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The Massachusetts’ Core Job Development Training launched by the Division of Career Services sought to meet the changing needs of customers, staff, and employers by enhancing core job development and knowledge sharing. The mission was to create a consistent, yet flexible, customer driven approach to services throughout the state for both Career Service audiences – job seekers & employers. Parallel to working with the job seeker, Massachusetts wanted to learn more about employer needs in a continued effort to exceed both groups’ expectations.
The Center for Labor Market Studies will be hosting an informal seminar on Dislocated Worker Problems in the Northeast Region and the Search for Workforce Development Solutions.
Region 1 ETA's One Stop conference, "One-Stop Strategies in a New Economy — Putting the Front Line First," will take place June 1 - 3, 2010 in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, targeting One-Stop front line staff and managers
The purpose of this training program is to enhance your job development skills, to increase core job development activity throughout the career centers, and to ensure quality information sharing regarding job development activity.
This guide is a template for facilitators of the job development training program.
A Power Point outlining the Back To Basics: Core Job Development training.
The Fall River Public School System has seen a marked improvement in the dropout rate, read on...
JOYCE SOARES I would like to share a success story of one of Massachusetts State SCSEP ARRA participants. Joyce Soares has worked in sales and marketing her entire working life prior to being laid off in May 2008. She then decided to switch careers to office work. After successfully completing a computer training program offered through the MA Dept. of Workforce Development, her focus was to attain a job in an office setting. One Catch! Her qualifications were real, but the work experience did not reflect the office work experience that would get her noticed by prospective employers. She learned about the SCSEP Program when at a job fair in the fall of 2009. She gladly signed on in order to build confidence in office work and ultimately find full-time permanent employment. Her SCSEP assignment was with the Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity, one of the “green Host Agencies”. There she was able to put her new-found computer and office training to use by creating a Power Point presentation, doing MS Word documents, entering data into their volunteer data base, even writing a press release for local media publication. She received a lot of guidance and additional training from the manager/mentor who helped her work with Excel spreadsheets. With a newly added Office Administration work experience to her resume Ms. Soares continued to look for a full-time job. She applied and was recently hired as a full-time Administrative Assistant at NATCO/Reinhart Food Service, Inc. in New Bedford, MA “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to use my newest computer and office skills in the workplace through the SCSEP Program. I’d recommend the program to any senior seeking employment. While serving their communities, they will obtain valuable work experience and make meaningful business contacts at the same time,” said Ms. Soares to our program staff in her exit letter.
Change 1 to WSL 10-09 One-Stop Strategies in a New Economy-Putting the Front Line First
Conference Registration Form
To announce ETA Region 1's 2010 State Workforce Agencies’ Financial Managers Roundtable to be held the 14th and 15th of September 2010 in Providence, Rhode Island. The purpose of the roundtable is to provide Region 1 states and territories with a forum to discuss administrative and financial issues facing grantees so as to promote the exchange of ideas and collaboration between states. DOL Regional and National Office staff s will provide seminar presentations and discussion points in the areas of Federal administrative and financial management including DOL ETA updates. The target audience for the roundtable are state financial managers and senior financial staff s.