We are at the half-way point of the year and it may sound strange now to say that 2018 could possibly be our most dynamic year. We are ready to rock our world and hopefully yours too! For me it started just a few weeks ago with the discovery of alien life at the Brimfield Antique Flea Market. While important, this pales to what will be happening at FutureWorks in the coming months.
Soon we will undergo a renovation of the career center that will span just about every inch of our space. Once complete, you will have a totally new experience when you arrive here. The highlight for me is the elimination of the long hallway you walk down to enter FutureWorks. I've hated it since day one. There will be many more changes, which I will detail later. Our goal is to make it a better experience for you while accessing services.
Another major change, we are getting a new name. I can't tell you what it is yet. I have worked here over 18 years and part of me is sad to see the FutureWorks name go away. I do have to say the name change makes sense in raising the career center's profile both here and across the state. You will hear a lot more about this over the next few months.
In conjunction with our new name, we will be creating a new website for you. It will provide a new look along with some new functionality. This will probably be the place where you first see our new logo. In the last year, we have had over 92,000 visits to our website. This is down 14% from a year ago, which shows you how busy we are. I view our website as our front door and very important to the operations here. It is heavily used and critical we get it right. We will be rolling out a new address for the website as well.
Stay updated as we move through these changes, as you will find anything 'Postable' here.
- Kevin Lynn, Executive Director