C2C graduates ready to work
HOUSTON – Getting a job is not easy in today’s economy and making sure you can keep it is critical to the success of young adults.
The WIN Job Center hosted graduation ceremonies for 11 C2C (Counseling to Career) youth program students Friday with most of the class ready to head off to jobs this week.
“This class is a lot about work ethics, business etiquette and customer service,” said Tish Kelley, of the Houston WIN Job Center. “We also instruct them in other basics such as job safety, CPR and interviewing skills.”
The class also places students in a job environment at a local business or industry.
“We really want to thank those businesses who have joined with us to make this program work,” said Kelley. “They have made an investment in these students and probably helped them understand what getting and holding a job is all about.”
Kelley said industry leaders came to WIN about two years ago and said absenteeism and work ethics were a chronic problem with their companies.
“A factory can’t run if they don’t have people to man the machines and run the line,” said Kelley. “A key component of this class is to show employees why an employer expects you to show up every day, be ready to work every day and not be a hindrance to production or other employees.”
Students were also placed in local jobs with the understanding if they successfully completed the class and met the company’s needs they would probably land a job.
Workforce development and training subjects addressed by C2C were:
• Basic hazardous material safety.
• CPR and first-aid
• Basic computer skills
• OSHA basics
• Lean operations
• Resume writing
• Customer service
• Interviewing skills
• Sexual harassment and awareness
• Math and measurements
• Forklift basics
• Team building
• Basic ergonomics
• Conflict resolution
• Logistics and distribution principals
“It’s easy for an employee to tell a prospective boss they know these subjects in a job interview and then find out later they don’t,” said Kelley. “We make sure our graduates know these topics and why they are important in the workplace.”
Kelley said potential employees traditionally have their own training program for many of these subjects and WIN tailored their instruction to local needs.
C2C March graduates were: Centrell Gardner, Dakota Prewett, Deonna Kimble, Jasmine Ford, Jessica Ford, Lewis Petty, Monique Rawley, Rachel McCraw, Shawanna Ellis, Tatyana Robinson and Tayana Hunter.
“The goal is to develop professional and competent workers who understand what business and industry need,” said Kelley. “Many of these classes were taught by people who work in local factories.
Area workforce trainers were: Larry Williams, Tammy Webb, Greg Taylor, Kathy Parish, Jim Hill, Lee Oswalt, Tony Ferguson, Jimmy Belk, T.Z. Waters, Jerry Murphree, Pat Gladney, Emily Lawrence, Rhonda Stevens, Deanna Duckworth and Liz Owings.
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