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File #: 19-1940   
Type: Purchase of Services
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an agreement with Viridis Learning, Inc. for up to six months from March 30, 2019 to September 30, 2019 in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00, to extend a FY 2018 pilot program to develop a process and technology scope to facilitate the connection of participants receiving service from one delegate agency and providing employment opportunities and access to the continuum of services provided by other contracted delegate agencies. Funding in the amount of $50,000 is available from the Workforce Development portion of the Economic Development Incentive Fund FY 2019 Adopted Budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Agreement, 2. COE, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-03-07-0174
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DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Viridis Pilot Project Extension

SUMMARY:

An Ordinance approving an agreement with Viridis Learning, Inc. for a period of up to six months from March 30, 2019 to September 30, 2019 in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 to continue a pilot program started in FY 2018. The purpose of the pilot program was to develop a process and technology scope to facilitate the connection of participants receiving service from one delegate agency and providing employment opportunities and access to the continuum of services provided by other contracted delegate agencies. This focus on creating a continuum of services through multiple agencies while connecting service recipients to skill-appropriate employment is called the Upskill Partners Network (UPN). Funding in the amount of $50,000.00 is available from the Workforce Development portion of the Economic Development Incentive Fund FY 2019 Adopted Budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Economic Development Department (EDD) contracts with various delegate agencies to provide workforce development services to San Antonio residents. Over the last year, EDD has worked to improve service delivery to residents by focusing on co-enrollment of participants between agencies to ensure that each participant receives support to reach the next level of service needed to prepare them to fill a middle skill job.

In past years, the City contracted with delegate agencies for independent performance measures such as literacy or high school equivalency training. In the last delegate agency Request for Proposal (RFP) process, EDD required participation of contracted delegate agencies use of a workforce-development information system. The intent of the platform is to support our agencies to provide their service then handoff participants to other delegate agencies who would assist the participants with additional services along a pathway of...

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