August 10th was the Land-of-Sky, Asheville-Madison County-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Madison County & NCWorks Asheville Career Center's "$18 Per Hour & Beyond Job Fair." It was a successful event in matching employers and job seekers looking for new opportunities with greater than 70 employers inside and outside in the overflow areas.
Among the hundreds of job seekers were experienced workers. Many experienced workers had highly skilled work experiences or were newly geographically located in a new Western North Carolina Community.
NCWorks Asheville Career Center
Digital Literacy Network's Marc Czarnecki representing the WNC Experienced Worker Initiative and DigLit.Net, assisting with questions around technology and employment; including the promotion of the upcoming "Back-to-Work 50+ Overview Workshop:
- Tuesday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. OR
- Thursday, September 9th at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Persona of an Experienced Worker in WNC
Persona is defined as the aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others.
Some of the employability personas observed by Marc Czarnecki, Digital Navigator at the NCWorks Asheville table - and a member of the Experienced Workforce Initiative included:
- Professional vs casual dress
- Remote WNC EW worker
- WITH broadband access
- WITHOUT broadband access
- Caregiver for family member
- Executive Experienced Worker
- Gig Worker - able
- Can you leverage digital skills?
What is your experienced worker persona? What are your soft-skill strengths?
Email EWI@WebTechCzar.com to share your persona.