ERIC Number: ED393487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Re-Employment Opportunity Center.
Mann, Michelle; And Others
The Washington State Employment Security Department and Columbia Basin Community College have been partners in delivering training, education, and re-employment services at the Re-Employment Opportunity Center (ROC). The ROC targets dislocated workers, especially those affected by downsizing at the Department of Energy, and provides retraining, readjustment, and placement services. Workers participate in a 20- to 40-hour classroom activity delivered by community college staff that includes career assessment and planning, job seeking skills, personal support, and personal assessment and planning. Job postings, personal development seminars, relocation and pre-employment interview services, and onsite unemployment insurance services are also offered. ROC staff participate monthly as active members of advisory boards for various agencies, businesses, and community resources. In addition, the center provides a resource room which offers participants use of a computer lab, access to job postings on the Internet, college catalogs, telephones, and interview rooms for local employers. Area employers participate in all phases of planning and development of employment and training services in the community. Between April and December 1995, visits to the ROC totaled 13,757. Materials on ROC facilities, services, and outcomes are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.
Identifiers: Reemployment Opportunity Center WA
Note: Paper presented at "Workforce 2000," the Annual Conference on Workforce Training of the League for Innovation in the Community College (4th, Orlando, FL, January 31-February 3, 1996).