by WJ on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:39 PM
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The Little Rock Workforce Development Board received notice that the Department of Labor (DOL) and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS) will conduct Local Board Training at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock on April 27, 2016.

Scheduling Local Board Training is the next step in the transition from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 to the new WIOA of 2014. The WIOA was signed into law on July 22, 2014 and takes full effect on July 1, 2016. The LRWDB will use the information from the Local Board Training to move forward with its Local Four-Year Plan and updates to local bylaws, policies, and procedures to reflect WIOA changes.

Please visit the  Arkansas Department of Workforce Services website for more information: www.dws.arkansas.gov/wioa.htm

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by WJ on Mar 22, 2016 at 9:47 AM

On March 11, 2016, St. Vincent Hospital held an appreciation event for Medlinc’s most recent graduating class of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) The Little Rock Workforce Development Board’s Executive Director, W. J. Monagle, was in attendance. The event also offered each of the CNA graduates the opportunity to apply for patient care technician positions at St. Vincent Hospital. 

A previous CNA graduation was held at the LRSD Metropolitan Career & Technical Academy. Both classes were trained by the LRWDB’s partner, MedLinc, Inc.

Graduation events like these represent significant career milestones for job seekers in the healthcare sector. As part of the nursing care team, a CNA works under the direction of a licensed nurse to perform basic patient care activities. A CNA is a leading healthcare profession with excellent projected continued job growth. The CNA role is also a great stepping stone to obtain a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) license.

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by WJ on Mar 21, 2016 at 7:53 PM

The LRWDB celebrates the Summer Youth Employment experience of Dorian Shavis and Cromwell Architecture and Engineering as part of the PROMISE project!

Dorian Shavis spent three days a week at Cromwell’s offices in Little Rock, learning about different aspects of the architecture industry and proper office etiquette. Cromwell gave him the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity and design a home that will be refurbished near his school. Dorian’s colleagues at the architectural firm also considered the summer experience to be a boost to office morale during a period of tight deadlines.

The PROMISE (Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) project relies on multiple partner agencies to operate. This past summer, the Arkansas PROMISE project paid for the work experiences of nearly 300 teenagers with disabilities, with a goal of matching the teens' interests to their jobs.

Click here to learn more about Dorian’s PROMISE experience: Video – Cromwell Architects – Little Rock, AR

 

 

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by WJ on Mar 21, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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The LRWDB celebrates the Summer Youth Employment experience of Dorian Shavis and Cromwell Architecture and Engineering as part of the PROMISE project!

Dorian Shavis spent three days a week at Cromwell’s offices in Little Rock, learning about different aspects of the architecture industry and proper office etiquette. Cromwell gave him the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity and design a home that will be refurbished near his school. Dorian’s colleagues at the architectural firm also considered the summer experience to be a boost to office morale during a period of tight deadlines.

The PROMISE (Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) project relies on multiple partner agencies to operate. This past summer, the Arkansas PROMISE project paid for the work experiences of nearly 300 teenagers with disabilities, with a goal of matching the teens' interests to their jobs.

Click here to learn more about Dorian’s PROMISE experience: Video – Cromwell Architects – Little Rock, AR

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