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Recent blog posts from the EDSI blog

COABE 2016 - Reflections from an Adult Education Professional Developer

EDSI Director Kimberly Glenn delivered four presentations at the annual Commission on Adult Basic Education conference, which focused on the themes of transitions and career pathways. The conference reflected the changes and needs of the Adult Education community.

Success Story - Micahh Scott

Micahh used the services available at EDSI to help her obtain a career in the administrative assistant field. The on-site internship at EDSI helped Micahh enhance her skills in Microsoft Excel and Access, and job shadowing an administrative assistant boosted her self-confidence to land a job.

Addressing the Skill Shortage

The catch-22 is that you can’t get hands-on experience because you don’t have hands-on experience…and you don’t have hands on experience because you can’t get hands-on experience. I see this scenario played out in the business world every single day. An employer won’t hire someone because they have skill gaps, and then complain that they can’t find any qualified people.
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The Toni Cooper Show - Interview with Kevin Schnieders of EDSI

Toni Cooper invited Kevin Schnieders to her show to talk about servant leadership and about EDSI's values of SHOW UP, SMILE & SUPPORT.  Listen to the interview of their time together to learn more.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Motion

On July 22, 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, commonly referred to as WIOA, was signed into law.  WIOA is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. EDSI understands WIOA implementation requirements and the impact they will have on the local workforce investment board operations and service activities. We look forward to sharing our experience and assisting you in implementing WIOA in your region.  Check out our webpage about WIOA to learn more.

Kevin Schnieders Speaks on Leadership Development at International Society for Performance Improvement Event

EDSI CEO, Kevin Schnieders, spoke on the topic of leadership development at the 2015 Signature Event of the Michigan Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement.

World Clothes Line and EDSI Team Up

EDSI is a proud supporter of World Clothes Line.  Check out this heartfelt video interview with World Clothes Line founder, Mallory Brown, talking about EDSI's t-shirt purchase which helped to clothe 500 people in need in the Appalachia region of the United States. 

EDSI's Painted Picture for 2016

At EDSI, we really do believe a picture is worth a thousand words! With the guidance of some great partners, we put that belief to the test by creating a "painted picture" to communicate the vision for EDSI in 2016. Hear what EDSI's CEO, Kevin Schnieders, has to say as he explains our "painted picture" and highlights the company's strategic thinking and vision for 2016.  Check out our about us page to learn more.

Skilldex: Closing the Skills Gap

Skilldex is a web-based system developed by EDSI that surveys individual skills and identifies and catalogs the skill needs of employers -- especially employers with a shortage of workers or a high demand for specific skills. Skilldex matches employees or job seekers to employers, producing a job match report as well as a skills gap report identifying training and skill development needs. Check out our skills analysis page to learn more!

The Tooling and Manufacturing Association would strongly suggest EDSI be selected for any workforce related initiative with the goal of developing a structured pipeline of employee candidates or improving the productivity of incumbent employees. Daniel Kiraly; Director of Education - Tooling and Manufacturing Association

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