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Partnering for Equity: How Sector Partnerships Are Tackling Workforce Disparities

June 2018

Working in partnership with the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin and Dazzie McKelvy of Workforce Matters, Oldmixon Consulting conducted a national survey of 89 sector partnership representatives and interviews with leaders from 13 partnerships that are actively working to address workforce inequities. In Partnering for Equity: How Sector Partnerships Are Tackling Workforce Disparities, the authors report that sector partnerships are experimenting with a broad array of strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce, yet in most cases are in the early stages of this work. The report also identifies seven opportunities for sector partnerships, workforce leaders, and funders to further advance race equity. This report was prepared with funds provided by The Annie E. Casey foundation. 

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Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan

June 2017

The strength of a community depends on the people that live in it. With rapidly rising costs of living threatening affordability, many Austinites are being pushed out of the community they love. In response to this crisis, Austin-area workforce development community based organizations, training providers, and employers created a Master Community Workforce Plan to help individuals living in poverty find a path to financial stability. By aligning education and training providers’ training programs with employers’ needs, this workforce plan will help 10,000 economically disadvantaged individuals secure middle-skill jobs by 2021. Oldmixon Consulting provided support to the report's lead authors, Caroline Alexander and Tom Stellman of TIP Strategies.

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Central Texas Manufacturing Workforce Study

December 2017

Working in partnership with the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, Oldmixon Consulting conducted a survey of and focus group with Central Texas manufacturing leaders to learn more about their skill needs and workforce challenges. The 2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Workforce Study was conducted on behalf of the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association with additional support from City of Austin Economic Development and Workforce Solutions Capital Area.

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Greater Washington Works: IT and Health Careers with Promise

December 2016

Sponsored by the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative, an initiative of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, and JPMorgan Chase & Co., Greater Washington Works: IT and Health Careers with Promise describes how the Metro Washington region can address the skills gap and lift more of its residents out of poverty through careers in IT and Healthcare. Oldmixon Consulting partnered with Civic Analytics to complete this study.