Implementation Workforce Development

Representatives from each local consortium participated in the Workforce Development Workgroup’s monthly meetings to discuss local challenges, identify opportunities for collaboration, and share ideas and successes. Follow the links below for more information on the planning and implementation aspects of workforce development.

First, the working group completed a list describing each local workforce development team. The team was identified to participate in local planning, complete your strategic plan, and implement workforce development strategies and activities. This stage also involved brainstorming the strengths, challenges, and strategies for the team to develop treatment workforce in each local community.

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Strategic Planning Process

Building upon the Workforce Development Needs Assessment completed as part of the RCORP Planning grant, each member of the COP-RCORP Workforce Development Workgroup worked with the local consortium to select a problem of practice. A step-by-step Workforce Development Problem of Practice Module lead local consortiums through the process of identifying a problem of practice to guide efforts to address workforce development in COP-RCORP communities.

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As part of the workgroup, members worked collectively and with their local consortium to create a strategic plan to address a locally selected workforce development priority. Utilizing the prioritized problem of practice, workgroup members completed a strategic plan map and strategy description form including action plan.

Career Ladders

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Each county consortium examined community needs and career paths to create locally responsive career ladders.   Creating career ladders for the local prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces came out of ongoing discussions around recruitment, hiring, and retention issues in rural communities. Each county consortium examined community needs and career paths to create locally responsive career ladders. Click the images below to see each community's career ladder.

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Lunch and Learn: Career Ladders