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1 The EBR Parish Workforce Investment Administration is a division of the Office of the Mayor-President City of Baton Rouge Parish of East Baton Rouge June, 2013 Volume1 Issue 1 From the Directors Hours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday—8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Thursday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 4523 Plank Road 1991 Wooddale Boulevard Baton Rouge LA 70805 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 358-4579 (225) 925-4312 TDD:(225) 355-5950 TDD: (225) 925-4364 www.laworks.net Interim WIA Program Administrator, Penny LeDuff-Collins reviews grant proposals WIA Chief Administrative Officer, Cynthia Douglas, finalizes details of the 2013 Vendor’s Conference Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center From the Desks of the Directors Our mission is to implement a comprehensive and accountable workforce system that cultivates business relationships and develops a skilled workforce through employment and training services based on the needs of local and regional employers. Services for the Job Seeker Internet-ready computer center equipped with printers, fax machines, copiers, and phones. Local, state, and national job listings Assessments of education and skills Supportive services Job counseling and placement On the job training information Training scholarships Veterans’ services Hot Jobs Board, and more Services for the Employer Recruitment services: post jobs openings, host customized job fairs and create a profile that will notify applicants matching your job skills. Online Job Listings Staffing Services Facility Services Recruitment Services Resource Referrals Training Programs Labor Market Services Melvin “Kip” Holden, Mayor-President Volume 1 Issue 1Inaugural Issue: January—June, 2013

2 College and Universities  Industrial Technology—Associate’s Degree  Teaching Associate of Science Intensive—Short Term—Non-Credit  Dental Assistant  Legal Office Assistant  Medical Billing and Coding Associate  Pharmacy Technician Traditional Long Term—2 years or less  Electrical Apprenticeship Program  Heating, AC & Refrigeration Mechanic & Rep Apprenticeship Programs  Network Engineer—Associate in Occupational Studies  Network Security & Computer Forensics  PC Desktop Support  Class A Entry Level Truck Driver Training  Class B Entry Level Truck Driver Training  Oil Patch Preparation System (OPPS)  Medical Assistant  Medical Office Assistant  Practical Nursing  Visual Communications Graphic Arts & Design  Tractor/Trailer Driver  Ironworkers Apprenticeship  Electrical Technology  Electronics Technology  Industrial Instrumentation  Information Technology  Instrumentation & Controls Technology  Process Technology  Technical Drafting Engineering Technology  Certified Nursing Assistant  Computer Science Associate of Science  Construction Management  Diagnostic Medical Sonography  Emergency Management Certificate  Entertainment Technology Associate of Applied Science  Nursing Associate of Science  Science Technology—Associate of Applied Science  Automotive Technology  Business Office Technology  Care and Development of Young Children  Child Development Associate  Computer Security/Forensics  Construction Basics /NCCER  Drafting and Design Technology  Fast Track Welding  Forklift/Manlift Operator  Heavy Equipment Operator Advanced  Heavy Equipment Operator Basic  HVAC/Central Air Conditioning  HVAC/Domestic A/C and Refrigeration  HVAC/Principles of Refrigeration  HVAC/Residential Heating  Insurance Claims Adjuster Pre-Licensing Course  Machine Tool Technology  Mobile Crane Operations, Levels 1, 2, and 3  Nurse Assistant  Patient Care Technician  Pipefitting Levels 1 and 2  Practical Nursing  Building Technology Services  Computer Network Specialist  Criminal Justice –Associates  Culinary Arts Program  Electrical Line Technician  Electrician  Juvenile Justice  Veterinary Assistant  Veterinary Technology  Computer Programmer  Diesel Powered Equipment Technology  Emergency Medical Technician  ICT—Computer /Networking Specialist  Massage Therapy  Medical Office Specialist Looking for a new career path? ** Program content is subject to change. For more information about program availability please contact Career Center staff.

3 LWIA 21 Supportive Services Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Supportive Services are provided on the basis of need. Please visit us at your local Career Center for help with qualifying for these services. AVAILABLE SERVICES and more... Example of eligibility: individuals who are receiving some form of public assistance or who have incomes at or below 200% of the poverty guidelines Tools, uniforms, safety equipment, and shoes if required for work Clothing to attend educational classes or job interviews or training Books required by an instructor Fees for GED testing Grooming Assistance Transportation Costs Needs-Related Payments Child Care Expenses

4 Immediate Referrals Available Workforce Investment Area 21 Youth Services 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-389-8901 Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am—5:00 pm The Youth Services Team works tirelessly to provide services that promote success in life and the workforce. Youth Services’ goal is to assist youth in the obtainment of educational and occupational skills that will impact the future of the youth in the community. These services may include: High School Diploma AttainmentGED Tutoring ServicesEducation Advancement Certificate/Degree AttainmentLeadership Development Job Placement AssistanceCareer Planning Guidance Counseling and MentoringGoal Setting Supportive ServicesWork Experience Summer EmploymentOccupational Skills Training Services for Eligible Youth: ages 16-21

5 Earl K Long Hospital Job and Resource Fair February 20, 2013 5439 Airline Highway 9:00 am – 2:00pm After lawmakers publicly announced their intentions to close the Earl K. Long (EKL) Hospital permanently by April, 2013, the human resources staff at the hospital enlisted the help of the Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center in organizing an on- site job and resource fair. Business Service Representative, Ms. Malissa Jackson, staff of the Baton Rouge Business Career Solutions Center in partnership with the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team, and the EKL human resources staff provided employment services to over 200 jobseekers. The following providers made the job fair a resounding success:  Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center  Aramark Facilities  Baton Rouge Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee  Baton Rouge Coca Cola  Chase Bank  City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge  Crothall Healthcare  Department of Health and Hospitals  Great-West Financial  Louisiana Department of State Civil Service  Louisiana Rehabilitation Services  North Oaks Health System  Oschner Health System  Pelican State Credit Union  Turner Industries BUSINESS AT ITS BEST

6 The Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) held its Thirteenth Annual Job and Resource Fair in St. Gabriel, LA on March 14, 2013 from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm. LCIW currently incarcerates approximately 1100 residents and is the only female prison in the state. Residents scheduled for release within the next 12 months attended the fair. The Louisiana Workforce Commission staff was on hand to explain the Fidelity Bonding Program offered by the federal government and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program, which entitles employers up to a 40% tax credit on wages paid to each qualified worker. Staff from the Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center also participated in the fair, explaining the advantages of using the various career centers spread throughout the state and offering the parish-by-parish location of each center. Photographs from the Mobile Unit LOUISIANA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE for WOMEN SPONSORS ONSITE JOB FAIR Alexander’s Highland Market Job and Resource Fair 18111 Highland Market Drive February 18, 2013 11:30am—4:30pm Alexander’s Highland Market is a new community store that is in partnership with Associated Grocers. At the owner’s request, the Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center (BRBCSC) solicited and screened workers for hire. The partnership between Alexander’s and BRBCSC will afford the company access to various tax incentives. The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Mobile Unit was on hand to register participants in the LAWORKS system. Job fair participants use mobile unit to apply for various positions On March 7, the 2013 Vendor’s Conference took place at the Baton Rouge Coca Cola Bottling Company. One of several main objectives of the conference focused on meeting with the approved vendors on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) for Local Workforce Investment Area 21 (LWIA 21). The ETPL is a listing of organizations, entities, and institutions―such as public or private colleges and universities, community based organizations, or proprietary schools―for which programs have been approved by a Louisiana Workforce Investment Board and submitted to the state for inclusion on the statewide eligible training provider list. The conference not only provided information about LWIA 21’s enrollment and fiscal processes, but also focused on the specifics of vendor contracts and services available to our regional area. THE 2013 VENDOR’S CONFERENCE

7 What is the Home Work Program ? The Home Work Professional Painting Class is a painter-training and community enrichment program developed as a partnership between the Sherwin-Williams Company and a growing number of cities. Since the first “Home Work” pilot programs in 2004, hundreds of students—spread across 29 U.S. cities—have learned painting skills. According to Sherwin-Williams officials, the program has had a profound impact in cities from coast to coast. The program’s purpose is aimed at providing training to prepare interested residents for careers in professional painting; exposing successful trainees to jobs with painting contractors; and educating residents on the importance of proper home maintenance, mold issues, and lead safe practices. The course is designed to teach students not only about proper paint techniques but also life skills and environmental and community issues. The training program is free to qualified residents who apply for admission through the Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center. Sherwin-Williams caters lunch daily at no expense to students, as well as providing all supplies and equipment associated with the training. The focus of the program is truly its students’ success. Sherwin-Williams Graduates 16 On March 8, 2013, the Sherwin- Williams Home Work Professional Painting Program, in partnership with the City of Baton Rouge, held its third congratulatory ceremony for 16 of its most recent graduates. Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden served as keynote speaker at the graduation, while Mr. Tom Norman of Sherwin- Williams presented the graduates with their newly earned painting credentials, complete with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification. Travis Jarrell displays his newly earned certification

8 Scott Barringer, PALA Interstate Terry Bell, Gerry Lane Enterprises, Inc Carolyn Bergeron, Bergeron Beauty Salon Charles P. “Chip” Boyles, EBR Redevelopment Authority Kenneth Champagne, US Agencies Management Services, Inc. Penny Collins, Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center Verna Dixon-Fletcher, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Jennifer Gullo, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Charles Habig, Louisiana AFL-CIO Dawn Hall Fleming, Adult and Continuing Education, EBRP School System Robin Heath, Exxonmobil Brad Madden, Capital Area United Way, WIB Vice-President Stacy L. Mills, Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs Jack R. Nealy, International Cinematographers Guild Ronnie Pocorello, Career and Technical Education Ed Scram, Stupp Corporation, WIB Chairman Ernest Stephens, Louisiana AFL-CIO Terrie P. Sterling, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Stephen Toups, Turner Industries Darlene Walls, Job Corps Ralph J. Washington, Red Stick Cleaners James Watts, Jacobs Field Services Aaron Williams, Digital Media Production House, LLC Dates Meeting Place Time Thursday, February 21, 2013 Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 9696 Plank Road—B.R., LA 10:00 am Thursday, April 25, 2013 Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 9696 Plank Road—B.R., LA 10:00 am Thursday, June 27, 2013 Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 9696 Plank Road—B.R., LA 10:00 am Thursday, August 22, 2013 Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 9696 Plank Road—B.R., LA 10:00 am Thursday, October 24, 2013 Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 9696 Plank Road—B.R., LA 10:00 am Thursday, December, 2013 Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 9696 Plank Road—B.R., LA 10:00 am Cynthia Douglas Chief WIA Administrator and WIB Director Carole Miller, Assistant to the Director The Board extends special thanks to past WIB Chair, Ms. Esther Tapia, Dixie Electric Membership Corporation, for her many contributions to our success


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