Posts by Marcie Dingle

Mayo and Williams-Brown Co-Present at CWA Youth Symposium 2023

  Gina Brotherton Mayo, Career Readiness Facilitator & Special Projects Coordinator, and Michael Williams-Brown, Youth Career Coach—both staff of the KRA PGWorks Employment & Training Program—will co-present two “Resilience for Success” Workshops: The Snap-Back: A Youth-Focused Guide to Developing Resilience for Success at the Gateway of Your Future on January 25th, 10:15am – 11:00am (PT) demonstrates the importance that resilience plays in the success of our Youth, and includes guidance on how to navigate the pitfalls of life, while maintaining motivation and focus. “We will discuss the “7 C’s”, the essential building blocks of resilience; map out a Personal Resilience
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2023 A Time to Remember, Reflect, and Resolve to Realize His Dream Known generally as the “March on Washington”, the rally was actually promoted as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a call-to-action as critical today as it was, sadly, 60 years ago on August 28, 1963. In front of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic I Have a Dream speech, regarded as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory, to a crowd estimated at 200,000 strong. An excerpt from Dr. King’s 17-minute speech includes, “I say
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

KRA Chicago WAJC Customer Lands Six-Figure Dream Job Despite the recurring instability of his chosen occupation, a Tool & Die Maker in the Manufacturing Industry, Michael S. (Michael) maintained a 22-year career—until early 2020.  “I don’t recall ever being unemployed; it was the first time when the Pandemic hit.” When he applied for unemployment benefits, Michael, 39, learned about the WIOA Program at the KRA Westside American Job Center, operated for the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.  When he enrolled, Mike Wolske (Mike) was assigned as his Career Coach. During one session, they discussed a possible career change—such as IT Network
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Nevada Governor Attends KRA Grand Opening for Second Time

On October 12, 2018, Stephen Sisolak, then Clark County Commissioner, officiated at the Grand Opening of the American Job Center of Nevada (AJCN), operated by KRA for Nevadaworks, the Governor’s WDB for Northern Nevada.  On January 7, 2019, Commissioner Sisolak took office as the 30th Governor of Nevada. On October 20, 2022, he again played a key role in the Grand Opening of a KRA operation, i.e. a rebrand of the Reno-based AJCN as an EmployNV Business/Career HUB. (Link provides both print and video news coverage!) Governor Sisolak shared his thoughts, regarding the critical role of HUB operations in the economic success of the
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Honoring Those Who Served and Sacrificed In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA organization designated November as National Veterans and Military Families Month, with the U.S. Government recognizing the occasion every year since. KRA is grateful to our Veteran-Employees, and the families that supported them, for their service, and to Kevin Mayo, Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist; Mike Wolske, Career Coach; and Tim Wright, Corporate QA Manager for volunteering a selected profile of their military experience. With KRA for only 3 months, Kevin has worked diligently, carving out his place in the company and applying his military-leadership skills to maximum advantage.  He
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

KRA Supports History Making CTA Modernization Project According to a 2020 Cumming Group report, “The Chicago [construction industry] is forecasted to see…growth after a lackluster performance during the 2010s…primarily due to the infrastructure sector, as the city looks to extend and modernize its rail and highway network. As Chicago has long been a hub for the logistics industry, the market is relatively well-positioned to benefit from this shift.” In support of this “shift”, the KRA Chicago-Westside American Job Center (WAJC) operated for The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, hosted an Information Event for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red and Purple Modernization
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Official Launch of KRA’s Podcast!

KRA is pleased to announce that we have rebooted our “Searching in San Diego” podcast over to KRA’s The Hub for on-demand access to up-to-date workforce-services topics, trends, and tips!  Click on the links below for a preview of a few episodes. Welcome to The Hub – Maxine Suka, KRA Director of Workforce Operations, Strategic Initiatives, reveals what you can expect from the podcast, the topics we will cover, and the benefits of tuning in! Celebrating Workforce Development Month – Maxine Suka discusses the history of Workforce Development Month and creative ways organizations can celebrate. Advancing Employment for People with Disabilities – October
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Seymour Presents at NAWDP Youth Symposium

Joseph Seymour, KRA Managing Director, Organizational Excellence and SETA 1st VP/President-elect, opened an e-mail that read, “After a review of your proposal, we have ACCEPTED your submission for The Outcome Zone: Effective Performance Management for Workforce Professionals workshop. “We are EXCITED to have you be a part of NAWDP’s Youth Symposium 2022, and we appreciate your willingness to share your expertise with our attendees!” A 13-year KRA veteran, and prior recipient of NAWDP’s Professional Development Award, Joseph began creating diverse workshops, videos, and webinars in 2010, presenting at multiple National, Regional, and State Conferences and Forums, including several NAWDP Youth Development
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Programs Create Diverse Events to Celebrate Workforce Development Month In 2005, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals created Workforce Development Professionals Month, raising awareness about the importance of our industry to a growing national economy. Originally celebrated in May, NAWDP moved the designation to September in 2012. In 2022, a U.S. Senate resolution designated September as Workforce Development Month, recognizing the importance of equipping Americans with the education and training necessary to advance their careers and to contribute to the national economy. KRA Programs across the country honored WDM with activities and events best suited to their operations, and from
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KRA Celebrates the American Worker

Just as the American workforce is the heart and soul of the Economy of the United States, KRA’s workforce has been the heart and soul of our business, actualizing our Vision, “to engage businesses, develop workers, and nurture stronger communities” for more than 40 years. Therefore, our fist expression of gratitude is to KRA’s employees, whose commitment to our company, dedication to our clients and customers, and professionalism and resilience during challenging times never wavers. We are equally grateful that, as a National Leader in Workforce Development Services, KRA is an integral member of an industry fiercely dedicated to the
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