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CCWA Assisting in COVID Job Loss Recovery in Region

CCWA Assisting in COVID Job Loss Recovery in Region

CCWA is excited to collaborate with the Capital Region Workforce Partnership (CRWP) and other regional partners in directly connecting to job seekers impacted by COVID-19, thanks to a Go Virginia grant announced last week. Utilizing an information exchange with the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), the CRWP and CCWA, in partnership with Reynolds and John Tyler community colleges will proactively reach out to the more than 110,000 residents of the Greater Richmond and Petersburg areas who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Along with job services, the grant initiative will support the delivery of skills assessments and training to prepare job seekers for re-entry into the workforce. Job seekers accessing a new portal will find chat features and direct phone numbers to job assistance.  The vision is to provide personal outreach to those who have applied for unemployment insurance benefits at a level not previously envisioned.

In the coming weeks, CCWA and CRWP will make initial email contact with individuals receiving unemployment benefits encouraging them to visit a portal organized into “zones” featuring jobs with immediate openings; career interest and aptitude assessments; training and education opportunities; virtual workshops on job searching and interviewing; and, connections to support services such as transportation and child care.

Read more here from the Richmond Times Dispatch (June 23, 2020):

https://www.richmond.com/business/go-virginia-awards-more-than-230-000-in-grants-to-help-with-job-recovery-in/article_9aaca894-4156-5e3f-a517-1c91bcc02281.html

 

Conducting a Successful Webinar

Conducting a Successful Webinar

You disconnect from the webinar and realize you just wasted an hour of your time and didn’t learn anything. You are frustrated that it did not meet your expectations. Many of us have suffered through a less-than-interesting webinar, or delivered one. So, what does a well-designed webinar experience look like? It would be easy to say that it is the opposite of the one you suffered through, but there’s a little more to it than that.

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Presenting Your Best Professional Package

Presenting Your Best Professional Package

In the world of training and development, presenters live by the mantra:  “Tell them what you’re gonna tell them. Tell them, and then tell them what you told them.”  Whether you’re a child or an adult, repetition is one of the ways we learn. Take GEICO, for example. It’s because we’ve heard the ad so many times, we all know what can happen in 15 minutes.  The same holds true for the jobseeker who wants to convince a hiring manager that she is the best candidate for the job.

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Captivating Your Audience with Prezi and PowerPoint

Captivating Your Audience with Prezi and PowerPoint

It’s not “what” you say, it’s “how” you say it. Only seven percent of what we say is retained when we use words alone. A whopping ninety-three percent is received through non-verbal channels – therein lies the problem. Many presenters believe using more text in their presentations directly relates to how well their message is received and retained. I can assure you, verbosity is not the answer to getting your point across; you do not have to be eternal to be effective. One only needs to listen to a few TED Talks to hear an effective message without copious text or time.

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