GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission has been
operating Workforce Development Programs since 1970 and is one of the
state's most experienced and reliable contractors operating these
Workforce Development programs provide transitional assistance to
unemployed and underemployed persons helping them move into employment
providing good career potential for achieving economic self-sufficiency
and job stability.
GLEAMNS Workforce Development programs also offer public and private
sector businesses and agencies an opportunity to recruit and train
people while we share the expenses of training new employees.
GLEAMNS Workforce Development programs utilize a Case Management
approach to ensure that customer's employment goals and achievement
objectives are met.
"Case Management" is designed to provide a system
for a flexible, multi-activity approach to meeting the employment and
training needs of individuals. To accomplish this objective, the
Workforce Development staff works with individuals in planning and
procuring training and supportive services, which will enable them to
obtain and retain employment.
If you are a person operating a business or a company seeking to hire
additional employees please contact the GLEAMNS Workforce Development
"The key to success in employment and training programs is the
participation of employers."
WorkForce Investment Act
What is WIA?
The Workforce Investment Act is a federal
workforce development program offering services to youth, job seekers,
To operate, in conjunction with other One-Stop Workforce System
partners, a customer - driven workforce development system that
maximizes return on investment and focuses on customer satisfaction.
Year Round Youth Program
Adult and Dislocated Worker Program
The WIA Youth Program, for youth ages 14-21, is
operated year round. The enrollment period for the coming program year
will run from September to November. During this time, WIA Youth Case
Managers will be recruiting new participants in local schools as well as
One Stop Workforce Centers. Youth enrolled in this program will be given
1. Tutoring, study skills training and instruction leading to
secondary school completion
2. Alternative secondary school offerings
3. Summer employment opportunities directly linked to
academic and occupational learning
4. Paid and unpaid work experience, including internships
and job shadowing
5. Occupational skill training, as appropriate
6. Leadership development opportunities
7. Supportive services
8. Adult mentoring
9. Follow - up services
10. Comprehensive guidance and counseling, including drug
and alcohol abuse counseling
Those who wish to participate in the Summer
Enrichment Work Program are required to attend sponsored leadership
activities, workshops, and tutorial sessions throughout the year.
Participants who have been active in all activities and have
participated in the summer work program are invited to attend the annual
Cultural Enrichment Trip at the end of the summer. Past trips have taken
youth to Atlanta, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina, Charlotte and
North Carolina. .
Adult and Dislocated Worker Intensive Services
The WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker program is designed to help those
who are unemployed or underemployed. Case Managers actively recruit and
enroll new participants throughout the year at local One Stop Workforce
Centers. WIA Core services available to all job seekers include:
Assistance with finding job
Help with contacting employers
Assistance with resumes, cover
letters and job applications.
Workshops on job finding and job
Additional Intensive services are
available to eligible job seekers who meet enrollment guidelines and
Individual Counseling and Career Planning
Short-term pre-vocational services
Literacy related to workforce readiness
Out-of-Area job search assistance
Comprehensive and Specialized Assessment
For those who have participated in Intensive and
Core services and are still unable to find gainful employment,
additional training services may be available:
All job seekers are eligible for Core services
under the WIA program. Those wishing to pursue Intensive and Training
services must follow the application procedures and meet certain