HCCAO announces Workplace Ready initiative

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The OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) Highland County is has announced the release of a new initiative which provides certification of three levels of workplace readiness. Levels include Career Ready, Workplace Ready, and Work Ethic Proficiency.

OhioMeansJobs has expanded its monthly workshop schedule to include classes on Employer & Coworker Relationships, Professional & Business Ethics, Education Awareness and Career Pathway Awareness. Other soft skill classes include Time Management, Decision Making, Stress Management, Assertiveness & Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills & Teamwork, Microsoft Office Skills, and Internet Safety, just to name a few. The new Workplace Ready will allow participants to attend a certain number of workshops in each area of workplace readiness for an opportunity to achieve stackable workplace ready certificates.

The Work Ethic Proficiency is a stand-alone proficiency, and upon completion participants have an opportunity to complete an online assessment to earn a Certificate of Work Ethic Proficiency. This National Work Ethic program is accredited by The Center for Work Ethic Development. Topics covered will include Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability, Acceptance and Appreciation.

The first Work Ethic class offered by OMJ will be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8-9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

Specific information for workshop attendance can be found on the OhioMeansJobs Highland County website at http://www.omjhighlandcounty.com/. Reserve a spot today or call to speak with staff concerning obtaining the various levels of workplace readiness. If you are an employer and are interested in providing staff development, call to see how HCCAO can help.

If you have any questions, contact Tara Campbell or Rhonda Fannin, HCCAO OhioMeansJobs Highland County. Either can be reached by calling 393-1933.

Submitted by Ruth Cutright, executive assistant, Highland County Community Action Organization, Inc.

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