Workforce Essentials celebrates success by challenging staff to TRY DIFFERENT, NOT HARDER!

2022-04-03T15:10:35-05:00October 14th, 2016|From the President|

Workforce Essentials held its annual staff development and training at Old Glory in Clarksville. The event, organized to celebrate employee successes in 2015-2016, encompassed a theme to Try Different, Not Harder. A great time was had by all, as we welcomed our new Adult Education District Staff and paraprofessionals to the event for the first time.  The theme represented embracing change within the organization. Karl Schoemer said it best in his book, “In the old environment, there was time to adjust. People had the chance to get comfortable and to work through their resistance to changes occurring around them.  Now, in [...]

I am an Adult Education Success Story

2016-08-10T10:36:29-05:00August 10th, 2016|Adult Education|

My name is Diana, and I am 26 years old. I am an Adult Education success story. The day I earned my diploma was the best day of my life because once upon a time, I was just another statistic. I was another black sheep who strayed from the flock and was labeled as a failure. I was an outsider looking in who wanted the things that others had, but I felt too damaged to get them. I felt like I did not deserve them. I struggled with these thoughts at a young age because of my upbringing. The people that [...]

Natalie McLimore Presents at Regional Conference

2021-08-13T07:52:09-05:00May 31st, 2016|News|

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS-SNAP) held an Inter-Agency Regional Meeting this week in Atlanta, Georgia.  The meeting was designed to bring together leadership and program staff from the state agencies operating TANF, Child Support, Child Welfare, Runaway and Homeless Youth, Workforce and SNAP programs across the southeast United States to share innovative strategies and updates related to partnership, program implementation, and collaboration.     The theme of the event was “Building Effective Partnerships Utilizing Customer-Centered Approaches to Strengthen [...]

New Members Appointed to the NTWB

2015-08-24T08:43:55-05:00August 24th, 2015|From the President|

As you are aware, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act began on July 1, 2015.  As part of the implementation process, our local County Mayors and Executives in LWDA 8 were required to appointment members to the Workforce Board to provide guidance and oversight. The purpose of WIOA is to better align the workforce system with education and economic development in an effort to create a collective response to economic and labor market challenges on the national, state, and local levels. The law stipulates that the Workforce Boards will maintain much of the same structures under WIA with the exception that [...]

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