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  1. 1. RESOURCE<br />Is Primarily Funded Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the U.S. Department of Labor<br />
  2. 2. Be Ready to Compete!<br />From the movie “Fun With Dick & Jane”<br />
  3. 3. Resource Workforce Centers Are Equal Opportunity Programs/Employers (EOE)<br />
  4. 4. Auxiliary aids are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.Voice Caller: 1-(800) 828-1140<br />
  5. 5. Agenda<br />Workforce Investment ActOverview<br />Employment Transition Center Overview<br />Services<br />Networking<br />Job Clubs<br />Workforce Partners<br />Next Steps<br />
  6. 6. Connecting job seekers and employers to build a world class workforce in the region through community partnerships.<br />
  7. 7. Workforce Investment Act of 1998<br />Establishes a national workforce preparation and employment system (America's Workforce Network) to meet the needs of businesses, job seekers and those who want to further their careers. <br />The “One-Stop” Center was created to facilitate streamlining of services applicable to the job seeker.<br />Includes customers (job seekers) who have disabilities.<br />Administered by the Governor, State Workforce Investment Boards, Local (or regional) Workforce Investment Boards.<br />
  8. 8. The Role of the Employment Transition Center (ETC)<br />Opened in March 2009.<br />Specializes in serving “Dislocated Workers”.<br />
  9. 9. 3 Levels of Service<br />Level I: Self or “Core” Service<br />Level II: Intensive or “One-On-One” Service<br />Level III: Training Support<br />
  10. 10. Core Services<br />Anything that job seekers can do on their own.<br />These services are free and universally accessible to the general public. <br />However, each customer is requested to register online for potential job matching.<br /><br />
  11. 11. Core Services<br />Computer Use<br />Internet Access<br />Free Local Faxing<br />Copying<br />Resume and Interviewing Guides<br />Info on Other Community and Partner Resources<br />Job Listings<br />Reference Publications<br />Financial Aid Information<br />Labor Market Information (LMI)<br />Unemployment Insurance Information<br />
  12. 12. Intensive “One-On-One” Services<br /> The career case managers provide individual career guidance to help create re-employment plans to meet YOUR specific needs. One size does not fit all, so an individualized approach is used to assist each person in tailoring their employment plan.<br />
  13. 13. “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”<br />
  14. 14. One-On-One Support Services(Including, But Not Limited To)<br />Career Guidance<br />Career Planning<br />Job Clubs<br />Networking<br />Skills Assessment<br />Job Search Assistance<br />Resume Development<br />Interviewing Assistance<br />Training Information<br />One Year of Follow Up<br />
  15. 15. Examples of Activities<br />Job clubs for networking and peer support<br />Job search and life skills workshops and seminars<br />Job fairs or recruitment fairs/information sessions<br />Financial guidance<br />Register for in-house or off-site internet or computer literacy classes<br />
  16. 16. Training Support<br />Our primary goal is to help you obtain gainful employment as soon as possible.<br />WIA Training support is an investment.<br />There are several factors that can influence an individual training request.<br /><ul><li>Labor Market Information (LMI)
  17. 17. Skill aptitude and interest compatibility
  18. 18. Cost of training
  19. 19. State-approved vendor</li></li></ul><li>Training Support<br />Training assistance is contingent upon the availability of funding!<br />Training is not approved until you receive a written contract!<br />NO EXCEPTIONS!<br />
  20. 20. Assessments & Tools<br />Career Scope<br />Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)<br />Myers-Briggs Test<br />O-Net<br /><br />
  21. 21. Networking<br />
  22. 22. Networking<br />Peer support<br />Broaden contact base and extend pipelines to targeted employers<br />Information sharing<br />
  23. 23. Networking<br />Face-to-face<br /><ul><li>Virginia Career Network (VCN)
  24. 24. St. Michael’s JAM
  25. 25. Needle’s Eye Ministries
  26. 26. Career Prospectors</li></ul>Online<br /><ul><li>
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  29. 29.</li></li></ul><li>Job Clubs<br />Benefits<br />Peer support <br />Information sharing<br />Member-driven<br />Leadership roles encouraged!<br />Some Job Clubs Here<br />Omega<br />Number 1<br />Pay It Forward<br />
  30. 30. Some Workforce Partners<br />Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)<br />Clearpoint Financial Solutions<br />J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College<br />Public Schools/Adult Ed.<br />United Way & Other CBOs<br />VA. Dept. for the Blind & Vision Impaired<br />Economic Development Depts.<br />Dept. of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)<br />Dept. of Social Services (DSS)<br />John Tyler Community College<br />AARP<br />Chambers of Commerce<br />Senior Connections<br />Job Corps<br />Urban League of Greater Richmond<br />
  31. 31. Resource Workforce Centers<br />4060 Innslake Dr., Glen Allen, VA. 23060<br />5410 Williamsburg Rd., Sandston, VA. 23150<br />7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond, VA. 23237<br />6301 Midlothian Tpk., Richmond, VA. 23225<br />2300 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA. 23220<br />8093 Elm Dr. (VEC/TAA), Mechanicsville, VA. 23111<br />
  32. 32. Next Steps<br />Complete Assessment Summary Justification form using your career scope results and LMI tools.<br />Submit to ETC Case Managers NO EARLIER THAN ONE WEEK.<br />Case Manager will subsequently contact you in order to schedule first appointment.<br />
  33. 33. ETC Contact Info<br />Telephone: (804) 273-6260<br />Fax: (804) 273-6272<br />Mailing Address: <br />4060 Innslake Dr., Glen Allen, VA. 23060<br />
  34. 34. Any Questions??<br />