11b. Presentation

2021 Apprenticeship and Priority Hire Annual Report

Agenda Item No. 11b_supp
Meeting Date: May 24, 2022

Apprenticeship, Priority Hire and
Community Impact
Annual Report to Commission
May 24, 2022

Apprenticeship Program
Priority Hire Program
Looking forward

The Apprenticeship and Priority Hire
programs are in place to improve access to
quality, family-wage careers in construction.
Program requirements are included in:
Resolution 3725 adopted in 2016
Resolution 3736 adopted in 2017
Resolution 3746 adopted in 2018 (amendment)

Working toward economic equity a nd community impact                           3

2021 Projects in Construction

PLA = Project Labor Agreement

Over $348M of con struction payout to contractors and n early $55M paid in worker wages and benefits    4

Through 2021 (Life of Contract):       In 2021
3,000+ apprentices worked over            99 Priority Hire workers
1.1M+ hours on the Port's 40                earned nearly $770K in wages
active construction projects.                       and benefits on the
900+ apprentices of color                 Port 's Priority Hire projects.
contributed 32% of apprentice                592 Apprentices earned
hours on active projects. That's                $9.3M+ in wages and
365K+ hours worked.                    benefits on the
Port 's construction projects.
275 women apprentices worked
nearly 10% of apprentice hours.              $348M of construction payout
That's 110k+ hours worked.                  to contractors and nearly $55M
paid in construction worker
wages and benefits
Port programs have a significant im pact in our community                            5

Apprenticeship Program


Apprenticeship Program
The overall goal is for 15% of all labor hours during the construction phase of each
project to be performed by Apprentices over the duration of the project.
Aspirational goals for women and people of color (POC) have also been established:

Curren t PLA increased Apprenticeship Goals for Women and People of Color                 7

New dat a analytic tools provide insights into w ho is working on our Port projects              8

Apprenticeship Utilization (Project Duration)
21.5% Overall Apprenticeship Utilization
9.9% Women Apprentices
32.4% People of Color Apprentices
PLA Projects:                                Non-PLA Projects:
21.8% Apprenticeship Utilization                13.2% Apprenticeship Utilization
9.9% Women Apprentices                        12.4% Women Apprentices
32.7% People of Color Apprentices              22.0% People of Color Apprentices

Projec t duration ranges from 1 to 6 years fo r the 40 active contracts in 2021

Apprenticeship Program Performance by Year

People of Color
30%                                                             31%
22%   All Apprentices
12%   Women Apprentices
2015      2016      2017      2018      2019      2020      2021

Understanding utilization over time h elps identify areas of focus                         10

In 2021 there were nearly 600 apprentices across 50 different crafts
Crafts with . . .
15 or more apprentices                         50 or more apprentices:
Cement masons                              Carpenters
Drywall applicators                                   Electricians - inside
Electronic & telecommunications technicians        Laborers
Elevator constructors
Plumbers & pipefitters
Power equipment operators
Sheet metal workers
Traffic control stripers

Thank you to our labor p artners                                          11

Priority Hire Program


Priority Hire Program
The Priority Hire program requires contractors to hire workers from economically
disadvantaged areas (EDAs) as defined by King County
Priority ZIP Codes have a high concentration of people that meet these 3 criteria:
People living under 200% below the Federal poverty level
Unemployment rate
People without a college degree
There is an Overall Goal of 20% of hours to be performed by Priority Hire Workers on
each project annually.

2 021 was the first full year of the Prior ity Hire program at the Port                   13

Priority Hire ZIP Cod es as defined by King County and use d by the Port, City of Seattle, and King County     14

2021 Priority Hire Utilization

Priorit y Hire program is off to an excellent s tart with overall 25.3% utilization                    15

Understanding where our Port Priority Hire workers l ive helps identify areas of enhanced focus        16

Looking forward...


$3+ billion in Portwide capital investments over the next five years
2022  2026 Port Construction Spend Forecast
(in millions)
$700                                                                          Maritime, Economic
$81                                    Development and
$600                                                                          Northwest Seaport
$500                                                               $48        Alliance Projects
$400       $24
$727                      Aviation Projects
$300                     $584          $619
$200       $368
2022       2023       2024       2025       2026

Ensuring our constru ction jobs are accessible to all, espec ially our most underserved communities is key     18

Regional                  Apprenticeship                      Priority Hire
Public Owner        Goal   Overall Women   POC      Goal   Overall Women   POC
Port of Seattle (2021)         15%     22%     12%     32%      20%     25%      3%     41%
King County (2020)            9%    15%    14%    26%      23%    29%      8%    39%
City of Seattle (2020)      15-20%     19%  Not Available         29%     27%     11%     30%
Sound Transit (2020)         20%    20%      7%    31%             No Program

Port of Seattle data is for 2021, other agency data is for 2020,                    = highest utilization level in each category
as 2021 data is not yet available

Port of Seattle utilizat ion exceeds performance in multiple areas in comparison with other regional owners    19

Apprentices by Gender                                        Apprentices by Ethnicity
Asian/                                                                           Asian/
96%                           4%                                 5%
Asian American                                                                 Asian American
Black/                                                                              Black/
67%                          33%                                 5%
African American                                                                  African American
Hispanic/                                                                           Hispanic/
94%                           6 %                                     16%
Latinx                                                                                  Latinx
Multi-ethnic/                                                                         Multi-ethnic/
95%                           5 %                                3%
Multi-racial                                                                                Multi-racial
Native American/                                                                Native American/
57%                          43%                                1%
Alaska Native                                                                       Alaska Native
White    87%                              13%                           White                                66%
Men             Women

Learning from our appr enticeship data and collaborating wit h community partners to build workforce pipeline  20

Women   11%                                      Priority Hire
Apprentice hours
Men                                   89%
Priority Hire
Journey Worker hours
Asian/Asian American   0%
Black/African American   0%
Hispanic/Latinx    7%
Multi-ethnic/Multi-racial      12%
Native American/Alaska Native    8%
White                                    73%
0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90% 100%
Share of hours
Resolutio n requirement to track Priority Hire b y Apprentices and Journey Workers               21

Apprenticeship and Priority Hire Programs  Looking Forward
Program goals
Add new Priority Hire subgoals for women and workers of color
Increase Priority Hire overall goal from 20% to 35% by 2026
Enhance data analytics/dashboard
Priority Hire Advisory Committee
Continue attending the City of Seattle and King County advisory
Explore a joint Regional Priority Hire Advisory Committee

How do we enhance and improve these progr ams for more community impact?             22



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