WorkAdvance nominated for Great Lakes Manufacturing Council’s Talented Workforce Initiative

WorkAdvance is proud to have been nominated for the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council’s Talented Workforce Initiative.

You can read our full press release.

For more information on the award and the 29 other nominees from the Great Lakes region, visit the GLMCouncil press release.

Thank you to our partner and manufacturing advocacy organization, WIRE-Net for the nod. You can learn more about WIRE-Net and the other partners in the WorkAdvance program on our partners page.

Employer expectations job club special event

In January WorkAdvance hosted Orlando Baking and Judson Retirement Communities to talk about employer expectations. Understanding what employers want and expect from employees helps participants succeed in the workplace. Part of an ongoing series of career development offerings, the event also provided participants with an opportunity to spend time with WA staff and other job searchers.


Employer roundtable held for CITC students

WorkAdvance and WIRE-Net brought local employers together with Cleveland Industrial Training Center (CITC) and our CITC students for an informative afternoon. CITC provided a tour of their training facility and machine shop and gave us a snapshot of their CNC course. Our students also had a chance to demonstrate their CNC skills to the employer attendees. Over lunch WIRE-Net led a question and answer session. The session allowed the employers to meet our students and learn about the combination of soft and technical skills they obtain through WA programming. Our students asked great questions and learned a lot about what to expect from employers and what employers are looking for in candidates. Special thanks to our participating employers.

Events like today’s uniquely assist participants in preparing for, getting, keeping and advancing in a job in their chosen industry.






Healthcare reverse job fair

In partnership with the Center for Health Affairs NEONI, WorkAdvance sponsored a reverse job fair for our healthcare participants on Thursday September 5th. This innovation in recruiting and interviewing was wildly successful with candidates and employers, both of whom raved about the format. Following a light lunch, WA candidates stationed themselves at tables around the room’s perimeter, while HR professionals from local hiring healthcare facilities worked their way from candidate to candidate.

Thank you to the following participating employers
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
University Hospitals
Parma Community General Hospital
EMH Regional Health Center




Advancement workshop: get the job, keep the job, advance into a career

Over the summer months, over 50 WorkAdvance participants graduated from our custom Advancement workshop. Our workshop provides participants with an opportunity to refresh their job search skills and polish their on-the-job behaviors. Workshop is an essential element of WorkAdvance simply because it works. Paired with occupational skills training and customized career coaching, workshop makes a difference in the successful careers of our participants…and it’s a lot of fun!

workshop collage