PUBLIC NOTICE as of 7/1/2022
CHANGES TO LOCATIONS OF NORTHWEST AMERICAN JOB CENTERS
As of July 1st, we have transitioned to operating from three certified American Job Centers – Dyersburg, Huntingdon, and Dresden. Staff have been relocated to one of the remaining certified AJCs and we are continuing to add access points throughout the remaining counties for staff to use as needed for meeting with customers. Those customers in Benton, Crockett, Gibson, Henry, Lake, and Obion can choose to visit one of the American Job Centers, or may choose to contact one of the 3 centers to set up an appointment at a local access point. Phone numbers can be found here: https://nwtnjobs.org/locations
American Job Center (AJC) access points are created to supplement and enhance access to AJC services in support of comprehensive centers and affiliate AJC sites. Collaboration with community organizations and partners increases the quality and quantity of access points for individuals to receive needed career information and assistance. In addition to offering public computers and Internet access for jobseekers and individuals, many community organizations also provide space for employers as they host career fairs and networking events.
As always, customers may utilize the Virtual American Job Center 24/7 at https://www.tnvirtualajc.com/
Northwest TN Workforce Board will hold the following meetings:
October 25, 2022, DSCC Gibson County Campus, Room 129
9:30 am – AJC Committee Meeting,
11:00 am – Outreach & Opportunities Committee Meeting
October 26, 2022, Workforce Innovations, Inc. Administrative Office, Dyersburg
10:00 am – Executive Committee Meeting
November 15, 2022, NW Development District/Human Resource Agency, Martin
12:00 pm – Northwest TN Workforce Board meeting (Lunch at 11:30 by invitation only)
All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact us.
This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee. Auxiliary aids & services are available upon request. EOE. TDD #711.
WIOA Scholarship Provides Opportunity for IT Career
Nathan Crenshaw graduated from high school with a desire to continue his education, but fears of student loan debt led him to get a job instead. He soon realized that in order to further his career he was going to need to go back to school. After Nathan expressed an interest in computer technology, his friends and family urged him to look into the Information Technology Systems Management program at TCAT-McKenzie.
The NWTN Workforce Board was pleased to have guest Mitch Fielder, Owner and Operator of Chick-fil-A Dyersburg, speak on "Betting on Talent: Maximizing Impact of Employee Engagement."
Employers and Justice Involved Individuals Benefit
The Tennessee Department of Labor’s Office of Re-entry awarded the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board a grant to serve both employers and justice involved individuals to assist in reducing the rate of recidivism in our community. In 2021 the rate of recidivism in Tennessee was roughly 46%. This means almost half of all those released from jail or prison were estimated to return within three years. A major reason is due to the process of re-entry, returning to society after incarceration, being difficult.
WIOA Helps Student Transition from High School to TCAT to Employment
My name is Collin Niegocki. After High School, I was enchanted by the concept of Heating and Cooling and was encouraged to think about becoming a student at the HVAC program at TCAT. Shortly thereafter, I decided to enroll at the TCAT-McKenzie school in the HVAC program in Fall 2020. I earned my credential in the HVAC program from TCAT-McKenzie in Fall 2021 and began working at Culley Mechanical Services.