FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

James Boucher, Capital Workforce Partners, Chief Strategy Officer
860-899-3467 and jboucher@capitalworkforce.org

Capital Workforce Partners Selects American Job Center Service Provider
for the North Central Region of Connecticut

HARTFORD – July 31, 2019 – Capital Workforce Partners has selected its new One-Stop Services provider to operate the American Job Centers in the North Central Region.  The organization selected is EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.), who have top level expertise in workforce development and performance management, as well as demonstrated success in helping individuals to become self-sufficient.

EDSI was selected to provide career services and was particularly noted for the innovative “Attracting, Training, and Retaining Top Talent” model they will bring to job seekers and businesses in the North Central Connecticut Region. EDSI is a national workforce development, talent solutions and consulting company with a passion for helping great companies and communities train and retain great people. EDSI works with regions, employers and jobseekers to overcome their most challenging obstacles. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, the company employs more than 700 people across the country. EDSI is a ‘National Best and Brightest® Companies to Work For’ award winner.

For over 40 years, EDSI has worked with workforce development agencies, regional partners and employers to assess and understand workforce development needs and deliver solutions to build better workforces. The company operates in more than 70 communities around the country, providing successful business services and jobseeker placement and retention services.

Kevin Schnieders, EDSI President says, “Having been selected as the Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Adult, Youth and Dislocated Worker and Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) service provider marks an exciting beginning for us, as we serve the people and employers in this vibrant North Central Region of Connecticut.  I would like to thank everyone at Capital Workforce Partners for placing your trust in EDSI.  We will always do everything in our power to exceed your expectations.  We’re looking forward to living our values by showing up, smiling and supporting others, and we can’t wait to establish great solutions that improve the lives of area families.”

While the service provider is changing, many of the employees who have been delivering high quality services in the American Job Centers in the North Central Connecticut Region will remain the same.  EDSI will begin its programming effective August 1, 2019 for services at the American Job Centers in Hartford, Hartford Public Library, New Britain, Enfield, East Hartford, Manchester and Bristol, Connecticut. The transition will be seamless for those who are seeking assistance while the services provided will be continuously enhanced.

“We are excited to welcome EDSI services and leadership to operating the American Jobs Centers in the North Central Region of CT, which supports CWP’s effort to find, retain and grow talents for the region’s employers,” states Alex Johnson.  “We look forward to their immediate attention to providing career development and skills training to individuals using the AJCs, and to the innovation and effectiveness that EDSI are well known for.”

Services provided by EDSI will include: in-depth career testing and interpretation, career planning, occupational training and job development, and placement and retention support.

The partnership of the region’s Workforce Development Board (Capital Workforce Partners) and the State of Connecticut Department of Labor, along with CWP partners, is critical in assisting job seekers to find quality and sustainable career paths, to in turn meet the workforce needs of area businesses.

Please visit the CWP newly designed website to learn more about the American Jobs Center and CWP services.  Visit: https://capitalworkforce.org/.

About Capital Workforce Partners
As the state’s regional Workforce Development Board for north central Connecticut, Capital Workforce Partners helps individuals overcome barriers to employment and closes the gap between skills and business hiring needs. Capital Workforce Partners invests in youth and future workforce development, develops sustainable career paths for adult workers, and assists employers in targeted industries through a variety of programs and services provided through the American Job Center network.  Capital Workforce Partners is a 501 (c)3, private, non-profit organization.  Please visit  www.capitalworkforce.org  for more information.

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