Employment, Job Related

The SkillSource Group, Inc.

  • Vienna, VA
  • www.myskillsource.org

Mission Statement

SkillSource's mission is to facilitate and enhance the employability of individuals seeking employment and employer access to a qualified workforce.

SkillSource, established in 2003 as the 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal agent of the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board (NVWDB) to support jobseekers and business needs for a highly-skilled workforce, serves over 1.9 million residents and tens of thousands of businesses in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park at its six (6) SkillSource Employment Resource Centers. Eligible individuals, particularly hard-to-serve populations, can receive extensive training and resources through Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs that focus on increasing employment, retention and earnings, occupational skill attainment and improving the quality of Northern Virginia's workforce. SkillSource Centers hosted close to 64,000 jobseeker visits in FY 2015.

Main Programs

  1. SkillSource – Fairfax County Sheriff Employment Center
  2. Virginia Serious and Violent Offender Re-Entry Initiative (VASAVOR)
  3. Northern Virginia Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) Program
  4. Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  5. Ticket to Work
  6. Virginia Employment Through Entrepreneurship Consortium (VETEC)
  7. Jobs For Veterans (J4VETS)
  8. Prince William TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  9. Success Through Education, Employment & Reintegration (STEER)
  10. WIA/WIOA Incentive Award Veterans Employment Initiative

ruling year

2002

chief executive

Mr. David A. Hunn

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Keywords

Northern Virginia, workforce, economic development, skills training, job placement, veterans, ex-offender programs, youth programs, base realignment, job growth,

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EIN

30-0129320

Also Known As

SSG; SkillSource

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

SkillSource placed 633 fellow Northern Virginians into employment in FY 2014, which generated an estimated $27 million in regional labor income. SkillSource contracted with Richmond, Virginia-based Mangum Economic Consulting, to estimate the Return on Investment (ROI) from new adult workers entering the Northern Virginia workforce after participating in workforce training programs at the SkillSource Centers. The Study estimated that total economic benefits to the Northern Virginia regional economy exceeded costs by nearly 5:1. The 2014 ROI Study is available at: http://myskillsource.org/pdf/press/SkillSource-Group-EIA%20-090514-1000.pdf

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

SkillSource – Fairfax County Sheriff Employment Center

SkillSource manages several initiatives that work with hard to serve populations, such as ex-offenders. The SkillSource – Fairfax County Sheriff Employment Center is located within the Fairfax County Alternative Incarceration Branch (AIB), adjacent to the Fairfax County Jail. The employment center, the first of its kind in a local Virginia jail, provides employment assistance to County inmates assisting them to gain and retain employment during their final months of incarceration and eventual release; by attaining employment and self-sufficiency, this reduces the potential of criminal recidivism and strengthens their successful reentry back into the community. A major strength of the Center has been its potential capacity to reduce the gap in time between release and adequate full-time employment from weeks and months to a few days. Even if offenders do not secure employment prior to release, offenders still are able to make use of the services offered by this Center while incarcerated and they are more motivated and able to utilize the six (6) SkillSource One-Stop Centers throughout Northern Virginia once they have returned to their communities.

Category

Employment

Budget

$153,219.00

Population Served

Offenders/Ex-offenders

None

Program 2

Virginia Serious and Violent Offender Re-Entry Initiative (VASAVOR)

SkillSource works with offenders through the Virginia Serious and Violent Offender Re-Entry Initiative (VASAVOR) which is designed to support recently released ex-offenders, reduce or eliminate recidivism, and address multiple barriers to employment maintaining a regional community network which fosters the successful transition of long-term incarcerated adults who have been convicted of violent crimes back into the community. Of the 478 ex-offenders enrolled in VASAVOR since program inception in 2003 through December 2014, 466 have been placed into employment (97%) at an average hourly wage of $10.10. Against a national violent offender recidivism rate exceeding 43% and a Virginia violent offender recidivism rate exceeding 28%, the VASAVOR recidivism rate is estimated at approximately 4% since program inception.

Category

Employment

Budget

$152,835.00

Population Served

Offenders/Ex-offenders

None

Program 3

Northern Virginia Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) Program

In 2006, SSG developed the employer-driven Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) program, in coordination with Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services, including mandatory workshops focusing on soft skills development, to enable local schools, private businesses and other community partners to support meaningful and relevant summer work experiences for young adults in Northern Virginia with local employers hiring or sponsoring a youth for a summer work experience within their industry sector. In 2010, the EYE program expanded to include low-income youth eligible for Workforce Investment Act services, foster care youth, and youth referred through the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force. The Summer 2015 program served 143 young adults who worked a total of over 24,928 hours and earned approximately $199,000 in wages. Since program inception, close to 1,172 young adults have participated in EYE, earning nearly $1,180,000 in wages.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

$214,295.00

Population Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

None

Program 4

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Programs funded through the Federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) provide free employment and training services to assist eligible adults, ages 18 years and older, low-income adults, low-skilled older, low-income adults, low-skilled-workers, dislocated workers and low-income youth ages 16-24 who face barriers to employment; in FY2015, the 6 SSG Centers hosted 63,667 jobseeker visits resulting in 1,110 individuals being enrolled in WIOA with 433 placed into employment. When other non-WIA funded programs are factored in, including those targeting veterans and ex-offenders, 1,443 individuals were enrolled with 723 placed into employment. A Return-On-Investment Study was commissioned to examine the economic impact of SSG’s workforce programs in FY2015; it was determined that total regional benefits exceeded public costs by nearly 7.5 times.

Category

Employment

Budget

$6,192,484.00

Population Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program 5

Ticket to Work

In 2010, SSG contracted with the Social Security Administration as an Employment Network (EN) for the Ticket to Work (TTW) Program, a Federal-local effort assisting adults, ages 18-64 years, receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) payments to transition into employment, issuing beneficiaries “Tickets,” who assign them to an EN to receive the necessary services to maximize their economic self-sufficiency. TTW is designed to remove many of the barriers that influence SSD recipients’ decisions about returning to the workforce. SSG is eligible to serve residents of VA, MD, and the District of Columbia allowing SSG to offer enhanced workforce and job placement services to individuals with disabilities and to integrate these services into the Northern Virginia Workforce System; since program inception through February 2016, SSG has received 1209 inquiries, with 132 current Ticket assignments with 101 job placements at an average hourly wage of $14.12 ($30,000 annually).

Category

Employment

Budget

121,400

Population Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Blind and Vision Impaired

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Program 6

Virginia Employment Through Entrepreneurship Consortium (VETEC)

In June 2012, SkillSource was awarded $8,355,590 through the U.S. Department of Labor's National Workforce Innovation Fund to lead a collaborative effort with two other workforce investment areas in Virginia, the Capital Region Workforce Partnership in Richmond and Opportunity, Inc. in Virginia Beach and Norfolk. known as the Virginia Employment Through Entrepreneurship Consortium (VETEC) to provide adult and dislocated workers eligible for WIA/WIOA services with comprehensive entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to assist with new job creation and small business growth, expanding current DOL-funded efforts in Northern Virginia and Richmond, to the Norfolk region targeting small business development. VETEC seeks to integrate entrepreneurship services within the public workforce system enabling jobseekers to grow assets and attain long-term self-sufficiency through self-employment. Since program inception in May 2013, 893 participants have been enrolled and 279 new businesses have been launched, exceeding its initial program goal.

Category

Employment

Budget

$2,962,427.00

Population Served

Adults

Military/Veterans

None

Program 7

Jobs For Veterans (J4VETS)

In August 2012, SkillSource was awarded $1,103,940 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) for the Jobs 4 Veterans (J4VETS) Initiative which delivers employment and training services to veterans resulting in the attainment of industry-recognized credentials and employment in high demand local businesses in Northern Virginia, transforming the current system of veteran workforce and employment service delivery by establishing a coordinated partnership among veteran-serving organizations creating a pipeline of skilled veteran jobseekers. The program enrolls participating veterans into training, including temporary work experiences, on-the-job training opportunities and entrepreneurship training. Since program inception in November 2012, 406 veterans have been enrolled with 303 enrolled in training and 232 placed into employment at an average annual salary of $71,344. The J4VETS program, scheduled to conclude in March 2016, has continued to meet its goals and has greatly surpassed its average hourly wage goal of $20/hour.

Category

Employment

Budget

$191,254.00

Population Served

Adults

Military/Veterans

None

Program 8

Prince William TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

SSG was awarded funding in August 2013 by the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide employment services for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)-eligible adults in Prince William County with the intent to reduce the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation and work with a secondary goal for these clients to become more integrated within the local public workforce system. A recent study found that those who participated in subsidized employment opportunities experienced a $4,000 average increase in earnings from the year before the program to the year after compared to a $1,500 average increase among a comparison group (Economic Mobility Corporation, September 2013). Since program inception, SSG has enrolled 99 jobseekers, placing 71 (72%) jobseekers into temporary work experiences or employment.

Category

Employment

Budget

168,759

Population Served

Adults

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Military/Veterans

Program 9

Success Through Education, Employment & Reintegration (STEER)

SSG was awarded $498,000 by the U.S. DOL in June 2015 for the Success Through Education, Employment and Reintegration (STEER) Initiative to provide Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC) offenders comprehensive workforce and training services prior to and after their release from the ADC, which not only expands capacity at the SSG-PRC Employment Center, but also provides intensive case-management and training to offenders who are not eligible for the Work Release program. STEER will prepare 150 offenders, while incarcerated, to utilize a wide variety of community services to find and retain employment upon release, thus maintaining a continuum of WIOA services at the SSG Employment Centers to provide employment support and access to other social services critical to their successful reintegration into the community. Since program inception, 44 clients have been enrolled with 21 credential attainments and 23 job placements.

Category

Employment

Budget

215,293

Population Served

Adults

Offenders/Ex-offenders

Program 10

WIA/WIOA Incentive Award Veterans Employment Initiative

In November 2014, SSG was funded $50,000 by the Virginia Community College System, the state workforce development agency, through the WIA Incentive-Local Coordination Awards to continue SSG’s funding of a contract Veterans’ Job Developer, a position which was initially funded by United Way of the National Capital Area, to place veterans into meaningful employment and to develop relationships with regional employers. This contracted position is part of the SSG Veterans Team that assists with employer development and job placement for all veterans currently being served in Workforce Area #11. Since program inception, 92 veterans have been enrolled with 49 job placements at an average salary of $39.67/hour ($83,519 annually).

Category

Employment

Budget

50,000

Population Served

Military/Veterans

Adults

Financials

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THE SKILLSOURCE GROUP INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The SkillSource Group, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. David A. Hunn

BIO

David Hunn is the President and CEO of the SkillSource Group, Inc. and the Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board, a business-led organization representing the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park. This workforce region is comprised of over 1.8 million residents and thousands of businesses and is one of most dynamic and growing regional economies in the United States. Prior to joining the NVWIB, Hunn was the founding Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Partnership, a public-private partnership comprised of business, education, local government and civic leaders specifically focused on developing a world-class technology workforce throughout the Northern Virginia region. The Partnership was created in 1997. Earlier, Hunn served for ten years in several career senior human service and workforce development agency positions with Fairfax County, Virginia government. Before joining Fairfax County, Hunn was as a budget examiner and appropriations analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1982-1987. He entered Federal Service as a Presidential Management Intern with the US Department of Transportation in 1980. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from California State-University, Hayward.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Hector Velez

Bloomforth

Term: July 2013 - June 2015

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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