Mary Ellen Buchanan, Data Entry/Clerical Assistant –
Tonya Rice, Workforce Development
John Conrad, Workforce Development Coordinator –"I have lived in this area for over 35 years and attended Delta State University finishing with a MBA. I have worked in retail, service, and industrial sectors. Through my experience, I recognize our greatest resource is our people; we have individuals who are willing and ready to learn new skills. These individuals are competing in the global economy today. If we are not learning new skills and adopting to the changing marketpace, we are falling behind. Today's worker is taking on more responsibilities as companies run leaner to maintan their competitive edge. A workforce training plan allows adults to master subjects and gain the knowledge that will help them at their current occupation or see new opportunities and advancement. I hope to take my experience to the next level and help organizations understand their investment in employee training will exceed the time and cost to implement it. Increasing the skills of our workforce will make us more competitive, create opportunities through business expansion, and attract new businesses to our area."
Kimberley Gatewood, WIA Counselor/Rapid Response Coordinator – "I am enthused to travel to the various WIN Job Centers in the area on a weekly basis to provide customers with information on the many training opportunities available through the Capps Technology Center. I also enjoy informing students of the funding opportunities available through the WIA grant and administering the Career Readiness Certificate test- both of which provides employment opportunities for residents in the Delta area. A part of my duties also involves recently laid off individuals through the coordination of the Rapid Response program in hopes of helping them to "rapidly" gain employment by utilizing any/all of the services offered through the Capps Technology Center."
Dru Morgan, Director, Workforce Education – "Through the Capps Technology Center services, we can give you easy access to resources that will help you implement a proven process for sustainable performance improvement.
Consider this four-step process:
• Pre-Hire skills determination – abbreviated training sessions so your company can evaluate performance before hiring.
• Incumbent worker job specific training - upgrading skills to move to an advanced level of performance and strategic planning to prepare workers for the next phase of business operations.
• Performance evaluation and impact analysis. After training, did you achieve the outcomes you expected? What impact did the training and performance change provide for your company?
Our Capps Technology Center workforce team will listen to you and work with you
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