Effective October 1, 2018 Mid-Cumberland Workforce Services will be the One-Stop Operator and Career Service Provider for Southwest Tennessee LWDA
The Southwest Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018
Location: Southwest HRA, 1527 White Avenue, Henderson, TN 38340
LWDA -11 was asked by the City of Jackson and Madison County to operate a Gang Prevention Summer Work Experience Program. Forty-two youth with gang affiliations were identified by Madison County Juvenile Court as participants in this program
The program provides specially targeted youth 15-18 years old with an enriching and constructive summer youth experience through subsidized placements in private and public sectors, govern- mental agencies, and non-profit organizations. This eight week program included one week of classroom activities which featured team building exercises, career exploration, guest speakers, soft skills, decision making skills, resume’ writing, corporate culture, communications, conflict resolutions, and the importance of work ethic.
The remaining seven weeks consisted of on the job work experience. At the conclusion of the program a recognition reception will be held for the participants, their families, employers, program committee members, and supporting agencies.
LWDA-11 currently has a Summer Youth Work Experience underway, We have a total of 100 youth throughout our eight counties in the six week program. These youth were interviewed by potential employers and the selections were made by the employers. The purpose of the program was to not only assist the youth financially, but give them a meaningful work experience which includes soft skills instruction and work ethic training.
This year has been a very successful one in assisting all three areas (youth, adult and dislocated workers) in education, training and job preparation. This past year LWDA-11 served a total of 1,185 adults. This included 279 throughout the Incumbent Worker Program. The Dislocated Worker Program served a total of 670 participants this program year. We also served 269 youth in the in-school and out- of-school programs.