KRA Company News Briefs

KRA Kicks Off “Leadership Edge” Program – On August 19, 2010, the KRA Corporation convened a highly successful inaugural Leadership Edge session in Baltimore, Maryland. The KRA initiative is a training and development program designed to help encourage, grow, nurture, and support our already successful Program Management Team. The program, built around quarterly modules, focuses on project management best practices, human resources, budgeting and financial tracking, and the role of all leaders in KRA’s business development strategies. “We are very excited about equipping our operations Program Managers with the tools they need to continue to grow as leaders within our
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KRA & American Infrastructure… A Promising Partnership

Bob Capps, Director of Recruiting, Retention, and Career Development for American Infrastructure (AI), was surfing “Norfolkworkforcedevelopment.com” and read about the work that KRA Corporation does in the community and for the City of Norfolk. Impressed, he contacted Don Scott, KRA Senior Vice President for Workforce Operations, and the two scheduled a meeting to discuss how a KRA/AI partnership could be mutually beneficial. Capps met with Scott and Ninette Adams, Employment Specialist, at KRA’s Norfolk office. Founded in 1939, AI is a family-owned “heavy civil construction company and material supplier” that began as a hauling company in Philadelphia. Today, their network
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KRA Shares “Pantry” With WD Professionals

KRA/CTWorks’ Karen Brown, Assistant Director;  Alberto Magriz, Team Lead; and Jerry Santostefano, Customer Service Representative/Office Assistant, attended the 4th Annual New England Professional Development Conference for Workforce Development Professionals as presenters for the KRA Corporation’s innovative Pantry Point Program (PPP). Designed as an incentive program, customers who meet their employment plan requirements can redeem points at the Pantry for a wide variety of foodstuffs and other products. Brown provided the introduction, covering our client, Capital Workforce Partners; our region; case loads; participation rates; and staffing. Magriz described PPP goals, products, order forms, etc. Santostefano gave an overview of the general administration
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KRA Exceeds Contract Requirement!

The good news is that KRA Corporation’s Community Work Experience Program (CWEP)  team placed 216 customers in community work experience jobs during its first year of service! The great news is that the CWEP exceeded the contract goal by 53 placements!!  Also, 95 customers were assisted with transitioning to either an occupational training or skills training program, and 44 customers were placed in unsubsidized jobs. Not only has the original Camden, New Jersey office expanded in size, it has expanded operationally as well.  The KRA Corportion primary Job Skills Training program connected to the CWEP was for the development of soft skills: budgeting, meeting employer expectations, teamwork,
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