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KRA Hartford AJC-CCAT Partnership Celebrates Most Recent Graduation

On May 1, 2019, the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) posted a blog, announcing that six more students from the KRA Hartford AJC Knowledge 2 Career (K2C) Academy had graduated CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) program. The article started with, “Six students apart of the Knowledge 2 Careers Academy Program completed 18-hour hands on training at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and graduated the program last week. The Knowledge 2 Careers Program was established by the KRA Corporation through Capital Workforce Partners in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. for Tooling U and on the job
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KRA/Hartford AJC Chosen for Collaborative Pilot Program

When the opportunity arose for the American Job Center (AJC) in New Britain—one of 37 North Central, CT towns serviced by KRA/Hartford—to join a new multi-organizational collaborative, the initiative was supported readily by the regional WDB, Capitol Workforce Partners, KRA client-partner. On February 19, 2019, the New Britain Herald * featured CARES (Collaborating Actively for Resident Empowerment and Success) 2020, reporting in part, “The New Britain Housing Authority kicked off a new initiative in collaboration with local organizations to help residents become more self-sufficient in employment, education and mental and physical health. Joshua Gilmore [KRA Career Agent] and Rebecca Carruthers [KRA
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KRA/Hartford AJC Staff Dress-Up to Support Regional Programs

Some organizations have an optional “Dress-Down” or “Casual” Friday policy. However, for staff of the KRA/Hartford American Job Center—operated in 37 North Central Connecticut towns for Capital Workforce Partners—it is Dress-Up Your Jeans to Help Those in Need Friday. Dress-Up? Artie Owens, KRA Senior Director of Workforce Operations, comments, “All of our WIOA and TANF Program Team members appreciate how incredibly uplifting it is to extend our dedication to workforce-services into an ongoing commitment to community-service in the region we serve. Five dollars per-participant may seem to be relatively a small donation, but in the aggregate represents figuratively a small fortune!” Between August and October 2018,
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Hartford K2C Academy Supports Regional Manufacturing Industry

In 2015, KRA launched the proprietary Knowledge2Career (K2C) Academy, offering Out-of-School Youth (OSY) customized career services, including occupational-skills development, such as On-the-Job Training (OJT) linked directly to employment with employers in high-demand industries. Similar to KRA programs in California and Illinois, the newest K2C Academy—serving OSY, 18-to-24—is in Hartford, operated in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, as an integral component of the KRA American Job Center operation, funded by Capital Workforce Partners, serving WIOA-eligible Adults and Youth and TANF recipients. Targeting the Manufacturing Industry, K2C provides Tooling U-SME coursework, which complies with CT/DOL Pre-Apprenticeship requirements. In addition to 72 hours of classroom
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Customer Service Specialist/Expediter (Hartford)

Position Title Customer Service Specialist/Expediter Location Hartford, CT Position Full Time Summary While delivering innovative solutions, exceptional service and trusted results, the Customer Service Specialist/Expediter will assist job seekers with their employment research and application needs in the resource library; to provide front-line customer service to all Career Center customers including general knowledge of programs available, computer access, use of office equipment, and assistance with resume writing/review.  This position requires the ability to exercise significant discretion and independent judgment. The person filling this position interacts closely with the staff from all One-Stop Partners. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Work with customers
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SEP Gives KRA/Hartford Customers a "Step Up"

Recently, KRA Corporation reported on California’s Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) program that transitions public-assistance recipients from “Welfare-To-Work”, one of the Subsidized Employment Programs (SEP) that KRA offers across the country, including Virginia’s FEP (Full Employment Program) and Connecticut’s Step Up (Subsidized Training and Employment Program), which “is putting people back to work!” Step Up, which provides wage subsidies to employers that hire and train unemployed jobseekers, is administered by the Connecticut DOL and the State’s five Workforce Investment Boards, one of which is Capital Workforce Partners, for whom KRA operates the Hartford American Job Center (AJC) and Jobs First Employment Services (JFES)
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Greater Hartford KRA Community Care Campaign

In October—National Domestic Violence Awareness Month—as part of its Sixth Annual Community Care Campaign (CCC), KRA Corporation donated $2,500  to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and KRA programs nationwide raised another $,5000 that was donated, in cash and/or goods, to local advocate-agencies and shelters that provide direct support to victims of domestic abuse. At the Greater Hartford American Job Center/CTWorks, funded by Capital Workforce Partners, KRA staff contacted three shelters—Prudence Crandall Center, My Sister’s Place, and Interval House—to explore what was most needed by the residents. Armed with information, KRA staff organized several fund-raisers, including “Dress Up Your Jeans”
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KRA/CTWorks Opens Career Center at Hartford Public Library

On June 27, 2012, Capital Workforce Partners (CWP), KRA’s client and the North Central Connecticut Region’s Workforce Investment Board, and the Hartford Public Library (HPL) issued a joint press release announcing that in the first collaboration of its kind, CWP and HPL have partnered to open a satellite CTWorks One-Stop Career Center…CTWorks @ HPL…at the library’s downtown Main Street location. The CTWorks @ HPL center, which opens today, offers a wide variety of workforce development services for KRA/CTWorks jobseeker-customers, and at the same time assists its business-customers in fulfilling their hiring needs. Martha Rolon and Anthony Gulino, KRA Career Agents, will be
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KRA Community Care Day Attracts Hartford Mayor

 The KRA/CTWorks team, with the Hartford Adult Education Center, held its Community Care Day celebration on November 19, 2010.  More than 250 people, including the Honorable Mayor of Hartford, Pedro Segarra, and 25 local community agencies participated in the event. Mayor Segarra presented KRA/CTWorks with a Proclamation commemorating the event and acknowledging the importance and impact of Community Care Day, a KRA corporate-wide initiative. Other community dignitaries who witnessed the event included Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Assistant Superintendent, Hartford Board of Education, and the Executive Director of Adult Education, Dr. Tina Jeter. During the event, more than 1,000 pounds of non-perishable
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KRA Knowledge2Career Academy Continues to Succeed During Pandemic

In 2015, KRA launched the proprietary Knowledge2Career (K2C) Academy, offering Out-of-School Youth customized career services, including on-the-job training (OJT) linked directly to employment with companies in high-demand industries. KRA operates the K2C Academy for Capital Workforce Partners, the North Central Connecticut WDB, in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT). Targeting the Manufacturing Industry, traditionally, K2C provided coursework through Tooling U-SME, and hands-on instruction through OJT agreements with participating employers. However, on March 17, just when KRA introduced a new K2C cohort, with 19 K2C students, who had passed the required Mechanical Aptitude Test, COVID-19 restrictions went into effect in the state. Tony
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