CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA TO REQUEST PERMISSION TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES. CareerSource Chipola is requesting permission from the Department of Economic Opportunity to continue to provide direct services for its career centers after the current permission expires midnight, June 30, 2015. CareerSource Chipola currently operates three career centers and serves the citizens of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties. The Proposed Request for Authority will be available for review April 13 - April 27, 2015 and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Proposed Request for Authority to Provide Direct Services.
CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA HOLDS EIGHTH ANNUAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION. This year's robotics competition was held March 19, 2015, at the old Marianna High School gym and was sponsored by CareerSource Chipola and Opportunity Florida. Twenty-one teams of students from five counties participated in the contest which was called Obstacle Run II and challenged students to build robots that could race down an obstacle course in the fastest time. To view the full news article click here.
MOBILE CAREER AND TRAINING UNIT IS ON THE ROAD. CareerSource Chipola has added a Mobile Career and Training Unit to its list of employment and training resources. The mobile unit is designed to provide services to residents of local communities that may be unable to easily access the region's three full-service career centers, and to employers seeking convenient recruiting and training options. The unit is handicap accessible and is equipped with individual computer workstations with internet acess, a large flat-screen television for training presentations, and office equipment for printing and copying. It will be staffed by professionals from CareerSource Chipola, ready to assist both job seeking customers and employers. For more information on upcoming dates and locations, call Kenny Griffin at 850-633-2737.
CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA JOINS PARTNERS IN CELEBRATING THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF AWARD-WINNING UNIFIED WORKFORCE BRAND. CareerSource Chipola and the entire CareerSource Florida network celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of a unified brand. Florida became the first state in the nation on February 10, 2014 to achieve aligned brands for its state board, 24 regional workforce development boards and nearly 100 career centers. CareerSource Chipola is a leader in the CareerSource Florida network serving Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties. During fiscal year 2013-2014, CareerSource Chipola served over 800 businesses and 1,000 job seekers who successfully secured employment.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE AND CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA PARTNER TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. Chipola College and CareerSource Chipola have joined together on an H1B training grant. Individuals interested in receiving training in IT or health care related fields should contact either Brenda Neel in our Marianna office at 850-633-2738 and in our Chipley office you can contact Susan Grimes at 850-845-0645 for additional information.