All agencies with the responsibility to prepare students for employment hire me. I’ve been very active in the community college and workforce development communities, working closely with CTE Deans and Strong Workforce initiative leads. The workshops have been funded by Strong Workforce Program, Carl D. Perkins, general and special project initiatives when accountability and performance measures include employment outcomes. The initiatives prepare students in the rigor of the targeted industry’s “knowledge, skills and abilities,” and the workshops have successfully supported student training in strategies that result in employment.
Beyond familiarity with the workshop/webinar topics, anecdotally students report increased confidence and initiative to be working in their chosen career. I’ve also been available for workshops/webinars with students through college career/transfer centers because I want to teach any students in need of help in the job search process, be they History students, Psychology students, and more. I believe that all education should prepare students for the world of work, which should be across all disciplines. And this is why I teach in such a way that everyone can be served by my workshops or webinars.