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Recent blog posts from the EDSI blog

Workplace Safety: 5 Critical Things to Know Before Addressing Lockout Tagout

There are many components to a comprehensive lockout tagout program including standardized procedures, training and inspection. EDSI's Jennifer Giannosa lists five important things to consider before developing, updating or seeking assistance in the development of a lockout tagout safety program.

Success Story - Riona Hunter

When Riona enrolled in the EDSI PATH program, she explained that she was interested in building upon her current certification as a nursing assistant. Without a valid driver's license, transportation was a barrier to her success, but EDSI helped her with transportation, and a little over a year later, Riona accepted a permanent position with Wayne Urgent Care. The staff at EDSI is excited to see Riona continue achieving goals as she pursues her career in the healthcare field.

Workforce Development in the Public Transportation Industry

Every day millions of people travel from one place to another using buses, trains, subways, ferries or other forms of public transportation. Most people don’t realize the agencies that run public transit organizations are in desperate need of new workers to operate and maintain the current transit systems and build new systems to meet the growing demand for transportation options.
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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!

I strongly recommend EDSI as a vendor for any workforce knowledge retention needs. Jodi Wadel; Organization Development Consultant - Pennsylvania American Water Company

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