CareerLink Service Spotlight, Career Resource Center
The last of our CareerLink Service Spotlight, the Career Resource Center!
The Career Resource Center (CRC) is an area where job seekers can use PA CareerLink of Lancaster County computers, phones and fax to assist with their job searching activities.
Primarily self-service, staff are available to answer general questions about CareerLink programs and services, offer suggestions in their job search, assist with enrolling on JobGateWay, and provide resources and information for outside programs that may not be available at the CareerLink.
Thanks to Edna, Rachel, Nancy, Iraida, Jaime, Eric, Russell, and Tom for all of their work in the CRC!!
CareerLink Service Spotlight, JobGateway
In today's Service Spotlight, we learn about the JobGateway.PA.govwebsite!
Launched in July, 2012, JobGateway® is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s initiative to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find family-sustaining jobs and how employers find the skilled candidates that they need. Through this initiative, a user-friendly, premiere job-matching system was created to help bridge the gap between job-seekers and employers.
In JobGateway®, job-seekers have access to more than 200,000 job openings. You can create and upload a resume and make yourself available to thousands of employers. JobGateway® will also recommend jobs for you based on your preferences. You have the ability to record any outside job-search activities, too. All in one place. All for free.
CareerLink Service Spotlight, Youth Council
Preparing our emerging workforce with 21st century skills is the mission of the Workforce Investment Board Youth Program.
At the heart of this mission is the Youth Council - a dedicated group of volunteers with knowledge and expertise in serving the needs of youth.
The Youth Council has a central role in planning youth programs, determining eligible youth providers, recommending funding and coordinating youth activities in the area.
As Youth Project Coordinator, Hope Schmids implements the recommendations of the Youth Council, acts as a liaison with local school districts and engages community partners. She also coordinates various activities such as Career Camps, Career and Job Fairs, Career Summits, and Job Shadowing opportunities for Lancaster County Youth!
CareerLink Service Spotlight, Arbor
Arbor is a Workforce Investment Act-funded program which serves eligible Out-of-School Youth (OSY) who are 17-21.
The program serves youth who need to obtain their GED, as well as serving those who have already earned their GED or High School diploma and need help with their next step.
Arbor creates goals based around education and employment.
They also help the program participants explore training opportunities and/or post secondary education.
Thanks to Lisa and her staff in the Arbor Program!