Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Workforce-WednesdayThe One-Stop partnership in the Prince William SkillSource Center (PW SSC) won the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) William J Harris Award. The William J. Harris Award was established to recognize excellence in the field of equal opportunity (EO). The PW SCC partners worked together to develop innovative programs in the workforce center. 

The PW SCC implemented several initiatives aimed at serving the diverse Prince William County Area. The PW SCC offers basic translation services in over 100 languages and developed materials in various languages to better serve individuals who do not speak English. Various services are provided for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). The LEP services offered include English classes, GED courses, citizenship preparation classes and LEP job readiness classes. The LEP services help individuals reach their goals. The LEP workshop is a creative approach to serving customers with limited English.  

The PW SCC holds a quarterly open house called Community Connections. The open house combines customer relations, operations, resource management and professional development.  Community Connections bring together employers, job seekers, local citizens, elected officials, local education leaders, and government agency managers to network in an informal setting. The event is so popular, it has 60-90 attendees. 

The Prince William SkillSource Center continuously strives to provide diverse and innovative programming aimed at assisting job seekers to reach their goals. PW SCC is a locally certified full service SkillSource center and a Virginia Workforce Network Certified One-Stop. The Prince William SkillSource Center’s is a valuable asset to the Prince William community. Through diverse programming, customer service, partner collaboration, and continuous quality improvement the center is helping area job seekers find success.

Pictured above: 

Debra Cargill, ESOL Lead for the Adult Education Program, Prince William County Public Schools

David Browne, Adult Education Program Liaison at the Prince William Workforce Center, Prince William County Public Schools

Tanya Conover, VFSN Coach, The SkillSource Group, Inc.

Fred Livengood, Assistant Manager, Prince William Workforce Center, Virginia Employment Commission

Kristi Sargent, Prince William Workforce Center Manager, The SkillSource Group, Inc.

Gilbert Sanchez, Manager, Prince William Workforce Center, Virginia Employment Commission

Donna Motsek, Adult Education Coordinator, Prince William County Public Schools

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Amanda Christopher

Amanda Christopher is a graduate of Hollins University and Virginia Commonwealth University. A native of the DC metro area, Amanda worked in public relations for the American Red Cross before joining the Virginia Community College System as the Workforce Communications Coordinator.

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