CAREERSOURCECHIPOLA HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING. CareerSource Chipola (CSC) held their annual meeting August 14, 2014 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center. Debbie Kolmetz of Holmes County was installed as Chairman of the Board, Johnny Eubanks of Liberty County was installed as Vice-Chair, and Arthur Obar of Jackson County was installed as Secretary/Treasurer. Connie Williams accepted the Employer of the Year Award on behalf of Lowe's of Marianna and Kristy Terry, Executive Director of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, was presented the award for Board Member of the Year by past recipient Darrin Wall. A special Chair's Award was presented to long-time member Caretha Everett of Jackson County by outgoing Chair Raymond Russell for fourteen years of dedicated service to the Board. Also receiving special recognition was Shaleen Murray, Canniff Stewart, Kimberly Wood and Leslie Yeatman for the individual successes they achieved as participants in CSC center training programs.
MARIANNA JOB FAIR. CareerSource Chipola held a Job Fair Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Marianna National Guard Armory. Over 30 employers participated in the Job Fair that drew well over 300 job seekers from around the area. We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that participated to make this event such a great success!
CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA DIRECTOR WINS TONI JENNINGS AWARD. The Board of Directors of CareerSource Chipola is proud to recognize its' Director, Richard Williams, who was honored Monday night, June 9, 2014, by the Florida Economic Development Council to receive the Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year Award. This prestigious award is given annually in recognition of the achievements of an outstanding workforce developer within the State of Florida.
2014 ROBOTICS CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED CareerSource Chipola recently held the seventh annual robotics contest in Marianna. Team Titanium from Altha won the obstacle course contest with a final time of three minutes and nine seconds. Team Wildcat from Bethleham won the log book contest. Complete results can be found here.
A NEW DAY IS HERE FOR CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA! After months of preparation on February 10, 2014 we officially changed our name to CareerSource Chipola. On this date all over the state 24 regional workforce organizations and over 100 career centers began operating with their new brand names and logos. Anywhere our customers go in the state they are now able to recognize the workforce system and know where to go should they need assistance with finding a job, retraining or for employers relocating to another region, help with their hiring needs. For the latest information on this initiative click on this link.
WORKSHOPS OFFERED IN CHIPLEY AND MARIANNA: Our career centers offer a variety of workshops each week designed to help make your job search as effective and successful as possible. These workshops are focused on providing job seekers with the skills, knowledge, and preparation needed to stand out in today’s competitive job market. To see what informative workshops are being offered, visit the “Workshops” link under our “Job Seekers” tab. To register for an upcoming workshop, log in to your Employ Florida Marketplace account, then select “My Resources,” and “Upcoming Events.”
CHIPOLA COLLEGE AND CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA PARTNER TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: Chipola College and CareerSource Chipola have joined together on a new H1B training grant. Individuals interested in receiving training in IT or health care related fields should contact Lori York at 850-633-2751 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.