Workforce Corner: September is Wisconsin’s workforce development monthSeptember is Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin. To celebrate this month and recognize the success of workforce staff, customers, partnerships, and collaborative efforts, Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board and Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program Inc. are hosting Fall Open Houses, Ashland CEP, Inc.
By: By Mari Kay Nabozny, Superior Telegram
September is Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin. To celebrate this month and recognize the success of workforce staff, customers, partnerships, and collaborative efforts, Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board and Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program Inc. are hosting Fall Open Houses, Ashland CEP, Inc. Job Center ribbon cutting, Teachable Fit seminar for employers, and a Future of Healthcare in Northwest Wisconsin workshop.
Fall Open Houses will be held at the new CEP, Inc. itinerant offices in Hayward and Ladysmith, each located at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College campus, and in Medford at the Northcentral Technical College campus. CEP, Inc. and NWWIB staff will be available to discuss jobseeker and employer services. Refreshments will be provided at these events. The Open House schedule is:
• Hayward CEP Office, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
• Ladysmith CEP Office, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21.
• Medford CEP Office, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21.
In addition to the Fall Open Houses, there was a ribbon cutting performed by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at the Ashland CEP Inc. Job Center’s new location inside of the Ashland Area Enterprise Center on Wednesday.
One of the premiere events is a free event for employers on Teachable Fit on Sept. 27. “Teachable Fit” is a concept that focuses on four questions:
What capabilities are essential to performing the job?
Which of these are teachable in an efficient way?
Is there adequate time and money to develop these capabilities in the candidate?
And do candidates have the capacity (both motivation and capability) to develop them?
Smart organizations are already adopting this approach, but typically in a limited and non-systematic way. As economies recover and more Baby Boomers retire, the challenges of building a sustainable talent pipeline are only going to increase. For more information on Teachable Fit, visit: http://manpowergroupblogs.us/contemporary-working/2012/06/25/
teachable-fit/. Our keynote speaker, Melanie Holmes from Manpower International, does a live video broadcast to all regions of Wisconsin. There will be great content as well as solutions related to the workforce skills and talent shortages that many of you face, as well as a time for questions and answers with our guest workforce expert.
Northwest Wisconsin employers can take advantage of this great opportunity by attending at the Ashland CEP, Inc. Administrative office located in the Ashland Area Development Center. The event runs 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 27. Reserve your spot by contacting Carrie Miller, focused initiatives manager, at (715) 682-9141, ext. 200, or email@example.com.
Workforce Development Month continues into October with the Future of Healthcare in Northwest Wisconsin workshop. This workshop is part of an effort to meet the workforce development needs of health care employers and increase the skilled labor supply for the health care industry. On Oct. 4, Jennifer Lundblad of the Rural Policy Research Institute will share her vision of the key approaches needed for a system that is not only affordable and accessible for all residents, but delivers high quality, high value services. The presentation will be part of a half-day workshop for area health care providers to be held at Hayward’s Flat Creek Inn. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided at no-charge to participants. For more information, contact Pam Hayes, HealthCARE Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (715) 682-9141, ext. 118.
For further information about Workforce Development Month Activities, please contact Melissa Burris, Public Information Coordinator, at either (715) 682-9141, extension 122, or email@example.com.