MOBILE UNIT USED TO SERVE STAFF OF CAMPBELLTON-GRACEVILLE HOSPITAL. Staff from CareerSource Chipola traveled to Graceville April 16 and 17 and provided services to the staff of the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital after it was announced earlier in the week the facility would be closed. The mobile unit allowed services to be delivered on location making it easier for those impacted by the closure to receive the employment help they need. The effort was well received in the community and noted in an editorial that appeared in the Jackson County Floridan. CareerSource Chipola will continue to work directly with those impacted.
CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA TO REQUEST PERMISSION TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES. CareerSource Chipola is requesting permission from the Department of Economic Opportunity to continue to provide direct services for its career centers after the current permission expires midnight, June 30, 2015. CareerSource Chipola currently operates three career centers and serves the citizens of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties. The Proposed Request for Authority will be available for review April 13 - April 27, 2015 and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Proposed Request for Authority to Provide Direct Services.
CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA HOLDS EIGHTH ANNUAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION. This year's robotics competition was held March 19, 2015, at the old Marianna High School gym and was sponsored by CareerSource Chipola and Opportunity Florida. Twenty-one teams of students from five counties participated in the contest which was called Obstacle Run II and challenged students to build robots that could race down an obstacle course in the fastest time. To view the full news article click here.
MOBILE CAREER AND TRAINING UNIT IS ON THE ROAD. CareerSource Chipola has added a Mobile Career and Training Unit to its list of employment and training resources. The mobile unit is designed to provide services to residents of local communities that may be unable to easily access the region's three full-service career centers, and to employers seeking convenient recruiting and training options. The unit is handicap accessible and is equipped with individual computer workstations with internet acess, a large flat-screen television for training presentations, and office equipment for printing and copying. It will be staffed by professionals from CareerSource Chipola, ready to assist both job seeking customers and employers. For more information on upcoming dates and locations, call Kenny Griffin at 850-633-2737.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE AND CAREERSOURCE CHIPOLA PARTNER TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. Chipola College and CareerSource Chipola have joined together on an H1B training grant. Individuals interested in receiving training in IT or health care related fields should contact either Brenda Neel in our Marianna office at 850-633-2738 and in our Chipley office you can contact Susan Grimes at 850-845-0645 for additional information.