The Statesboro-Area SHRM chapter in Statesboro recently was awarded the “Best Project of the Year” by the SHRM Georgia State Council at the Council’s state conference held earlier this month on Jekyll Island. The award recognized the chapter for successfully organizing its Workforce Readiness Conference in September.
“We are excited and humbled to have been given this award,” said Curtis Woody, District 5 director for the SHRM Georgia State Council and workforce readiness director for the Statesboro chapter. “Our hope is that the conference in September will serve as a catalyst for forming new partnerships between workforce readiness advocates in the region. Hopefully we can come together to develop real solutions and achieve meaningful results for employers as well as our current and future workers”.
According to Rushe Hudzinski, Georgia SHRM State Council director:
“The Statesboro Chapter of SHRM encompassed the exact learning objectives at their conference and pinpointed essentials for employers on workforce readiness to include: requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities required to succeed in the workplace, ensuring that workplaces are productive by welcoming the new workforce and focusing on the establishment of partnerships and alliances.”
Themed “Leveraging Community Partnerships to Enhance Workforce Readiness,”” the day-long conference in September attracted attendees, speakers and panelists from throughout the Southeast Georgia region. The program also featured a diverse slate of speakers and panelists representing state, regional, and local workforce readiness stakeholders.