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April 2001 Newsletter

Stephen Dougherty North Metro Tech Dependent Care
Rehab Lafayette Conferences  


 Stephen Dougherty Named President

Kenneth H. Breeden, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, announced on April 5 the appointment of Stephen Dougherty as President of North Metro Technical College in Acworth.

Stephen Dougherty
Stephen Dougherty

From 1996 until this appointment, Dougherty served as Vice President of Satellite Campus Operations and Student Services at West Central Technical College in Carrollton. He served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Student Finance Commission from 1987 to 1996, where he was instrumental in planning and implementing the HOPE Scholarship Program. He also served as Deputy Commissioner of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education from 1978 to 1987.

Dougherty received his Bachelors Degree in English from Western Illinois University and his Masters Degree in Administration from the University of Illinois, Springfield. He has completed additional graduate study in Higher Education at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Welcome, President Dougherty.

Job Readiness Workshop

Each Monday, North Metro Technical Collegeís "New Connections to Work" section will begin an intensive 3-week, "open-ended" assessment and job readiness workshop free of charge for students who are in at least one of the following categories:

Displaced homemakers; Single Pregnant Women; Single Custodial Parents; Clients of Family and Children Services

The process begins each Monday with an orientation at 8:30 a.m. in Room 305-A/T, Industrial Building, Acworth campus, 5198 Ross Road, Acworth. Space is limited so customers must make reservations in advance. Call Gary Webb at 770.975.4023, Frank McCain at 770.975.4022, or Sheila Southerland at 770.975.4102 to make reservations.

Dependent Care

Are you a member of the "Sandwich Generation;" that is, an individual who has a full-time job and responsibilities for both children and aging parents? Or perhaps youíre a "Club Sandwich," faced with caring for grandchildren and parents or providing other combinations of multi-generation assistance. Many of our customers are also faced with this dilemma.

The Northwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board and Council of Chief Elected Officials have responded to the issue. If a WIA participant cannot find adequate outside care for a family member and no other agency can provide the cost of the care, WIA may pay up to a total weekly amount of $70. The funds are payable to whomever the WIA participant has chosen to aid in the care of the dependent family member while he or she is attending or seeking enrollment in school and is seeking or has obtained employment.

If the WIA participant obtains employment, the dependent care payment may not exceed $700. If the WIA participant attends classroom training, the dependent care payment may not exceed $1,820. The care of the dependent must be on the recommendation of a doctor. Case managers must document the need and that it is not available through other sources. They also must verify attendance at and on the job.

Donít overlook this valuable resource for your WIA customers. If you would like more information, please call the Coosa Valley Regional Development Center Workforce Development staff at 706.295.6485 or 800.332.1965.

Rehab LaFayette Has a New Home

Rehabilitation Services, LaFayette, moved to new facilities on February 28. They are now located adjacent to the Georgia Department of Labor Career Center at 200 West Villanow Street, LaFayette. Rehabilitation Servicesí telephone numbers remain the same - Telephone: (706) 638-5536, Fax: (706) 638-5558, Toll Free: 1-800-233-2567, and TTY: (706) 638-5575.

Rehabilitation Services LaFayette invites you to stop by and see their spacious new facilities.

Conferences and Workshops

Privacy Issues & Hiring, Firing and the Role of the Supervisor
Tuesday, April 17, 2001, 8 - 10:30 a.m.
Grand Theatre, Cartersville
Mr. Marty Martenson, Keynote Speaker
Sponsored by the Cartersville DOL Employer Committee and
the Cartersville-Bartow Co. Chamber of Commerce
Call 770.387.3760 for more information.

Working for America Institute
April 21 - 24, San Jose CA
Obtain practical tools for building sectoral partnerships between unions,
employers, community, WIBs and more
Call 800-346-5500 or visit


Touch the Future Expo 2001
April 25 Pre-conference Sessions
April 26 Conference, Macon GA
Featuring assistive technology for living, learning, working and playing.
Call 770.992.6768 or visit www.gatfl.org

Triage Training for One-Stop Systems: Service and Collaboration
May 1 - 2, 2001, Columbus, Ohio
Ricki Kozumplik, Seminar Leader
OMTI Workforce Training Institute
Call 614.895.7500 or visit www.omti.8m.com

Effective Job Searches for the Hard to Employ
May 9 - 10, 2001, Columbus, Ohio
Beverly O. Ford, Seminar Leader
OMTI Workforce Training Institute
Call 614.895.7500

WIA Employment Plan, Placement and Monitoring
May 15 - 16, 2001, Columbus Ohio
Joe Rulo, Seminar Leader
OMTI Workforce Training Institute
Call 614.895.7500

John Chamberlin Workshops
Building a Top Notch One-Stop System/Best Practices Across the Country
May 17, Columbus OH
Tips for Top Performance: WIA 2001
May 18, Columbus OH
Call OMTI Workforce Training Institute at 614.895.7500

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Conference
May 20 - 23, 2001, Philadelphia, PA

Career Development Facilitator Training
This Kennesaw State Project IDEAS series of 15 sessions can lead to national certification as a Career Development Facilitator. The curriculum consists of 120 hours with 90 hours classroom and 30 hours of independent study. New sessions will begin in July in Chattanooga TN and Kennesaw GA. Call 770.423.6369 or for more information visit www.careerdepot.org/ksuideas.htm.


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