GMSHRM in the Community - Homestead Job Corps Center

GMSHRM Workforce Readiness Committee members help Homestead Job Corps graduates to jump start their careers.

GMSHRM Workforce Readiness Committee members will conduct a half-day training on interviewing skills and resume techniques at the Homestead Job Corps Center on June 8th from 9AM - 12:30PM. The program is one of the GMSHRM Workforce Readiness initiatives that supports the career development training of local schools, colleges and vocational centers by connecting them with industry-specific experts to help student get ready for their next career phase.

"We welcome the participation of local human resources professionals in this initiative," commented Paula Franco, Director of GMSHRM Workforce Readiness Committee. "Our chapter members truly represent the diversity of knowledge, expertise and backgrounds of human resources as an profession. By connecting these experts with local training centers, the chapter creates a win-win for our community."

The presentation titled "Jumps Start Your Career" will focused on teaching students interviewig techniques and a separate workshop on resume writing techniques. "Homestead Job Corps students have defied many odds to continue their education.  The participation of local human resources professional will certainly give them a "reality check" and reaffirm what our career services programs have taught them," explained Lesly Diaz, Business Community Liaison for the Center. The USDOL Job Corps is a no cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Special thanks to Cindy Oliver, Director of Human Resources at Terremark and Carolina Kimball, Consultant at Right Management, who volunteered to conduct the workshops at Homestead Job Corps.

For more information on the GMSHRM Workforce Readiness Program, please contact Paula Franco at workforcereadiness@gmshrm.org.