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KRA Staff Receive Prestigious NAWDP Awards

Recently, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) convened its annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. More than 25 KRA Corporation staff attended, representing HQ and multiple offices of program sites from California, Connecticut, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Virginia.  At the Awards Luncheon on May 20, two KRA staff took center stage to accept two of the four Advancing the Profession Awards bestowed by NAWDP to honor “individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession that have benefited customers of the workforce investment system.” In accepting the 2013 Professional Development Award, Beth McCabe, CWDP, thanked several colleagues from KRA and Capital Workforce Partners (CWP),
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KRA Staff Selected for Coveted NAWDP Awards

The letter from Bridget Brown, Executive Director of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP), contained six paragraphs of information and instructions, but all the KRA award winners saw, at first, was “Congratulations! You have been chosen by the NAWDP Awards Committee…” Of the four 2013 Advancing the Profession Awards, honoring “individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession that have benefited customers of the workforce investment system”, two will be presented to KRA staff members…Tiffany Haynes and Beth McCabe…at the annual NAWDP Conference at an Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 20, preceded by the President’s Reception on
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KRA to Present at 2013 SETA, NAWB, and NAWDP Conferences

Today, KRA issued the following Press Release:   KRA TO PRESENT AT UPCOMING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCES KRA Corporation has been tapped to present multiple workshops at several national and regional workforce development conferences over the next few months.  Selected because of its reputation as a national leader in workforce operations planning and programming, the firm will be presenting at the: Southeastern Employment & Training Association (SETA) Conference, February 10th-13th in Orlando, FL National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Conference, March 9th-12th in Washington, DC National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Conference, May 19th-22nd in Minneapolis, MN Don Scott, Senior Vice
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KRA Employee Produces Videos for NAWDP

In support of a workshop facilitated by Kimberly Staley, Program Manager, KRA/CTWorks, Greater Hartford Region in North Central Connecticut, at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals’ (NAWDP) Annual Conference held last May, Joseph L. Seymour, KRA Trainer and Subject Matter Expert, created a Workforce Development Advocacy video.  Staley invited Bridget Brown, NAWDP Executive Director, to preview the video prior to the Conference to ensure accuracy, suitability, etc.  Brown was so impressed that she requested to use the video as a kick-off vehicle for the whole Conference! By all reports, audience response to the video was great, and based on its
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KRA Executive Elected NAWDP Chair

On August 17, 2012, Don Scott, KRA Senior Vice President for Workforce Operations, was elected by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) to be its Chair.  A life-time member of NAWDP*, Scott has served on the Board since 2008, and steps up to the new role from his previous position as Vice Chair, which he held for the past 2 years.  He also served on the Executive Committee, and as a member of the Finance Committee for 4 years, was active in retooling NAWDP’s financial management system.  Scott is also a member of the Executive Committee
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KRA Sponsors NAWDP Youth Development Symposium

Recently, KRA President & CEO, Knowlton R. Atterbeary, and KRA staffers Krista Roberson, Operations Manager, and Patricia Davis, Waccamaw Region (SC) Youth Program Team Lead, attended the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals’ (NAWDP) 2011 Youth Development Symposium, of which KRA was a key sponsor.  Participants represented the breath of the profession including: One-Stop Career Center staff, Youth Build grantees,  community college representatives, career/guidance counselors, juvenile justice specialists, educators and other youth practitioners.  This year’s theme, “Improving Outcomes: Changing Lives”, attracted more than 400 workforce development professionals seeking new and innovative ideas and information, as well as professional development and networking
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KRA Program Manager Elected to NAWDP Board of Directors

Kimberly Staley, who directs KRA’s CTWorks operation in Connecticut’s North Central Region, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP). She will be representing the State of Connecticut on the Board, and had this to say about how she perceives her role, “My vision for NAWDP is to be recognized as the leader in the advancement of significant and vital national workforce development policies and initiatives, while increasing and retaining membership; increasing the awareness, recognition and acceptance of the NAWDP credentials; and gaining continued recognition as a gateway and think-tank for workforce
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

KRA Collaborative Program Graduates’ Career Plans on Hold Due to COVID-19 On January 9, KRA Latest News reported on an innovative 3-partner collaboration to benefit recipients of TANF and SNAP benefits in Prince George’s County, Maryland, through PGWorks, operated by KRA for the Department of Social Services.  On February 28, we provided a follow-up article on the incredible success of the collaborative pilot program in our KRA Monthly Spotlight! One month later, the COVID-19 pandemic would lead Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to announce, “he doubts the state will be able to loosen its coronavirus restrictions in the next two weeks.”  He continued, “…we don’t see
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

KRA/EPG/MedCerts Collaboration Celebrates CMAA Graduation On January 9, 2020, KRA Latest News reported on an innovative 3-partner collaboration that continues to produce incredibly successful results for recipients of TANF and SNAP benefits in Prince George’s County, MD, through PGWorks, operated by KRA for the Department of Social Services. KRA, MedCerts, and Employ Prince George’s, Inc. collaborated to create a pilot program after Melody Daniel, KRA Program Manager, and Sandy Mead, MedCerts National Director of Workforce Development, met at the 2019 NAWDP Conference and discussed a shared objective of providing sustainable occupational-skills development for PG County jobseekers. Mead introduced Daniel to
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KRA Pivotal to Success of Innovative 3-Way Collaboration

Jobseekers applying for, or already receiving, TANF or SNAP benefits in Prince George’s County, MD, have a one-stop resource—PGWorks, operated by KRA for the Department of Social Services—for receiving comprehensive education, training, and employment services. A program—piloted by KRA, MedCerts, and Employ Prince George’s, Inc.—actually took root at the May 2019 NAWDP Annual Conference where Melody Daniel, KRA Program Manager, met Sandy Mead, National Director of Workforce Development, MedCerts. “We discussed our mutual desire to provide meaningful occupational-skills training for PG County jobseekers, to substantially increase their viability in today’s competitive workplace.” Mead mentioned an existing partnership with Walter Simmons,
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