Helps a diverse community of people facing employment obstacles to secure and maintain competitive employment in the community.
These individuals are seeking greater stability and include communities of color, ethnic communities, and those overcoming substance use disorders or a history with the justice system. Many may have dependent children, are at risk of homelessness, and live in distressed neighborhoods. They face multiple economic, social and academic barriers to employment, have little to no work history, and are either unemployed or underemployed.
Immediate employment is available through AccessAbility so participants can gain real work skills and establish a work history. Investing just 30 days goes a long way to increase the chance for long-term employment success. Career training includes job development, coaching, and placement support. Job skills training includes forklift and OSHA certifications, classroom training (e.g. life skills, GED), and paid on-the-job training on laser printing, screen printing, wood shop tools and equipment, manufacturing and assembly, warehousing, shipping & receiving. Project Connect staff and program participants work together to create and implement a vocational plan that leads to successful employment and also empowers people to achieve personal goals.