Capital Area Michigan Works! Opens New Charlotte Service Center
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) is pleased to announce the opening of our new Charlotte service center at 945 Reynolds Road, on the campus of Peckham, Inc.’s Charlotte facility.
CAMW!’s current Charlotte service center, located at 311 W. First St., will be closed June 30, 2016 through July 4, 2016 during the service center move. The new service center location will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 on Reynolds Road, and will be operated by longtime CAMW! partner Peckham, Inc.
“For nearly 30 years, Peckham has partnered with Capital Area Michigan Works!, and we are excited about this new opportunity to provide services to the people of Eaton County,” said Mitch Tomlinson, president and CEO, Peckham, Inc. “We have remodeled our existing building in Charlotte to give the programs their own space. The building is beautiful, functional, and having our existing programs and services in the same building with these new services provides a wonderful added value to CAMW!, Peckham and the folks in Eaton County,” he said.
Peckham, Inc. has partnered with CAMW! for nearly three decades. It has been committed to the workforce development system since the mid-1980s, providing services through the Job Training Partnership Act programs initially. Peckham provided Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult services from 1998 to 2011, and WIA Dislocated Worker services from 2009 to 2011. Peckham has provided welfare-to-work services since 1994 through the implementations of Work First, Jobs, Education and Training (JET) to the present Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) program.
In 2004, Peckham was awarded the largest Work First contract in Ingham County, providing services to the balance of Ingham County. Peckham continues to hold the largest PATH contract, which served nearly 1,000 participants last year. In 2013, Peckham was awarded the contract for Adult Integrated Services for all of Ingham County, which includes Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (formerly WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker, PATH and Food Assistance Employment & Training (FAE&T) services for all Ingham County participants. Peckham was also awarded the Adult Integrated Services contracts in 2016 for Ingham and Eaton counties.
“We’re looking forward to building upon our longstanding relationship with Peckham, Inc. as well as continuing to serve the Eaton County community the best we can,” says CAMW! CEO Edythe Hatter-Williams.
Peckham’s service integration is designed to provide the best possible service across all programs to all participants. Its program staff have developed service integration strategies and shared resources, tailored to meet the specific needs of Eaton County participants.
The new location will remain on the same bus route as the previous center, and it will offer the same employment-related services and programs.
The new Charlotte service center can be reached by phone at 517-816-6980.