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KRA Las Vegas One-Stop Hosts First Workforce Summit

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
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KRA Presents at MWA Raising the Bar Conference

By all accounts, the MWA Raising the Bar 2018 Conference was a great success, providing more than 900 workforce and educational professionals an opportunity for networking and sharing innovative solutions for the Workforce Industry. For the 2nd year in a row, Joseph Seymour, Corporate Training & Development Coordinator presented a workshop, The Art of 3-D Presentations: Develop, Design, Deliver. Providing insightful instruction on creating effective presentations that engage, educate, and empower, Joseph discussed the skills that can have an undeniable impact on meetings, orientations, trainings, and workshops. John Hattery, Director, Strategic Partners, who also presented at the 2017 NAWB Forum, based his
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KRA Continues to Lead the Way in Workforce Development

The intent of the e-mail from KRA President & CEO, Knowlton R. Atterbeary, was to provide a welcome message, an agenda, and logistics information for the first KRA Workforce Leadership Retreat, convening later in the month. It was to read, “I am pleased that we have the opportunity to convene our Retreat in Nevada to support KRA’s two State clients, Nevadaworks and WorkforceConnections, which is headquartered in Las Vegas. However, on October 6, 2017, Mr. Atterbeary amended his message to include, “In light of Monday’s tragic mass shooting at an outdoor concert event, I am also pleased that KRA is in
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KRA Presents at NAWDP 2017 Annual Conference

In addition to two Pre-Conference Workshops, this year’s National Association of Workforce Development Professionals event featured 70 General Workshops, presented through five “tracks”, two of which were Leveraging and Establishing Partnerships and Priority Populations. Six KRA subject-matter experts presented exciting workshops relevant to the other three tracks: Business and Economic Development – John Hattery, Director, Strategic Partners; Pamela Carnes, Program Manager, Business Engagement Services; and Jonathan Overall, Senior Business Services Consultant, co-conducted Congratulations! You’re the Business Services Manager…Now What? on innovative strategies for building regional business partnerships, initiating one-on-one business-engagement relationships, and effectively measuring results against WIOA performance standards. Delivering
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Presenting Best Practices at State and National Conferences For many years, KRA employees have employed their considerable workforce-services expertise to design and deliver presentations, videos, webinars, and workshops at national, regional, and state conferences, forums, and symposia to share innovative, exceptional, and trusted results for both adult- and youth-program customers. In December 2016, a Maryland DOL bulletin, targeting “All Workforce Professionals and Partners”, announced the 2017 Maryland Workforce Association Raising the Bar Conference, inspiring Joe Seymour, KRA Corporate Training and Development Coordinator, to submit a workshop proposal, which was accepted for presentation. Building on the success of KRA Changing the Game and Raising
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KRA is Changing the Game and Raising the Bar

Success in the age of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) hinges on building strategic partnerships that support collaboration between Workforce Boards and the American Job Centers (AJC) system.  As an innovative, exceptional, and trusted AJC operator-partner, KRA is taking service delivery to the next level! At the NAWDP 2016 Annual Conference, we will be celebrating  Leadership Award Winner, KRA President & CEO, Knowlton R. Atterbeary, and Customer Service Award Winner, Ernestine Chambers, Operations Manager, for their outstanding and impactful contributions to our industry. Other KRA leaders will be presenting workshops that will help your entire team to change their game and raise
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Corporate Leadership & Program Management

KRA Corporation’s senior-level team plays a critical dual role–directing business operations and supporting program operations–to ensure consistent, high-quality performance of the workforce-services programs we operate for our clients and customers. We invest heavily in professional development, ensuring the highest caliber of quality customer service from our corporate- and program-operations staff. Collectively, our Corporate Leaders and Program Managers, considered “the best of the best”, contribute a breadth and depth of professional expertise that is unsurpassed in the industry, and is the driving force behind KRA’s success as a highly regarded national leader in workforce development. Click on a photo for a
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A KRA Spotlight! Special Edition

Joe Seymour Joins Expanding KRA Ranks of NAWDP Award Winners Confirming, once again, that KRA attracts the most outstanding professionals in our industry, Joseph L. Seymour has won the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals 2015 Professional Development Award that “recognizes individuals who have been instrumental in designing and implementing professional development initiatives that enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of workforce development professionals.” Kimberley Staley, KRA Vice President & Director of Client Services, and CTWorks/American Job Center (AJC) Program Manager, commented, “Joe’s incredible creativity and talent significantly impact, not just our program’s staff and customers, but thousands of industry professionals across the
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KRA's North Central CT Client Announces Re-launch of EAGER

On its website, KRA client, Capital Workforce Partners–the WIB for the North Central Connecticut Region–announced that the Hartford and New Britain  CTWorks/American Job Center offices have re-launched the EAGER (Educate and Accomplish Goals for Employment Readiness) Program! Designed specifically to meet the workforce-readiness needs of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients enrolled in the Jobs First Employment Services Program, EAGER successfully equips participants with effective job-preparation skills. The 2-week program is a full-on KRA team effort, with program redesign initiated by Operations Manager Karen Brown, and shepherded by Unit Supervisor Karen Cirincione.  Subject Matter Experts Charles Botts and Joseph Seymour created virtual training modules and curriculum, and
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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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