News & Announcements
Community Workforce Solutions Launches Clean Start Diaper Service and Offers Affordable Option for Eco-Conscious Parents
Raleigh, N.C. (August 14, 2013) - Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announces the launch of Clean Start Diaper Service with weekly home delivery and pickup of cloth diapers, which are made of sustainable and renewable 100% cotton. In-home customer consultations are also available to train parents-to-be on the use of cloth diapers as an environmentally friendly alternative.
The new division offers an affordable, green alternative for Triangle parents. Clean Start Diaper Service offers cleaning and delivery of cloth diapers. The new service gives customers the opportunity to do something good for the environment and their baby, and it will also provide valuable training to CWS program participants as they prepare to transition into the workforce.
“This is a win-win for the community and the individuals served by CWS because it fulfills a local need and enables us to provide training and directly transferrable skills to individuals with disabilities,” said Roger McGee, president and executive director of Community Workforce Solutions. “We are continuously searching for new ways to provide real-world training for adults with disabilities, and this model fits that description perfectly.“
Clean Start Diaper Service offers cleaning, delivery and pickup of cloth diapers at a fair price with a focus on quality and customer service. Clean Start Diaper Service provides OsoCozyprefold cloth diapers. For more information about Clean Start Diaper service, which is a division of Community Workforce Solutions, visit http://www.cleanstartdiaper.comTo request services, please contact us at 919-218-9430 or email@example.com.
The Gateway Clubhouse’s new and improved website has launched. Check it out at www.gatewayclubhouse.org.
We are in the process of revamping the CWS website. Check back for updates.
Clean Start Laundry Services Now Seeking Laundry Contracts
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. now has a commercial laundry that is fully operational at the Raleigh site. Our laundry service was named Clean Start Laundry Service and it is equipped with new updated laundry equipment and a specially trained staff. We are currently seeking laundry contracts in the Healthcare, Hospitality, Food Service and Fitness industries. If you are interested in obtaining a quote for laundry services you can call 919-231-3325 and ask for the Laundry Services Manager. We invite you to learn more by visiting www.cleanstartlaundry.com .
Our Production Division takes another major step towards
Broadening Our Scope
Community Workforce Solutions has announced the naming of our Production Division, Flexible Production & Assembly and that we have achieved ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certification. In addition to these major accomplishments, our clean room has been updated to an ISO 7/Class 10,000 clean room and we are pursuing new medical device and life science contracts. Our ISO registration includes contract manufacturing services consisting of assembly, kitting, packaging, and fulfillment for various products.
Flexible Production & Assembly is represented at the AdvaMed Conference in Washington, D.C.
Roger McGee, President/Executive Director of Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. and Vivian Hotle, Director of Business Development for Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. attended AdvaMed 2011 in Washington, D.C., Sept. 26 – 28. AdvaMed 2011is the premier MedTech Conference for CEOs, business executives, policy-makers, financiers, media, and industry stakeholders from around the world. Roger and Vivian assisted Jennifer Bosser, Assistant Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development who participated in the show in partnership with ibiliti, the North Carolina Advanced Medical Technologies Center of Innovation. Both Roger and Vivian supported the efforts of Wake County Economic Development and ibiliti by speaking with companies interested in investing or establishing a presence within North Carolina. The opportunity to support Wake County Economic Development and ibiliti at the AdvaMed conference also provided an opportunity to showcase the contract manufacturing services offered through Community Workforce Solutions’ Production Division, Flexible Production & Assembly.
Community Workforce Solutions holds first annual Green Fest in Raleigh, NC.
Raleigh, N.C. – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, held its first annual Green Fest on October 13, 2011. The goal of the Green Fest was to educate the individuals we support, their family members, referral sources, and CWS staff on how the choices we make impact our bodies, the environment and those around us. The theme was “Growing Towards a Healthy Lifestyle” and there were informational sessions, booths, and health demonstrations to provide the attendees with the opportunity to speak with various professionals about how to keep ourselves and our environment healthy.At the Green Fest, locally made pottery coffee mugs were sold to add to our Green Team efforts; Tom Rhodes from NCDENR discussed vermiposting (the process of using worms to speed the composting process.); CWS staff and participants developed a recycling game; and there were presenters who discussed healthy eating/exercise (including seated yoga).
“We were quite happy with the turn out for our first annual Green Fest”, said Julie Griffin , Vocational Services Director. “The Green Team is already planning next year’s Green Fest. We hope to reach out to more individuals in our community and establish ourselves as a local agency focusing on green initiatives.”
CWS’s Green Team is dedicated to expanding the skill set of CWS’s staff and participants by raising awareness of their impact on the environment in the home, workplace and the community. The Green Team creates opportunities for all to learn specific ways to reduce their carbon footprint through conservation, recycling, and gardening. This program relies on donations and grants. Some of the donors and contributors for the 2011 Green Fest included: Whole Foods, Kroger, Larry’s Beans, Wal-Mart #5292, Courtney Pernell, Thom Rhodes with NCDENR, Cindy Ward, Body Mind and Soul Nutrition, Jim and Tricia Bell at Under the Oaks Pottery, and Tina Granville Pottery.
New Laundry Service Offers Opportunity to Give Back to Community
Community Workforce Solutions Launches Clean Start Laundry
Raleigh, N.C. -Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today the launch of their commercial laundry operation, Clean Start Laundry. The laundry offers the local business community the opportunity to give back by providing training opportunities for individuals CWS serves while receiving reliable laundry services that are committed to the highest quality standards.
Training opportunities like those that Clean Start Laundry provides increase job placement opportunities for the individuals CWS supports. This newest job training operation launched by CWS grew out of more than forty-six years of experience in providing job training and job placement within the healthcare, hospitality, and food service sectors and understanding their needs.
Clean Start Laundry's specialized laundry operation is designed to handle the most challenging linen needs with new, updated laundry equipment and a specially trained staff. Located at the Community Workforce Solutions' Raleigh site, services will focus on the unique needs of the healthcare, hospitality, food service, and fitness industries.
"It is exciting and rewarding to know that this new laundry program will provide real-world work experience to the population we serve", said Roger McGee, President/Executive Director of Community Workforce Solutions. "The skills learned here will directly transfer into real jobs in the community. We are also pleased to be offering a much needed, and competitively priced, service to this area."
For more information about Clean Start Laundry, visit http://www.cleanstartlaundry.com. To request a quote, please contact the Laundry Services Manager at 919-231-3325.
CWS programs awarded three-year CARF accreditation
CARF International announced that Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Services: Community Integration, Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Development, Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Supports, Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job-Site Training, Employment Services: Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services, Employment Services: Employee Development Services, and Employment Services: Organizational Employment Services programs.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
CWS Launches Online Greeting Card Store
Raleigh, N.C. – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today the launch of their online store for the purchase of handmade greeting cards. The cards are the product of the Artful Pathways program and support the creative talent of individuals with developmental disabilities. Initiated in 2010, Artful Pathways is a voluntary program for participants of CWS that not only provides an outlet for their artistic abilities but also teaches them valuable vocational skills while building self‐esteem and confidence.
“The Artful Pathways program has been a wonderful opportunity for the individuals we support to utilize their skills and talent,” said Kim Hicks, manager of the program. “It has allowed us to tap into their creativity to help express themselves in a fun and meaningful way. Participants are eager to work on the greeting card projects and take pride in learning the process that results in high quality, unique creations.”
A variety of greeting cards are currently available in the online store, with new designs being added frequently. Custom designs or bulk orders can be arranged by calling Kim Hicks at 919‐231‐3325 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the festive greeting cards, new items are in development and will be available online in the coming weeks. All proceeds go to the continued support of the program and the individuals it serves.
To access the online store for the Artful Pathways products, click here.
Gateway Clubhouse Holds Grand Opening Event
Gateway Clubhouse, a member-driven program for individuals with a brain injury, hosted members and community leaders during their recent Grand Opening event, held in March 2011. Approximately 70 people attended to celebrate the opening of North Carolina’s only Clubhouse of its kind dedicated to supporting individuals who have sustained a brain injury.
The Grand Opening, held at the American Legion lodge in Fuquay-Varina, featured a catered dinner by Papa Jack’s Catering and entertainment by Steve “Sole Man” Silverman. Attendees enjoyed meeting Clubhouse members, received door prizes, and heard about the opening of the Clubhouse.
“We are thrilled to know that leaders within our community understand the needs of this population and are interested in learning how they can help” stated Denise Johnson, Gateway Clubhouse Coordinator. “The Grand Opening event was a huge success, and we look forward to many more opportunities to create awareness about brain injuries and Gateway Clubhouse.”
Gateway Clubhouse, a program of Community Workforce Solutions, opened in December 2010 and currently serves nine individuals by providing a productive and structured day where members are actively involved in every aspect of day-to-day operations, with guidance from trained staff. The members invite the community to become a partner in supporting individuals with a brain injury through volunteerism, the donation of wish list items, or by offering financial support. To contribute in any of these ways or to learn more, please click here.
CWS Awarded Waste Management Grant
Raleigh, N.C. – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced that they have been awarded a grant from Wake County Solid Waste Management. The grant, part of the Commercial Waste Reduction Grant Program, will fund improvements to CWS’ sustainability practices.
CWS formed a “green team” in 2010 to establish internal energy efficiency and sustainability goals. The grant will fund a recycling and education program, including the purchase of collection containers for recycling office paper, bottles, plastics and newspapers. The agency will also establish a composting program for food scraps and biodegradable waste that will be used in their community garden program.
“We are excited to be a part of the grant program,” said Cheri Howell, assistant director of Community Workforce Solutions. “This partnership will allow us to further our goal of increasing the amount of material we recycle. In addition, the opportunity to provide education about recycling and composting will result in a larger and longer lasting impact on our wider community. We are proud to do our part to become a more environmentally conscious organization.”
To support Community Workforce Solutions programs such as the community garden through donations, click here.
Gateway Clubhouse Continues to Grow
Gateway Clubhouse is now fully staffed, with Denise Johnson as Clubhouse Coordinator and Lauren Cox as Clubhouse Specialist. Clubhouse membership has reached 8 members and has several more individuals who have expressed interest in joining. In January, Gateway Clubhouse held an Open House, where members hosted daily tours and provided guests with the opportunity to learn more about this unique program. A Grand Opening event will be held within the coming weeks. The staff and members of Gateway Clubhouse invite the community to stop by for a tour. Tours can be scheduled by calling 919-662-0940.
Wade Avenue Whole Foods Supports CWS
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with
disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today that the Wade Avenue Whole Foods selected them as the“Community Spotlight” organization for the month of February. The agency has been granted display space in the store and is the
beneficiary of donations made at the register.
CWS will use funds generated by donations for their “green team” supporting projects such as community gardens and decreasing
the organization’s environmental impact. Launched in March 2010, the community garden program teaches participants how to
plant, water, weed and harvest plants, fruits and vegetables. As well as developing practical vocational skills, the program also
develops knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating habits. Harvested food will be given to the program participants and other
community members in need.
“Whole Foods is proud to support Community Workforce Solutions and to shine a spotlight on the positive impact its services have
on our community,” said Nancy Halberstadt, community outreach specialist with Whole Foods. “Their dedication to persons with
disabilities to help them achieve their goals is both admirable and invaluable to the Triangle community.”
“We are honored to be recognized as the featured organization for the Community Spotlight by Whole Foods. This type of community collaboration furthers our agency’s mission and is beneficial to our organization and each of the participants we serve,” said Cheri Howell of CWS. “We thank and applaud Whole Foods for their community involvement.”
Shoppers may contribute by placing money in the designated collection boxes at all registers in the Wade Avenue store or by visiting here.
Leslie Johnson Named Employee of the Year
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. proudly announces that Leslie Johnson has been selected as the Employee of the Year for 2010. Leslie has been a dedicated member of the CWS team for over 15 years. Along with her credentials as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Vocational Evaluator, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Leslie brings much enthusiasm, creativity, and passion to her position of Community Re-Entry Manager.
Leslie was nominated for this honor by multiple peers, who stated she is a leader within CWS and an advocate for individuals with disabilities. Roger McGee, President/Executive Director presented Leslie with the award and stated, “Our agency is fortunate to have Leslie on our staff. Not only does she provide a positive impact in the lives of the individuals we serve, but Leslie looks for ways we can grow to meet additional needs within the community. Our newest program, Gateway Clubhouse, was born out of Leslie’s passion for helping individuals with a brain injury. We appreciate her dedication, and are proud to bestow the honor of Employee of the Year to Leslie.”
CWS Holds Graduation for Kroger Training Program
The annual Kroger Training Program graduation was held on November 4, 2010. Graduates participated in the ceremony at the training store at 350 Six Forks Road in Raleigh. Roger McGee, President/Executive Director, and Julie Griffin, Community Employment Manager, spoke on behalf of Community Workforce Solutions. Debbie Sellers, Community Employment Trainer, and Erica Mitchell, Kroger co-manager, presented diplomas and gift cards to the graduating class of 2009-2010. Various stores throughout the Raleigh area have hired trainees during the year. These stores were also presented with certificates of appreciation for their part in the success of the program. Several family members, CWS staff, Vocational Rehabilitation staff and Kroger department managers were also present to congratulate the trainees who obtained permanent employment as a result of the training program.
CWS Announces 2011 Board of Directors
Raleigh, N.C. – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., (CWS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today the members of the 2011 Board of Directors. Penny McGhee will serve as chair, Carolyn Rhinebarger, vice chair, Mark Twisdale, treasurer and Nancy Nutt, secretary.
CWS Announces Location of Brain Injury Clubhouse
Raleigh, N.C. – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., (CWS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, has announced the location of Gateway Clubhouse.
Strategic Guru Launches Website for Gateway Clubhouse
MORRISVILLE, N.C. – Strategic Guru, a Triangle-based strategic marketing firm, announced today that it has launched the website for Gateway Clubhouse (http://gatewayclubhouse.org/), a clubhouse for adults with brain injury in North Carolina. The website communicates the mission, goals and purpose of the only clubhouse for adults with brain injury of its kind in the area.
CWS Recognized for Workplace Flexibility
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., (CWS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today that they have received an
Honorable Mention in the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in the category of Workplace Flexibility. The organization ranks among the top 20 percent of employers nationally for programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.
CWS Pursues ISO Certification
Agency uses grant to establish certification by 2011
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. announced today that they have made the initial step towards acquiring ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485 Quality Management Systems certification. The effort was made possible by a development grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Development that was awarded to the non-profit in summer 2009.
CWS Expands Kroger Training Program to Durham
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today that their Kroger training
program has been expanded to Durham. In addition to the Raleigh location where the program was launched in September 2007, the training program will be offered at the Kroger store located at 1802 North Point Drive in Durham.
Community Workforce Solutions Launches Gardening Program
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, held a special event May 6th to celebrate their
newly established gardening program. The program will provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn gardening and plant care job skills.
Traumatic Brain Injury Program
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., (CWS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, has announced their plans to launch a program to support individuals living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The program, to be called Gateway Clubhouse, will open its doors in fall 2010.
Community Workforce Solutions Joins GoodSearch Network
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today they have been selected as an approved charity by GoodSearch.com. A search engine similar to Bing or Google, GoodSearch donates 50% of its revenue, approximately one penny per search, to charities designated by the user.
CWS Announces Grand Re-Opening of Thrift Store
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., (CWS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, recently celebrated the grand re-opening of the Community Workforce Solutions Thrift Store in Henderson. The store, which had been located at 303 S. Garnett St. has been relocated to the CWS Henderson Main site located at 602 S. Garnett St.
Carolyn Rhinebarger Named To Community Workforce Solutions Board of Directors
Cary, NC — Strategic Guru Inc., a Triangle-based marketing and communications firm, announced today that Chief Brainstormer Carolyn Rhinebarger has been named to the board of Community Workforce Solutions (CWS). The nonprofit organization is committed to serving individuals with barriers to employment through counseling, training and job placement services.
Community Workforce Solutions Serves Record Number of Individuals
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., (CWS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, announced today that it has served the largest number of individuals in the organization’s history in the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Throughout the year, the agency trained or placed 1,024 persons within their service area of Vance, Warren, Granville, Franklin, Halifax, Durham and Wake counties.
Community Workforce Solutions Named Organization of the Year
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, was named the Organization of the Year by the North Carolina Rehabilitation Association (NCRA), Chapter III. The award was presented by Kenny Gibbs, the Raleigh Unit Manager for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation during the NCRA’s Annual Training Conference held in Chapel Hill October 7-9.
Community Workforce Solutions Celebrates 45th Anniversary
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, celebrated their 45th anniversary in October at events held in Raleigh and Henderson. The celebrations, which were open to the community, were designed to acknowledge the valuable contributions that people with disabilities make in the workplace.
Community Workforce Solutions holds 2nd Annual Kroger Graduation Ceremony
Raleigh, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. held the 2nd annual graduation ceremony for the Kroger community-based training program on October 1st. Thirteen individuals who successfully completed a training Program at the Kroger store at 350 Six Forks Road were honored with certificates of achievement. Twelve of the thirteen individuals were hired at six participating Kroger stores in the Raleigh area. The thirteenth graduate is currently in the process of being hired.
Community Workforce Solutions Honors Community Partners
Henderson, NC – Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. formally acknowledged the commitment of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company with awards of
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. has partnered with Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions for a number of years to provide poly reclamation services. This partnership contributes to Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions’ ability to provide high quality retread tires to the commercial
trucking industry while simultaneously offering valuable work experience to individuals served by Community Workforce Solutions, Inc.
Community Workforce Solutions Gives Outstanding Employer Award
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. has recognized Healthcare Services Group, Inc. with its first Outstanding Employer Award. This award is given in recognition for the support Healthcare Services Group, Inc. has shown in employing individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
Community-Based Training Program Featured on NBC17
By Shirley Min, NBC17, Updated: Aug. 21 5:40 am
RALEIGH, N.C. - One local organization believes a disability shouldn't keep someone who wants to work from working.
Community Workforce Solutions operates like an employment agency, helping individuals earn their way toward independence.
The program pairs individuals, like Jon Parker, with jobs that meet their abilities. For the past five months, Parker has worked as a grocery clerk at the on Six Forks Road in Raleigh.
Community Workforce Solutions Announces Expanded Mobile Work Crew Availability
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. announced today that their mobile work crew is available to partner with community businesses and organizations for clean-up and maintenance services. The crew, comprised of individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, provides leaf blowing, trash and debris clean up, emptying of garbage cans and post-storm cleaning services.
Community Workforce Solutions Awarded Training Grant
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. announced today that they have been awarded an Incumbent Workforce Development Grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Development. The $22,150 grant will be overseen by the Capital Area Workforce Development Board.
Community Excellence Awards Given to Local Businesses
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. presented a Community Excellence award to Theo Davis Printing in Zebulon, NC and to Rescued Treasures Thrift Shoppe in Durham in recognition of their continued support.
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. Announces Changes to the Board of Directors
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. announces the addition of three new members to their Board of Directors. Patrick Gilliard, Senior Business Development Executive with Progress Energy, Eric Hobbs, President of Technology Associates, Inc., and Susan Stevens, Vice President of Human Resources at MeadWestvaco, Corp., joined the directorship of Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. in November 2008.
Community Excellence Awards Given to Local Businesses
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. recently awarded two Community Excellence Awards to local companies who have made significant contributions to further our mission. DocuSource of NC and Oxford University Press both provide production work that is used within our organization to provide vocational skills to individuals with disabilities or who face similar barriers to employment.
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. holds 1st Annual Kroger Graduation Ceremony
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. held the first graduation ceremony for 10 individuals who successfully completed a Community Based Training Program located at Kroger in Raleigh. All 10 individuals were trained on-site at Kroger and hired by Kroger stores throughout the Raleigh area.
Hot Dog Cart Featured in Henderson Dispatch
The Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. Hot Dog Cart was recently featured in the Henderson Dispatch newspaper. The Hot Dog Cart is just one of many ways that our agency helps adults with disabilities reach their vocational goals.
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. programs receive three-year Accreditation from CARF
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a CARF three-year Accreditation for: Job Development, Job Supports, Job-Site Training, Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services, Employee Development Services, Organizational Employment Services, and Community Services - Community Integration. With this award, all programs and services offered by Community Workforce Solutions, Inc are accredited.
The full press release can be accessed here.
Triangle Brain Injury Support Group
Leslie Johnson is a full-time Vocational Evaluator at Community Workforce Solutions and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. For the past year she has volunteered her time as Co-Leader of the Cary Brain Injury Support Group. This support group and all other Brain Injury Support Groups in North Carolina are supported by the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC).
Community Workforce Solutions named Organization of the Year -2007
During the North Carolina Rehabilitation Association's 52nd Annual Training Conference, held October 31 - November 2, 2007 in New Bern, N.C., Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. was presented with The Organization of the Year award for 2007. The award was presented by NCRA President, Kenny Gibbs during an awards breakfast held on November 2nd. Jim Rutledge, Community Employment Manager for Student Services, accepted the award on behalf of our agency.
Raleigh Vocational Center/INCO-RVC renamed to Community Workforce Solutions
We feel this change better reflects the variety of services we offer to an ever expanding geographical area that includes Wake, Vance, Granville, Franklin, Halifax, Warren and Durham counties. Established in 1964, and expanded to include INCO in 2003, our agency will continue its commitment to supporting persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In addition, we will continue to partner with area businesses in providing workforce solutions to their manufacturing, printing, advertising, and production needs. Over four decades of quality service and professional dedication by Raleigh Vocational Center/INCO-RVC will continue as Community Workforce Solutions works towards new and different ways of supporting individuals as they develop and achieve their chosen goals. We also look forward to increased diversity in business and production services. Community Workforce Solutions is excited about the future and becoming a larger presence in the communities we serve!
VisionPoint Marketing Named Agency Of Record For Raleigh Vocational Center
Diane Kuehn, president of VisionPoint Marketing, has announced that the firm has been named agency of record for Raleigh Vocational Center, a non-profit community rehabilitation agency dedicated to assuring that persons with disabilities are provided the opportunity to reach their vocational goals.