Volume 03 | March 2020
COMPACT HIGHLIGHTS
COMPACT is HIRING
Two AmeriCorps VISTA Members!

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members build capacity in nonprofit organizations.
 
Service Term:  Full-Time, 12 months, starting June 8, 2020.

Benefits: Living Allowance, End of Service Award, Paid Time Off, and More!

Deadline for Applications:   April 17, 2020
Becoming BN 2020 Program

When: June - July 2020

Who: Early Career, Interns, Grad Students

What: Networking Opportunities, Local Activities, & Service Experiences

Cost: $25 / person

Registration Opens March 20, 2020

Sponsorship Opportunities available!
Open Enrollment Workshops @ Heartland Community College:

Communicating Effectively: 03/12/2020

Practicing Professionalism: 03/24/2020

Effective Tools for Decision Making: 04/02/2020

Navigating Challenges and Stressors: 04/15/2020

Customer Service Essentials: 04/28/2020
COMMUNITY EVENTS OF INTEREST
BNHRC (Bloomington Normal Human Resources Council)
Professional Burnout & Developing Resiliency
March 24, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

McLean County Chamber of Commerce Member Education:
Employer's Obligations Regarding Employees with Military Service
Friday, March 20, 2020
8:00 am - 1:30 am

Junior Achievement
Stock Market Challenge for High School Students
April 23, 2020
8:45 am - 1:45 pm
THINGS TO KNOW
Data: 5 Big Challenges in Preparing K-12 Students for the World of Work
Education Week - February 4, 2020 Nationwide, states are pushing to include much stronger workforce connections in K-12 by revamping curriculum and school culture to help students explore potential careers—including some that their teachers, principals, and district leaders can't even imagine yet. Read More

Update on Coronavirus Response
In response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC is operationalizing all of its pandemic preparedness and response plans, working on multiple fronts to meet these goals, including specific measures to  prepare communities  to respond local transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Read More

Follow #KeepTeenWorkersSafe for Young Workers Safety Info
NIOSH has teamed up with OSHA, CareerSafe, and others to provide workplace safety and health information and resources to employers of youth, young workers, parents, and educators with a goal of keeping young workers safe at their summer jobs. Follow along on the NIOSH  Facebook Instagram , and  Twitter  through April. Read More

Did you know, if you are a McLean County Chamber of Commerce Member you can post job openings on www.mcleancochamber.org website under Community Job Postings for free through your Member Information Center as part of your membership! Find out how to post through the Member Information Center HERE!
For information about COMPACT or information in this newsletter
contact Jancy LaFollette ,Workforce Development/COMPACT Manager
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