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It is the Mission of NOVA, as a job intermediary, to identify and
connect the workforce needs of employers with training entities and with
the residents of Northeast Louisiana seeking living wage employment and
Consistent with the mission statement and the underlying assumptions, the following are the goals of NOVA:
To provide jobs-driven education and training. NOVA will collaborate
closely with employers, ensuring that education and training meet the
needs of their openings. No participant begins training without
reasonable assurance of specific opportunities with specific employers.
To provide long-term training and post-placement support. Organizations
support participants as they proceed through community college/technical
college-level training as long as participant is proceeding
satisfactory toward their career path.
To offer participants family wage jobs with benefits and a career path.
Our goal is for participants to reach jobs that offer at least $12 per
hour, benefits, and further career advancement.
To provide institution based commitment and accountability. Participants
will enter NOVA through organizations whose leaders commit to support
them and to hold them accountable. In return, participants make
commitments back to the community.
To assist participants in accessing support services such as childcare,
transportation, emergency assistance, and counseling so that they can
focus on their training, education, and/or career advancement.
NOVA's primary focus is to identify the workforce needs and address them through:
Developing customized training through employer/s that has need of employees in a specific occupation/s.
Individuals go through an application, testing, assessment and interview
process before being considered for NOVA. Upon acceptance and
enrollment in the program, Case Managers provide assistance in
developing a career path that includes assisting participants from
enrollment to completion and beyond.
Linking potential employers with our Community or Technical Colleges to
provide the necessary training needed in occupations that have been
identified as Labor Market Demands/Needs.
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