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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JANUARY 4, 2006
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
(615) 419-2068 (C)


TN CAREER CENTER STAFF RECEIVES NEW CREDENTIAL
TRAINING LEADS TO BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE

NASHVILLE — More than 130 Tennessee Career Center staff across the state have achieved a nationally recognized credential by completing the Global Career Development training. These graduates join a rapidly growing group of professionals specifically trained to provide career and workforce development services in public and private agencies.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA), the National Employment Counseling Association, and the National Association of Workforce Professionals have endorsed the intensive, 120-hour course. The courses were held across the state for 10 months with a graduation ceremony in November 2005.

“The completion of this certification allows our Career Center staff and partners to better serve the citizens of Tennessee with their employment and training needs through the Tennessee Career Center System,” said Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley.

The curriculum is approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education for certification of Global Career Development Facilitators. Some of the topics covered include; Labor Market Information and Resources, Working with Diverse Populations, Ethical and Legal Issues, Employability Skills, and Technology and Career Development. Emily Hatfield and Windie Wilson of Workforce Connections in Knoxville are the certified instructors who facilitated this professional development certification coursework.

The following is a list of staff by region that completed the training.

Middle Tennessee

Bonnie Clinton
UCHRA*

Jamie Edwards
UCHRA

Joan Craig
TDLWD-Nashville

Cindy Holland
UCHRA

Betty Smith
UCHRA

Shirley Smith
UCHRA

Lillie Vaughn
UCHRA

Hilda Watts
UCHRA

Johnnie Wheeler
UCHRA

Terri Elkins Yates
Lawrence Co Career Center

Vicki Forsythe
Lawrence Co Career Center

Ramon Velez-Velez
TDLWD**

Doyle Long
TDLWD

James Perry
TDLWD

Sue Taylor
TDLWD

Joyce Gregory
TDLWD

Cecilia Fraser
TDLWD

Peggy Harding
TDLWD

Angie Waller
TDLWD

Sheryl Jordan
South Central TN Career Center

Elaine Newcomb
South Central TN Career Center

Greg Baker
South Central TN Career Center

Jean Glover
South Central TN Workforce Alliance

Gloria Anthony
South Central TN Workforce Alliance

Joseph Beard
South Central TN Workforce Alliance

Gayle Escamilla
South Central TN Workforce Alliance

Murenda Frierson
South Central TN Workforce Alliance

Chuck Huckaby
South Central TN Workforce Alliance

Kanya Allen
Workforce Essentials, Inc.

Karen Fulks
Workforce Essentials, Inc.

Tanya Evrenson
NCAC***/Middle TN Career Center

Frank Hayes
NCAC/Middle TN Career Center

Terry Hiers
NCAC/Middle TN Career Center

Sheila Wallace
NCAC/Middle TN Career Center - Rutherford Co.

Cris Pollard
NCAC/Middle TN Career Center - Wilson Co.

*Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency
** Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
*** Nashville Career Advancement Center


Southeast Tennessee

Rebecca Baldwin
Southeast TN Career Center

Tommy Floyd
Southeast Central TN Career Center

Steve Hice
Workforce Solutions

Joy Margrave
Workforce Connections

Shirley Phillips
Athens Career Center

Melinda Reagan
TDLWD

Lanny Graham
TDLWD

Karen Woosley
TDLWD

Sandra Malone
TDLWD

Tim Witt
TN Career Center at University Ave-Knoxville

Thophles Williams
Southeast TN Dev. District

Valerie Jennings
Southeast TN Dev. District

Nancy Frye
Southeast TN Dev. District

Patricia Davis
Southeast TN Dev. District

Andrea Witt
Southeast Career Center - Chattanooga


East Tennessee

Patricia Carlton
Alliance for Business & Training

Terry Coclough
Alliance for Business & Training

Brenda Lewis
Alliance for Business & Training

Cynthia Martin-Hensley
Alliance for Business & Training

Brenda Stone
Alliance for Business & Training

Joe Wallen
Alliance for Business & Training

Jane Rutter
Alliance for Business & Training

Barbara McCray
Alliance for Business & Training

Frank Umbarger
Five Rivers Career Center

Donna Stansberry
Five Rivers Career Center

Joy McNeil
Five Rivers Career Center

Conya Mull
Fiver Rivers Career Center

Elizabeth Price
WIA Youth Program ( Hawkins County)

Warren Secrest
TN Career Center at Knoxville

Jimmy Zukas
Northeast TN Career Center

Teresa Broome
TDLWD

Darlene Ely
TDLWD


West Tennessee

Melissa Bane
Dyersburg State Community College

Ana Bosch
Dyersburg State Community College

Don Dugger
Dyersburg St. Community College

Ty Sirmans
Northwest Tennessee
Workforce Board
Dyersburg State Community College

Delores Hayes
Dyersburg State Community College

Wanda Adams
Dyersburg State Community College

Neva Webster
Dyersburg State Community College

Ellen Cash
NW TN Workforce Board
Dyersburg State Community College

Phillip Warwick
Dyersburg State Community College

Michael Whitson
Dyersburg State Community College

June Robison
Dyersburg State Community College

Joyce Hudson
Dyersburg State Community College

Miranda Miller
Dyersburg State Community College

Twana Jackson
Workforce Investment Board

Monica Kegler
Workforce Investment Network
Memphis Area Career Center

Rondalyn Martin
Workforce Investment Network
Memphis Area Career Center

Margie Lawson
Workforce Investment Network
Memphis Career Center

Lori Rolfe
Workforce Investment Network
Memphis Area Career Center

Corrie Rovak
Memphis Career Center

Lora Young
Memphis Career Center

Bill Elinor
TDLWD
West TN Career Center

Toria Gladney-Neal
Workforce Investment Network
Memphis Career Center

Tiffany Hall-Nelms
City of Memphis
Memphis Career Center

Tierney Morgan
Memphis Area Career Center

Fairy Rogers
West TN Career Center

Lillie Boyd
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Janice Carroll
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Rex Smith
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Carol Edmonds
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Judy Vestal
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Brenda Fowler
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Janet Whitlow
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Anna Lattimore
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Jeanette Lockett
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Brenda Magers
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Merita Stone
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Gwendolyn Strong
Memphis Area Career Center

Bettina Webb
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Connie Wright
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Velma Holt
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

(06-01)
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