Workforce Board annual meeting, election of officers

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Left to right: Bob Swenk, Chairman of the Board is pictured with successful adult clients who were recognized during the program. Welfare Transition program participant Tiffany Garrison; Workforce Training Center at Haney Technical Center participant Payton Davidson of A Superior Air Conditioning; Veteran Roderick Hills of Chenega; Veteran Scott McDonald of Engility. Also pictured, Kimberly Bodine, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 09:38 AM.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12 the Gulf Coast Workforce Board (GCWB) celebrated 17 years of providing workforce services to the region at its annual meeting and luncheon at Gulf Coast State College’s Advanced Technology Center. 

Kimberly Bodine, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board announced, “This is the last time an annual meeting would be held for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, because in 2014, we will adopt a new identity, CareerSource Gulf Coast.”

At the meeting, Executive Director Kim Bodine also reviewed the local workforce system performance over the last year which included:

*Assisting 1,016 employers recruit and hire workers

*Serving 60,336 walk-ins at the Workforce Center

*Connecting 7,243 individuals to employment

*Providing in demand training andemployment services to1,166 adults, dislocated workers, and youth under the Workforce Investment Act



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