by WJ on Jun 11, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Greetings!

YouthBuild Little Rock is currently active in its recruiting season for the next cohort of participants in the fall. This is a reminder of one of three YouthBuild Orientation Sessions that we will host throughout the summer.  The first is THIS Thursday, June 11, 2015, here at the workforce center in room 189 at 9:00am.  You may view the flyer for this event and the upcoming sessions on the LRWIB website under the Youth Services/YouthBuild Little Rock menu item. Please feel free to spread the word to your clients and anyone else you may know that could benefit from the program. 

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Very Much Appreciative,

Melissa Mitchell

YouthBuild Program Manager

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by WJ on Jun 11, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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On June 9, 2015, the Little Rock Workforce Center hosted the newly appointed Arkansas Workforce Development Board for its orientation and first public meeting since being appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson on June 2, 2015. Governor Hutchinson spoke to the board at length about the importance of the work this board is charged to accomplish under the recently reauthorized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). The board is chaired by Mr. Charles Clark of Smackover, AR, a businessman with the Martin Operating Partnership. All workforce development boards in Arkansas and elsewhere in the country are required by WIOA to be comprised of at least 51% business persons – as well as chaired by them – in order to maintain an employer driven culture and priority in their goals and objectives. Welcoming the state board to the array of partners located at the Little Rock center was the local workforce development board chairperson, Mr. Eric Tate, of Dassault Falcon Jet. You can see a full list of state board members and read Chair Tate’s welcome remarks below.

Arkansas Workforce Development Board:

Chairman Charles Clark, Louann Tom Anderson, Roland Dr. Chad Bishop, Springdale Scott Bull, Fayetteville Melissa Hanesworth, Fort Smith Diane Hilburn, Little Rock Randy Hopper, Flippin Abby Houseworth, Blytheville Dean Inman, Paragould Bart Langley, Russellville Holley Little, Benton Michael Newcity, Fort Smith Jerry Riley, Pine Bluff Gary Sams, Morrilton Robert Thorne, Marion Lindsey Brown, North Little Rock Alan Hughes, Bismark Karen Breashears, Arkadelphia Brian Itzkowitz, Little Rock Dr. Brett Powell, Little Rock Johnny Key, Little Rock.

Chair Tate's Welcome Remarks:

On behalf of the Little Rock Workforce Investment Board, soon to become the Little Rock Workforce Development Board – and its 15 partner agencies in this building - allow me to welcome you to our offices at the Little Rock Workforce Center. We are extremely proud of our abilities to provide the resources and climate to enable our adult and dislocated workers to obtain jobs with average salaries that exceed the $28k annual salary average required of us.

Our Youth programs have also flourished resulting in a high percentage of our participants obtaining either their high school diploma or GED, and moving on to acquire post-secondary degrees and certificates. Much of success can be attributed to both the active involvement of our board, the efforts of our one-stop service provider, Arbor E&T and our CEO Mayor Mark Stodola.

We look forward to the changes being made effective next month (under WIOA) knowing, once implemented, our customers will be even better served with training and resources desirable to employers having to compete in this global marketplace. We consider you our 16th Partner in these efforts and we are excited today to begin this relationship with you for an even better and brighter Arkansas workforce.

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by WJ on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Greetings!

YouthBuild Little Rock is currently active in its recruiting season for the next cohort of participants in the fall.  This is  a reminder of one of three YouthBuild Orientation Sessions that we will host throughout the summer.  The first is THIS Thursday, June 11, 2015, here at the workforce center in room 189 at 9:00am. You may view the flyer for this event and the upcoming sessions on the LRWIB website under the Youth Services/YouthBuild Little Rock menu item.  Please feel free to spread the word to your clients and anyone else you may know that could benefit from the program. 

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Very Much Appreciative,

Melissa Mitchell

YouthBuild Program Manager

Arkansas Workforce Center at Little Rock

5401 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72209

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by WJ on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:39 AM
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On June 9, 2015, the Little Rock Workforce Center hosted the newly appointed Arkansas Workforce Development Board for its orientation and first public meeting since being appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson on June 2, 2015. Governor Hutchinson spoke to the board at length about the importance of the work this board is charged to accomplish under the recently reauthorized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). The board is chaired by Mr. Charles Clark of Smackover, AR, a businessman with the Martin Operating Partnership. All workforce development boards in Arkansas and elsewhere in the country are required by WIOA to be comprised of at least 51% business persons – as well as chaired by them – in order to maintain an employer driven culture and priority in their goals and objectives. Welcoming the state board to the array of partners located at the Little Rock center was the local workforce development board chairperson, Mr. Eric Tate, of Dassault Falcon Jet. You can see a full list of state board members and read Chair Tate’s welcome remarks below.

Arkansas Workforce Development Board:

Chairman Charles Clark, Louann Tom Anderson, Roland Dr. Chad Bishop, Springdale Scott Bull, Fayetteville Melissa Hanesworth, Fort Smith Diane Hilburn, Little Rock Randy Hopper, Flippin Abby Houseworth, Blytheville Dean Inman, Paragould Bart Langley, Russellville Holley Little, Benton Michael Newcity, Fort Smith Jerry Riley, Pine Bluff Gary Sams, Morrilton Robert Thorne, Marion Lindsey Brown, North Little Rock Alan Hughes, Bismark Karen Breashears, Arkadelphia Brian Itzkowitz, Little Rock Dr. Brett Powell, Little Rock Johnny Key, Little Rock.

Chair Tate's Welcome Remarks:

On behalf of the Little Rock Workforce Investment Board, soon to become the Little Rock Workforce Development Board – and its 15 partner agencies in this building - allow me to welcome you to our offices at the Little Rock Workforce Center. We are extremely proud of our abilities to provide the resources and climate to enable our adult and dislocated workers to obtain jobs with average salaries that exceed the $28k annual salary average required of us.

Our Youth programs have also flourished resulting in a high percentage of our participants obtaining either their high school diploma or GED, and moving on to acquire post-secondary degrees and certificates. Much of success can be attributed to both the active involvement of our board, the efforts of our one-stop service provider, Arbor E&T and our CEO Mayor Mark Stodola.

We look forward to the changes being made effective next month (under WIOA) knowing, once implemented, our customers will be even better served with training and resources desirable to employers having to compete in this global marketplace. We consider you our 16th Partner in these efforts and we are excited today to begin this relationship with you for an even better and brighter Arkansas workforce. 


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