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AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ Initiative

FriedaWorkforce Solutions & HCC Partner to Facilitate Back to Work 50+, an AARP Foundation Initiative
During my employment with Workforce Solutions, I have participated in several successful business partnerships within our community. Today I am shining the spotlight on one partnership with the Houston Community College (HCC)/AARP Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ Initiative (BTW50+). Our partnership began on February 19, 2019. Fellow Regional Team member, Carolyn Kennard and I were chosen to facilitate the Coaching Program along with our Team Lead, Dana Sturdevant. Dana currently serves as Program Director of Community Programs with HCC. Continue reading ‘AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ Initiative’

There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills

VictoriaSoft skills, hard skills, technical skills, transferrable skills…. there’s so much talk about all these different types of skills, but what exactly is the difference? Five years ago, employers were screaming that they needed employees with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) skills. And while that is still true today, the big push right now is for soft skills. Continue reading ‘There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills’

Software Essentials for New Workplace Norms

JoshuaHow has the use of technology and software changed how you work? In 2016 a survey was taken, and 53% of companies use collaborative software within their organization. The survey was taken four years ago, and with the speed of society, that number keeps increasing. Collaborative software or groupware is application software designed to help people working on a common task to attain their goals. You might use collaborative software at your job, and not even realize it. Continue reading ‘Software Essentials for New Workplace Norms’

Get with the Times

The Tech Times
It’s the sign of the times! We are in the era scientists, futurists, and sci-fi movies warned us about –technology is everywhere we go. I find it fascinating how it is constantly helping us with our daily lives, but I will admit technology is not what it once was which can often throw us into a storm of confusion. Continue reading ‘Get with the Times’


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