Worksource Northwest Georgia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Plan Update 2018

NWGA REGIONAL PLAN UPDATE OCTOBER 2018

Northwest Georgia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Plan Update 2018″ will be available for review by close of business on October 11, 2018 and open for comments through November 9, 2018. The Plan may be reviewed on-line at www.careerdepot.org or a copy may be obtained by contacting Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Attention Terri Morgan, P.O. Box 1798, Rome, GA 30162-1798, 706.295.6485 (office), 706.802.5567 (fax).

The final local workforce plan will be posted at www.careerdepot.org.

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Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Career/Case Management Services, Work-Based Learning Services, and Youth Services

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Career/Case Management Services, Work-Based Learning Services, and Youth Services

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission is issuing “Request for Proposals” (RFPs) to provide Career/Case Management Services, Work-Based Learning Services, and Youth Services in the following Northwest Georgia counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Pickens, Paulding, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield. These services in Northwest Georgia are served through the Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Program.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission has been selected as the Grant Sub-recipient for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds. Funding is contingent upon availability of funds under WIOA or other federal job training services which provide similar services if they should become available.

It is estimated that funding will be available as follows:

Career/Case Management Services—approximately $2,200,000 to $2,700,000 in Title I funds available to serve approximately 400-500 adults and dislocated workers. If additional federal funds are received from this or other funding sources, these totals may be increased at approximately the same unit cost;
Work-Based learning Services—approximately $1,100,000 to $1,400,000 in Title I funds available to serve approximately 200-250 adults and dislocated workers. If additional federal funds are received from this or other funding sources, these totals may be increased at approximately the same unit cost; and
Youth Services—approximately $1,700,000 in Title II funds available to serve approximately 400 youth between 16 and 24. If additional federal funds are received from this or other funding sources, these totals may be increased at approximately the same unit cost.

Selected contracts may be negotiated on a cost reimbursement basis for governmental and private non-profit organizations and performance based for private for-profit organizations.

A Bidder’s Conference for Career/Case Management Services will be held on October 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, 1 Jackson Hill Drive, Rome, Georgia 30161. Technical assistance in the proposal process will be provided at the Bidder’s Conference. However, written questions may be submitted to tmorgan@nwgrc.org if received by 4:00 p.m. on October 22, 2018.

A Bidder’s Conference for Work-Based Learning Services will be held on October 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, 1 Jackson Hill Drive, Rome, Georgia 30161. Technical assistance in the proposal process will be provided only at the Bidder’s Conference. However, written questions may be submitted to tmorgan@nwgrc.org if received by 4:00 p.m. on October 22, 2018.

A Bidder’s Conference for Youth Services will be held on October 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, #1 Jackson Hill Drive, Rome, Georgia 30161. Technical assistance in the proposal process will be provided only at the Bidder’s Conference. However, written questions may be submitted to tmorgan@nwgrc.org if received by 4:00 p.m. on October 22, 2018.

Copies of each question/answer from the Bidder’s Conferences will be available upon written request and posted online.

The on-line RFP will be available by close of business on October 8, 2018 at www.careerdepot.org. The RFP may be picked up at the Bidder’s Conference. To obtain proposal format, all others may pick up a copy at Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, 1 Jackson Hill Drive, Rome, Georgia 30161 or request the RFP in writing. Requests for proposal formats by telephone (except FAX) will not be accepted.

Deadline to submit a proposal is 4:30 P.M., Friday, November 30, 2018. No proposals will be accepted after this date and time. Proposals should be mailed to P.O. Box 1798, Rome, GA 30162-1798 or delivered to 1 Jackson Hill Drive, Rome, GA 30161. Please note that the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission is closed November 22-23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Local educational agencies, community-based organizations, small minority and/or women’s businesses are encouraged to apply. The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission reserves the right to reject any/all bids received or qualified, to accept other than the lowest bid, to negotiate with responsive bidders for the best price or to cancel, in part or in its entirety, the request if it is in the best interests of the NWGRC to do so. Funding is contingent upon the availability of federal funds.

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RFP Notice

PSA for September 2018 WDB and CCEO Meetings

MEETING NOTICES

Bruce Bowman, Chairman of the Workforce Development Board announces a meeting of the WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (WDB) OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA for the purpose of: Consent Agenda; Fiscal Report; Promoting Access for Individuals with Disabilities Committee Report; Youth Committee Report and Recommendations; High Demand Career Initiative Update; Change in Date and Location for November Meeting; other items. The meeting will be at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Calhoun, Georgia.

Ted Rumley, Chairman of the Council of Chief Elected Officials of Northwest Georgia, announces a Meeting of the CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIALS OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA (CCEO) for the purpose of: Consent Agenda; Workforce Development Board Membership; WDB Actions; November Meeting; and other items. The meeting will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018, Gordon County Agricultural Services Center, Calhoun, Georgia.

*Activities are conducted in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the State Open Meeting requirements.

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Region 1 Northwest Georgia, Regional Employer Summit

GDOL extends an invitation to business and industry representatives, to attend the Region 1 Northwest Georgia, Regional Employer Summit scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome Campus, One Maurice Drive, Conference Center Building H., Room 101, Rome, GA. The Business Services Unit of the Georgia Department of Labor in collaboration with the Region 1 Employer Committees will be conducting a half-day seminar. The summit is designed to meet the needs of managers, human resources professionals, business owners, and supervisors seeking practical guidance and real-world tips for handling tough management and compliance challenges to operate effectively within the legal climate that is affecting the 2018 workplace.

The Summit will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration and networking start at 8:30 a.m.

$40 early bird registration – ends two weeks prior to the event date
$50 after early bird registration ends, online, or at the door
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. No refunds.

To register online go to www.dol.georgia.gov and under the Spotlight heading select “Regional Business Summits 2018”. Click on Register for a Business Summit to access the registration information and process. Continue beyond the first page and select the Region 1, October 10, Summit in Rome to complete registering.

For more information, please contact Tara Grdinich at tara.grdinich@gdol.ga.gov or call at 404-859-7915.

Business Informer, April 2018

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April 24, 2018

Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce

Confluence

DeSoto Theatre, Downtown Rome, GA

Date: April 12, 2018

Al Hodge, President, Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce

The Rome-Floyd Chamber’s annual Confluence was held at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome, Georgia on April 12th.  The Confluence is a one day conference of inspiration, innovation and motivation.  The community-based event is planned and executed by the Rome Floyd Chamber with help from a large volunteer committee.  The Confluence is designed to provide insights on emerging technical trends and generate ideas as well as promote an entrepreneurial spirit in the community.

This year’s attendees learned about trends in virtual reality; toys and games; wearable technology; 3-D printers; and the implications of new technology in healthcare.

Speakers included Dr. David Lee, UGA Vice President of Research and Development, Thomas Gatliff, Owner of Gatliff Technologies, Annie Eaton, President and CEO of Futurus, Matt Nuccio, Design Edge, Joshua Cutter and Berry Student Team, Solar Powered Sensor, Dr. Himanshu Patel, Redmond Regional Medical Center and Harbin Clinic, Witt Teem and Graham Widmann, HackBerry Fashion Show

Witt Teem and Graham Widmann– Hackberry Technology in Fashion

NORTHWEST GEORGIA MOBILE CAREER CENTER

The Mobile Career Resource Center is a 13-station, state-of-the-art, fully accessible computer lab. The unit offers a full array of services.  Internet connection is via satellite. Printer, scanner and copy services are available on the unit. A fully accessible ADA workstation is available adjacent to the wheelchair lift.  For more information and/or to reserve the lab, please contact Terri Morgan, tmorgan@nwgrc.org.

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WDB/CCEO/Committee Meetings, March 2018

Public Service Announcement (PSA), in compliance with the July 1999 revisions to the Georgia Open Meetings Law.

MEETING NOTICES

Beth Kelly, Chairman of the Youth Committee, announces a meeting of the YOUTH  COMMITTEE for the purpose of: Minutes; Fiscal Report; Performance Report; Budgets, and other items. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Calhoun, Georgia.

A PROPOSAL REVIEW COMMITTEE meeting has been scheduled for the purpose of: Chairman, Minutes, New Programs and Providers, Budgets, and other items. The meeting will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Calhoun, Georgia.

Bruce Bowman, Chairman of the Workforce Development Board, announces a meeting of the WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (WDB) OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA for the purpose of:  Consent Agenda; Fiscal Report; Promoting Access for Individuals with Disabilities Committee Report; Youth Committee Report and Recommendations; Proposal Review Committee Report and Recommendations; High Demand Career Initiative Update; and other items. The meeting will be at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Calhoun, Georgia.

Ted Rumley, Chairman of the Council of Chief Elected Officials of Northwest Georgia, announces a Meeting of the CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIALS OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA (CCEO) for the purpose  of: Consent Agenda; Workforce Development Board Membership; WDB Actions; and other items. The meeting will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018, Gordon County Agricultural Services Center, Calhoun, Georgia.

*Activities are conducted in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the State Open Meeting requirements.

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Multi-employer career and resource fair – Job Jam 2018

January 30, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Northwest Georgia Housing Authority
560 N Division Street, Rome, GA 30165

Sponsored by: The Rome Career Center in partnership with Northwest GA Housing Authority

Access employgeorgia.com to create an account and resume. Existing resumes can be uploaded. Having an EmployGeorgia account and resume will allow attendees to receive enhanced services and/or rapidly advance through the process of meeting with employers.

For more information, please call Lindia Moore at 706.195.6558

Job Jam 2018 Flyer

High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) Partnership Kickoff Meeting

The High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) Partnership is a workforce development sector partnership working group that will focus on meeting the talent need of industries in the Northwest Georgia region.

The kickoff meeting for the HDCI Partnership has been scheduled for September 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Gordon County Agricultural Services Center. Please see the events calendar listing for more information.