September 13, 2016 Dinner Presentation
Improving the Pipeline within the Workplace
Valerie Jermusyk of the United Way of Delaware
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC and HR Certification Business Credit
SHRM Competency- Leadership & Navigation and Relationship Management
Join us on September 13 2016 at 5:30 pm for a DE SHRM Chapter dinner presentation at the Christiana HIlton. Valerie Jermusyk of the United Way of Delaware will discuss on the topic of "Improving the Pipeline within the Workplace."
This presentation will demonstrate to practitioners the opportunities for employers to connect and influence the future workforce while engaging employees with volunteer opportunities in the community.
Delaware Pathways is a statewide initiative to connect employers, educators, and students in an effort to improve the qualities and skills of students who will be tomorrow’s employees. Beginning in middle school, students become aware of careers and start to develop a pathway. In high school, students explore paths more deeply and learn about employment and post-secondary opportunities while being involved in work-based learning activities. Career awareness, exploration and immersion are the basis of Success Pathways and Roads to Careers (SPARC), an integral part of the Pathways initiative.
Success Pathways and Roads to Careers (SPARC) is a tool that is available to every public high school and middle school student in Delaware. It is a platform to connect employers, employees, students, educators and parents to resources and workforce development opportunities. It is an integral part of Delaware Pathways- an initiative to improve the workforce pipeline while engaging current employees in volunteer activities.
Employers need skilled employees, and employees need to be engaged in community activities. SPARC accomplishes both.
Teaches HR professionals how they can create or participate in a philanthropic activity that is aligned with the organization’s strategic plan.
Valerie Jermusyk is the Project Manager for SPARC at United Way of Delaware and a member of the Community Impact Division, and is on the Delaware Pathways team which is comprised of members of Dept. of Education, Dept. of Labor, Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee, Rodel Foundation, Governor’s Office, and Capital One.
Jermusyk has a Certificate in Training and Staff Development, Masters in Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Wilmington University. She is the President of American Association of University Women (AAUW) Wilmington Branch (the largest provider of scholarships for women in Delaware), member of the State Board and is Co-Chair of the AAUW National Fundraising Committee.
Her background is in nonprofits, for profits and higher education. Each included an aspect of volunteer engagement, fundraising, and marketing. She was a city department head as the Director of Recycling and Litter Prevention and Executive Director of Keep Chillicothe Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. She served as Standards and Education Chair for the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild, with the objective of teaching artisans how to be business-oriented, Interim Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Delaware, Director of Development at the Delaware College of Art and Design, Director of Marketing (and Membership) at the Delaware Contemporary and Administrator for Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children.