Monthly Archives October 2020

KRA Convenes “Back to Business Virtual Night” for Customers

As a TANF Employment Program (TEP) Provider for the DC Department of Human Services (DCDHS), KRA provides customized Job Placement for recipients ready to enter the workforce, and Education and Occupational Training for customers needing pre-employment readiness services. Since March, when COVID-19 prevention requirements forced the closing of the TEP office, KRA staff have continued to support customers, working from home and utilizing a Zoom-based service-delivery approach to augment daily e-mail and phone check-ins with customers. Furthermore, KRA collaborates with several local educational institutions, including UDC, to access additional distance-learning resources to continue supporting our customers and their families. Recently,
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KRA Opens Second Construction Academy in Maryland

KRA is a licensed provider of the Home Builders Institute (HBI) award-winning PACT (Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training) Program, based on its proprietary National Construction Skill Standards, as well as National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Standards. On September 4, 2018, KRA opened its first Construction Academy, in Anne Arundel County, implementing PACT curriculum, which provides core skills for graduates to compete for entry-level and/or semi-skilled job opportunities across multiple specializations in the construction industry. For the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS), KRA operates the Work Participation, Placement, and Support Services Program, assisting TANF-TCA jobseekers to increase sustainable-employment
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KRA Customer Helps Makello Create Potential Revenue Streams

  Overlooking the beautiful San Diego skyline, on the top floor of the Central Library, the KRA San Diego Career Centers—operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP)—hosted its 4th Annual JOB-I-CON Hiring Fair in September 2019. An SDWP/Career Center On-the-Job-Training (OJT) Program partner, Makello, understood just how daily solar progression, heat gain, glare, and backlighting, created by floor-to-ceiling windows, can affect trade-show success. Therefore, they chose a location closest to the Fair entrance to attract career-hopefuls before the heat-buildup became uncomfortable. To fill a Research Assistant OJT-position, Makello interviewed eight candidates, selecting Linda Boisvert, who, when offered the opportunity
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