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Internal Recruitment Strategies

RTW grantees,

Can you tell us if any of you are using an internal recruitment strategy that includes searching your job center data bases to find existing customers that may meet the eligibility for RTW? How are you using this information to meet your yearly enrollment goals? Are there any best practices or streamline processes you have implemented?

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New Approaches to Improved Outcomes

What new or old approaches do you use to help recruit participants?

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Peer to Peer Chat: Sharing Job Placement Promising Practices from the Adv. Manufacturing Industry

Please join us for the final part of the Industry Based Job Placement Peer to Peer Series: Sharing Job Placement Promising Practices from the Advanced Manufacturing Industry on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. As you continue to place your participants into employment, hear from your Advanced Manufacturing peers during this industry specific chat as they share their job placement strategies, challenges, and tips.   This peer to peer chat will highlight the current state of Advanced Manufacturing jobs, how grantees can sell the benefits of their training program to potential employers, how grantees asses their job placement efforts, and strategies they can use to continue to connect with industry employers.

In order to prepare for the peer to peer call, please share your comments on the RTW Community of Practice (CoP) Discussion Page, and answer the following discussion questions:

  1. What are some of the challenges you are facing?
  2. What strategies do you use to connect with industry employers (ex:  schedule face to face meetings, attend workforce development events, direct mail, etc.?)
  3. How do you sell the benefits of your training program?
  4. When speaking to potential employers, how you do demonstrate that your participants will add value to their bottom line-(ex. testimonials, resumes, marketing material, etc.?)
  5. Share three of your best strategies when reaching out to potential employers 

Please use the comments below to answer the questions.

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Benefits
Posted On: 11/14/2017 at 02:16 PM
Author: Angel Harlins

Peer to Peer Chat: Sharing Job Placement Promising Practices from the Healthcare Industry

Please join us for part two of our three part Industry Based Job Placement Peer to Peer Series: Sharing Job Placement Promising Practices from the Healthcare Industry on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. As you continue to place your participants into employment, hear from your Healthcare peers during this industry specific chat as they share their job placement strategies, challenges, and tips.   This peer to peer chat will highlight the current state of Healthcare jobs, how grantees can sell the benefits of their training program to potential employers, how grantees asses their job placement efforts, and strategies they can use to continue to connect with industry employers.

In order to prepare for the peer to peer call, please share your comments on the RTW Community of Practice (CoP) Discussion Page, and answer the following discussion questions:

  • What are some of the challenges you are facing?
  • What strategies do you use to connect with industry employers (ex:  schedule face to face meetings, attend workforce development events, direct mail, etc.?) ·
  • How do you sell the benefits of your training program?
  • When speaking to potential employers, how you do demonstrate that your participants will add value to their bottom line-(ex. testimonials, resumes, marketing material, etc.?)
  • Share three of your best strategies when reaching out to potential employers

 Please use the comments below to answer the questions.

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Value
Posted On: 10/17/2017 at 12:32 PM
Author: Angel Harlins

Peer to Peer Chat: Sharing Job Placement Promising Practices from the IT Industry

We are bringing together a select number of RTW grantees serving the IT industry in the upcoming Peer to Peer Chat: Sharing Job Placement Promising Practices from the IT Industry on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. As you continue to place your participants into employment; hear from your IT peers during this industry specific chat as they share their job placement strategies, challenges and tips.

In order to prepare for the peer to peer call, please leave your comments below and answer the following discussion questions:

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Challenges
Posted On: 10/10/2017 at 09:48 AM
Author: Deborah Richelieu

Utilizing partners for soft skills development?

RTW Grantees, 

We are putting together a webinar and wanted to get some feedback from you all. The topic is best practices for utilizing partnerships to provide the soft skills training participants need to gain employment. If any of you have a successful model you would like to share, please comment here. We will be inviting you to an upcoming peer to peer discussion on this topic and would like to see who is interested in sharing their knowledge. Further, if you are experiencing challenges with developing work readiness training opportunities either in house or through partnerships please share that as well. And as always thank you for all your efforts!

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