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April 1998 Newsletter
|Royal New DFCS Field
|Virtual One Stop in Calhoun||Project Ideas Online|
|Conferences & Workshops||Career Depot at Walker Tech|
Sylvester Royal recently was assigned as the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Field Coordinator for Area 1 (Northwest Georgia). Mr. Royal brings a wealth of experience to his new position including experience in personnel and administration, patient administration, and medical information systems.
Mr. Royal began his career with Georgia Family and Children Services in 1992 in the Social Services Unit at Peach County. He then was supervisor for Bibb Team with the Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) Project from 1993 to 1994. His next assignment was as Project Manager, with responsibility for the southwestern region of the state from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Royal became a Field Coordinator in December 1997.
Prior to working for Family and Children Services, Mr. Royal served in the U.S. Air Force as a health care administrator. He served in several states and foreign countries. Mr. Royal holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia College, Milledgeville, and a Masters in Management from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.
Mr. Royal's goal as Field Coordinator is to assist DHR and DFCS in accomplishing their goal of assisting Georgians in achieving healthy, independent and self-sufficient lives by providing leadership, consistent guidance and support to all DFCS employees in service delivery area 1. His vision is to help DFCS county offices to understand that to accomplish this goal, it indeed takes an entire village.
Mr. Royal is encouraging local DFCS offices to take the lead in their communities in partnering, collaborating and cooperating to reduce barriers that will give all Georgians the opportunity for a good quality of life for themselves and their families, especially for their children.
The Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Community welcomes Mr. Royal and looks forward to working with him to help accomplish his goals and vision for our communities and citizens.
The Calhoun/Gordon County Campus of Coosa Valley Technical Institute now has a virtual one-stop open to the public on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The center has a computer laboratory where people may surf the internet, update their computer skills, learn to use new programs, or prepare their resumes. Victoria Hall is available to help with any of the software programs and access to the internet. She also has written materials available to help prepare cover letters and resumes.
This is a great opportunity for people who have never used a computer to gain basic computer instruction or to learn how to use the internet. The Career Depot Web Site (www.careerdepot.org) has job listings, job search resources, and assessment instruments. It also includes information about community and government resources, education and training opportunities in the Northwest Georgia region. Written materials about the resources and programs are also available.
All of the services are provided FREE by Coosa Valley Tech, The Northwest Georgia Private Industry Council, Job Training Partnership Program, and the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Come to Coosa Valley Tech, 1151 Highway 53 Spur SW, Calhoun GA 30701 on Saturdays to see what we have to offer. You may call Victoria at 624-1196 or Deborah at 624-1119 for more information.
Project Ideas now has a home page. The web site includes a schedule of workshops, detailed information about workshop content, and information about the presenters. The site also includes registration information and a printable registration form which may be completed and faxed to Project Ideas to register for workshops. The Project Ideas Home Page may be accessed through www.careerdepot.org/ksuideas.htm.
Presentation Skills "Taming Your Butterflies" will be presented June 16 at Kennesaw.
Workshops scheduled in Macon include Career Assessment: Facilitating the Process, May 27-28; Creative Problem Solving for Customers, June 4; Interviewing Skills, May 6; Managing Your Caseload, May 5; Writing Effectively, June 18. For more information, you may contact Project Ideas at (770) 423-6369 or visit their web site at www.careerdepot.org/ksuideas.htm.
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals will hold its annual conference in Miami Beach May 11 -13. On May 12, Sue Chandler, DTAE JTPA Section 123 Program Coordinator, and Karen Howell, Director Workforce Development Project, will present a workshop, Developing a One-Stop Web Site.
The Changing Role of the Eligibility Worker and Others will be presented in Clearwater, Florida, May 18 and in Columbus, Ohio, June 16. The cost is $165 but if 3 or more attend, you will receive a 25% discount on every registration. Case Management in a One-Stop System will be offered June 2 - 3 in Columbus, Ohio. The cost is $295 per person; but, again, you will receive a 25% discount on every registration if 3 or more attend. Contact OMTI Professional Development Services at 614-895-7500 or fax 895-7401 for more information about these and other workshops.
The Career Depot at Walker Technical Institute is open to the public Monday through Friday. At the Career Depot you may receive help in preparing resumes and cover letters and searching for a job through the free internet services. If you are not sure of the type work in which you are interested, the Career Depot has assessment tests for interests and aptitude to help you determine the type job which would be best for you.
Representatives from Walker Tech, Family & Children Services, the Department of Labor, Adult Literacy, Job Training Partnership Program, and Rehabilitation Services may be onsite to tell you about the services they have available and answer any of your questions. Call 706-764-3597 and talk to Louise to find out the days and hours they will be at the center.
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