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Are you engaging your employees?

Are you engaging your employees?

Investing in talent development for your employees benefits your bottom line.
You’ve probably heard this paradox:
What if we train them, and they leave?
What if we don’t, and they stay?

Where does your organization stand on these questions?

The 2017 Gallup State of the American Workplace report asserts that “the key to an organization’s growth has been and always will be its workforce.” Employee retention and engagement are more than buzz words; they are critical components of the overall performance of an organization.

According to Gallup, “The desire to learn and grow is a natural human need and one that is required to keep employees motivated and progressing. When employees feel they are learning and growing, they work harder and more efficiently. And the best employees are never quite satisfied with their work. They always strive to find better, more productive ways to work. In this kind of work environment, innovation emerges. When people grow, companies evolve and grow and are more likely to stay in business.”

Renee Gendron, in a blog for the Association of Talent Development, writes that employers can be proactive and intentional about the professional growth of their employees. According to Gendron, “When employers develop their own talent, not only are they saving money because they have lower turnover rates, but they are also developing their own internal leadership skills.” Building leaders from within helps to create stronger teams in an improved culture of development.

Likewise, a recent Robert Half blog entry discusses some reasons why investing in employee growth is a smart idea. They suggest that professional development will:

  • Increase collective knowledge of your team
  • Boost job satisfaction
  • Attract the right kind of job candidates during recruitment
  • Enhance the organization’s appeal to prospective and incumbent employees
  • Identify future leaders from within the organization
  • Increase retention

“Unfortunately,… many organizations spend more on recruiting new talent than developing the top talent they already have; that has to change in order for companies to be successful in a tight talent market.”

— Joyce Maroney
Kronos Incorporated & Director of the Workforce Institute

CCWA partners with hundreds of employers each year to offer a wide range of professional development services to engage your team. Our custom-designed programs may begin with an assessment, followed by the creation of tools to fill performance gaps; then, we can provide training and coaching solutions that allow your employees to reach their full potential. If you’re interested in learning more about CCWA’s client services, please contact:

Joyce Lapsley
Client Solutions Manager
Community College Workforce Alliance
Phone: 804-706-5180
Email: JLapsley@ccwa.vccs.edu

Chart Your Course: Summer Schedule

Chart Your Course: Summer Schedule

Steer in a new direction this summer – build new skills for your professional portfolio.  CCWA’s summer catalog is full of short-term classes or certification programs, offered at our three convenient locations and online.  Get anchored with development programs that support your growth or employee productivity at your organization.

Take a look at our new catalog or visit us at ccwatraining.org for more information.

Download a PDF of the catalog: CCWA Summer 2017 Schedule.

Training for Administrative Professionals

Training for Administrative Professionals

CCWA is committed to the development of administrative professionals. Having coordinated workshops and events for more than 30 years, CCWA remains at the forefront of providing effective training programs for those who serve in these integral roles throughout the Greater Richmond region.

Contact us for more information at help@ccwa.vccs.edu or by phone at 804-523-2292.

CCWA Spring 2017 Schedule

CCWA Spring 2017 Schedule

Brighten your prospects in 2017 with courses, certifications and online training at CCWA. Preparing for a career change or an upcoming project? The new catalog is full of courses to upgrade or learn new skills. A new season of development offers everything from technology to trades as well as focus on occupational training such as teacher licensure, truck driving, health care and manufacturing. Take flight in the new year at CCWA.

Take a look at our new catalog or visit us at ccwatraining.org for more information on our upcoming courses.

Download a PDF of the catalog: CCWA Spring 2017 Schedule.

Logistics Program Certifies Mastery in Core Competencies

Logistics Program Certifies Mastery in Core Competencies

Logistics is the broad pathway for the products we use to reach their final destination. Over 450 logistics jobs are currently available* in the Greater Richmond area. They include full-time, part-time, and contract positions, and they range from entry-level to senior management roles. You probably have roles in your company that fall into the logistics category — supply chain coordinator, transportation manager, warehouse supervisor, or operations manager.

According to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, “The estimated direct economic output of Virginia’s Distribution and Global Logistics industry is $11.1 billion. Distribution and Global Logistics supports $9.3 billion in additional economic activity in Virginia” and employs over 72,000 people, primarily in trucking, warehousing, and transportation support. How can you ensure the people you hire will enhance your company’s productivity and competitiveness?

“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War


CCWA – Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes – Download Here

CCWA offers the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification program which covers a wide range of skills necessary for success in the logistics industry. These skills include safety, quality control, supply chain management, receiving, storage, and communication. The program begins with basic logistics knowledge and skills, preparing an individual for entry level positions by earning a Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certification. The program then moves on to more advanced skills, preparing individuals for the mid-level CLT exam.

If you’re interested in learning more about this program, please contact:

Wes Smith
Director
Manufacturing and Logistics Programs
Community College Workforce Alliance
Phone: 804-523-2296
Email: WSmith@ccwa.vccs.edu

*Source: Indeed.com as of 8/17/16

CCWA Fall 2016 Schedule

CCWA Fall 2016 Schedule

Fall into focus with hundreds of courses that build your professional portfolio and enhance productivity. Our new catalog offers classroom and online training that allows you to explore a spectrum of informative courses and certifications – from teambuilding and cybersecurity to manufacturing and customer service. Opportunities are in full view this season … capture your strengths and develop new skills at CCWA.

Take a look at our new catalog or visit us at ccwatraining.org for more information on our upcoming courses.

Download a PDF of the catalog: CCWA Fall 2016 Schedule.