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KRA Las Vegas Collaboration Organizes Resource Fair

Recently, Workforce Connections, KRA partner-client for the operation of the One-Stop Delivery System (OSDS); Nevada 2-1-1; and the United Way of Southern Nevada—collaborated to host a highly successful Staff Community Resource Fair. The OSDS is pivotal to the success of Southern Nevada’s 15 One-Stop Career Centers (OSCC) system—which includes invaluable WIOA partners—serving Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, and Nye Counties.  Impacted by an average 5.4% unemployment rate, in the 18-to-39 age range (population of 312,292), potentially 16,864 residents in the four-County region could be looking for work. However, are they all ready to work? Many times, there are one or more serious obstacles to
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KRA Las Vegas One-Stop Hosts First Workforce Summit

Last month was much busier-than-usual for the KRA Southern Nevada One-Stop Career Center (OSCC) program, operated for Workforce Connections. On January 17, Bonita Fahy, Director of Operations, promoted what turned out to be a highly successful OSCC Event on TV! Subsequently, on January 31, KRA hosted the first Workforce Summit 2019, a major event planned and implemented to facilitate continued integration of the Southern Nevada One-Stop Delivery System (OSDS), provide partners a venue for networking, set the vision for the OSCC-Las Vegas District Library expansion, and promote staff development through cross-training opportunities. Through the OSDS, a seamless KRA/OSCC operation supports
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KRA Las Vegas Director Promotes One-Stop Event on TV!

Bonita Fahy, Director of KRA One-Stop Career Center Operations in Las Vegas, reports the phenomenal success of a recent workforce-services event for the community, complete with local TV promotional coverage! “On behalf of our mutual client, Workforce Connections, Red 7 Communications proposed that we conduct a series of events to draw people to our public libraries, the heart of our One Stop Operations’ programs. As a team, we decided to conduct ‘The Great Resume Review’ as the first event, and Red 7 suggested—and Workforce Connections agreed—that I conduct the TV interviews to promote the event, which aired on KTNV ABC13
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Our July Spotlight! is a bit of a crossover because the story began the evening of June 28, when the Las Vegas Review-Journal posted “Las Vegas Program Bridges Digital Divide In Public Housing”, featuring members of the Lacksanamyxay family…Mark, 17, now majoring in IT; Lena, 15, studying culinary arts; and Jenna, the youngest, learning about sports leadership and management. The article stated, “For each child, the availability of basic technology outside school is instrumental to success in homework and studying. Until recently, the [family] lacked home access to the internet and a device to connect to it, but the financially struggling family
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

KRA Las Vegas OSCC Operation Expands Library-Affiliate Sites Bonita Fahy, Director, One-Stop Career Centers (OSCC), reports, “When Workforce Connections selected KRA to manage the Las Vegas-based operation, we offered our services through one Comprehensive OSCC and seven library-affiliate sites, which we expanded to include an eighth facility, the Green Valley Library, in January 2018. Today, KRA OSCC operations include 10 affiliate-sites, throughout all four Library Districts, expanding accessibility to our career-development resources for our WIOA, Welfare and Supportive Services, and Community Service Block Grant jobseekers and employers in the Southern Nevada communities we serve. In addition, on March 11, 2019, we announced
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KRA/Southern Nevada One-Stop Director Back on TV!

Earlier this month, Bonita Fahy, KRA Director of One-Stop Career Center (OSCC) Operations for Southern Nevada, was—for the second time in 2 months—featured on News 3 LV TV, this time, promoting a free LinkedIn or Left Out Workshop.  KRA reported on her first TV appearance, on February 25, 2019, in the article Las Vegas One-Stop Hosts First Workforce Summit. However, that was not the only newsworthy event last month. On February 21, Nevada’s First Congressional District Representative Dina Titus visited the Las Vegas Comprehensive OSCC. Accompanied by Ms. Fahy and Princette Bowling, KRA Manager of OSCC Operations, she toured the
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New Nevada Governor Delivered “Keynote” for Opening of KRA Nevada AJC

On October 12, 2018, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of the new American Job Center Of Nevada, Stephen F. Sisolak was Commissioner of Clark County, Nevada. On January 7, 2019, he was sworn into office as the 30th Governor of Nevada! Adrienne Santiago, KRA Program Manager, reports, “I invited Mr. Sisolak to be the Keynote Speaker for the event, hosted by the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, and he agreed, focusing his remarks on our fast-growing local economy and the big companies that are relocating to the Region—Amazon, Panasonic, Switch, Tesla, and Zulily, to name a few.” Board
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

As the month celebrating both Disability Awareness and Developmental Disabilities Awareness, we say good-bye to March—but not to KRA’s dedication to community-based, workforce-services programs that support our jobseeker-customers with disabilities, including those of a developmental origin. However, communities differ widely in their needs, as well as their resources to address those needs. Thus, KRA programs customize service-delivery systems to provide the highest possible quality of service to persons with any type of disability that presents an obstacle to gainful employment. All WIOA American Job Centers (AJC) and TANF Employment Programs (TEP), operated by KRA, develop collaborative relationships with local disability-services agencies, e.g. Departments of Rehabilitation Services, Disability Services (DDS), and Vocational
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KRA Continues to Lead the Way in Workforce Development

The intent of the e-mail from KRA President & CEO, Knowlton R. Atterbeary, was to provide a welcome message, an agenda, and logistics information for the first KRA Workforce Leadership Retreat, convening later in the month. It was to read, “I am pleased that we have the opportunity to convene our Retreat in Nevada to support KRA’s two State clients, Nevadaworks and WorkforceConnections, which is headquartered in Las Vegas. However, on October 6, 2017, Mr. Atterbeary amended his message to include, “In light of Monday’s tragic mass shooting at an outdoor concert event, I am also pleased that KRA is in
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KRA Staff Present at National, Regional, and State WD Training Events

Last year around this time, Latest News posted March Madness – The KRA Way—and the beat goes on! During the next 3 months, several KRA staff members will be hitting the road to conduct presentations and facilitate workshops; however, here we highlight the upcoming March events. On the 10th, for the Southeastern Employment and Training Association (March 8-11, Myrtle Beach, SC), Joseph L. Seymour III, Corporate Training and Development Coordinator, will present The Art of 3-D Presentations: Develop, Design and Deliver. The description in the conference agenda reads, in part, “The ability to engage, educate, and empower others through well-developed, meticulously designed, and masterfully
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