Increase the capabilities of you or your staff through various training topics integral for continued professional advancement.

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    Alaska Foundations of Workforce Professional Certification

    $375.00

    Collaboration, Problem Solving and Teamwork; Alaska Foundations of Workforce Development Professional Certification Exam; Workforce Development Structure, Policies, and  Programs; Business and Economic Development Intelligence; Customer Service Methodology; Diversity in Workforce Development; Labor Market Information and Intelligence; Principles of Communication; Career Development Principles; Program Implementation Principles and Strategies.

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    Alaska Foundations of Workforce Professional Certification Exam

    Certification Exam for Alaska Foundations of Workforce Professional Certification – Training for Alaska Workforce Services Professionals. Updated in 2014

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    Annual DWFS Workplace Foundations

    $118.00

    Foundations for Customer Service; Foundations for Diversity; Foundations for Ethics; Foundations for Preventing Sexual Harassment.

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    Business and Economic Development Intelligence

    $60.00

    Smart business and economic development professionals understand that employers are the key customers of the Workforce Development system. Throughout this course, you will learn how to evaluate an employer’s needs, how to best meet those needs, and the importance of relationship building between the One-Stop Center and employer. You will begin to see the similarities between Workforce Development and Economic Development and additionally begin to understand the importance of your local economic development organization in your economy. Additionally, this course discusses the roles of economic and workforce development in your community, identifying ways to initiate and maintain a partnership between economic and workforce development.

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    Business and Employer Knowledge

    $50.00

    There are few things more important than meeting the needs of your business customer. Remain customer focused, market driven, and skill based if you want to be successful. In this course, you will learn the role of Workforce Development in economic development, as well be introduced to the switch from job development to business development. The more business and employer knowledge you possess, the longer and stronger your business relationships will be, and as we know, maintaining professional business relationships is the key to your profession.

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    Business Solutions – Business Engagement and Interaction

    $60.00

    Businesses are a primary customer of the workforce development system. This course focuses on strategies to build long-term relationships with employers, and maintain contact with them to meet emerging and changing needs. Acquire techniques for presentation or consultation to single businesses or large groups, in order to teach, inform, or persuade. Support businesses with an emphasis on identifying and understanding business current and future workforce needs. Become familiar with new and existing laws (i.e., ADA, EEO, WIOA) important to businesses and connect employers to customized services under those laws.

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    Business Solutions – Engagement with Economic Development

    $60.00

    Engage effectively with Economic Development. First, learn the three functions of economic development – retaining businesses, growing businesses, and attracting businesses – and how workforce development can support these functions. Recognize the importance of building the connection between economic and workforce development and how to relate well with businesses using workforce knowledge and expertise to facilitate long-term partnerships. Develop an understanding of economic development’s role in recruiting, retaining, and supporting business growth.

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    Business Solutions – Linkages and Promotion of the Workforce System

    $60.00

    Understand the importance and appropriate use of knowledge of the
    language businesses and industries speak, and how to act as a communication
    link between businesses, their needs and the workforce development system and
    its services. Learn techniques to interpret and communicate Return on
    Investment (ROI) to and for businesses for increased partnership with the
    workforce system. Identify and market workforce solutions from a business
    perspective.

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    Business Solutions – Talent Pipeline Development

    $60.00

    Help businesses develop their talent pipeline. Learn strategies to
    identify the training needs of business, including those for initial positions
    and those for career ladder opportunities. Understand techniques to use the
    knowledge of industry sector partnerships and career pathways to manage and
    develop talent for businesses and potential job seekers. Identifying the skills
    of the area’s labor pool and interpreting whether the business will be able to
    find the skilled workers it needs is key in helping businesses develop their
    talent pipeline.

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    Business Solutions Certification Exam

    $75.00

    Professional certification exam for Business Solutions in workforce development. Upon successful completion of this exam, the student will receive a certification for Business Solutions.

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    Business Solutions Professional Certification

    $200.00

    Professional development courses created around the National Association for Workforce Development Professionals 4 core defined areas of competency for Business and Employer Services.