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The CRWP through Henrico County has released the Youth In- School Request for Proposal (RFP). Please use the link below to review. All questions regarding the RFP must be directed to Henrico County Procurement Department.
RFP 15-9794-5EF – 3:00 p.m., June 12, 2015
In School Youth Services for The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Workforce Area 9
Denise Wise didn’t let getting laid off slow her down. She used her passion for helping people with chronic disease to launch her own business through the Greater Richmond GATE program that she learned about at the Resource Workforce Centers.
GATE, which stands for Growing America Through Entrepreneurship, has information sessions at our centers on a regular basis for those interested in starting their own business. Sessions last an hour from 10:30 – 11:30 am.
- May 5 & 26th at the Chesterfield Workforce Center, 7333 Whitepine Road
- May 12th at the Richmond Workforce Center, 203 E. Cary Street
- May 19th at the Henrico Workforce Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road
- Walk-ins every Friday at Richmond and Henrico from 9:30 – 12:00
Read the rest of Denise’s story here.
Virginia Secretary of Administration Nancy Rodrigues announced the Department of Human Resource Management has a new job search database effective April 21, 2015. This new system makes it is easier to navigate, to apply to multiple positions, and to find positions requiring foreign language skills.
Speaking at the “Elevate the Presence of Latinos in State Government” workshop, Secretary Rodrigues gave practical pointers for job seekers. Noting that all applicants are first screened by a computer, the use of key words and verbiage from the job posting is vital. This is not a time for creativity or synonyms. Also, 30% of job applicants complete their application and then fail to click the “submit” button that actual finishes the process. Without submitting the application, it cannot be considered.
Lastly, language skills will give job applicants the competitive edge over their peers. In Virginia, Spanish is the most desired language, and American Sign Language is second. The new job system allows user to select “bilingual/multilingual” in the job search to find those positions faster.
The coming years should see a rise in the number of available government positions. Currently, 1 in 10 Virginia employees are qualified to retire. By 2016, that number will be 1 in 4. Visit http://jobs.virginia.gov to pursue a career working for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Chief Local Elected Officials of the Capital Region Workforce Partnership are seeking business nominees to serve on the newly formed Workforce Development Board (WDB). The WDB will work in partnership with local elected officials to strategically refine and advance a demand-driven and responsive workforce system. Through its plans and policies, the WBD will be responsible for convening regional workforce, education, economic and community development partners to develop solutions and strategies that meet business needs through employer engagement. This is your opportunity to help influence talent pipeline development and shrink the skills gap.
For more information and to access the application, click WDB Business Nomination Form.
Resource is getting ready to start its next round of
Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification – a great way to launch a career in advanced manufacturing.
What is a Manufacturing Technician?
An MT1 operates precision machinery, systems and processes. Typical skills expected in these positions usually include: CAD skills, computer controlled machine programming, precision measurement, process and machine trouble-shooting, problem-solving, machine maintenance and proficient use of diagnostic and statistical tools.
Job Seekers who are interested in the MT1 Certification Program must attend a pre-screening event to be considered. Click Here for more information.