NWF State College, CareerSource Okaloosa-Walton expand partnership

CareerSourceApril 22, 2016

An open house and reception held on April 20 at the Career Center on the Niceville Campus celebrated the center's new location in the Student Activities Center (Building 410) and heralded an expanded partnership with CareerSource Okaloosa-Walton, which now has an employee, Susan Kliemann, based in the Career Center Monday through Thursday.

"For more than three decades, NWF State College and the local workforce board have worked together in partnership for a variety of employment training opportunities," said NWF Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Pennington. "With this new CareerSource partnership, support to our students will expand beyond career assessments to provide even greater job placement services."

Pennington added that establishing a CareerSource representative in the Career Center marks a "new chapter in our collective commitment to serve not only our students, but the community at large. This partnership is a promise to help individuals in our community achieve their personal, education, and lifelong goals."

Pam Tedesco, chair of the CareerSource Okaloosa-Walton board, said that CareerSource serves both the job seeker and the business community to meet workforce needs, and having a CareerSource representative on campus provides an opportunity for the organization to maximize its decades-long relationship with the college.

PHOTO: NWF State College Interim President Sasha Jarrell (right) welcomes Susan Kliemann of CareerSource to the Career Center on the Niceville Campus.