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NOVA services include outreach and recruitment, comprehensive applicant assessment, educational enhancement programs, occupational skills training, job search and placement, and case management services and other social service agencies help NOVA staff organize recruitment fairs and career fairs to reach individuals and families in need of training opportunities.
Outreach, Recruitment & Applicant Assessment
Once they complete their training program, all NOVA participants are offered job search and placement services.
NOVA staff members provide assistance with resume writing, interviewing techniques and job search activities.
In many cases, participants receive direct job leads, including contact information, to allow them to quickly transition from a full-time training program to full-time employment.
In addition, program services such as transportation assistance, childcare, counseling and referral assistance are available for a period of up to 90 days following job placement to ensure NOVA participants remain employed and maximize earnings.
NOVA staff members also contact participants for a period of up to 18 months following job placement to collect employment information.
Educational Enhancement and Occupational Programs
The enrollment process begins with an orientation and comprehensive skill assessment to help applicants establish a career path and determine their academic competencies for training.
Orientation is a brief presentation of the history, objectives and accomplishments of NOVA, and it informs applicants about their responsibilities as a participant.
Outreach, Recruitment & Applicant Assessment
Job Search, Placement and Case Management
All NOVA participants receive case management services throughout their enrollment period.
Case management includes guidance, counseling, support services, and other relevant training needs. Guidance and counseling are vital components of the case management plan and help to strengthen communication channels between case manager and participant.
NOVA case managers maintain weekly contact with participants to ensure that they are progressing in their respective training programs.
Many participants require access to a wide range of support services including transportation assistance, childcare assistance, and utility assistance. Others also require emergency aid for housing and/or food.
NOVA utilizes a comprehensive network of community service organizations to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.
By offering participants individual attention to address personal issues, case management services give each NOVA participant the best opportunity to successfully complete their training program and move on to economic self-sufficiency.
"Gardner Denver has had great success with the NOVA program - the candidates we've hired are committed to hard work, to self-improvement, and to the success of our team. We strongly support the mission and intent of NOVA, and it will remain for us a preferred program to depend on for entry-level opportunities to join our team."
Director, Operations North America Gardner Denver Thomas
"St. Francis is excited to partner with NOVA as a means to support our organization, our mission, and our community. NOVA provides a unique ability to enhance the abilities and skills of individuals that are needed for them to secure stable employment and economic independence. They have been helpful in connecting our workforce needs to those individuals which allow St. Francis as an organization to provide for our patients and community."
MBA, SHRM-SCP SPHR | Director, Human Resources St. Francis Medical Center
"As an employer who has been in the paper and plastic industries for some 40+ years. I, along with many other employers, have been concerned about the lack of a skilled workforce in the area of manufacturing in our community. NOVA is an organization that has made great strides in taking individuals who for whatever reason have taken the wrong path in life and need someone to give them guidance and vision in becoming a contributing source in the general workplace."
President Euroboard Inc.
"As one of Monroe’s larger employers planning to grow locally, CenturyLink recognizes the importance of cultivating a qualified workforce. This is why we support NOVA in its mission to not only prepare individuals in our community for living wage jobs but to also help them secure employment. NOVA is driving economic development and the services it provides are beneficial not only to businesses and individuals but to the entire region.”