When Samiha Sufyan began participating in the Livonia PATH program in February, 2016, she was facing several significant employability barriers. Samiha met with Career Development Facilitator (CDF), Dawn Mathis, and shared that she did not have a GED or diploma, a driver’s license, child care or work experience outside of the home. Additionally, her limited English language proficiency was a barrier, as was her housing situation. Samiha and her 3-month-old baby were living with relatives, and she was in the process of bringing her husband and other children to the United States. Despite all of these barriers, Samiha was determined to achieve success.
When St. Vincent de Paul, a charitable organization with several thrift stores in Southeastern Michigan, needed assistance with staffing their stores, they reached out to EDSI at the Michigan Works! Livonia Service Center. The employer was experiencing issues with high turnover and wanted referrals of interested individuals with great work ethics. It was also important that candidates be committed to the cause of helping others in times of need, because their organization takes pride in this value.
One-Stop Centers Vision - The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued many Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs) to guide states and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB) in the implementation and delivery of services under WIAO.
Since 1998, One-Stop Centers (now known as American Job Centers) have and continue to provide services that link job seekers with employers. Critical to the success of WIOA is having One-Stop Centers that have the tools and resources to deliver high quality career, education and training services needed to help jobseekers obtain jobs and help businesses find the skilled workers and access to training support for their current workforce.
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