ADVISORY: Rep. Sewell to Host Job Skills Training Workshop
On Monday, July 31, 2017, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host Project R.E.A.D.Y. (Realizing Everyone’s Ability to Develop Yourself) at the Shelton State Community College Martin Campus in Tuscaloosa. Project R.E.A.D.Y. will feature training sessions on an array of topics from resume writing and interview skills to educational and workforce opportunities. Online registration for Project R.E.A.D.Y. is free and available here.
Monday, July 31, 2017 9:00am – 1:00pm
Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
WHO: Rep. Terri Sewell will host the Project R.E.A.D.Y. workshop. The training sessions will focus on the areas of career development and educational and workforce opportunities. For more information or to interview Rep. Sewell on her upcoming jobs events in Alabama’s 7th District, contact Chris MacKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (202) 480-3459.
BACKGROUND: Project R.E.A.D.Y. is part of Rep. Sewell’s ongoing workforce training initiative. The initiative focuses on providing attendees with the necessary tools needed to prepare for career readiness and job training. The goal of Project R.E.A.D.Y. is to facilitate employment in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District by promoting job readiness, skills training, and career development.
In addition to hosting Project R.E.A.D.Y., Rep. Sewell will host the 6th Annual Congressional Job Fair at the University of West Alabama in Livingston on August 3, 2017. The Job Fair will host over fifty major employers hiring in Alabama. These employers will represent a number of industries ranging from the automotive industry to health services. A full list of employers is available on Rep. Sewell’s website. Online registration for the job fair is free and available here.
Since coming to Congress, Rep. Sewell has made job growth a top priority. In the House of Representatives, Rep. Sewell has introduced the Workforce Development Tax Credit Act (H.R. 1190), a bipartisan bill that prepares workers for manufacturing jobs by providing federal tax credits for businesses that offer apprenticeship programs and additional tax credits for companies that hire apprentices.
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.