New Solicitation Available for Ramsey County
Please be advised that Ramsey County has released solicitation #RFJTPA792-0-2013/KB for Racial Disparities Reduction Strategy Services for African American Minnesota Family Investment Program Participants. A brief description of the scope of work includes obtaining the services of a culturally specific community agency to collaborate with the County and selected contracted Minnesota Family Investment Program (“MFIP”) Employment Services (“ES”) providers (“ES Providers”) to deliver comprehensive, strength-based, culturally specific family stability services.
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Connecting Brain Science to Practice
Ramsey County will highlight innovative work by Workforce Solutions, Goodwill Easter Seals, and other service partners regarding research findings from our Families Achieving Success Today (FAST) program. The centerpiece will be research about brain science and how it connects to the work we are doing with families. We will be highlighting educational research that can be applied in practice to support families as we find ways to help them combat poverty and move into unsubsidized jobs.
This is very exciting and is drawing speakers from the national scene. We are hoping to position Minnesota as a leader in this cutting edge work. The event is November 20, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., location TBD (see attached flyer). For more information please contact Kate Probert at 651-779-5655.
Announcing Minnesota Ready!
NEW! Career Development and Job Search Skills Course at no cost to you! At Minnesota Ready you’ll gain every skill you need to be competitive in the job market and advance toward a career you’ll love. In this 32-hour course you’ll identify growing careers and companies that are hiring, discover resources to pay for training, create a master resume, and learn valuable interviewing and networking skills. Save yourself time and hassle by learning all you need to know going into your job search! Childcare is available. For more information call 651-748-2566 or visit www.jobconnectmn.us
Blue Ribbon Commission - In response to data indicating that the Twin Cities has the highest racial employment disparities in the nation, the Ramsey County Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul, has convened a Blue Ribbon Commission to identify new and innovative strategies to address this issue.
RENEW, a collaborative project between the City of Minneapolis and Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, builds capacity for green enterprise in the Twin Cities by strategically connecting businesses with a trained workforce. The project prepares job seekers for green careers, aligning job training with sustainable economic development.
Building Lives Video