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Recent blog posts from the EDSI blog

Construction Training and Internship Program for Detroit Students

The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) joined forces with EDSI to develop a pilot program called "3D," consisting of 5 days of training for high school juniors, followed by a 7 week internship in the construction industry. In recent years, the construction industry has seen a lack of young people entering its workforce.

Hiring Ex-Offenders Can Be a Smart Business Decision

In the past, individuals released from prison had a personal responsibility to find employment. Unfortunately, a lack of knowledge about job searching and a criminal record made these ex-offenders look unfavorable to potential employers. Today, funding is available from both the Department of Justice and state departments of corrections for reentry programs with employment as one of the requirements.

Success Story - Raqia Alrobayi

Raqia had an associate's degree in travel and tourism but was concerned about bridging her skill and employment gaps to reenter the workforce. Through the services provided by EDSI's Livonia, MI Path program, Raqia was able to gain full-time employment with Rawan Travel and Tours.
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EDSI Supports Field of Dreams Uganda

Through Field of Dreams Uganda, an organization with a mission to provide hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of soccer and Education, EDSI donated to support the construction of a new soccer field at Humble United Methodist School.

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.

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. 

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.

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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