Kilgore, Texas, June 2019: 

Career TEAM, a national workforce development leader, announced today that it has been selected by the Workforce Solutions East Texas Board to become the Workforce Center Operator in the 14-county region of East Texas.The initial one year award is for $6.5 million with an additional two year extension based upon successful attainment of objectives for a total of $19.5 million.

According to Career TEAM, CEO, Christopher J. Kuselias, “this most recent expansion into Texas further supports our organizational objective to integrate our nationally recognized Career EDGE self-sufficiency model with state and federal workforce development funding sources nationwide”.

The new Texas based Career TEAM staff will focus on coaching adult and youth customers with an emphasis on long-term economic self-sufficiency. Career TEAM Chief Performance Officer, Anthony Terlizzi, commented, “our combined knowledge, expertise and application of technology will result in a holistic approach to workforce outcomes, previously unseen in Texas.”

As a result, per Chief Operations Office, Danielle Simone, “we are in the process of developing a local network of resources to deliver our integrated (affiliate model) system of training and placement services. Career TEAM will work closely with local based entities to provide the Workforce Solutions East Texas Board with optimal usage of state and federal funding”.

About Career TEAM, LLC

Career TEAM (CTL), founded in 1996, is a team of nationally renowned innovators assembled to develop solutions to the critical issue of unemployment and the nation’s growing opportunity divide. CTL acts as an early career warning system and provides education and government with technology-based career management solutions to the mounting challenge of adult and youth assessment, credential attainment, gainful employment and long-term retention. Recognized by INC Magazine as one of Untied States 500 fastest growing privately held companies, CTL was previously cited as one of the nation’s Top 10 welfare to work intermediaries by the National Welfare to Work Partnership, named a recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Chip Enterprise Award and been profiled on CBS’ 60 Minutes as well as CNN.

 

Career Team held an on-campus employer hiring event at Western Kentucky University on April 10, 2019.  The Part-Time and Summer Job Fair targeted current students seeking summer employment and internships with 24 employers from the Southcentral KY region.  The employers were excited to be able to reach out to the 38 students in attendance.  Logan Hatfield, the staff recruitment and outreach manager for the Center for Courageous Kids commented, “My experience with Career TEAM was wonderful. The team was welcoming and helpful throughout the entire event.  I felt I was valued as a member of my company and that this team cared about the success of obtaining staff for my company.”

We look forward to our continued partnership with WKU and our local employers.  We have a shared goal of assisting WKU students in taking their first steps towards a rewarding and successful career!

Christopher Jensen
WKU Assistant Vice President for Student Success

Career TEAM was easy to work with throughout the entire process of the job fair. Career TEAM was very professional in all interactions with our staff.

 

Dana Fenwick of Career Team Delaware and Michael Mulrooney, Supervisor, Delaware Skills Center met to address the need for skilled workers entering the workforce. Career Team Delaware provides Employment and Training for SNAP and TANF recipients in the State of Delaware. Many of these individuals are interested in short term training that leads to long term self-sufficiency.  The partnership between Career Team Delaware and Delaware Skills Center will provide individuals with an opportunity to enter the workforce with the skills that today’s employers are looking for. After a tour of the Delaware Skills Center it was evident that this is a partnership that will have a lasting impact on both the community we serve as well as Delaware’s workforce.  While we have had participants attend the Delaware Skills Center in the past but we know that this concerted effort will allow more students to have access to training.

 

Special Projects Lead, Jeff Davis, kicked of his first resume building class using Career EDGE at the new WorkSource Center in Tacoma WA.  After the centers Multi-Care hiring event with over 400 job seekers, Jeff realized that it was a needed addition to add to available services being offered. Starting next month in March, Jeff will be facilitating a Career EDGE Boot Camp course twice a week for newly WIOA enrolled customers.  This boot camp will assist customers in building their foundation in their job search while helping them to determine their approach moving forward.  Career TEAM Pierce, plans to launch these Career EDGE Boot Camps in targeted areas in the community as well to help reach customer lacking a GED or High School Diploma.

 

Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY and partners with

Career Team for Clinical Medical Assistant Program for Glasgow KY Area.

The Clinical Medical Assistant program through WKU offers students an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. The program teaches and trains students on how to assist physicians by performing functions rested to the medical office. Students in the program cover many important topics including pharmacology, medical terminology, phlebotomy, vital signs, and ethics of workplace behavior.

During the program students will complete 140 hours of classroom time. Students will have both hands on, book, and externship opportunities throughout the program. Upon completion of the class students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) National Exam, and National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

 

“Not only do they help to secure students. They work hand-in-hand with the participants to ensure they not only earn entry into the class they provide life skills to help them succeed in the class by holding them accountable. Career Team strives to create win-win scenarios to ensure that the students succeed and ultimately earn position/job to begin a career.”

 

Derek Olive
Director, Continuing and Professional Development
Western Kentucky University

Career TEAM Announces New Award by Workforce Central in Tacoma, Washington!

Tacoma, Washington – Career TEAM, a nationally acclaimed workforce development company, announced today that after a competitive procurement, it has been awarded a contract by Workforce Central in Tacoma, Washington. Career TEAM will manage and lead their Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) integrated services for Adults and will initiate services beginning January 1, 2019.

Anthony Terlizzi, Chief Performance Officer of Career TEAM, shared, “Workforce Central is a forward thinking workforce board who truly understands that technology coupled with an effective case management model is the most effective way to create outcomes; we are honored to be selected and serve. We are also excited to engage with new local partners and contribute our (access from anywhere) proprietary online learning management system, Career Edge, to the Great Northwest.”

 

CAREER TEAM & HERZING UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
Supporting the Herzing University Career Center

 

Career TEAM, LLC (CTL) today announced that Herzing University will utilize Career TEAM’s Career Edge platform to enhance its ability to deliver career readiness training and resources to students and alumni. The agreement involves student success and career preparation related initiatives including: enhancing a workforce readiness integrated curriculum; providing tools to help students develop the necessary employment search documents (cover letter, resume and mock application) and alumni and employer portals to connect job seekers with potential employers.

Herzing University is creating a centralized Career Center that offers career readiness and content modules that will supplement job skills training through core coursework. Students will complete their programs with tangible tools and job searching assets developed in the Career EDGE Toolkit to support their career search process including a personalized ePortfolio and resume.

Once developed and refined, student resumes and ePortfolios will be posted where potential employers can search for qualified graduates and alumni by skillsets, accomplishments and geography. Additionally, through the University’s career development staff, students will have access to other resources including coaching for interviews, resume development, and help with building a professional network.

“This relationship will leverage Career TEAM’s twenty years of workforce development expertise to customize an innovative and efficient career readiness delivery model unique to Herzing University – a product truly personalized to students and their desire to secure and maintain meaningful employment” said Micaela Alpers, President of Career TEAM’s Education Division. The platform will also track student activities within the career readiness modules and measure student engagement from the outcomes required in the modules – preparing students for their careers.

Don Patarino, System Director at Herzing University said, “We are excited about continuing to build and develop our career readiness resources with the addition of Career TEAM. We selected Career TEAM for their ability to expand our student career readiness portfolio. The technology can be configured however we like to help meet the changing needs of our students and the employers who hire our graduates.”

Career TEAM exists since 1996 to accelerate the human condition. Career TEAM has placed & trained job seekers and staff by providing innovative career readiness solutions to address complex social challenges such as closing the opportunity divide, reducing unemployment, and eradicating poverty with curriculum and tools. Its service initiatives include partnering with higher education institutions and running programs for TANF, American Job Centers, Platform to Employment, and other programs designed to support hard to serve individuals.

Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with 10 campuses across seven states, a continuing education division and an online division. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, more than 30,000 students have graduated from the University’s career-focused and flexible master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree, diploma and continuing education programs. Fields of study span nursing, healthcare, technology, business and public safety. From 2013 through 2018, U.S. News & World Report has continually recognized Herzing University as having some of the best online programs nationally. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; www.hlcommission.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at www.herzing.edu.

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For additional information on how your organization and institution can help people improve their lives through career readiness, please contact Micaela Alpers at Micaela@careerteam.com

Career TEAM announced that Dana Fenwick has been named National Director of Case Management services for the company’s direct services division. In this role, Ms. Fenwick will author the company vision for assisting children and families attain self-sufficiency while also providing universal training and coaching to all current and future Career TEAM projects.

Per Career TEAM, CEO, Chris Kuselias, “Ms. Fenwick is an established industry leader in all aspects of case management and embodies the blending of high touch and hi tech services needed in todays’ workforce environment. Our industry is blessed to have a person with her empathy, integrity and knowledge of the human condition.”

Ms. Fenwick has over 20 years of case management expertise and has delivered numerous workshops and spoken at various workforce conferences and events. She has a background in communications, human service, and coaching and maintains a current working knowledge of the client centered service model, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care; and does so with compassion, intelligence, great communication skills, and cultural sensitivity.

Over the past decade, Ms. Fenwick has led and managed Career TEAM’s projects in Delaware which include TANF, SNAP, WONDER, (a Federal grant administered by Delaware Division of Social Services. Holding the title of Executive Director based in Wilmington, Delaware, Dana maximized TANF, WIOA, and Dislocated Worker contract outcomes while building strong business and community relationships and moving VIP’s toward self-sufficiency.

Before joining Career T.E.A.M. Dana worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Sales and Marketing, and Managed Education Contracts and MAXIMUS in Case Management and Workshop Facilitation. Dana is an active member of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals.

Career TEAM DC held an onsite employer hiring event with one of their partners Aerotek
  • 35 job seerkers attended
  • 34 job seekers acquired second interviews!

The recruiters noted that they have never had this number of highly prepared interviewees during hiring events with other organizations. They are looking forward to our continued partnership, which can be directly attributed to our Business Services Representative (Akisha Jefferson), Employment/Training Specialist (Raji Rankins), and our entire staff for ensuring everyone was excited and present to seize the opportunity.

We look forward to continue making a positive impact in the lives of our customers and partners!
 
Because of the successful launch of the Career EDGE with Timesheet Management, KRESA has not only renewed their youth program for next year but also will expand their offering to other youth programs. These programs include:
  • WIOA Youth
  • Career Pathways
  • Jobs for America’s Graduates
  • My City Battlecreek
These programs will now also receive the benefits of the Career EDGE content and tools and Case Managers will be able to track their participants based on their program and training.