Tuesday, March 31, 2020

15 Unique Ideas to Stay Sane During Social Distancing

Social Distancing is the new buzzword--in the past few weeks, it's gone from a good idea, to an unspoken rule, to a law for many of us. But everyone handles isolation differently. In this video, Vanessa shares tips for extroverts, introverts, and ambiverts on surviving social distancing.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

7 Ways Your Morning Routine is Killing Your Productivity | Brian Tracy

The way you begin each morning has a major impact on the rest of your day. While many morning routines can positively impact your motivation and productivity, other habits can drain them. Here are 7 things you might currently be doing, or not doing, that are destroying your productivity.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Meet The Board: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds serves as Vice Chair for the WDB’s Board of Directors. Here is a little bit about Scott, both personally and professionally.

Why did you join the Board? I have been a member of the Board of Directors of Solano EDC for over 15 years. During the first years, the Board received regular reports from the President/Executive Director. Ten years ago, I decided I wanted to learn more about the organization and promote its mission - and what better way to do so than join!

What is a typical day for you? I usually start work around 6:45 am and finish around 5:30 pm. My day is filled with client phone calls and meetings, document drafting for business and estate planning matters, and attending to management of the law firm. And, I always get in a work out at the gym

If you were given $500,000 to invest in workforce what would you invest in and why? I would invest the money to better promote and expand WBDs jobs training program, specifically for those displaced workers whose skills/experience no longer meet the ever-changing needs of employers and for those workers who want to upgrade their skills in order to seek a better career. These services are currently provided by WDB - but they are a hidden resource in our community.

What do I enjoy most about the WDB? The diversity of members of the Board, the professionalism of the staff and the opportunity to learn.

What was the last book you read? John Grisham’s The Guardians.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

How to Find a Job When You're Unemployed | What to Do When You're Unemployed

You’re someone who wants to improve your career and life and I’m going to share with you just how I would do that if I was unemployed and going through the same thing. If you've been asking "how to find a job when you're unemployed", "what to do when you're unemployed", "how to land a job fast", then this video is for you!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Prison to Employment

A Better Way Out

On January 20th the Rourk Vocational Training Center hosted the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. Eight (8) incarcerated students were selected and enrolled in the vocational training program.

The training partnership includes Solano County Sheriff’s Office, Workforce Development Board of Solano County and the Laborer’s Community Service and Training Foundation. The partnership agrees that: “Inmates who receive general education and vocational training are significantly less likely to return to jail after release and are more likely to find employment that peer who do not receive such opportunities.”

The Sheriff’s Office intends to utilize the training facility to host educational and vocational programs in automotive maintenance, welding, carpentry, and introduction to the union trades and other courses as identified.

The training course includes OSHA 10 Safety Certification, First Aid/CPR, Confined Space, Hazardous Waste Removal and Fundamentals of Construction.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be issued a certificate of completion and will have opportunities to apply for and interview for positions with the union in the local and surrounding areas.

For additional information, contact Marion Aiken, Director of Workforce Services, WDB Solano, (707) 863-3594.

Monday, March 16, 2020

New Developments Regarding COVID-19

New Developments Regarding COVID-19 and Solano Public Health Recommendations

Due to evidence of ongoing community transmission of COVID-19, Solano Public Health is taking further steps to protect the health of our community members by providing guidance and recommendations that will slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, reduce the number of people infected and, most especially, protect those who are most vulnerable to severe COVID-19 illnesses. These are important steps for vulnerable populations and their family members, event organizers, workplaces, schools, and the general public to keep our community safe. The attached recommendations are effective as of March 11, 2020. These measures are in place initially through March 31, 2020, and Public Health will continue to assess their impacts to determine if adjustments need to be made.

Solano County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bela Matyas, gave an update on COVID-19 to the county Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. You can watch the video by clicking here.

In addition, Dr. Matyas has a great video to the community on COVID-19 posted on the Public Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SolanoCountyPH/videos/1021411058259793/?t=36.

Dr. Matyas’s number one recommendation is to avoid hand to hand contact with individuals, and if you do have hand to hand contact, to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to avoid spread.

For more information from Solano County Public Health:

  • Visit the Solano County Public Health website for regular COVID-19 updates
  • Visit the Solano County Public Health Facebook page (@SolanoCountyPH) for regular COVID-19 updates
  • Register for Alert Solano to receive emergency alerts on your favorite mobile device, including COVID-19

WDB Actions
The WDB will continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and we anticipate additional information from public health authorities and to staff and partners over the next month. However, the WDB will continue to augment sanitation and disinfectant measures for staff and participants and continue to encourage all staff to be vigilant about hygiene measures.

Friday, March 13, 2020

5 Ways to Stay Motivated at Work | Brian Tracy

If you're like most people, there are probably days where you show up to work feeling a little unmotivated and uninspired. But if you wish to move up in your job and career you must continue to push yourself to do better work. Here are 5 tips that you can use to help you stay motivated at work.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What to Do Instead of a Handshake

Do you want to find out how to avoid a handshake non-awkwardly? Are you feeling freaked out by germs? Have you always been tentative about touching? There are more ways to make others feel seen and greeted than the traditional handshake. In this video, Vanessa breaks down some fun and practical alternatives to help you stay safe out there!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How to Stop Overthinking Everything | Stop Overanalyzing

If you notice yourself as someone who tends to overthink things, worry and over analyze a lot then this video is for you. I’m talking about the reasons why you’re likely doing this and how to stop because it is HURTING you rather than helping you in your career. If you've been asking "why do I keep overthinking things?", "how to overcome thinking too much" or "how to stop overthinking" then this video is for you!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

6 Ways to Motivate Your Team | Brian Tracy

If you are in charge of a group of employees, then chances are you know it can sometimes be hard to motivate a team to produce their best work. Here are 6 tips and tricks that you can use to become a more powerful motivator and raise your team to new levels of success!