MT. VERNON — The Jefferson County Development Corporation Worldclass Workforce program is expanding and going online."We have engaged the services of the curriculum writing company, Bluestreak Learning Co., to write the program," said JCDC Executive Director Mary Ellen Bechtel. "We provided the content and they are writing the program. We have also contracted Interactyx for their program named Topyx, which will provide the learning management system that manages the training on the web and how it works on the web."The program is expected to be available online by July 1."We'll still keep the paper guide books, posters and those learning tools for companies that prefer it," Bechtel said. "But many companies prefer it to be web-based. Having it web-based expands our opportunity to market the program."The web-based Worldclass Workforce program can be downloaded and is compatible with the Blackboard program used by Rend Lake College."They could download it in their curriculum and can track it in student's records," Bechtel said. "Being web-based opens the training for job seekers, company orientation, and company remediation. It's very easy to get to anywhere you have a computer."Once a person completes the Worldclass Workforce Training program, they receive a certificate that can be used in conjunction with resumes and given to prospective employers. "The members of the Workforce Development Committee have worked very hard on this project," Bechtel said. "The committee is co-chaired by Kathy Lively and Rex Cusumano and every member of the committee has worked hard to move the work ethic program to the web."Other committees of the JCDC are the Energy Committee, Transportation Committee, Marketing Committee, Industrial Committee, Partnership Development Committee and Retention Committee.The JCDC recently voted on new board members, with some returning. Three board members have been elected to a second term: Tom Cox, Jim Czerwinski and Julie Klebba. Three new board members were also seated — Rex Cusumano, Mary Burgan and Hunt Bonan.The president of the JCDC is Mike Warren of Good Samaritan Regional Health Center; the vice president is Rodger Tedrick of Tedrick Insurance; secretary is Sharon Bradham of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts; and treasurer is Marcia Scott of Tri-County Electric Cooperative."Board members serve among the committees and residents can also serve on the committees," Bechtel said.
MVTHS gears up for semester
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Gold Wing Rally to visit
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Republic adjusts first bill
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Gold Wing Rally arrives this week
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association Summer Rally will be held from Thursday to Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.Continued ...
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