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Local Workforce Data Effort Launches

Thu, 01 May 2014 10:55:45 CDT
By: Jim Browne

Local Workforce Data Effort Launches A snap-shot of the local workforce is now available for employees considering a move to McLean County. The Certified Work Ready Communities Initiative gauges a worker's basic abilities, according to Jennifer Feaman of Heartland Community College:

Feaman is the Associate Director for Customized Training at Heartland. She says to get certified, participants undergo testing

Feaman says a fourth component, a 'talent' portion, tests intangibles like leadership, work ethic, and customer service. She says the database is available on-line for businesses looking for a qualified workforce. Feaman says the next step is to enroll local businesses in the process.McLean County is only the second metro area in Illinois to use CWRC, along with Joliet Junior College.

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