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Lorraine Consoliver

Employment Counselor, Goodwill Industries of The Columbia, Inc.
joined over 4 years ago.


Recent Activity:

Posted in Career Pathway Systems Challenges and Successes

Unfortunately, and in all honesty, career pathways don't exist in our region in any kind of organized fashion. Individual agencies, businesses, or fields, may have their own pathway, but it is not the same across the board. 

Posted in Use and Communication of Job Analysis in Regional Sector Strategies

Job Analysis would be most beneficial in creating a standard language throughout the region. All employers, and employees, would be able to address the skills they have, what they need, and where that will take them, within the same framework. 
Perhaps the best way to communicate with stakeholders in this region would be presentations. Getting a group of people together is always challenging as everyone's schedules seem insanely busy. If a stakeholder was able to set aside 15 minutes for a brief presentation followed by a Q & A session, it would be beneficial to them and considerate in terms of the value of their time. A bonus would be if more than one stakeholder was be able to attend the presentation.

Posted in Job Analysis

Job Analysis Reports would have provided focus for all of the people involved. It's easy to lose sight of what the real important topics are when provided with a wealth of information. These reports provide a road map which all of the team members can follow. It provides accountability as any team members can see where things are going and call everyone back to the focal point. 

Posted in Using Data to Determine Regional Talent Demand

How might you use data to investigate talent needs in your region?
Data would provide answers to the following questions: what talent is available, and in what quantity; where are the talent needs - occupationally; is it possible to create the talent needed from resources in our area?

Posted in Data Experts

State of WA WorkSource for Employment, Goodwill ECC, Community College, University, Chamber of Commerce, Eastern WA Partnership WDC