TalentNEO Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of the TalentNEO Newsletter. This month’s edition contains information about upcoming events, job openings at TalentNEO partner employers,  job training opportunities for participants and an update from Summit County. 

Upcoming Events

April Learning Network
The Learning Network is intended to provide a monthly space for information sharing, questions, and idea exchanges between TalentNEO partners and interested parties.  Join us for the April Learning Network where we will explore strategies for preparing jobseekers to get the most value possible from their WorkKeys skills scores.  Mike Longo,  Lorain County Community College Workforce Development Manager, will join us to discuss LCCC’s integration of skills into their community and provide insights into how jobseekers can communicate the value of their skills scores to employers.  We will also review, step- by- step instructions for how jobseekers can leverage the power of OMJ to connect with employers by creating an OMJ backpack and adding skills scores to their resumes and accounts post assessment. Join the webinar

When: Friday, April 21st, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

The March Learning Network session playback did not record properly. We are working with our friends at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to pull together the content and will send out the materials soon. Sorry for the delay! 

ACT WorkKeys Update Demo Webinar
Join ACT for a webinar to prepare for the WorkKeys Assessments & NCRC updates with demonstrations of the new platform, a review of the transition timeline and overview of the curriculum changes.  Register here.

When: Wednesday, April 12th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Welcome Kimberly Beyer

Dr. Kimberly Beyer has been contracted through September 2017 as the TalentNEO Navigator to assist Summit County jobseekers who have WorkKeys scores.

Kim has over 30 years of experience in higher education from The University of Akron and Ball State University,  working with thousands of students in helping them be successful both inside and  outside of the classroom.  During her career she served in several administrative and leadership roles in Career Services, Academic Advising,  and the Vice President’s office in Student Affairs, as well as serving as a Senior Lecturer teaching higher education administration, career planning, and student success courses.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education in Administration in Higher Education all from The University of Akron.
As the TalentNEO Navigator, Kim will assist jobseekers in interpreting the meaning of their WorkKeys scores, informing them about employment and training opportunities, as well as supporting them with their job search application process.  She will walk them through creating a backpack on OMJ (if they do not already have one) so they can upload their WorkKeys scores and updated resume that reflects their scores so when employers are searching for candidates with skills scores, our jobseekers will be found in their search results.  Not only will she show them how to best reflect their scores on their resumes, she’ll help them better understand what their scores mean so that they can better articulate them during an interview. 
Kim’s office hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-4:30pm and Fridays from 9am-1pm at the Ohio Means Job Center 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron.  She can be reached at  Please do not hesitate to reach out to her or share her information with jobseekers who have taken their WorkKeys!


Job Opportunities 

Le Saint and ILS Transportation Seeking Job Applicants with WorkKeys Scores.  Share with jobseekers who have the qualifying scores and are interested in applying. Make sure they include their skill scores on their resumes.
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ILF Transportation
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    Applied Mathematics- 4
    Reading for Information- 4
    Locating Information- 4

 Training Opportunity

The Westside Catholic Center is offering a new Workforce Development Certificate Program. It is a two week intensive program that starts with several initial assessments and progressing through step-by-by program that ends with interviewing practice. Upon graduation of the program, private interviews are facilitated with employers. Classes are kept small and much one-on-one help is provided through goal planning, addressing barriers as well as digital literacy issues.  For more information, contact Frank Johanek, Economic Opportunities Manager, at 216.631.4741 ext. 167

Request for Stories

The Fund for Our Economic Future needs your assistance. They are working on a report to detail stories of people who have been disconnected from jobs due to lack of transportation. Share this flyer with jobseekers you work with. Those that share their story will be entered to win a $100 gift card. 
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