WorkAdvance is always seeking new ways to motivate and to recognize our participants. Our staff completed several visual projects this week. These projects include the revamped WA Bucks incentive program and “wall of fame” for our employed participants.
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.
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
Parma Community General Hospital
EMH Regional Health Center
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!
WorkAdvance Northeast Ohio has exceeded it’s enrollment goal as of June 30th, 2013.
465 local participants are receiving occupational skills training and other varied services to support them as they advance in careers in healthcare and manufacturing.
Read the full press release here.
While the program is not currently processing applications, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be alerted when program spots become available.
On Friday March 8, Rebecca Kusner, Director of WorkAdvance, presented “Sector Strategies: Best Practices in Workforce Development” at the Ohio Economic Development Associations’s Basic Economic Development Course.
You can view the presentation here.
Only a few weeks left to go. These four students have worked so hard, but also really enjoyed the challenges of the training. Next up: career placement!