Monthly Archives September 2010

Texas Takes Page From KRA Book

It was reported previously that a KRA Corporation/CTWorks management team conducted a workshop on the innovative FIRST (Focus, Intensive, Re-employment, Success, Training) Program model to an SRO crowd at the NAWDP conference in New Mexico. It appears someone from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) was so impressed with the presentation, the KRA team was invited to the TWC’s Workforce Forum in Austin, TX for a command performance. On August 24, 2010, KRA Corporation staff Kimberly Staley, Program Manager; Charles Botts, Job Development Team Lead; and Joseph L. Seymour, Re-employment Specialist took center stage as featured presenters with “Who’s on FIRST? Serving America’s New
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KRA and YES Youth Build Bridge to the Future

On September 1, 2010, Thomas Davis, KRA Corporation Education and Case Management Specialist, held an Orientation for five new enrollees, 16 to 21, in the YES (Youth Employability and Success) Program, a recent addition to Camden program services. In addition to the traditional orientation about program requirements, responsibilities, and opportunities, Davis gave them an unusual assignment to help them gain an understanding of the value of team work: build a bridge using only Popsicle sticks and small building blocks! During the exercise, the youth shared with each other some of their life experiences, reflected on their lives, and shared how
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KRA Company News Briefs

KRA Kicks Off “Leadership Edge” Program – On August 19, 2010, the KRA Corporation convened a highly successful inaugural Leadership Edge session in Baltimore, Maryland. The KRA initiative is a training and development program designed to help encourage, grow, nurture, and support our already successful Program Management Team. The program, built around quarterly modules, focuses on project management best practices, human resources, budgeting and financial tracking, and the role of all leaders in KRA’s business development strategies. “We are very excited about equipping our operations Program Managers with the tools they need to continue to grow as leaders within our
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