# of service referrals between partners for residents with 2+ barriers
Story Behind the Curve
Why is this measure important?
This measure is important to analyze effectiveness of the array of barrier support services that lead to sustainable employment. This infomation will provide comprehensive information regarding the cohesivenss and collaboration of our service providers to better identify gaps and redundancy in services.
Analysis of Contributing and Restricting Factors
- Establishment of shared referral form
- Regularly schedule partner meetings for data share and capacity building
- HIRE (Helping Individual Reach Employment) Centers housed in community based libraries across the county to support accessibility
- Requires labor intensive follow-up strategies.
- Data results are dependent on partner data share
- No system in place to acccurately capture referral information
Strategic partnerships are critical partners in engaging employers in workforce development programs including DLLR, DORS, the Maryland Department of Commerce, Montgomery County Government, local chambers of commerce, economic development entities, industry associations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and an outstanding system of college, university and training entities.
Capacity building strategies that enage the partners and enhance programing for our job seekers.
Asset mapping service providers to increase knowledge of services provided
Establish a mandate where all entities receiving public funds to provide workforce development services must share data and outcomes to a central depository for accurate accountability and a better understanding of the scope of services and the impact within the community.