SUCCESS STARTS HERE...with CHARLESTOWN WORKS and JOBS PLUS
Charlestown Adult Education can help you prepare for and obtain employment through two new classes, training programs and a Jobs Plus Program...
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CLASSES AND PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED-
HOME HEALTH AIDE CERTIFICATION: Home Care Training Center and Charlestown Adult Education offer onsite Home Health Aide training. Starting Monday, October 2, 2017, classes are offered three days a week, M-W-F from 9:30am-2:30pm. The goal of this program is to certify students in HHA care. Once certified, students will be a priority for hire at Associated Home Care. Students will also have the opportunity to apply to the Kennedy Center in Charlestown as well as to other companies lookin g to hire trained HHA.
HOSPITALITY TRAINING: In conjunction with BEST Hospitality Training, Charlestown Adult Education will offer an introductory class to prepare students for the rigorous demands of hospitality training. The goal of this class is "to provide individuals with the education, skills and training to excel in the hospitality industry and in their personal lives." Classes are M-W-F from 9:30am-12:00pm, starting Monday, October 2, 2017.
COMPUTER AND WORD BASICS: learn the basics of word processing in our hands-on training program. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-11:00am starting Tuesday, October 3, 2017!
Professional Development through JOBS PLUS...
HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program Connects Public Housing Residents with Employment and Educational Opportunities
Another great resident-opportunity program is growing and building even more momentum. Last month, HUD announced a $24 million investment for the next four years to nine public housing authorities and their partners to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient.
HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services—and it’s a model proven to help public housing residents find and keep jobs.
With energy and enthusiasm, representatives from HUD’s new Jobs Plus grantees—Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cuyahoga, Houston, Memphis, Roanoke, St. Louis, and Syracuse—recently gathered with existing grantees in New York City to attend the 2015 Jobs-Plus Learning Network Convening.
HUD’s new grantees benefitted from candid advice on a variety of program details, from tips on outreach and sustaining contact with residents (called “members”), to engaging local employers, maximizing rent incentives, and creating an environment that leads to innovation and results. The group was also able to hear from a panel of employers who have employed many Jobs Plus members and have pro-actively committed to making their work culture welcoming to Jobs-Plus employees.
“We are excited about the Jobs-Plus program and the convening in New York was eye-opening. It was very helpful to learn from programs that are already on the ground doing this work,” said David Paccone, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Development at Syracuse Housing Authority. He continued by saying, “Jobs Plus provides an opportunity to design innovative, local opportunities, and to be flexible with ideas that prove successful, and to move past those that may not work in our community.”
The Convening was hosted by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), the NYC Office of Consumer Affairs and the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA). CEO administers Social Innovation Fund dollars granted through the Center for National and Community Service (CNCS) that funds Jobs-Plus sites in the Bronx and San Antonio. The organization also partners with YMI to manage Jobs-Plus sites in eight other New York boroughs.
HUD’s new grantees also had an opportunity to meet each other and exchange ideas about the programs they’re about to begin. It was a chance to start the cohort of learning that HUD will support throughout the four years of the pilot grants.
The HUD grantees will be gathering again in June 2015 for a three-day start-up conference and will begin recruiting participants by this fall.
Jobs-Plus is just one of many resident opportunity programs offered by HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. For information about this and other related programs, contact Ron Ashford, at Ronald.T.Ashford@hud.gov or 202-402-4258.
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