Just as fall brings about changes to the leaves of the trees, so too has it brought about changes for RealTime Talent. On October 1st, RealTime Talent moved into the office space of the Center for Economic Inclusion. With boxes in hand, we trekked through the St. Paul skyway and made our way to the Osborn370 building to take advantage of the expansive and warm environment on the 9th floor. This space will allow RealTime Talent to continue to remain diligent in the cross-sector work of statewide labor market analysis and workforce alignment, and we look forward to even more opportunities for CEI and RealTime Talent to collaborate and work to build a prosperous and inclusive economy. We are grateful to Tawanna Black and the CEI team for accommodating and welcoming us.
We are excited to share news that the Minneapolis Regional Chamber Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, will now be our fiscal agent, to act on our behalf to perform various financial duties and administrative tasks. We thank Jonathan Weinhagen, Cheri Gengler, and all the Minneapolis Regional Chamber staff for their assistance. We also thank the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Foundation for serving as our fiscal sponsor over the past two years.
Thank you to all those that partner with RealTime Talent. It is truly the strength of our partnerships that fuels our mission into action.
Did 2018 fly by for you?
It did for the RealTime Talent team.
About this same time last year, we were welcoming our new Executive
Director, Deb Broberg, to RealTime
Talent and we had just finished moving into the Chamber Foundation
location. We adopted the mantra, “new
year, new location, same mission.”
As the year moved on and we settled into our new home, we continued to
focus on our mission: to help create more informed, market-oriented decisions
throughout the Minnesota workforce and education ecosystem to ensure the
state’s economy has the talent it needs to help Minnesotans prepare for
well-paying careers. We also continued
our aim to create a movement toward workforce alignment, support sector-based
collaborations for quality employment opportunities, increase cross-sector
collaboration, and ensure daily decision-making is guided by strong data in the
workforce and education ecosystem.
Phew! That’s not only a mouthful
– that’s a big task at hand! It’s a
great thing we have so many great partners dedicated
to Minnesota’s workforce and economy.
In 2018, RealTime Talent developed 113 data driven
reports. From occupation snapshots and
industry overviews, to labor market analyses and custom-built surveys, we
offered just-in-time insights to decision-makers and encouraged data-informed
planning in our workforce and education systems. Many of these reports are available on our
website at http://www.realtimetalent.org/research.
We also gave 85 presentations and trained 310 participants
on real-time labor market data
tools both in the education and workforce space. 95 organizations and institutions of
higher education that work with students, job-seekers, or employers currently
had access to TalentNeuron Recruit and training and about 335-400 people
currently use TalentNeuron Recruit on a regular basis in service to students,
job-seekers, or employers. Between 6,400 and 7,350 job-seekers statewide
received job search assistance that included data from TalentNeuron Recruit in
FY2018, doubling the reach of the tool in 2017.
estimated 7,200 students were advised using data from TalentNeuron Recruit in
FY2018, with many more being reached with modified curriculum, programs, and
materials that introduced them to high-demand career pathways.Approximately
60% of users working directly with students said use of TalentNeuron Recruit
“increased the relevance of job opportunities to student needs” between April
and October 2018.
RealTime Talent continued to use its unique position as a
public-private partner to bring creative solutions to Minnesota’s labor
shortage, skill misalignment, and labor market inefficiencies.
In K-12 education, we expanded TalentNeuron access and
training, developed customized career pathway
reports, and provided data consultation to Career and Technical Education (CTE)
consortia across Minnesota, leading to in-depth engagement and increased use of
labor market data in the classroom. For
Higher Education, RealTime Talent created customized reports or provided
consultation around program development, expansion, modification, as well as
regional workforce data for institutions including, but not limited to, The
College of St. Scholastica, St. Cloud State University, Normandale Community
College, and AgCentric Center of Excellence.
of RealTime Talent’s contributions to the workforce system include engagement
with the Greater
Metropolitan Workforce Council’s workforce planning efforts,
supporting the sector committee, data work team, and the strategic partnership
team in employer engagement and securing appropriate labor market data. RealTime Talent also supported the curriculum
and delivery of the GMWC Sector Skills Academy, focusing on data-informed
decision-making and employer engagement strategy. We were privileged to collaborate with the
DEED Workforce Strategy Consultants and the Center for Economic Inclusion to
support the GMWC and local Workforce Development Board employer engagement
needs in the six key industry sectors.
past year, RTT established a Business
Talent Initiative, with the support of GreaterMSP, MSPWin, the
Minnesota Chamber, MN Business Partnership, and the Itasca Project, to facilitate
employer involvement in partnership with key sector team leads: MPMA, Hennepin
County, AgriGrowth, and MHTA. This
Business Talent Initiative is now a working group within RealTime Talent’s
Advisory Council. We continued
the development of diversity reports and talent sourcing strategy consulting
for private companies and business associations, provided labor market data for
industry membership organizations, and solidified relationships with the
commercial building trades associations, offering demographic and workforce
data for four quarters to help guide apprenticeship program enrollment planning.
look forward to the work ahead of us in 2019 and collaborating with our
partners in the great state of Minnesota.
you have any questions about the work of RealTime Talent, please contact Phil
contributed by Phil Arellano and Erin Olson, RealTime Talent.
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