On April 17, the State Library sponsored the first Workforce Recovery program. “Helping Job Seekers” was very lively, and the archive link was posted to the listservs. Many of the resources are permanently available on the WebJunction Kansas Workforce Recovery Page.
The second webinar was held on Thursday, April 26. Shana Ashwood did a wonderful job of stepping through the many resources that the Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator offers to career developers and Job seekers. This program emphasized the JCA features for organizing a job search, the information on occupations, the best ways to locate desirable jobs, and the skills for getting hired. It added another layer of excellent resources to those covered in the April 17 program.
The third and final program in the Workforce Recovery series is based on work done for the national Project Compass program, but the emphasis will be somewhat different from the programs on helping job seekers. It is called “Partnering with Business”
An increasing number of economists believe that successful small businesses will be a major driver of the long-term economic recovery. Successful collaborations with local business communities has been a growing field among urban librarians. Thanks to the growth of online resources, it is gaining ground in suburban and rural communities.
This workshop will be divided into three parts. The first will be a discussion of the importance of partnering with community business and how to address the barriers that have kept this from happening.
The second part will include a look at the online resources available through WebJunction Kansas and a review of the strategic plan recommended in WebJunction’s “Pathway for Small Business.” The resources covered here will be permanently available on the WebJunction Kansas Workforce Recovery Page.
The third part will be a review of the resources available through the Gale Business Databases. It will be taught by the Cengage trainer assigned to Kansas, Dinah Ramirez.
The Collaborate link to join this session is:
You may come in after 9:30 to check your equipment.
This information will be posted to SLK News and available under the CE and Training Category. If you have questions or concerns about this program, please send email to Shannon.Roy@library.ks.gov or call 785-296-2148.