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Our Six-Month Review: How Are We Doing?

Earlier this month, we had our first Board of Directors meeting of 2017, where I recapped our activities addressing the 10 action items that were laid out by County Executive Ike Leggett’s Call to Action. I thought it would be helpful to devote this column to informing people about what we’ve accomplished in just six short — but very busy — months.

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Talent Data Dashboard Coming Soon

“We want to be data-driven.” — Dr. Ellie Giles, CEO

We have partnered with EurekaFacts to build a data dashboard that will integrate with our customer relationship management system, Salesforce, to display real-time data performance that anyone can access by visiting our website at www.worksourcemontgomery.com. Phase I of this project is slated to go live at the end of January.

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Career Connections to Launch This Summer!

“Our number one goal is to change the conversation around workforce development in Montgomery County.” — Dr. Ellie Giles, CEO

In our October newsletter, as part of WSM’s goal of being the “go-to” resource for employers and County residents looking for quality employment, we introduced a new feature to the Home Page of our website: Leads and Connections, which matches career seekers with employers in Montgomery County. We are pleased to announce that our newly created job portal is slated to go live this summer.

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New Design for Wheaton Focuses on Collaboration

To make our Job Centers more friendly to job seekers, our Job Center in Wheaton is getting a new makeover, starting in February. Using libraries as well as the private sector as inspiration, the new look will include a “Career Café,” a collaborative workspace where job seekers can come to be inspired,network and share their experiences and resources with others. Many of the current cubicles will be removed to open up the space to make it more welcoming and encourage people to stay longer. New paint and carpeting and pops of color throughout the Center will create a fun and inviting atmosphere.

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Coming this Summer: WSM/MCPS Partner to Provide Work-Learn Experiences

WSM is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to launch a three-week summer work-learn opportunity in July for high school juniors and seniors. An estimated 24,000 students are eligible to participate in this new initiative but will need a teacher recommendation to participate. The goal will be to match a student’s interests with a relevant company.

“As a former educator, it has been a dream of mine to create a summer work-learn program like this,” said WorkSource Montgomery CEO Dr. Ellie Giles. “Rest assured, as we are in the process of designing this program, it will be a meaningful experience for both the student and the employer.

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