CEO, Owner Workforce Matters
Hello! I’m Dazzie McKelvy. I have been a public sector manager, a nonprofit executive and now I own my own business leading a team of expert consultants in the areas of workforce development, education, and human resources. I specialize in workforce development strategies. From program design and implementation to crisis management, I provide services to nonprofits such as Capital IDEA, JobPath, VIDA, Fanning Institute, Jeremiah Program, Interfaith Education Fund, and the Ray Marshall Center. I am passionate about workforce strategies because of my own experiences as a teen parent and a nontraditional college student. I have twenty-five years of experience developing successful sector strategies and creating lasting change in the workforce market, including:
- six years with Texas Employment Commission as a Local Office Supervisor providing direct employment and training services
- seven years with the Texas Workforce Commission as a regional liaison and as the State Coordinator for the Job Corps Program
- twelve years with the award winning non-profit, Capital IDEA, as the Deputy Executive Director. As a founding staff member of Capital IDEA, I was a major player in driving the tremendously successful project forward. I was also on board as the program grew from its inception in 1999 with an enrollment of 60 participants to over 700 participants each year from 2006 to 2010.
Highlight of Recent Accomplishments
- 2014 Senior Consultant with NNSP, working with Goodwill Industries International, Inc. (GII) providing training and technical assistance to support 20 Goodwill members with the development of regional partnership collaboratives that expand access to career pathways and stackable credentials.
- 2014 Interim Associate Director with AAPA (Recover Center) developed a strategic plan, implementation of CAPRESS certification plan. Areas of responsibility include governance, financial management, service delivery, development strategies, program design and implementation, partnership growth and advancement, leadership and team training, business policies and solutions.
- 2014 provided Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada, Inc., with a thorough review and enhancement of their current Goodwill Works Curriculum – Instructor Guides by updating the curriculum to meet the job readiness needs of the population they serve.
- 2014 National faculty with Jobs for the Future to provide technical assistance, support, and document the work of cutting-edge partnerships of Opportunity Links for Youth, an initiative of the James Irvine Foundation.
- 2013 developed a ten-day Work Readiness Program curriculum for Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation.
- 2013 worked with Abt Associates to design and develop Peer Support Groups for Career Pathways programs. Work with grantees from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Buffalo.
- 2012 Began work with the Ray Marshall Center to conceptualize and implement remedial components for a workforce project in Tulsa.
- 2012 Member Fanning Institute team performing a feasibility study for Goodwill Industries serving Middle Georgia to ensure workforce development distinctions and identify social enterprise revenue generating opportunities.