Last month was much busier-than-usual for the KRA Southern Nevada One-Stop Career Center (OSCC) program, operated for Workforce Connections. On January 17, Bonita Fahy, Director of Operations, promoted what turned out to be a highly successful OSCC Event on TV!
Subsequently, on January 31, KRA hosted the first Workforce Summit 2019, a major event planned and implemented to facilitate continued integration of the Southern Nevada One-Stop Delivery System (OSDS), provide partners a venue for networking, set the vision for the OSCC-Las Vegas District Library expansion, and promote staff development through cross-training opportunities.
Through the OSDS, a seamless KRA/OSCC operation supports the development of a highly qualified workforce to meet regional employers’ current and future needs, providing support to numerous OSDS partner-agencies, forming collaborative relationships with all partners, and facilitating customer-centered, results-oriented interaction among and between OSDS partners—the overarching goal of the Summit.
Ms. Fahy presided over the Summit, which registered more than 170 attendees from 23 OSDS agencies, supported by Knowlton R. Atterbeary, President & CEO; Joseph L. Seymour, Coordinator, Corporate Training & Development; and other KRA staff, including Princette Bowling, OSCC Manager. Jack Martin, WC Vice Chair and Director, Department of Juvenile Justice Services, delivered the Luncheon Keynote Address.
Plenary- and breakout-sessions, an executive-level panel of experts, and workshops focused attention on the first four Titles of the WIOA-mandated service areas—-Adult, Dislocated Workers and Youth; Adult Education and Family Literacy; Wagner-Peyser Employment Services; and Vocational Rehabilitation—as well as the Nevada Governor-mandated TANF Program.
Ms. Fahy concluded, “Evidence of the Summit’s success was provided through a survey that yielded a 96.8% satisfaction rate, including strong indictors that the event should continue on an annual basis. So…I guess we’d better get started on Workforce Summit 2020!”