Monthly Archives August 2016

KRA Monthly Spotlight!

In Long Beach, California, our Spotlight! is shining brightly on the KRA-proprietary Knowledge2Career Academy (K2C) and the Educational Partnership High School (EPHS), a relationship that began during the 2015-2016 start-up year, when JP Elma, Pacific Gateway Contract Liaison, introduced Shawna Wright, KRA/K2C Project Director, to EPHS’ Racquel Welch-Kitchen, College & Career Coordinator, and Joel Lovelace, Counselor/Teacher. Shawna reports, “Immediately, we recognized the benefits our out-of-school youth could derive from a KRA/K2C-EPHS partnership, and subsequently developed innovative strategies for connecting youth to opportunities for sustainable workforce success, for themselves and for our City’s economic growth and stability.” Through KRA/K2C, youth receive targeted
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KRA Supports Non-Traditional Career Opportunities for Women

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ figures, on a national level,  women comprise less than 8% percent of Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, an industry sector where the median wage is $45,240 in Maryland, and the occupational outlook extremely strong. Recently, supporting a demonstration-grant award to a community partner, KRA’s Work Participation, Placement, and Support Services Program, funded by the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, provided facilities and staff to augment our partner’s recruitment, screening, and referral processes for an Automotive Services Training Program. One hundred percent of the KRA/Baltimore candidates…almost one-third of whom were women…completed the NCIA
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KRA Targets More In-Demand Business Sectors

Connecticut Department of Labor statistics indicate that the State-average annual salary for Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machinists is more than $43,000, with a strong occupational outlook due to the demands of employers engaged in  Aerospace/Defense, Commercial/Industrial Products, and Medical Surgery/Implant Devices business sectors. Through an innovative regional collaboration—Capital Workforce Partners, KRA client for the operation of the Greater Hartford American Job Center, and Goodwin College—15 AJC customers are participating in a 6-week CNC-relevant reading and math preparation course, generously funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, followed by an 18-credit CNC Machinist Training Program funded by WIOA. CNC Machinists possess
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