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
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 Peer support Broaden contact base and extend pipelines to targeted employers Information sharing
Virginia Career Network (VCN)
St. Michael’s JAM
Needle’s Eye Ministries
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.