce Development Manager
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

Module 2


Provide WFD Assistance to CONTRACTORS

Building PARTNERSHIP in community/going beyond
traditional sources

Create workforce labor retention from the COMMUNITY

Building PARTNERSHIP with local governmental

Building APPLICANT pipeline DATABASE

Workforce Development Process
2014 2015
Timeline of a Typical DDOT Project
Linda Fennell
DBE Supportive Services Manager/
OJT Compliance & Supportive Services

Module 2, cont.
Provide training opportunities for women,
minorities, and disadvantaged persons;

Increase participation in every job classification
with the highway construction industry; and

Trainee to journeyman status

DDOT On-the-Job Training
The Primary Objective is:
Carpenter Bridge/Highway
Concrete Finisher
Iron Worker Reinforcing
Painter - Steel Bridge
Pipe Layer
Traffic Control

DDOT On-the-Job Training
Areas of training include, but not limited
Cement Mason
Form Setter
Iron Worker Structural
Pile Driver
Stone Mason
Record Keeper

Jamell A. Thrower, Program Manager
Office of Apprenticeship Information &
Department of Employment Services

Module 2, cont.

Office of Apprenticeship,
Information, and Training
Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training
with classroom instruction to teach workers the practical
and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations.
The majority of these opportunities here in the District
are currently in construction and include such trades as
electrician, plumbing/HVAC, and carpentry, etc.
Apprenticeships are sponsored by employers, labor
groups, and employer associations.
Applicants must meet the sponsors eligibility
requirements and demonstrate that they have the ability,
aptitude, and education to master the basics of the
Who Can

Apprenticeship sponsors must be approved by a state or
federal apprenticeship registration agency for certification.
Apprenticeship sponsors may grant applicants credit toward
apprenticeship training for prior work or training in the
occupation or trade areas.

The general qualifications for apprenticeships vary by craft, but
general qualifications for apprenticeship selections are typically:
18 years or older
Physically able to do the work of the specified
Access to reliable transportation, particularly for
construction trades
A high-school diploma or General Education Diploma
A high school transcript, may be required

Allie Bird, Executive Director
Ward 8 Workforce Development Council

Module 3
Ward 8 Workforce Development Council
Created in 2007 by Councilmember Marion Barry to help
reduce Ward 8s unemployment - the highest in the nation of
any metropolitan area with a similarly sized workforce.

Mission is to build the capacity of the Ward 8 workforce
through a continuum of education, training and wrap-around
support services that empower residents to prepare for,
secure and retain family-sustaining jobs and careers.

The council also assists employers in recruiting, hiring and
retaining qualified Ward 8 employees; and works to link the
Ward 8 community to the Washington metropolitan regions
economic development agenda.
Some of the services WDC members collectively provide for
unemployed residents are:
Training/coaching in personal development, life management
and career development
Professional skills (soft skills) development;
Occupational skills training;
Literacy and math skills education;
Assistance with housing, transportation, child care, clothing,
drug treatment and legal issues
Work world knowledge, access, mentorship, and coaching;
Employment retention assistance;
Financial management planning;
Work experience through apprenticeships, internships,
entrepreneurship and OJT
Ward 8 Workforce Development Council
Kathleen Short
Project Director, Construction and Hospitality
Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning
University of the District of Columbia,
Community College

Module 3, cont.
UDC-CC Workforce Development
Mission: The UDC-CC Workforce Development & Lifelong
Learning Divisions mission is to reduce unemployment and
underemployment in the District of Columbia by enhancing
the skills of its residents.

UDC-CC Workforce Development
Overview: The Division pursues this mission by offering
courses at no cost to DC residents in high-demand, high-wage
industries that are hiring in the Washington, DC Metropolitan
region. The programming is offered in the most economically
disadvantaged Wards in the city Wards 5, 7 and 8.
Uniqueness of Program: Unlike any other job training
provider in the city, being a part of the University allows
students to gain stackable credentials through credit and non-
credit programs that are rigorous and meet the requirements
of local employers.
UDC-CC Workforce Development
Nursing & Allied Health
Certified Nursing, Home Health Aide, Dialysis Technician, Direct Support
Professional, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy/EKG, Pharmacy Technician

Building Maintenance, Property Management, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry

Administrative / Technical
A+, Network +, Security +, Project Management, Digital Literacy, Medical Billing and
Coding, Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Electronic Health

Hospitality and Tourism
Customer Service, Food Service Management, Food Handling

HVAC 608 Refrigerant Recovery, Electronics I, Automotive Technician

Skill Development
Spanish in the Workplace, Mathematic, Language Arts and Reading Workshops, GED
& ACCUPLACER Preparation, Basic Drivers Education
Toni Thomas Associates, Inc.
Community Empowerment Training Program
Committed to Increasing Opportunities for Career Ladder Employment
To promote the personal development and education of unemployed
or underemployed persons through skills-based training and supportive
services that lead to economic independence.

To provide workforce development training that lead to Nationally-
recognized certifications and job opportunities that are in demand
by local employers.
Security Guards (Unarmed)
Commercial Drivers License, Class B with P endorsement
Medical Office Administrative Assistant (MOAA)
Computer Technology A+ Certification
Computer Technology Network+
Computer Technology Local Area Network (LAN)
Community Empowerment Training Program
Andrea Thompson, Job Development
Building Futures Project Community
Service Agency
Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO

Module 3, cont.
Building Futures
Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Requirements

Academic Credentials
High School Diploma/GED

Legal right to drive
Drivers License/Learners Permit
CDL License

Ability to consistently pass a drug screen

21-years of age or older

Desire to want to enter the Construction Industry
What you get from the program:

Introduction to the Construction Industry
Learn about tools and materials
Basic construction math skills
Blueprint reading
Job readiness

First Aid and AED
Flagger Safety

Building Futures
Pre-Apprenticeship Program


Module 4

Breakout Sessions

Module 5