Guiding Questionsa. Is this goal right?
b. Are the key issues the right key issues?
c. Are the indicators meaningful and useful?
d. Are there numeric targets for this goal that make sense?
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EI5-EDUCATION & TRAINING
0 The County's ability to grow its economy in the future will be closely tied to its ability to provide available skilled labor, particularly once the currently unemployed are absorbed back into the ranks of the employed as much as their skills will allow.
0 The County's labor force has a relatively low unemployment rate and high labor participation rate, with many skills categories, particularly technical skills, reported as difficult to find or unavailable by area employers.
0 Employers report very good to excellent workforce quality, with good work ethic and productivity, and low turnover and absenteeism.
3 Occupational Demand Currently and in One Year *
0 Source: WDGT Chittenden Employer Survey, September 2011
1 *As reported by 75 participating companies
3 % of training program participants who find a job in Chittenden County
0 % of high school students scoring high proficiency science and math
1 # of internship opportunities offered by industry type
0 # of internships that become full time positions
0 # of training programs offered for specific employers or industry sectors and # of people enrolled
0 Total # of graduates from training programs
1 30% of employers (largely within the skilled machine trades) report that they have training needs that are not met by local resources. Source: WDGT Chittenden Employer Survey, September 2011