Presentation on theme: "One Stop services in North Central Washington"— Presentation transcript:
1 One Stop services in North Central Washington Lee HendricksonSkillSource Wenatchee
2 North Central Washington covers a lot of acreage: The counties of:ChelanDouglasGrantAdamsOkanogan
3 We refer to ourselves as a: “one stop” but… Partner agencies are often operating from different locations spread around the areaThis creates the opportunity for partners to think of themselves as individual agencies.In the process of overcoming our locational challenges the Chelan Douglas area has developed a proactive approach to partnerships.Consequently services are as good or (Lee would even say) better than partners housed under one roof that do not have to work so hard to get together.
4 Examples of things we have learned businesses often appreciate… The new thing – relationship – sales techniqueVisit business and have conversations about business, needs and even past bad experiences with “system”Attend chamber, downtown association, visitor bureau eventsAssessments for new hire or advancementsTraining – Medical community need MAs – we arranged training for employees to upgrade skills(Insert bureaucratic lingo here)(Team hit 123% of goal for OJT NEG grant)
5 Examples of things we have learned workers often appreciate… Arrange Rapid Response with employer; coordinating with the community college, and WorkSource and often organized laborAssist “workers in transition” with the transitionACE workshop – develop a plan despite fear, anger, denialCareer Decisions, Resumes, InterviewingMy Job Network with employer presentationsFind hope, dollars for training, new goals, better attitudeEventually new employment
6 One Stop services in North Central Washington Lee HendricksonSkillSource Wenatchee