WIA Orientation Powerpoint - Waccamaw Workforce Investment Board

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It’s all under one roof:
Time-saving services for
employers and job
seekers.
Success Strategies
•Self Help –
Use center when
you want to On your own
•WIA Participate in
Workforce
Investment Act
program
South Carolina’s Workforce Portal
www.scworks.org
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Conduct a Job search
Build an on-line resume
Register with your DEW Center
Receive emails on new job openings
Access additional details and jobseeker
services.
Applying for Jobs
•Write application
letters
•Apply to online
job listings
•Books, videos
•Newspapers
Weekly Updates
Subscribe to weekly news flashes about local hiring
events and HOT JOBS. Be the first to know.
Waccamaw Regional Council Of
Governments
Making Choices
Tools for exploring
careers
Myskillsmyfuture.com
www.scworks.org
Certifying Your Skills
Reading
Math
Locating Information
Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum
Can prepare for the assessment by practicing or
taking course
Information and Motivation
•Workshops
•Networking
Groups
•Basic skills
computer lab
Summary of What You Can Do
at the SC Works Center
•Look at job listings
•Type your resume and apply for jobs
•Attend workshops and networking
groups
•Work on gaining basic skills
credential
Additional Specialized Services
for Those Who Invest Time in
Their Job Search
Workforce Investment Act
WIA
Join team WIA and get a:
Tour guide
Coach
Investor
WIA – Developing your
customized plan
The first step is identifying what you want.
WIA: Solid Basic Skills
GED and Adult Education
courses
Additional help with
WorkKeys
WIA: Figuring Out What You
Have to Offer
•Analysis of Other Skills
•Identifying Transferable Skills
•Ideas for New Careers
WIA: Professional Assistance with
Applying for Jobs You Want
•Resumes
•Applications
•Interviewing
WIA: Help contacting employers
•Established employer contacts
We can call on your behalf.
These services are offered to WIA clients who
have proven that they are dependable.
WIA: Employer-Based Training
•WIA Work Experience
(Youth)
•On-the-Job Training
WIA: Computer Upgrading
•Beginning
Computer
•Microsoft Word
•Microsoft Excel
WIA –Assistance with Training
Scholarships to selected training programs
which lead to high paying jobs in
manufacturing or health care.
Biggest demand is for:
Machinists, Electronics Technicians, Welders,
Maintenance Mechanics, HVAC.
WIA – Other Financial Aid
Options
• Federal Pell Grant
May want to ask about
professional judgment
• Lottery Assistance
• Life Scholarships
WIA- Money for School and
Related Expenses
•WIA will not pay for money you owe for
training before you are awarded a
scholarship.
•Possible assistance with uniform expenses
and required physicals.
•Possible transportation assistance for those
qualified for select training programs.
WIA – Committed to your
long-term success
Follow-up support for up to one
year after completing WIA.
How do I join WIA?
Attend information session
Complete resume in SCWorks or fill out
a resume worksheet
Attend eligibility determination
appointment
Who Can Join WIA
•Adults whose family income is below
guidelines.
•People who have lost job due to closure or
reduction-in-force .
•Youth with income below guidelines.
Priority is given to veterans and spouses of
eligible veterans.
What Should I Expect?
•Eligibility appointment
•Meet with career coach
•Basic skills testing
•Weekly workshops
What Will I Get Out of WIA?
The more effort you put into upgrading
your skills and looking for work, the
more likely you are to be successful.
Frequently Asked Questions
•Trade
•Background issues
•Age
•Your questions
The Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act is an Equal Opportunity
Program. Auxiliary aides and services
are available upon request.

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