Recent News

Recent news and stories from our EDSI family.

The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association presented Roe Falcone, Director of Strategic Partnerships the inaugural Phoenix Award at their 38th Annual Workforce Conference at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The Workforce Phoenix demonstrates innovation and leadership, acts as a change-maker, and provides excellent customer service to others - uplifting staff, individual clients, stakeholders and the community. This is such a fitting award for Roe.

Congratulations, Roe and thank you for spending 24 years of your career with EDSI! We know you will continue to do great things in and around PA!

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EDSI’s Chief Financial Officer, Rob Dancer was honored at the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan's (GSSEM) 4th Annual Tough Enough Breakfast on April 21, 2022 at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) along with four other local professionals who've proven through their careers and service that they're "tough enough to be Girl Scouts!"

The Tough Enough Breakfast benefits Camp CEO! Camp CEO is a one-of-a-kind weekend overnight camp experience that brings 30 teens and 30 of Southeastern Michigan’s accomplished female executives together.

Congratulations, Rob! Your EDSI family is very proud of your years of service and commitment to the company and communities we serve.

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Thank you Jim Bitterle, for sharing your knowledge and experience at the talent crisis panel discussion hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK and Michigan Works! Southeast last month.

Check out this video for great insights, tips and tools from the panel, including Jim (his part begins at 42:00) or visit Ann Arbor SPARK’s web page- https://annarborusa.org/news/talent-attraction-and-retention-strategies/ for an outline of his presentation.

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Our Delaware County, PA region received great news from Governor Tom Wolf as he awarded $800,000 to EDSI, who will provide multi-week, industry-specific Career Acceleration Programs (CAPs) in IT, healthcare, construction/skilled trades, and customer service for 30 area veterans. The team is excited to work with these well-deserving service members to assist them in securing training, employment and other support.

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Q&A with Jeremiah McCaffity

Have you ever heard of a Mobile Career Center? This unique career unit on wheels is used to connect with youth in Guilford County. Last month, NCWorks Community Outreach Coordinator, Jeremiah McCaffity arrived at Western Guilford High School Signature Career Academy of Transportation, Distribution & Global Logistics in the Mobile Career Center to discuss career paths with youth and introduce NCWorks NextGen services to them. To read more about the Mobile Career Center, click the link below.

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In late 2021, EDSI was selected as an advisory member by NGA to work with the members of NGA’s Workforce Innovation Network, assisting state leaders in their workforce innovation efforts. Over the past few months EDSI has worked with NGA and their member states to map out job center and partner service delivery processes to support a more equitable economic recovery, with the ultimate goal of improving the jobseeker and employer experience. The NGA has released their Lessons Learned report outlining the progress and outcomes for each state and thanked the Governors and state workforce system leaders for contributing their leadership, best practices, and expertise. EDSI is proud to be part of making positive change in the workforce development world and looks forward to partnering with NGA for future opportunities.

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