August 2017 Workforce Roundtable Minutes

08/18/2017

Darryl Lee

Deral Falls

Ellen Craven

Rachel Goodrich

Lisa Rawlings

Elizabeth Weber

Chip Woods

Maxine Rush

Anchor Institution Referral Program Survey

We have sent out an email survey–Elizabeth also passed out a paper survey. Please complete! We need feedback from providers and programs who use the program in order to make the changes necessary.

 

MOED Employer Update

Job Fair September 22nd MOED Employment Connection Center 12-5pm 1410 Bush St

Does have employers who are hiring, but often the salaries aren’t enough for many people to consider. There are tow truck driver, forklift operators, and restaurant jobs available.

 

The biggest issue is getting people ready to keep the job.

 

There will be a job club every Wednesday from 2-4pm focusing on resumes, interviews, and applications.

 

There is also a challenge with folks who are placed in a job who are difficulty keeping jobs because of life barriers. There are programs in the area–Paul’s Place and Bon Secours Community Works both offer case management and wrap around services.

 

The Committee discussed ways to provide job retention training to community members–UMMC has a successful program that they offer to employees that they might be interested in sharing with community members–Lisa will check.

 

Program Announcements

Paul’s Place will be offering GED classes in the fall. Typically they will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning. The classes will be located at Paul’s Place.

 

Goodwill holds a monthly expungement event, is offering retail certification training and job fairs.

 

Bon Secours Community Works Career Fair September 29th for medical positions 9-2 at 26 N Fulton Ave

Expungement event September 15th from 2-5pm at 26 N Fulton Ave

Workforce workshop every Wednesday from 10:30-2 where readiness is evaluated

 

Rachel is updating the workforce resource calendar so please send events to Rachel to go on the calendar. She’s also creating a service matrix for the area.

 

St Peter’s Adult Learning Center’s challenge is finding the right job for their clients, who are adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Are interested in being part of the Roundtable in order to expand their connections and the integration of folks in the community. October is Employment Awareness Month every Friday in October. Buildings are also open to community meetings. Also having 35th anniversary celebrations. The Marian House is having a speed interviewing event on August 30th and are looking for volunteers. Work with Civitan on funding for an observation period at potential job sites. Are also a referral source for clients who have an appropriate diagnosis of intellectual disabilities and are 21 and older.

 

James McHenry Back to School Event Saturday the 26th.

 

The meeting closed for the closed information sharing session.

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