"For Workforce Alliance in Palm Beach County,Florida, one of the biggest challenges was keeping track of funding obligations created by case managers. With a lengthy lag time between when program managers wrote referrals to when documentation was received from the provider, Workforce Alliance was often in danger of overspending. According to CEO Kathryn Schmidt, “It troubled me greatly that if we were to look at the expenditures of our training accounts, we could only track based on whether we actually received a voucher.” With technology from NPT, Workforce Alliance can now determine in real time exactly how much funding they have spent and obligated, and how much they still have available for each program participant. “It has provided me with a security that I think the board expects out of me as the CEO,” said Schmidt."
CEO, Workforce Alliance
Palm Beach County, Florida
“The Gazelle system has been helpful to our Case Managers in that it helps us to track participant ITA information. By having this streamlined approach we are able to become more efficient and produce better results using this system. When I first saw the system and its capabilities, my first thought was it was going to create additional work, but once I started using I saw how much more effective I was going to be in my role. I’m now a raving fan of Gazelle.
Prior to using Gazelle, our systems were manual and we had to re-enter data over and over again, and that data was not available to us remotely. Now, we only enter data one time which saves a huge amount of time, and we have access to the information from any office. This has allowed our Case Managers to provide better service to our vendors and customers."
WIA Program Manager & Case Manager Supervisor
Suncoast Workforce Development Board in Sarasota, FL
"Area 7 is a customer-driven organization led by a business-based Workforce Investment Board. Area 7 is made up of 11 One-Stop systems, which are comprised of 43 Ohio counties serving over 4,400 employers and nearly 500,000 job seekers annually.
The organization was having trouble linking the activities of its program managers back into its accounting system, leaving blind spots when it came to budgeting. With WorkForce PS, the organization can now automatically track all funds without the need for manual, error-prone procedures on the part of program managers. By continuously tracking the availability, allocation and use of funds, WorkForce PS, by NPT, enables Area 7 to always know where they stand financially and avoid over or under spending."
Area 7 Workforce Investment Board