Center promotes workforce development
CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services One-Stop Career Center has partnered with a group of local workforce development agencies providing customer driven workforce employment and training services to job seekers and businesses.
Representatives from those agencies and Social Service visited AZZ Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of electrical enclosure systems, serving the utility and industrial markets with customized power control centers. The group met with the human resources manager in an effort to connect local job seekers with employment and received an overview of the company’s positions and workplace expectations. The tour of the worksite has resulted in an enhanced ability to connect job seekers into long-term job placements by allowing an onsite observation of the work environment.
“AZZ Inc., located in Millington will serve as an excellent local business partner and connecting job seekers to long-term job placements,” said Denime McCain, assistant director of Family Investment Administration.
The One-Stop Career Center provides a variety of employment support and informational resources to assist individuals with achieving their employment goals and encourage lifelong learning. Job seekers may utilize computers with Microsoft Office and Internet access, laser printers, copiers, faxes and phones for use in their job search. Also available are videos, books and workshops on job search topics. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities including supportive ser- vices for unemployed and underemployed parent(s) meeting Temporary Cash Assistance Program requirements.
The One-Stop Career Center is located at 125 Comet Drive in Centreville and is open to the public 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The center observes state government closings.
One-Stop Career Center partners, from left, Delmar Warrick, Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services; Mike Neal, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; Jessie Thomas, Department of Rehabilitation Services; Thomas Rider, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; Robin Berkow, human resource manager for AZZ Inc.; Denime McCain Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services; Sandra Wescott, Haven Ministries; Joanne Hynson, Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services; Shawaun Simmons, Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services; and Rhonda Robinson, Chesapeake College Adult Education,