Rogers will be involved in the marketing and operations of the Work Hard-Work Smart program. Before joining the Chamber team, Rogers worked in a broad range of fields including: education, public relations, broadcast media, government and health care. “Teea’s experience will be a key contributor to the success of Work Hard-Work Smart,” says Tim Chase, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry, “We are excited about the energy she brings to the program.”
Rogers graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. “With her strategic communication background, Teea has the knowledge and tools to articulate the value of the National Career Readiness Certificate to the people in Wichita County,” says Vernon College President Dusty Johnston.
The purpose of Work Hard-Work Smart is to develop Wichita County into the first work-ready community in Texas, and the result of this will create a better workforce for the county by attracting jobs to the area and helping people display their skills for these jobs with the National Career Readiness Certificate.
The Work Hard-Work Smart program will allow all high school seniors, the under employed and unemployed to take the National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment for free if they meet the guidelines stated in the Workforce Investment Act. “The potential of this program is endless, we have been excited about the possibility of starting it for two years,” says Michael Paris, Vice President of Workforce Development for the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In Wichita County there are already over fifty employers who have signed a letter of agreement to recognize the National Career Readiness Certificate. Wichita County residents can start taking the assessment at Vernon College, Workforce Solutions and Region-9. Each location will offer different days and times for the assessment to accommodate the public.
Work Hard-Work Smart is dedicated to helping Wichita County become the first work-ready county in Texas. Pursuing to become a work-ready super region for business attraction, job creation and entrepreneurship. For more information, call (940)-766-5601 or visit www.workhardworksmart.net.
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Work Hard - Work Smart is using the National Career Readiness Certificate to connect prospective employees to North Texas employers. WHWS is pursuing to become the first work-ready county in Texas. Our long-term goal is to become a work-ready super region for business attraction, job creation and entrepreneurship.