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SWORWIB Collaboration with the Public Library of Hamilton County

 

President Sherry Kelley Marshall and SWORWIB Board Member Kimber Fender, Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, along with OMJ staff, finalized the joint project for a Work Readiness Series, which began in September 2016 at several library locations. The seven week program ended with a total of 90 participants, who attended at three separate library locations.

 

The workshop series included “How to Create an OMJ Account,” a “Resume Workshop” and “Interview Prep,” which included mock interviews with recruiters from Fifth Third Bank and ended with “Business Etiquette.”  Paula Brehm-Heeger, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, stated "the Library is thrilled to be working with OMJ to present high-quality, much-needed programs to individuals seeking employment and career opportunities. This fall's Work Readiness series was a great example of how we can work together to effectively serve our community.  We look forward to many successful future collaborations!"

 

In response to the overwhelming success of the library collaboration last fall, OhioMeansJobs will host a winter session titled “Breaking the Barriers” workshop series in three different libraries in the county beginning in February 2017.  The workshop series is available at www.OMJ-cinham.org. Interested customers may register at www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.

 

 

 Best Practices from the NEWDB Local Area - 2016


Employability Skills Workshops

 

In response to employer request in northeast Oklahoma, the Northeast Workforce Development Board has joined with Northeast Tech Center (NTC), Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (ES), State of Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and business leaders to create a curriculum designed to address the critical employability skills that are needed for on- the- job success. 


These partners have been working to build a curriculum design that can be used by employers, workforce staff, and other agency partners in a workshop or individual training session. Staff from NTC have graciously provided their time and talent to the project by drafting the recommended content and facilitated “Train-the-Trainer” sessions so that all partner staff are equipped to present the workshop material as needed by each agency’s customers.


The curriculum is being used in the workforce centers in workshops settings and through individual, one-on-one training as needed by One Stop customers. One Stop staff may also utilize the materials by providing workshops in the community and in high schools. Core partner staff such as, DRS, DHS and business may also use the curriculum as needed. This collaborative effort is providing great opportunity for our communities, agencies and business to address the critical need for employability skills training.

 


NOVA Video Connects Advanced Transportation Companies

with Future Workforce

 

Seeking to fuel the growth of advanced vehicle and intelligent transportation companies in Silicon Valley, NOVA Workforce Development has released a video to encourage high school and college educators to prepare their students for careers in this rapidly expanding industry cluster. “Driving to the Future” features industry and educational leaders touting advanced transportation careers as intellectually stimulating, socially beneficial, and accessible to the region’s high school and community college students. A new industry-themed website — green-light.tech features access to the video, an industry analysis, and the first two of a series of “Faces & Voices” videos to inspire students to pursue advanced transportation educational and career opportunities.


Silicon Valley has emerged as the global hub of innovation in electric, self-driving and connected vehicles, and intelligent transportation systems. The region’s innovative culture and rich ecosystem of engineers, software developers and robotics specialists have nurtured the growth of companies like Tesla Motors and ChargePoint, Inc. and has attracted research and development facilities of most of the world’s automakers. NOVA and Prospect Silicon Valley, a San Jose innovation hub, debuted the video on August 1 at a workshop designed to introduce middle school and high school students to new transportation applications and to the innovators behind those technologies.

 

For more information, contact Luther Jackson, ljackson@novaworks.org.

 


 

 

 

 

 

NAWB wants to feature the wonderful work your organization is doing. If you have created a successful workforce development program, built a significant business partnership or industry sector alliance, or made significant progress in partnering with new WIOA agencies, we would like to know. Share your best practices and your human interest stories with the rest of the field. Contact Yenory Garcia-Pouncil, Director of Communications and Membership Relations, to submit your story.


Members should submit two to three paragraph articles for the newsletter, along with 1 to 1 ½ page versions that can be accessed from the newsletter for those interested in more information. A contact name with contact information should also be included. The longer version, along with any supplemental information members want to submit (such as program reports, videos, documents, or tools), will be made available on the NAWB website for anyone interested in further exploring the program. Members interested in submitting should provide their materials by the last Friday of the month for inclusion in a newsletter in the following month.

 

 

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