The Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX) is pleased to announce our partnerships with both the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) and the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) on advancing the professional development of workforce developers in Georgia.
Both IAWP and NAWDP now recognize training programs held through the MAX Academy as relevant training hours for their certification programs. Hours spent attending MAX Academy workshops can count as training hours for earning a Certified Workforce Professional (CWP) credential from IAWP and also as professional development (continuing education) hours for CWP recertification. For NAWDP’s Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) credential, NAWDP will accept MAX Academy training hours toward the professional development hours required for CWDP recertification.
The CWP and CWDP certifications are national credentials that acknowledge the skills, knowledge, and experience that workforce developers have for successful service in the profession. These credentials confirm that a workforce developer has met the professional standards expected in the profession by expert peers. The certifications are akin to the CPA for accountants in terms of denoting professional competency.
The MAX will hold four (4) MAX Academy workshops in 2021. Virtual workshops will run 90 minutes (1.5 training hours). As conditions permit, MAX will plan to return to 4-to-6 hour in-person MAX Academy workshops.
The next MAX Academy workshop, MAX Academy: IT Alphabet Soup, will be held on Tuesday, March 30th, at 1:00 PM.
The registration for the next MAX Academy virtual workshop on March 30th is free for MAX members but registration is required.
MAX Members: Click here to register.
Not a member of MAX? And you don’t want to miss out on this great professional development opportunity? We don’t want you to either! Click here to join MAX today. Or non-members can click here to register for this event.
Registrants will receive the Zoom details in a follow-up email from MAX confirming registration.
ABOUT THE MAX ACADEMY
Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.
The MAX Academy offers professional development and capacity building training workshops to help workforce development professionals develop new skills, learn best practices, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.