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TREASURE COAST -- Workforce Solutions received a $7,000 community development grant through Wells Fargo to provide Work Certified training to individuals in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties to assist them in developing work readiness skills that will help them advance in today's job market.
Work Certified, a national career readiness certification program, was developed right here on the Research Coast by workforce development staff, area employers and community partners.
"Work Certified is a dynamic program designed by employers to ensure that today's job seeker is ready to work," said Susan Waller, work certified manager/regional workshop coordinator for Workforce Solutions.
"Wells Fargo has provided us with resources to not only offer this program to develop incumbent employees into viable candidates for promotions, but also to develop even more job seekers into strong, competitive candidates that are ready to work."
"Employers not only want specific skills for the job they are seeking to fill, but the right attitude, confidence, and work ethic that will enhance their organization," Ms. Waller said. "The grant will allow us to provide this training to more individuals and for the first time, provide this training to employed individuals interested in pursuing promotions at their current employer."
Wells Fargo makes contributions in areas they believe are important to the future of the nation's vitality and success. They prioritize support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low- to moderate-income individuals and families. They provide grants in two primary areas: Community Development and Education. They also consider grants in Human Services, Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, and Environment. In 2012, Wells Fargo granted more than $16 million to communities across Florida including more than $160,000 on the Treasure Coast.
Workforce Solutions is a private, nonprofit, Florida corporation with a Board of Directors consisting of private business, economic development and education representatives, community and state agencies, and elected officials. Members of the Board represent the diversity of businesses, organizations and trades that operate in the Research Coast Region, including Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties.
For more information, call, (866) 4U2-HIRE or visit www.YourWorkforceSolutions.com.