NOW HIRING: Mobile Resource Specialist

July 20th, 2022|Career News|

FULL-TIME

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region (VCW-Piedmont) is the region’s workforce development board for 10 counties and the city of Charlottesville.  The region served includes Planning District 9 (counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock) and Planning District 10 (the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson). The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for VCW-Piedmont.

Virginia Career Works is in search of a Mobile Resource Specialist (MRS) to meet with target sector businesses to review the Career Pathways Guide tool and gather data to further develop a database to help with student placement. Community relations and outreach is an integral part of this position. The MRS is responsible for assisting K-12 and community college students seek internship opportunities and connecting them with employers who are interested in offering internships. The MRS will provide support and guidance to employers in Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Light Manufacturing in the counties across the region about internships, work-based learning, and experiential learning to support their labor needs. The Mobile Resource Specialist’s scope of work is supervised by the Career Pathways Coordinator.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Help conduct an annual regional sector survey to ensure all businesses in the target sectors can participate in shaping the coalition’s strategy and action plans.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with employers, community partners, and internal partners to provide the most effective services possible.
  • Support Career Pathways Coordinator with local Career Technical Education (CTE) and Community College Systems meetings to discuss and review work-based learning and internship standards, requirements, and expectations.
  • Collaborate with Career Technical Education, Community College liaisons, and Career Coaches to support student placement.
  • Educate students about career opportunities in targeted sectors as well as encourage placement opportunities which could lead to long-term employment.
  • Devise individualized employment plans, use information to determine future training and/or other needs, match skill set to potential job opportunities, provide job search assistance, resume-writing, interviewing skills and make reasonable and appropriate referrals.
  • Discuss sustainability plan with school division and community college leaders.
  • Assist with Regional Talent Development Stakeholders and coalitions meetings for the Light Manufacturing and Food & Beverage Manufacturing sectors.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all client and staff information.
  • Mobile Resource Specialist scope of work is supervised by the Career Pathways Specialist.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, Meetings, Mail)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Works independently with little supervision while producing high-quality deliverables
  • Learns from and works with team members cooperatively
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds to transport materials, refreshments, files, handouts, and equipment

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Morton

Workforce Development Director

Virginia Career Works-Piedmont Region

1001 Research Park Blvd, Suite 301

Charlottesville VA 22911

info@vcwpiedmont.com

NOW HIRING: Career Pathways Coordinator

July 20th, 2022|Career News|

FULL-TIME

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region (VCW-Piedmont) is the region’s workforce development board for 10 counties and the city of Charlottesville. The region served includes Planning District 9 (counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock) and Planning District 10 (the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson). The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development (CVPED) serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for VCW-Piedmont.

Virginia Career Works is in search of a Career Pathways Coordinator who will identify and cultivate relationships with regional businesses in the Light Manufacturing and Food & Beverage Manufacturing sectors to build private sector support. The coordinator will work to gain commitment and “buy-in” from new and existing businesses that used the Career Pathways Guide as coalition participants. Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

SCOPE OF WORK

· Convene Regional Talent Development Stakeholders to form coalitions for the Light Manufacturing and Food & Beverage Manufacturing sectors.

· Develop a survey project plan by identifying questions and data to be analyzed.

· Establish Coalition Standing Meetings led by VCW-Piedmont in collaboration with CVPED.

· Educate employers about the business services available to assist them with their hiring needs.

· Conduct an annual regional sector survey to ensure all businesses in the target sectors

can participate and establish an action plan.

· Create a framework for a new level of cooperation between the regional partners with a

focus on creating positive experiences and outcomes for businesses and their employees.

· Coordinate meetings with local Career Technical Education (CTE) and Community College Systems to discuss and review work-based learning and internship standards, requirements, and expectations.

· Regularly schedule meetings with target sector businesses to review the Career Pathways Guide, a tool to ensure businesses in the target sectors have effective recruitment and retention tools and update the pilot database.

· Develop plans to “automate” or digitize the Career Pathways Guide tool so that it can be

accessible at least at a regional scale.

· Monitor the metrics and outcomes to ensure project success.

· Supervise the Mobile Resource Specialist.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED SKILLS

· Bachelor’s Degree

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint)

· Proficient in Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, Meetings, Mail)

· Strong organizational skills

· Works independently with little supervision while producing high-quality deliverables

· Learns from and works with team members cooperatively

· Ability to lift 25 pounds to transport materials, refreshments, files, handouts, and equipment

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Morton

Workforce Development Director

Virginia Career Works-Piedmont Region

1001 Research Park Blvd, Suite 301

Charlottesville VA 22911

info@vcwpiedmont.com

NOW HIRING: Charlottesville Center Manager – Workforce Development

July 20th, 2022|Career News|

JOB PURPOSE: Coordinates workforce development activities with six localities and associated satellites including multi-disciplinary, multi-agency teams of public, private, educational, and community-based organization professionals, providing the expertise and resources necessary to assist (1) employers with their workforce development needs, and (2) job seekers, including displaced and unemployed workers, youth, and the underemployed, achieve self-sufficiency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Present program objectives to individuals, groups, businesses, agencies, and organizations to encourage their cooperation and participation.
  • Utilize media to publicize programs and events.
  • Gathers and analyzes statistical data; compiles written narrative and statistical reports for distribution to WIB.
  • Builds, leads, and obtains consensus among, and directs a multi-agency team in the implementation of WIA objectives for the Comprehensive One-Stop System.
  • Develops a continuous improvement system to improve services to customers and job seekers and to meet the needs of partners and employers.
  • Develops interagency policies and procedures to ensure effective operations.
  • Identify and resolve operational and procedural problems and conflicts.
  • Convene and facilitate meetings with staff, partner agencies, and community organizations.
  • Formulate, implement, and review short- and long-term objectives, goals, and plans for the Workforce Region and Center.
  • Keep updated on pertinent legislation, regulations, and developments which could affect
  • Workforce operations and disseminate information to appropriate personnel.
  • Coordinate job training and employment activities of multi-disciplinary teams consisting of Workforce Center partners.
  • Represents the Workforce Center and Operator to the local employer community and the public.
  • Participate in the action and strategic planning process that establishes annual objectives and goals for the operation of the Workforce Area.
  • Develops procedures and plans to coordinate the provision of services among WFC partners, creating and managing systems to promote organizational effectiveness; defining activities toward meeting the operational objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience, Competencies and Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, or related field preferred.
    • Equivalent work experience in managing employment or vocational counseling services that included fiscal, project management, facilities management, and team-building responsibilities.
    • Track record of being able to work with minimal supervision; deliver a product on time; work with sensitive subject matter; have extensive initiative and independent judgment and a strong pro-active, positive leadership experience.
    • Knowledge of WIA and the Comprehensive One-Stop Service Delivery System.
    • Proven experience with Microsoft Office Suite products
    • Positive customer-oriented team member
    • Knowledge of partner agency programs
    • Knowledge of community resources
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • WDP certification preferred; must be obtained.
    • CRC Silver or Gold preferred
  • Language skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents relating to policies, programs and partners. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.

  • Mathematical skills

Ability to perform basic mathematical equations

  • Reasoning ability

Ability to apply principles of logical thinking of a wide range of practical problems.

Ability to deal with a variety of abstract or concrete variables

  • Other

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to provide proof of insurance is required to drive personal vehicle on company business. Additionally, an acceptable motor vehicle record based on Goodwill guidelines is required to drive a company vehicle or transport program participants.

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MEASURES

  • Accomplishment of assigned tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and with others as appropriate
  • Ability to be flexible and dependable, demonstrating professionalism

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to drive and transport clients.

  • Work Environment

Work environment characteristics describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not normally exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Governor Northam Unveils Tuition-Free Community College Program for Low- and Middle-Income Students

June 16th, 2020|Public Documents|

“Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will include $145 million over the biennium to make tuition-free community college available to low- and middle-income students who pursue jobs in high-demand fields. The Governor’s “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” initiative, or “G3” program, will provide financial support to cover tuition, fees, and books for eligible students at the Commonwealth’s two-year public institutions.”

Click here to see the full Press Release.

VCW-Piedmont is hiring a Workforce Transition Coordinator

June 2nd, 2020|Public Documents|

Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region seeks a Workforce Transition Coordinator for Project Reconnect, a state-funded grant position that will address a significant gap in the regional workforce ecosystem recently disrupted by COVID-19. Project Reconnect will connect dislocated workers not served by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with regional employers, retraining programs, or credentialing programs for in-demand careers. For more details and information about how to apply, please click here.

Job Corps is recruiting in our area!

May 15th, 2020|Career News, Newsletters, Public Documents|

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Job Corps

 

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

OUR CENTER’S MISSION

At Blue Ridge Job Corps Center in Marion, VA and Flatwoods Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Coeburn, VA, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful careers or further education. Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers. APPLY TODAY!

YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH JOB CORPS has 4 STEPS TO SUCCESS | 1-Outreach and Admissions, 2-Career Preparation Period, 3-Career Development Period, and 4-Career Transition Period