WIOA. Wagner-Peyser. Unemployment Insurance. SNAP E&T. Medicaid. What are the latest developments with these and other important state programs that enable workers in Georgia to access the training and job supports they need to be successful in the workplace?
Join MAX on Wednesday, November 29th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, to learn about the many ways that key agencies within the public workforce system support Georgia jobseekers, workers, and employers.
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The overall objective of this workshop is to assist practitioners in learning about the latest resources available through the state agencies that together represent the public workforce system. Connecting job seekers and employers with these resources is a matter of everyday necessity for these practitioners. Through this MAX Academy, practitioners will learn about the available programs through each agency, eligibility requirements, important contacts, and more. Attendees should leave this MAX Academy with an ample understanding of how best to connect the job seekers and employers they serve with important state resources.
Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson will provide an update on labor market trends and the latest developments with GDOL.
Session 1: WIOA and Wagner-Peyser in Georgia Update
Rhonda Waite, Director of Compliance, Policy and Training, Technical College System of Georgia, Office of Workforce Development
Session 2: Vocational Rehabilitation Services Update
Sheila Pierce, Director of Program Support, Vocational Rehabilitation, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Session 3: SNAP Employment & Training, TANF, and Medicaid
Pamela Mack, Food & Nutrition Director, Georgia Department of Human Services
Felicia Ellis, SNAP Employment & Training Director, DHS
Bradly Green, Medicaid Director, DHS
Jacqueline Williams, TANF Director, DHS
Session 4: Career Pathways and Work-Based Learning
Patrick Ledford, Economic Development Liaison, Career Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE), Georgia Department of Education
Laura L. Boswell, Work Based Learning Program Specialist, Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education, Georgia Department of Education
Both IAWP and NAWDP 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), NAWDP will accept MAX Academy training hours toward the professional development hours required for CWDP recertification.
The workshop has been submitted to the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) to count for 3 hours of continuing education for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs).
Atlanta Technical College
Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center
1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Join us for a day of learning and networking! The registration fee for this training is $25.00 for MAX members and $45.00 for non-members.
Because we recognize the value of having multiple team members from the same organization participate so concepts and practices may be discussed and reinforced, discounts are available when multiple staff from the same agency register for the workshop as follows:
MAX Members: $25.00 for the first registration and $15.00 for each additional registration from the same organization.
Non-Members: $45.00 for the first registration and $35.00 for each additional registration from the same organization.
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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.