Workforce Connections Annual Report 2008-2009

Nov 7, 2010 | Annual Reports

Workforce Connections LogoYear in Review

Workforce Connections (WFC), a division of the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC), provides workforce development services to the citizens and businesses of Knox County. WFC is accountable to and works in conjunction with the local workforce investment board to administer varied state and federally funded programs. WFC ensures that these employment related resources effectively meet the needs of residents in Local Workforce Investment Area Three (Knox County).

During 2008—2009, Workforce Connections:

Connected people with jobs:

  • Provided job search assistance in more than 27,000
    customer visits
  • Placed 617 qualified applicants in employment
  • Placed / Supported 14 Transitioning Students with significant disabilities / support needs into employment

Provided Adult Education Services:

  • Provided basic skills, academic upgrades, and general adult education services to 223 students
  • Helped 37 people reach their goal of passing the GED
  • Assisted 892 people to earn Career Readiness Certificates

Helped individuals improve their standard of living:

  • In-school youth earned an average of $1,200 through parttime summer work experiences
  • Older youth program completers each earn more than $19,000 annually
  • Adults and Dislocated Workers completing training programs will collectively earn more than $4,300,000 in their first year after program completion
  • Local Employers received more than $200,000 to provide skills upgrades to their employees

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