CEA works with various Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) to successfully expand employer resources within local business communities. CEA is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
California Employers Association's Statewide Reach: Our staff of HR experts, located throughout California, provide HR solutions onsite and over the phone to employers every day.
We work closely with the California Workforce Association (CWA) to provide training for staff at local career centers (America's Job Centers). CEA also offers a program certifying facilitators in Global Career Development.
CEA's Scope of Services
How CEA works with WIBs:
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Professional Edge Programs
For over a decade, CEA has partnered with numerous Workforce Boards throughout the State to provide training and employer outreach events. Our experience in Job Readiness training development and Employer Engagement ranges from Layoff Aversion programs and Incumbent Worker Development to Professional Edge Training targeting all levels of jobseekers eligible under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).
CEA’s Professional Edge Series offers training that understands employer’s expectations in customer service skills, communication, self-leadership and team assimilation. The training includes:
Professional Edge Train the Trainer
Professional Edge “Train the Trainer” licensing program to Workforce Development Boards which includes the rights to use our Professional Edge career transition materials for a 12 month period. Participants will attend classes on job readiness, contemporary career strategies and essential skills needed by local employers. All trainings build upon one another with a focus on leadership, communication and other professional development opportunities to successfully obtain and/or retain employment.
CEA’s Professional Edge Train the Trainer program will provide your staff with the instructional skills, techniques and confidence they need to facilitate successful learning. CEA will provide trainer certifications to ensure an individual has demonstrated competency in the essential skills needed to get results in the classroom.
Employment Boot Camp/Fast Start Programs
In 2003, the Department of Labor (DOL) awarded a grant to the National Association of Manufacturers Center for Workforce Success (NAM) for the purpose of workforce development programs. NAM selected CEA to receive a portion of that grant to act as a Workforce Development Intermediary.
With this grant, CEA created a one-week employment training program called Manufacturing Boot Camp and served as the liaison between 1) manufacturers who have jobs they are unable to fill, 2) unemployed workers wanting to work and become independent of government assistance, and 3) the public and private agencies having difficulty filling this skills gap.
Because of the success of Manufacturing Boot Camp, CEA has collaborated with SETA (Sacramento Employment and Training Agency), LEED (Linking Education and Economic Development), to provide Construction Boot Camps and SWBH (Sacramento Works for Better Health) to provide the Employment Fast-Start Program (a boot camp program for the hospitality and customer service industry).
Additionally CEA has conducted train-the-trainer programs and workshops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Texas, and Washington DC.
Customized Employment Boot Camp/Fast Start Programs
For businesses who are recruiting employees, CEA provides an Onsite Employment Boot Camp Program which includes recruitment, employment screening, drug testing, and the following job skills training for new employees:
California Employers Association (CEA) and the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) a division of Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. (VVC) are seeking sponsorship for a 16-week training specifically designed for Veterans entering the challenging job market.
Our customized program assists veterans in their transition with post-military careers. For many veterans the transition from military to civilian life is difficult and many have returned to find there are few jobs available.
The VETNet Forum provides transition assistance by leveraging experiences and providing peer support. Professional Edge Veterans workshops provide an array of career development services to prepare returning veterans for successful careers. CEA’s Professional Edge programs resulted in 80% of their participants hired in the last fiscal year with salaries averaging over 50K. The Veteran Business Outreach Center, a division of VVC and CEA need you to help put our veterans back
If you are interested in any of these programs, or would like to learn more about them, please contact Daniela Devitt, or call 800 399-5331.