Theresa Styles, PHD, MBA

Proven Ability to Design and Implement Educational Programs Within Organizations- Academic Solutions and Recovery

Educational & Workforce Development Innovation
Assessments, Training, & Academic/Workforce Strategic Planning
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Is your organization looking to implement a vocational/educational program to assist in remediation and workforce development to needed in order to obtain credentials toward workforce training or post-secondary education? Then let Theresa Styles, PhD spearhead your program. Dr. Styles provides educational /training consulting to organizations. Her support network includes implementation of educational programs, training and development, collaborative networking with IT, and strategic staffing recruitment. Let Dr. Styles help your organization take the next step!

Her proven record of success includes:

  • Spearheaded and implemented the first adult education pilot program, and virtual classroom within a Michigan Works employment center in Oakland County and second in the state of Michigan.

  • o The GED Preparatory Program resulted in a 95% success rate since its commencement within the Oakland County Community and over 50% of the accomplished learners have pursued post-secondary education or job education training.
  • o The National Career Readiness Certificate/WorkKeys Program has over a 98% success rate133 registered participants received their National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) credential.
  • o The success of the program resulted in Michigan Works/JobLink Service Center spearheading an alternative education program within the city of Pontiac.

  • Developed and organized a specialized and innovative outreach partnership program with local nonprofits to provide educational and training services to nontraditional and “at-risk” learners within the Oakland County community.

          • Michigan Works/JobLink Service Center of Pontiac
          • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
          • Catholic Social Services
          • HAVEN
          • Community Network Services-Vision Clubhouse
          • Pontiac Housing Commission– Self Sufficiency Program
          • Point Vocational Services
          •Church Alliance Partnership Program
          •Michigan Association
          •Michigan Works of Oakland County

​In the last two decades the United States has experienced a dramatic change in the nature of its workforce. The weak global economy has created catastrophic consequences for many states with ensuing layoffs and job losses. To remedy the problem, the United States economy is transforming into a society that demands new skills, knowledge, and credentials from its labor force. Through adaptation and innovation, the country’s 21st-century plan is to prepare, attract, and retain skilled workers. The initiative demands a workforce that is both highly educated and highly skilled. Due to changes in economy, workers without a high school diploma or postsecondary education can no longer expect to hold a family-sustaining job. In a presentation at the WorkKeys National Conference, Stover DeRocco (2009), President of the Manufacturing Institute Workforce Division, reported that approximately 80% of U.S. producers cannot find educated skilled workers for their entry-level jobs. Additionally, each year 1.2 million young citizens drop out of high school and are educationally unprepared for work or for post- secondary education. Consequently, these adults with low education and skill levels are more likely to live in poverty and to receive government assistance.  read more

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eStyles Consulting, LLC provides a comprehensive learning system revolutionizing the relationship between employers, educators, learners, and technology. From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Theresa Styles utilized Michigan Works/JobLink’s Service Center five labs and over 50 computers to offer JobLink’s customers Literacy, workforce credentials and GED Preparatory courses, and Basic Skills Curriculum employing NovaNet online curriculum comprehensive interactive system, ACT KeyTrain Complete Interactive Training Systems, ACT WorkKeys Job Skills Assessment to support adults over the age of nineteen preparing to enter postsecondary, apprenticeships, and workforce training programs.

The program model developed and implemented by Dr. Styles, which has proven effective in working with JobLink program participants and customers, addressing participants’ program activities involving varying degrees of educational abilities. This model for better service delivery permits multicultural adult learners flexible and individualized program scheduling to achieve successful results. In order to achieve the required skills sets the program’s design has incorporated a learning model that insures the following:

  • Online Comprehensive Systems which measures a student's reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing capacity level.
  • ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce.
  • KeyTrain complete interactive training system help users reach foundational career readiness and enhance users’ cognitive skills.
  • Learning Advancement partnerships with nonprofit organizations to address the dropout, social/economical and illiteracy problems within the City of Pontiac and the metropolitan Detroit area.
  • Readiness Program utilizing the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
  • Instructional System Design, which is model to help shape and define the outcome of instructional materials and collaborative learning networks within Oakland County.

For over six years Dr. Styles mission was to prepare diverse adult learners for the 21st century workplace through educational/training remediation and counselling services to enhance basic workplace skills, obtain workforce credentials, and retraining for new jobs to dislocated workers and high school dropouts. 

A high proportion of the City of Pontiac’s population is culturally, linguistically, and socio-economically marginalized, resulting in significant barriers to employment. Due to the disparities experienced as a result of the plant closures the City of Pontiac utilized Dr. Styles educational support services targeting dropout prevention, recovery and graduation, and job skills improvement as one of the solutions to the city’s crisis. 

Dr. Styles developed partnerships with local nonprofits within the Oakland County community and with Michigan Works/JobLink Service Center/Oakland Schools. 

eStyles Consulting, LLC will continuously increase the quality and accessibility of education and to expand its partnership and collaboration with nonprofits and businesses with the Georgia community. This initiative will increase participant enrollment in occupational and technical learning opportunities to improve employability. The ongoing relationship will augment workforce development training and learning opportunities to meet the needs of business and industry and to assess institutional effectiveness by supporting additional training and retraining for new jobs to dislocated workers, and retraining for new jobs to GED participants preparing for apprenticeships or post-secondary education.

Dr. Styles continues to commit her time and support in regards to Workforce Innovation /Urban Strategies and recognizes the positive impact it can have in the local community.