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Creating New Opportunities for Your Region's Workforce: Buford

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This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.

RDOs can play a variety of roles in ensuring a region has a skilled and engaged talent pool of workers. These efforts include spearheading training and workforce development programs, supporting educational and mentoring opportunities, and providing networking assistance and advice for job seekers. Learn what new programs have been established by RDOs across the country that are providing wide-ranging support to both local workers and employers, which in turn are making their regions more competitive and prosperous.

Jenifer Buford, Community Development Director, East Central PDD, Newton, MS
Lisa Hankins, REDI Director, Southwest Tennessee Development District, Jackson, TN
Danna Stansbury, Deputy Executive Director, Land of Sky Regional Council, Asheville, NC
Carol Jackson, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, Parkersburg, WV, Moderator

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Creating New Opportunities for Your Region's Workforce: Buford

  1. 1. MCC Workforce Building Creating Opportunities for your Workforce Presented by: Jenifer Buford & Kawana McCary East Central Planning & Development District
  2. 2. MCC Project was sponsored by
  3. 3. Workforce
  4. 4. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps job seekers and workers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market and matches employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  5. 5. Programs Provided by Meridian Community College Workforce • Job Seeker Services • Job Search Assistance • Resume Preparation • Resource Center • Referral to Training and other services • Career Assessments • Training for Job Seekers • Employer Services • Post Job Openings • Provide Pre-Employment Screenings • On-The-Job Training Resources • Interview Space • Training for Job Seekers
  6. 6. MCC Workforce Building (Old Walmart) October 2014
  7. 7. MCC Workforce Building (Old Walmart) October 2014
  8. 8. MCC Workforce Building (Old Walmart) October 2014
  9. 9. Construction of the MCC Workforce Building 2015-2017
  10. 10. Meridian Community College Workforce Building
  11. 11. Construction of MCC Workforce Building December 2015
  12. 12. Construction of MCC Workforce Building December 2015
  13. 13. Construction of MCC Workforce Building April 2016
  14. 14. Construction of MCC Workforce Building April 2016
  15. 15. Construction of MCC Workforce Building April 2016
  16. 16. Construction of MCC Workforce Building April 2016
  17. 17. Construction of MCC Workforce Building May 2016
  18. 18. Construction of MCC Workforce Building May 2016
  19. 19. Construction of MCC Workforce Building September 2016
  20. 20. Construction of MCC Workforce Building September 2016
  21. 21. Construction of MCC Workforce Building September 2016
  22. 22. Construction of MCC Workforce Building September 2016
  23. 23. Construction of MCC Workforce Building October 2016
  24. 24. Completion of MCC Workforce Building
  25. 25. Completion of MCC Workforce Building June 2017
  26. 26. Completion of MCC Workforce Building June 2017
  27. 27. Completion of MCC Workforce Building June 2017
  28. 28. Completion of MCC Workforce Building June 2017
  29. 29. Completion of MCC Workforce Building June 2017
  30. 30. Completion of MCC Workforce Building June 2017
  31. 31. Completion of MCC Workforce Building June 2017
  32. 32. Grand Opening of the MCC Workforce Building
  33. 33. MCC Workforce Grand Opening
  34. 34. MCC Workforce Grand Opening
  35. 35. Riley Foundation Tour MCC Workforce Building
  36. 36. Rooms and Departments at the MCC Workforce Development Center
  37. 37. Lobby at the MCC Workforce Building
  38. 38. Big Conference Room MCC Workforce Building
  39. 39. Kitchen MCC Workforce Building
  40. 40. Deen Davidson Conference Room MCC Workforce Building
  41. 41. Janet Heggie Room MCC Workforce Building
  42. 42. Richie McAlister Room MCC Workforce Building
  43. 43. Shirley Nell Goodman Room MCC Workforce Building
  44. 44. Customizable Training Rooms MCC Workforce Building
  45. 45. Customizable Training Rooms MCC Workforce Building
  46. 46. Computer Labs MCC Workforce Building
  47. 47. Breakroom MCC Workforce Building
  48. 48. Workroom Dedication MCC Workforce Building
  49. 49. Training at the MCC Workforce Development Center
  50. 50. Commercial Truck Driving Simulation MCC Workforce Building
  51. 51. Construction Trade MCC Workforce Building
  52. 52. Electrical Technology MCC Workforce Building
  53. 53. Industrial Maintenance Technology MCC Workforce Building
  54. 54. Industrial Maintenance Technology MCC Workforce Building
  55. 55. Medical Training Class MCC Workforce Building
  56. 56. Welding MCC Workforce Building
  57. 57. Welding MCC Workforce Building
  58. 58. Welding MCC Workforce Building
  59. 59. Links: http://www.mcc.cc.ms.us/Assets/1pdfs/community-and-business- development/workforce-development/Workforce%202017%20Fall- web.pdf

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