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Skills Gap Analysis for the Advanced Manufacturing and Life Sciences Industries

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), the Borderplex Alliance and the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) partnered to launch a skills gap analysis for the advanced manufacturing and life sciences industries with a special focus on the medical device cluster, which is a combination of manufacturing and healthcare. The purpose of the assessment was to identify skills gaps in our two high growth industries as well as to determine the talent needs for growing El Paso’s medical device industry. 

You can access the full life sciences and advanced manufacturing skills gap report here

 

The full slide show from the symposium “The Future of the Medical Device Industry in El Paso and Juarez” can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9gqzvlwihox8xs/1-AllFinalPublish.pdf?dl=0

 

Borderplex Skills Gap Analysis: Business Services and Advanced Logistics Industries

Through combining the labor market data and analysis, educational demand and supply analysis and the more qualitative data derived from focus groups and interviews of El Paso stakeholders in the form of employers, business owners and other interested parties, TPMA culminated the project with the formation of several recommendations to bolster the middle skill workforce within the El Paso area, specifically within the advanced logistics and business services sectors. These recommendations were further vetted by presenting to a combination of business services and advanced logistics employers and other stakeholders which further helped refine them. Ultimately, the Borderplex Alliance Middle Skill Gap Study for the two industries resulted in the following recommendations and conclusions: 

Recommendation 1: The further development and continued focus on Employer-Led Sector Strategies 
Recommendation 2: Workforce Skills Coordinator: Borderplex Council 
Recommendation 3: Marketing and Awareness 
Recommendation 4: Develop a region-wide employability and soft skills training 
Recommendation 5: Strategies for a tight labor market 
Recommendation 6: Ensure System Workforce Training Alignment 
Recommendation 7: Effective utilization of regional data 

Borderplex Alliance Steering Committee - Update presentation

Workforce Asset Mapping Report 

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is amidst an exciting, albeit challenging, time in workforce development: the onset of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the ever-growing need to serve more with less. Under WIOA, Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) must use data and analytics to drive decision-making and increase partnerships and collaboration. The legislation provides WSB with an opportunity to braid innovation and technology into service delivery and referral mechanisms across the large Borderplex region in Far West Texas. In order to do so effectively, WSB recognized the need to conduct diligent research and analytics to build an accurate, user-friendly, and engaging resource inventory (the “Services Navigator”) to connect the broader workforce development system in the Borderplex region. 

Construction Industry Roundtable

This document was created to support the stakeholders and leaders at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex, The Borderplex Alliance, and the City of El Paso in regards to the current needs for training and economic development of the Construction industry. 

Tourism Industry Roundtable

This document was created to support the stakeholders and leaders at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex, The Borderplex Alliance, and the City of El Paso in regards to the current needs for training and economic development of the Tourism industry. 

Advanced Manufacturing Roundtable

This document was created to support the stakeholders and leaders at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex, The Borderplex Alliance, and the City of El Paso in regards to the current needs for training and economic development of the Advanced Manufacturing industry.