Thursday, July 12, 2012

SCTWA Recognizes Brianna Roberts

The South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance recognized Brianna Roberts of Lewisburg as the Youth of the Quarter at the recent SCTWA meeting at Columbia State Community College in Lewisburg.
Brianna is a 2012 graduate of MCHS where she played softball and served as a member of the Beta Club and Sub-Deb Sorority. Brianna was also enrolled in the Jobs for Tennessee Graduates program where she was elected as the Social Coordinator for the Career Association Club.
Brianna is currently participating in the "Hire Youth!" Summer Employment Initiative and is employed with the Lewisburg Recreation Center. She is working with children in the Recreation Center's Summer Camp program.
"Brianna has been a blessing to our Summer Camp. Her spirit and enthusiasm has touched the lives of these kids. You can tell she enjoys her job because she always has a smile on her face," said Parks and Recreation Director Jimmy Stitt.
In the fall, Brianna will be attending Tennessee State University where she has received a softball scholarship. Her plans are to study physical therapy and to one day open her own practice.

Pictured are : Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Director Jimmy Stitt, Brianna Roberts and SCTWA Youth Coordinator Tonja Garrett.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SCTWA Recognizes Marshall County

Marshall County government and County Mayor Joe B. Liggett have been significant partners with the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance and the Tennessee Career Center for many years.
During a recent quarterly meeting of the SCTWA, Marshall County and Mayor Liggett were recognized as Partner of the Quarter.
Marshall County has been utilizing the Tennessee Career Center's services by posting all open positions through the center and assisting with the "Ratchet Up Marshall" industry training program. Mayor Liggett is actively involved on the Workforce Development and Conference Center at Northfield as a member of the Oversight Committee and has played a key role in its development.
Marshall County government participates regularly at job fairs held at the center and uses the National Career Readiness Certification program as a pre-screening tool for applicants, as well as using other screening services available to employers. In 2010, due to high unemployment, the SCTWA was given ARRA dollars to implement the Marshall County Jobs Recovery Program. Marshall County government, among other partners, was instrumental in making this program a success.

Pictured are County Mayor Joe B. Liggett and SCTWA Chairman Tony Beyer

SCTWA Recognizes Brother's Fine Foods

During its quarterly meeting, the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance Board recognized Brother's Fine Foods as the Employer of the Quarter.
Brother's Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated business dedicated to producing high quality specialty foods with both great taste and looks. Located in the Lewisburg Industrial Park, the company started with one product and very basic equipment in 1997 and has now grown to capabilities of producing over 20 products at 65 bottles per minute. In addition to bottling, Brother's can also handle packaging design, cooking, labeling and transporting for those who already have a product or a recipe. Since 2006, Brother's Fine Foods has partnered with and used the Tennessee Career Center for many different circumstances. They have used the services to find employees and have received $3,600 in On-The-Job Training reimbursements. Brother's also was a participant in the Marshall County Jobs Recovery program.
Pictured are Kelly Jorgensen and Nick Phillips of Brother's Find Foods with SCTWA Chairman Tony Beyer.