Through periodic MAX Member Spotlights, our MAX team is honored to help our broader workforce development network get to know our members better in order to strengthen connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development. Here, our members share insights on how MAX is helpful in their work, accomplishments they’re most proud of, emerging trends they see as affecting workforce development, and more.
Why did you become a MAX member?
To remain current on workforce development activities, trends and resources in Georgia and nationwide.
How long have you been engaged with the MAX network?
3 to 5 years
How has being a member of MAX benefitted your organization?
I am informed as a workforce development professional.
How have you engaged through MAX in the past 12 months?
MAX Academy, MAX Minutes, MAX Mondays
Which MAX event do you most look forward to attending?
The career coaching sessions for engaging our participants.
How many years have you served in the workforce development profession?
Why do you serve in this profession? What motivates you or inspires you to do what you do?
I fell into the arena and never left. There is a level of self-fulfillment involved in building programs and services which subsequently empower others to change their lives for the better.
What are some emerging trends you see as affecting the job seekers and employers served through our profession?
Hybrid and fully virtual employment requires more than technical training.
Is there anything you believe that we, as a profession, should do differently in the future to best serve those we serve?
We need to do a better job of developing true collaborative agreements with our peers to provide a true continuum of services when needed.
What is a little-known fun fact about you?
I played the clarinet at Carnegie Hall as a kid
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