Based in Chambersburg, PA, the Knowledge2Career (K2C) Academy, a proprietary KRA program operated for the South Central PA Works WIB, serves the unique career-development needs of young adults, 17 to 24, who are disconnected from both school and the job market, by linking academic and vocational training services to achieve workforce-related success.
Recently, Amien “Tim” Hodge, KRA/K2C Operations Manager, received an invitation from Alaina Ingels, which read, “I’m pleased to announce that you have been nominated to represent the employment sector on the Franklin Together Reentry Coalition’s Executive Committee. As the Coalition Coordinator, I believe your work experience, knowledge and special skill sets would complement our committee and strengthen our team. Please consider accepting the nomination and joining in our mission.”
The Franklin Together Reentry Coalition, comprised of local private- and public-sector representatives, supports a common goal “to develop strong collaborative community and professional partnerships that will empower and support formerly incarcerated individuals and their families to reduce recidivism and encourage them to become contributing members of the community.”
Tim commented, “For our young-adult customers, no high school diploma and/or little or no work experience are already serious barriers to employment. However, add a criminal record to the equation and successful placement becomes that much more challenging. I am excited to accept Ms. Ingels’ invitation to serve as the employment-sector representative on the Coalition’s Executive Committee, a position that gives me the unique opportunity to simultaneously support our KRA/K2C students, the Coalition, and the community-at-large.”