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KRA Cross-Country Team Presents Innovative Practices at NAWB Forum

Recently, Maxine Suka and Joseph Seymour presented a “Video, Visual Storytelling and more…Innovative Breakthroughs in Service Delivery and Customer Engagement” workshop at the National Association of Workforce Boards’ 2014 Forum.  The “Innovative Toolshops” session, offered to KRA Corporation as a Forum sponsor, attracted more than 40 front-line practitioners, marketing professionals, and members of WIB executive leadership. Suka, Program Manager, KRA/San Diego Region Metro Career Centers—a partner in the American Job Centers of California network—commented, “Our presentation discussed the five major ways that video and visual storytelling can be used to impact our efforts in workforce development.  Opting for an interactive workshop
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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 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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"Nemo" No Match for KRA Teamwork

The snow began falling across the Northeast on February 9th, ushering in a massive blizzard that dumped from one-to-three+ feet of snow from Maine to New Jersey, and every state in between.  Connecticut was one of those “in between” states that got pummeled…as did the travel plans of two CTWorks’ One-Stop Career Center staff expected to make presentations at the 2013 Spring SETA (Southeast Employment and Training Association) Conference held February 10th-13th in Orlando, Florida.  Joseph Seymour, KRA Trainer/Subject Matter Expert, and Karen Cirincione, KRA Career Agent, were scheduled to present workshops on February 11th  and 12th , respectively, and were understandably disheartened when flights out of
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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/CWP Team Presents at National Industry Conference

Twenty-five KRA staff attended the 2011 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 16-19, 2011.  Approximately 800 professionals from across the country had gathered to discuss strategies to “Turn the Tide” in our industry despite the great economic challenges we face. The KRA entourage included a team, from the KRA/CTWorks One-Stop Dislocated Workers Program, that presented a workshop on Power Programs for Placing Professionals.  For an SRO-audience of more than 50 attendees, the highly engaging presentation highlighted KRA’s best practices and programs for working with professional Dislocated Workers. Facilitated by Pamela Nabors, Director of
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KRA Staff Present at New England NAWD

On March 3, 2011, KRA/CTWorks’ Courtney Juday, WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Career Agent and Charles Botts III, Lead Job Developer, presented the “Coach Approach” at the New England National Association of Workforce Developers Conference at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Developed by Joseph Seymour, KRA Re-employment Coach, the Coach Approach was presented through a highly engaging and educational workshop that aimed to empower Case Managers and other Workforce Development Professionals to become “great” coaches for their clients. Juday and Botts stressed four key components to becoming a great coach: 1) How to conduct a “Customer Strength
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KRA CTWorks Staff on TV!

For the second time in 2 months, KRA staff have been invited to share their knowledge and expertise on local television shows. (See KRA on TV! posted 12/26/10). On February 10, 2011, Joseph Seymour, KRA Re-employment Coach, and Mohamed Chaouki, a KRA Career Agent in the Jobs First Employment Services program, were featured on the Fox 61 Morning News program as part of a series entitled “Hire Ground.” The focus of the series is “preparing for the job market ” to maximize jobseekers’ chances of finding  jobs in Connecticut.  The topic for this show was “proper interviewing techniques”, wherein Chaouki role-played an interviewee fielding questions from a
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Texas Takes Page From KRA Book

It was reported previously that a KRA Corporation/CTWorks management team conducted a workshop on the innovative FIRST (Focus, Intensive, Re-employment, Success, Training) Program model to an SRO crowd at the NAWDP conference in New Mexico. It appears someone from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) was so impressed with the presentation, the KRA team was invited to the TWC’s Workforce Forum in Austin, TX for a command performance. On August 24, 2010, KRA Corporation staff Kimberly Staley, Program Manager; Charles Botts, Job Development Team Lead; and Joseph L. Seymour, Re-employment Specialist took center stage as featured presenters with “Who’s on FIRST? Serving America’s New
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