WIOA Helps Student Transition from High School to TCAT to Employment
My name is Collin Niegocki. After High School, I was enchanted by the concept of Heating and Cooling and was encouraged to think about becoming a student at the HVAC program at TCAT. Shortly thereafter, I decided to enroll at the TCAT-McKenzie school in the HVAC program in Fall 2020. I earned my credential in the HVAC program from TCAT-McKenzie in Fall 2021 and began working at Culley Mechanical Services.
HEALTHCARE CAREER EXPLORATION COMES TO LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday, April 22, 2022, Lake County High School (LCHS) hosted a joint healthcare event involving local healthcare employers and Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC). First, five senior level students engaged in healthcare curriculum at the high school participated in mock interviews. Zabian Sanders of Signature Healthcare in Ridgely and Jennifer Bentley of Lake County Primary Care served as the interviewers, enabling the students to prepare for the employment interview in healthcare careers, as well as post-secondary healthcare programs which require interviews as part of the application process.
The February Labor Force Estimates were recently released showing the unemployment rate decreased in all 95 counties.
The unemployment rate increased in all 95 counties. Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.2% and Perry County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.2%. Lake County had the third highest rate at 6.4%. Overall, our area’s rate increased to 3.9% from the revised December rate of 3.3%, for a total of 4,163 unemployed out of a labor force of 105,890.