For KRA Customer, Age No Barrier to Ambition

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For KRA Customer, Age No Barrier to Ambition

John, a Construction worker for 34 years, had always wanted to go to college.  So, after being laid off by his last employer, he figured there was no better time, enrolling at a Community College for an AA degree in … Continue Reading

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Congressman Joe Courtney Visits KRA/CTWorks

Congressman Joe Courtney

Recently, Congressman Joe Courtney, D-2nd District of Connecticut, visited CTWorks, operated by KRA Corporation for Capital Workforce Partners, to talk about the newly-authorized Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), discussing how WIOA, an overhaul of the Workforce Investment … Continue Reading

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KRA Customer Overcomes 10-Year Career Hiatus

Catrina Cook, 43, enrolled in the TANF Employment Program—operated by KRA Corporation for the DC Department of  Human Services—and knew exactly what she wanted …to return to a career she loved in Security Services.

Collaborating with Gay Twyman, KRA Career … Continue Reading

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KRA Recognizes Employee Excellence

The KRA Employee Recognition Awards acknowledge and applaud those employees whose performance goes above-and-beyond in consistently ensuring, first, that KRA achieves its mission to prepare jobseekers for today’s global economy and supply employers with a trained and reliable workforce and, … Continue Reading

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KRA Homeless Customer On The Road to Success

Jeffrey was 37 and homeless—and determined to turn his life around when he enrolled in the San Diego Metro Career Centers Program, an American Job Center of California operated by KRA Corporation for the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

He met … Continue Reading

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Hope Reborn for KRA Customer

At 17, Janiece was a high school senior excited about graduation and college.  A bright, accomplished student, she had already been accepted by several institutions to study Criminal Justice.

However, Janiece’s hopes were dashed when, before graduation, her family relocated … Continue Reading

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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Our July Spotlight! is shining brightly on  the San Diego Metro Region Career Centers—operated by KRA Corporation for the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP)—and a new collaborative effort created to address the workforce services needs of jobseekers with disabilities.

On … Continue Reading

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For KRA Customer, No Expiration Date on Success

Jenilee worked in several labor-intensive fields after dropping out of high school 15 years ago. Then, in 2012 at age 30, she acquired a GED credential and Home Health Aide certification.

However, 2 years later, Jenilee still had not found … Continue Reading

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Becomes Law

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted by a large bi-partisan Congressional majority.  Following 11 long years of debate over reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, we still have to wait another … Continue Reading

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KRA Customer Learns Value of Presentation

Sean Anthony’s experiences with other workforce development programs had led only to disappointment, frustration, and skepticism. But all that changed, in March 2014, when he met with Rhonda Feimster, KRA Career Agent at the PGWorks Employment & Training Program—operated … Continue Reading

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