This year’s Coalition Provider Meeting, which took place in June, featured beneficial information about local vocational training services, local and national advocacy, and exploring partnerships via Social Network Analysis.
Vocational Training panelists (below) shared about their organizations’ services and opportunities for Coalition partners to connect their clients with these programs.
· Shawn Jamali, Austin Career Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-371-0010
o HVAC and Electrical courses for ESL learners. Classes available in English and Spanish
· Natalie Mazzie, Skillpoint Alliance, email@example.com, 512-814-3261
o CNA, HVAC, Electrical, Pipe Fitting
· Addie Kellington, Goodwill Career and Technical Academy, firstname.lastname@example.org , 512-557-0622
o Offers a variety of certifications within the fields of Health Care, Skilled Trades, Technology and Business
Next, Cristina Masters, MPA, offered insight on how non-profits can engage in advocacy regarding issues that affect their clients. Find the slides from her full presentation here, or contact her here.
Last, The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas introduced our Social Network Analysis, in which we explore and map out our relationships with service and resource providers, locally and nationally. We are inviting our local Coalition partners to participate in the SNA as well, and we’ll offer a workshop on this process at the next Partnership Info Session on September 15th. Please visit our Provider Resources page for more information on SNA’s.
The SEED's AmeriCorps VISTA, Tupac Alcateur, made a video about our gathering; view it on the SEED's website here!