News & Updates
One of the focuses for the Cleveland Society of Human Resource Management (CSHRM) Workforce Readiness mission is to ensure that today and tomorrow’s workforce has the skills, competencies and behaviours in order to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. For this reason, CSHRM maintains a strategic alliance between business and education to accomplish this mission. As part of this initiative we are proud to support Junior Achievement (JA) whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA programs impact students’ lives by raising students’ educational and career aspirations, teaching students economic and financial knowledge and developing students’ job-related skills throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties.
The Junior Achievement bowl-a-thon was held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, with CSHRM receiving over $325.00 in donations! Thank you to our team captain: Hazel Brown and our bowlers Gary Convertino, Jackie Thrasher and Brad Thrasher for your commitment to CSHRM’s workforce readiness mission in addition to helping students in Northeast Ohio. CSHRM’s donations will be utilized by Junior Achievement to provide positive role models to deliver educational programs to educate three classrooms of students about the importance of financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship.
Ohio Workforce Readiness Mission
To ensure that today and tomorrow’s workforce has the skills, competencies and behaviors in order to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. Workforce readiness are advocates advancing the HR issues of work preparedness for all Ohio population through a strategic alliance between business and education.
This year the chapter is focusing on two target audiences within workforce readiness:
- Persons with disabilities entering the workplace
- New entrants in the workforce, specifically graduating students
Listed below are events, resources, and volunteer partnerships supporting our chapter’s workforce readiness goals.
- Website Accessibility Resource Initiative: Helps ensure your website is ADA-compliant (http://www.w3.org/WAI/)
- Bobby: Sponsored as a free service by the Center for Applied Special Technology, Bobby allows you to run an accessibility check on your Web site in seconds. (http://www.cast.org/bobby/)
- U.S.Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page: (http://www.ada.gov/)
- ADA, Disability and Accessibility Online Resources (http://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Portals/AccessibleSM/Resources%20for%20ASM%200910%20update.pdf)
New Employment Initiatives for Veterans (http://www.dol.gov/vets/goldcard.html)
Support from Behind the Lines: 10 Steps to Becoming a Military-Ready Employer
bit.ly/militarytoolkit or http://www.shrm.org/TemplatesTools/Toolkits/Documents/12-0177%20Behind_the_Lines_Toolkit_FNL.pdf
PaYS Program: candidate selection, job fairs, candidate matching (http://www.armypays.com)
- Recruit Military: job postings, candidate sourcing, job fairs (http://www.recruitmilitary.com)
- OhioVets Can: free job posting board for military-friendly organizations (http://www.ohiovetscan.com)
- Veteran Education Benefits: list of education benefits available to veterans that can reduce your training/education expenses (http://www.gibill.va.gov/post-911/)
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR): USERRA online training, sample HR policies, fact sheet, resources (http://www.esgr.org)
- 10 Reasons to Hire a Vet (http://www.hireheroesusa.org/companies/why-hire-a-veteran)
- Taskforce on the Aging of American Workforce: research, studies, and resources addressing the aging workforce (http://www.doleta.gov/reports/dpld_older_worker.cfm)
- Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs): offers information and referrals, technical assistance, public awareness, and training on all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (http://www.dbtac.vcu.edu/Static/Home.aspx)
CSHRM Workforce Readiness Volunteer Partnerships
JA of Greater Cleveland, Inc.
Junior Achievement is dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and personal finances. JA programs are taught by volunteers in class and after school in over 200 schools and organizations throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. JA’s classroom volunteers come from all walks of life and include business people, college students, parents and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of the organization.
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 525
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 861-8080
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
If you’re a high school student planning your future, an adult wanting to upgrade skills or change careers, or an employer planning corporate training for your staff, then Cuyahoga Valley Career Center is the place for you! Learn in our high-tech facility from instructors with real-world experience.
8001 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, Ohio 44141