Training courses for all levels of professionals leading to recognized Workforce Development competencies for those serving career seekers and employers.
Dynamic Works offers virtual study sessions for all courses and packages offered in our catalog.
Professional development courses created around the National Association for Workforce Development Professionals 4 core defined areas of competency for Business and Employer Services.
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
Professional certification exam for Business Solutions in workforce development. Upon successful completion of this exam, the student will receive a certification for Business Solutions.
A comprehensive course walking the student through Title I of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act.
Need help reaching goals with job seeker? As a Workforce Development Professional, it is your responsibility to help prepare customers and job seekers for future employment. Job seekers will come to you with a wide variety of backgrounds and past work experience; it is then your job to match their skills with a realistic goal and work expectation. Understanding how to identify basic, as well as literary skills can help you determine what opportunities are available for your job seeker. This is a lengthy, and extremely helpful course that identifies all the key aspects of job preparation from the perspective of a Workforce Development Professional.
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
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.
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.
Professional competency courses developed around the National Association for Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) core competency defined areas, updated August 2013.
This certification updates and replaces the Core Skills Professional Certification and the National Tier 1 Professional Certification.
Package includes the following courses:
Business and Economic Development Intelligence
Career Development Principles
Collaboration, Problem Solving and Teamwork
Customer Service Methodology
Diversity in Workforce Development
Labor Market Information and Intelligence
Principles of Communication
Program Implementation Principles and Strategies
Workforce Development Structure, Policies, and Programs
EXAM: Foundations of workforce Development Professional Certification
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.
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.