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1 Overview of Careers for Life Center Rita Fields Rita Fields Director, Workforce Diversity & AA/EEO Compliance

2 Purpose The goal of the Careers for Life Center (CLC) is to provide career development programs to entry level main campus employees and non-union and non- managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept who are seeking clinical careers in nursing, radiology technology or respiratory therapy. The goal of the Careers for Life Center (CLC) is to provide career development programs to entry level main campus employees and non-union and non- managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept who are seeking clinical careers in nursing, radiology technology or respiratory therapy. More than $1 million has been committed to the CLC More than $1 million has been committed to the CLC

3 Center Hours and Staffing Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 8am-4:30pm and Wednesday from 7:30am-11am. The number to the center is Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 8am-4:30pm and Wednesday from 7:30am-11am. The number to the center is The CLC is staffed by Zipora Golenberg through a partnership with Jewish Vocational Services. She has more than 20 years of experience providing career counseling, predominately in the Detroit area. The CLC is staffed by Zipora Golenberg through a partnership with Jewish Vocational Services. She has more than 20 years of experience providing career counseling, predominately in the Detroit area. The CLC is located in the Clara Ford Pavilion on the 4 th Floor (opposite end of HR). The CLC is located in the Clara Ford Pavilion on the 4 th Floor (opposite end of HR).

4 Programs There are four program components to the Careers for Life Center: Career Guidance & Coaching Career Guidance & Coaching Professional Development Programs Professional Development Programs Diversity Training Diversity Training Mentoring and Coaching Mentoring and Coaching

5 Career Guidance and Counseling Details: This program provides assistance with internal job searches, skills assessments and training, resume and interviewing assistance, and general career coaching. Details: This program provides assistance with internal job searches, skills assessments and training, resume and interviewing assistance, and general career coaching. Eligibility: All system employees initially, to be weighed heavily in favor of main campus entry level employees and non-union and non- managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept Eligibility: All system employees initially, to be weighed heavily in favor of main campus entry level employees and non-union and non- managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept

6 Career Guidance and Counseling (continued) Skills Assessments are provided for employees to assist in determining skill level in the areas of reading and math. These can be requested by interested employees but are required for individuals who have not obtained a HS diploma or GED and/or have not successfully completed at least two college level courses. Skills Assessments are provided for employees to assist in determining skill level in the areas of reading and math. These can be requested by interested employees but are required for individuals who have not obtained a HS diploma or GED and/or have not successfully completed at least two college level courses. Participants will receive a meal pass on the day of the testing and receive a one-time taxable stipend of $25 at the completion of the entire assessment. Participants will receive a meal pass on the day of the testing and receive a one-time taxable stipend of $25 at the completion of the entire assessment. Partnership: We have teamed with Focus:HOPE to provide the skills assessment and are currently developing the subsequent training courses. We anticipate creating the first training course by the end of this year. Partnership: We have teamed with Focus:HOPE to provide the skills assessment and are currently developing the subsequent training courses. We anticipate creating the first training course by the end of this year.

7 Professional Development Programs (PDPs) Details: The PDPs provide pathways for employees to obtain a “Career for Life” in the critically short, market sensitive positions of nursing, radiology technology, and respiratory therapy. Participants will be assisted in earning degrees, provided intense careers counseling, and receive financial support. Details: The PDPs provide pathways for employees to obtain a “Career for Life” in the critically short, market sensitive positions of nursing, radiology technology, and respiratory therapy. Participants will be assisted in earning degrees, provided intense careers counseling, and receive financial support. Additional benefits include: Monthly stipends of $400 (50% if part-time) Monthly stipends of $400 (50% if part-time) Reduced work hours while maintaining benefit level Reduced work hours while maintaining benefit level Home computer, if needed Home computer, if needed Tuition assistance (tuition reimbursement and remainder of program tuition paid directly to school) Tuition assistance (tuition reimbursement and remainder of program tuition paid directly to school)

8 Professional Development Programs (continued) Eligibility: Main campus entry level employees and n on-union and non-managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept who have been accepted into an accredited program in one of the three targeted job areas. Eligibility: Main campus entry level employees and n on-union and non-managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept who have been accepted into an accredited program in one of the three targeted job areas. Participants have to have been employed with the system for at least one year and must have received (minimally) a commendable rating on their most recent performance review. Participants have to have been employed with the system for at least one year and must have received (minimally) a commendable rating on their most recent performance review.

9 Mentoring and Coaching Details: This program is designed to provide support and assistance to help participants propel their careers forward by matching them with main campus system leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on career enhancement, skill building and formal coaching. There will be approximately mentor/mentee pairs per year. We are currently evaluating expressions of interest from vendors and following up on internal leads for an external consultant to develop this program. Details: This program is designed to provide support and assistance to help participants propel their careers forward by matching them with main campus system leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on career enhancement, skill building and formal coaching. There will be approximately mentor/mentee pairs per year. We are currently evaluating expressions of interest from vendors and following up on internal leads for an external consultant to develop this program. Eligibility: Main campus entry level employees and non- union and non-managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept are eligible to participate in the program. Eligibility: Main campus entry level employees and non- union and non-managerial employees employed on the main campus between July 1998 and Sept are eligible to participate in the program.

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