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April 2004 Newsletter
| Response to
the Business Informer Positive | Hanes
Announces Layoff of 105 Workers |
| Former Winston Man Speaks at Northwest Georgia's Fourth Youth Summit |
| Character Traits / Developmental Assets | Earned Income Tax Credit Assistance | TechSoup.org |
| The Youth Connection Corner | Dates to Remember |
The Response to The Business Informer Positive
The Northwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Coosa Valley/North Georgia Council of Chief Elected Officials (CCEO) are proud to introduce The Business Informer. The “Informer” is Region 1’s new quarterly publication targeting the business community. The newsletter will contain current information such as area workforce needs and resources, laws, and training resources available in the region. The Business Informer also provides a medium for the WIB to publicize the services offered by the One-Stop System in Northwest Georgia. The inaugural issue of the newsletter was distributed last month. It was issued to businesses in the fifteen county area and response has been very positive. For more information about our business services, contact Gwen Dellinger, Workforce Development Director, PO Box 1793, Rome GA 30162-1793, 1-800-332-1965, GwenD@cvrdc.org or Karen Howell, Workforce Development Coordinator, 706-277-7466. If you have business articles of interest to the Northwest Georgia region, contact Karen Howell.
Hanes Announces Layoff of 105 Workers
Former Winston Man Speaks at Northwest Georgia’s Fourth Youth Summit
Dave Goerlitz, the former Winston Man model, was the opening speaker at the fourth Northwest Georgia Youth Summit. Mr Goerlitz is now an activist and spokesperson against tobacco use. In November 1988, Goerlitz took a historic stand against the tobacco industry: he publicly participated in the Great American Smoke-Out and condemned the tobacco industry's advertising, alleging that the sale of tobacco products targets young people of the world.
Goerlitz's book, "Before the Smoke Screen," is his personal story of how he became hooked on tobacco at age 13 and parlayed that addiction into a career as a lead model for Winston cigarettes during the 1980's. He became disillusioned with tobacco advertising, embarking on a ten-year-long, worldwide personal crusade to undo the damage his ads may have done in addicting 3,000 to 5,000 young people every week to tobacco products.
Mr. Goerlitz did a great job motivating the 150 kids attending the
Summit, kicking the day off to a great start. For more on the youth summit see
More information about Mr. Goerlitz can be found at: http://speakers-network.com.
Caring—Treating others with kindness, compassion, generosity, courtesy, and a forgiving spirit.
Social Competencies: Planning and Decision Making—Knowing how to plan ahead and make choices.
Earned Income Tax Credit Assistance
Help is now available on-line via the electronic toolkit for Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC) and its partner organizations to assist in working with taxpayers who may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
The kit was developed for use in preparing for tax 2003 and subsequent tax years. It includes five sections designed to provide an overview on EITC, information on specific audiences, downloading tools that can be used by employees and partners, resource information, and statistical information relating to tax year 2002.
The website will cover:
Forms for EITC are available at www.irs.gov/eitc. For addition information, please visit www.irs-eitc.info/SPEC/flashindex.html
TechSoup.org, The Technology Place for Nonprofits, offers an online resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support. TechSoup also works with technology partners to provide nonprofit organizations access to donated and discounted technology products. TechSoup provides instructional articles and worksheets for nonprofit staff members who utilize information technologies. For more information visit: http://www.techsoup.org/.
The Youth Connection Corner
Chattooga High School’s Youth Success Academy held “Job Shadow Day“ February 2, 2004. Thirty-seven students participated in the event, shadowing workers in jobs such as school teaching, county emergency medical services, and dentistry. The YSA staff matched students to jobs in their area of interest. Each student then wrote a report expressing likes and dislikes about their day. This was successful also in opening doors to students in summer jobs.
Northwest Georgia’s Fourth
Youth Summit was held March 6, 2004 at the West Central Technical College. The summit was planned by area youth.
Keynote speakers were Dave Goerlitz, the former “Winston Man”,
and Dave Weber of Weber Associates. Weber’s “Rock Your Future” program :
Dates To Remember