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