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KRA/DC TANF Employment Program’s (TEP) supports new business partner, retail giant Walmart

Our Spotlight! is shining brightly on the KRA/DC TANF Employment Program’s (TEP) Job Development Services team that supported new business partner, Walmart, in a major staffing effort for the Grand Opening of the retail giant’s third DC Supercenter, which announced on its October 28th webpage, “What an amazing day for Fort Totten and the Lamond-Riggs community.” Chris Vera, Job Developer, reports, “It was also an amazing day for DC/TEP, which KRA operates for the Department of Human Services.  About a year ago, I noticed a lot of positive media attention on the prospect of Walmart building in ‘the DC community’ as
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KRA Knowledge2Career Academy Serves Youth in Long Beach, CA

As reported previously, the KRA Knowledge2Career Academy (K2C) is a comprehensive workforce development program for Out-of-School Youth (OSY), 17-24, operated for the Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board (PGWDB), in collaboration with the City of Long Beach and other key public- and private-sector partners. Shawna Wright, KRA Program Manager and K2C Project Director, reports, “To combat a local youth-unemployment rate twice the national average, Mr. JP Elma, WIA/WIOA Program Coordinator, PGWDB; Racquel Welch-Kitchen, College/Career Coordinator, Educational Partnership High School (EPHS); and I have been strategically planning K2C expansion and promotion.” Subsequently, K2C has evolved into a results-oriented pathway to successful employment,
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KRA Supports NAWDP 2015 Youth Symposium as Platinum Sponsor

Our September Spotlight! is shining brightly on National Workforce Development Month, and the organization responsible for its creation, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals. As the result of a nationwide 2014 campaign, NAWDP, “The Voice of the Professional”, was successful in having September designated as National Workforce Development Month “to honor all those individual professionals who play such a vital role in our nation’s economic recovery efforts.” During the campaign, NAWDP’s website stated, “We hope our call for recognition through National Workforce Development Month will strike a responsive chord and bring support from political leadership, businesses, educational agencies, economic
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