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What is the Workplace?
The mission of The WorkPlace is to develop a well-educated, well-trained, and self-sufficient workforce that can confidently compete in today’s changing global marketplace.
The WorkPlace is honored to be the recipient of the generous support of Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin, parent company of Sikorsky Aircraft, is an American company that is a global industry leader in aerospace, arms, defense, information security, manufacturing, and technology. For the past several years, Lockheed Martin has generously supported initiatives of The WorkPlace including ApprenticeshipWorks, which provides training to address the shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing and healthcare. Trainees receive access to career coaching and exploration, workforce readiness training, resume, interview, and job search assistance, occupational training, and certifications as well as supportive services at no-cost.
Another program supported through the funding from Lockheed Martin is Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). Through the SSVF program, The WorkPlace coordinates delivery of support services to very low-income veteran families. SSVF helps participants improve their housing stability, obtain U.S. Veterans Administration benefits, and obtain and coordinate other public benefits.
The perfect alignment between Lockheed Martin and The WorkPlace directly improves the lives of veterans, increases the skillset of individuals seeking careers, and strengthens the workforce and community.
MAKING AN IMPACT
Near & Far Aid
Near & Far Aid enabled The WorkPlace to implement Dynamic Works, an innovative, online skills training program. Dynamic Works provides technology and vital skills needed to successfully engage in today’s workforce. We provided their virtual training programs to 180 mature workers. The innovative, modern-day learning solutions helped these workers overcome the trepidation of using technology and attain the tools they needed to quickly find employment.
Participants worked with two training series around customer service and job readiness, utilizing over 1,000 online webinars. Training topics included leveraging, transferable skills, highlighting strengths in your resume, and interview preparation. This focused training, better positioned mature workers to compete in today’s job market and be viewed as qualified candidates. It was an integral part of the MaturityWorks program achieving more than 135% of its entered employment goal in the recent program year. The program had an overwhelmingly positive response from mature workers as they demonstrated increased knowledge, enhanced confidence, improved proficiency with technology and enhanced motivation to return to the workforce. Thank you, Near & Far Aid, for empowering senior workers!
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