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to determine if basic training can improve retention for entry-level workers

Employers across the North Country, and indeed across the whole U.S., are reporting difficulty finding entry-level employees with adequate workforce readiness. A basic understanding of general workplace expectations is missing

in areas such as the importance of regular attendance, work ethic, team work, appropriate cell phone use, respect for company property, and proper work attire.  Many incumbent workers and prospective job candidates also lack effective problem-solving, interpersonal communications, time- and stress-management skills, and require coaching in conflict management. 

CITEC has recieved funding from the Arconic Foundation to help determine if training on very basic workforce readiness skills can improve retention and performance of entry-level workers. This basic eight-hour training will be delivered either in person or virtually on a flexible schedule depending on the needs of the individuals, companies, or organizations involved. The program is being developed with the needs of manufacturing employers in mind, but will be suitable for any kind of company or organization. 

CITEC is currently seeking partners to recruit participants including companies, workforce development boards and staffing agencies in New York's North Country region, and especially in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. The program will be delivered at no cost, but participation will require a reporting commitment both from the partner and the individual participants at 90 and 180 days after the training, so we can track employee /job retention and performance. 


Funding provided by the Arconic Foundation 


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