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KRA's Staley Presents at NAWDP/NAWB Webinar on WIOA

Kimberly Staley, CWDP, Vice President & Director of Client Services, was selected by  sponsors NAWDP and NAWB to co-present for one of a four-part webinar series, Preparing for WIOA: Embracing a Comprehensive Approach to Delivery, a Collaborative Approach to Planning, and a Combined Approach to Funding. Staley—who also directs CTWorks, the Greater Hartford area American Job Center (AJC) operated by KRA Corporation for Capital Workforce Partners—and Margie DeReutyer, Senior Advisor, Public Consulting Group, addressed the Program Delivery aspects of WIOA: Adults and Dislocated Workers, Industry Recognized Credentials, The Customer Experience, and Youth and Job Corp. Staley commented, “It is imperative
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KRA Supports 2014 NAWDP Youth Development Symposium

On September 24, the National Association of Workforce Development’s (NAWDP) 2014 Youth Development Symposium came to a close.  But for 500+ youth-development workers and stakeholders, the end of the Symposium was also the beginning of a renewed resolve to address the challenges presented by our at-risk youth. KRA Corporation, the only Platinum Sponsor, was pleased to provide this level of support for the Symposium, and proud that, for the second time, NAWDP selected Joe Seymour, CTWorks/KRA Trainer and Subject Matter Expert, to create the video for the Youth Symposium Plenary.  Also, KRA provided sponsorship for two keycards for each participant staying
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KRA's Seymour Tapped Again to Create Video for NAWDP

Our current headline proudly joins two previous ones: December 31, 2012, KRA Employee Produces Videos for NAWDP, and June 3, 2013, KRA’s Seymour Creates Second NAWDP Plenary Video. For the  third year in a row, Joe Seymour has developed a creative, exciting, and truly inspirational video for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, this time for its September 2014 Youth Development Symposium. Actually, Joe, a Trainer and Subject Matter Expert for CTWorks, a 37-town, multi-site One-Stop Career Center and TANF program operated by KRA Corporation for Capital Workforce Partners, has produced three prior videos for NAWDP Plenary Sessions:  May
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KRA's Staley Elected to NAWDP Executive Committee

Kimberly Staley, Vice President and Director of Client Services, has been elected by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) to serve on the Executive Committee, a standing body that provides “a decision-making mechanism between Board meetings to deal with urgent business of the organization as required and develop and recommend policies to the Board.” Kimberly has been a member of the NAWDP Board, representing Connecticut, since 2011, participating on the Certification and Membership Committee, as well as serving as Chair of the Membership Committee—a position to which she was re-appointed to serve another year—and the New and
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KRA’s Hennessey Accepts 2014 NAWDP Customer Service Award

For the second year in a row, a KRA Corporation employee has received the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals’ Jodi Spiegel Enhancement of Customer Service Award.  Mary Hennessey, KRA Retention Specialist, is multi-credentialed—Certified Workforce Development Professional: Job Seeker Services; Certified Professional Resume Writer; Certified Motivation Career Coach—and, was for 4 years Site Coordinator for the Manchester One-Stop, one of four CTWorks’ sites operated by KRA for Capital Workforce Partners. As a result of Mary’s outstanding leadership, in 2012, Manchester achieved a 95% customer satisfaction rate in a local survey, and received an award from Vernon Adult Education for the Center’s
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KRA’s Hennessey Wins 2014 NAWDP Customer Service Award

Whoever said lightning doesn’t strike twice didn’t know about KRA Corporation’s capacity for attracting the most outstanding professionals in our industry!  For the second year in a row, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) has chosen a KRA employee…Mary Hennessey, this time…for receipt of its prestigious Jodi Spiegel Enhancement of Customer Service Award. Nominees are rated by an Awards Committee that considers Individual Achievement, Circumstances and Challenges, and Advancement of the Profession to decide who best epitomizes those qualities, and who, according to NAWDP, “directly affect[s] the customers of the workforce development system through enhanced assessment strategies, customer
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KRA Prominent on NAWDP Website

Held annually, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 2013 Conference, Putting America to Work, was held May 19 – 22, in Minneapolis, MN.  According to the NAWDP post-conference webpage, “Over 90 breakout workshops, three plenary, two super sessions and two deep dive sessions were featured.”  KRA Corporation, the only Gold-Level Sponsor, was extremely active in Conference activities, with the largest representation from any one single organization: more than 25 corporate- and program-level executives, managers, and staff…from California to Connecticut. Featured on the webpage…http://www.nawdp.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Annual_Conference/…is the video produced by Joseph Seymour, KRA Corporation Trainer & Subject Matter Expert, KRA/CTWorks One-Stop
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KRA’s Staley Re-elected to NAWDP Board

Kimberly Staley, KRA Vice President and Director of Client Services, has won re-election to her seat on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP), whose mission “is to be the national voice for the profession and meet the individual professional development needs of the membership.” Staley, who represents the state of Connecticut on the Board, has 20+ years’ experience in the Workforce Development industry, including serving as the Director of a multi-site WIA/TANF Intensive Services operation, CTWorks, for KRA in Hartford.  Credentialed as a Certified Workforce Development Professional by NAWDP, Staley won her first
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KRA and NAWDP…Dedicated to Service

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is the premier membership organization for those businesses and individuals that have chosen to devote their operations and careers to the workforce development industry.  KRA Corporation, a nationally-recognized leader in workforce development services, is a long-standing member and supporter of NAWDP’s stated mission, “to be the national voice for the profession and meet the individual professional development needs of the membership.” Held annually, this year’s national Conference, Putting America to Work, May 19 – 22, in Minneapolis, featured more than 50 workshops ranging in topics from program-service delivery best practices and innovations in program design, to leveraging technology
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KRA’s Seymour Creates 2nd NAWDP Plenary Video

In support of a workshop facilitated by Kimberly Staley, KRA Vice President and Director of Client Services, for the May 2012 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Conference, Joseph L. Seymour, Trainer & Subject Matter Expert, KRA/CTWorks One Stop Centers in Hartford, created a Workforce Development Advocacy video. Staley, a NAWDP Board member representing Connecticut, invited Bridget Brown, NAWDP Executive Director, to preview the video to ensure accuracy, suitability, etc.  Brown was so impressed that she requested to use the video as the kick-off vehicle for the entire Conference! It’s been said that lighting does not strike the same place twice, but this
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