Recent News

Recent news and stories from our EDSI family.

EDSI was recently awarded a contract to evaluate, update, and deliver skill-based training for City of Tucson employees in the Water Maintenance and Customer Service Divisions. This training will help ensure employees receive instruction that reinforces the industry’s best practices and secures the utility’s position as a model organization with a highly trained and qualified workforce. The result will be exemplary utility services for over a million residents in the Tucson metro area.

This contract will build on EDSI’s industry experience working with several utility companies, including Pennsylvania American Water, Missouri American Water, DTE Energy (Michigan), and Seattle City Light. The EDSI consulting team will evaluate the existing program, conduct a benchmarking study in the industry, and update Tucson Water’s current curriculum. Customized curriculum developed by EDSI for the City of Tucson will address local needs and include a train-the-trainer component that will help the city sustain this training in the future.

“We are excited to work with the City of Tucson on this important initiative that will help ensure the city’s employees have the skills to continue to provide Tucson residents with clean and safe water,” said Kenneth Mall, EDSI’s Managing Director—Workforce Consulting. The 9-month project kicks off this month.

For more information contact:
Kenneth Mall, Managing Director—Workforce Consulting

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In the News! Our Delaware County, PA programs will receive $398,737 of a $12 million federal grant to help provide employment support services to those in recovery from substance use disorder, as announced by Governor Tom Wolf's office earlier this month.

The Wolf Administration’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) will administer the funding to grantees to provide employment support services, expand and enhance community recovery supports, and provide supports services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from SUD. The grants are part of $55 million in federal funding awarded to Pennsylvania through the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program COVID-19 Supplemental Awards.

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Our Chief Talent Officer, Arlene Jones was featured as a guest commentator in The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia on why servant leadership and a people-first approach leads to a more connected and committed workforce. The article centers on how a great culture starts with the CEO building relationships with each employee and creating values to provide a framework for expected employee behaviors and people-centered initiatives. Employers who have values defined, and live by them faithfully, will demonstrate to your team that you care, which is what people want above anything else.

Read the entire article in this featured member perspective that demonstrates how a servant leadership-driven, people-first approach leads to happier, healthier, and more productive teams.

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Shout-out to our Bucks County, PA team in their work with the reentry population and a successful job fair held at the Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol, PA.

The reentry-friendly job fair – the first of its kind in the region – was hosted by the PA CareerLink and County of Bucks Workforce and Economic Development. The job fair connected formerly incarcerated individuals with area employers willing to hire them. Several job candidates received job offers following the event, proving that a criminal record doesn’t have to prevent employment opportunities or a fresh start in life.

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EDSI is helping State Governors and their state’s workforce development agencies in their efforts to catalyze an equitable post-pandemic recovery for American workers through the National Governors Association (NGA) Workforce Innovation Network (WIN).

EDSI is among more than 20 philanthropic supporters, advisory members, subject matter experts, practitioners and industry leaders that have signed on as supporters of the Workforce Innovation Network to assist Governors and state leaders in their workforce innovation efforts through future grants and technical assistance.

Head over to our blog for the full story on this amazing opportunity!

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Hot off the press! EDSI was just named to the 2021 Cool Places to Work in Michigan award list. This is the sixth consecutive year that our company has won this esteemed award! Out of 100 companies, EDSI ranked #78.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed in 2012 and is a project of Crain Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business, and Best Companies Group. The award identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2021 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

To see the entire list of 2021 cool companies, including EDSI, go here.

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