The WIOA program held its Spring Training at the Shiawassee RESD on March 20th. Arla Louks from Fifth Third Bank shared valuable financial information with the students and covered topics related to banking, loans, interest, and saving for the future. She stressed the importance of setting financial goals and answered the students individual questions. Next, Daniel Bell from Catholic Charities discussed the harmful effects of vaping. He described it as an epidemic and explained the impact it can have on the developing teen brain.
The second half of the training focused on soft skills. The students rated their current skill level using the Job Survival and Success Scale and completed activities to further develop their soft skills. Lastly, the students received information and community resources related to employment including Michigan Rehabilitation Services, GST Michigan Works! and the Michigan Talent Connect website, www.mitalent.org.