WSC Monthly Bulletin August 2021


August 2021

Upcoming member trainings

The annual WSC Live Member Training event will be held on the afternoons of October 19-21!

Given the positive feedback from last year’s training event going virtual, we will once again be asking members to attend remotely via Zoom for these training and networking sessions.

This event is mandatory for all incoming 2021-2022 program year members to attend, so please plan on blocking off time on member service schedules from approximately 1-5pm on October 19-21.

If you have any questions about this training event, please contact WSC Training Specialist Bryce Bateman.

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Member recruitment & selection training

All Primary Site Staff for the 2021-2022 program year should now have access to the online WSC training portal, Talent LMS. If you have not received a welcome email from our Training Specialist or your LMS login credentials, please reach out to Bryce Bateman.

When logging into Talent LMS, there will be Member Recruitment and Selection trainings available now, with more Member Management trainings to come as we reach September. Bryce will send emails once new trainings are assigned, so keep an eye on your inbox to ensure you don’t miss out on any important training updates!

"It feels surreal to know that the school year has come to a close and that for now, I’m done with Zoom high school! There are thousands of cliches I could probably toss out relaying the unpredictable nature of this past year – it was certainly unprecedented, unforeseen, and unexpected. Yet, for all the words we have to describe the downside to this past year and a half of COVID-19, we have so few words to describe the resilience that’s come from surviving - and dare we say – even thriving, amidst the circumstances. Whatever word that is, it would perfectly describe the grit of my students, my school staff, and my AmeriCorps cohort. COVID or not, there’s no doubt that I would do it all again if I could."

-Josephine L., Federal Way Public Schools

September enrollment

Site Staff, if you’re planning on having your member(s) start service on Sept 1 or 16, please submit a request form no later than two weeks prior to the start date (Aug 18, Sept 2) for all steps to be completed in time.

We have step-by-step instructions and short videos on our website to help guide you and your applicants through the process (click on the Enrollment menu). We strongly recommend you take time to review before starting Sept 1!

Please contact your Coordinator if you have any questions.

End of service term

Members and site staff will receive exit paperwork via DocuSign on the last day of your service term. Please be sure all of your timesheets are complete and accurate.

More information about Life after AmeriCorps can be found here.