Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom

Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom


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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServicePittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities.

Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment.

Goals include:
  • Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
  • Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
  • Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
  • Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
LocationAllegheny
Geographical AreaAllegheny County and surrounding areas.
Intake ProcedureCall or walk in.
 
Client Information
GenderEither
Eligibility
  • An individual with a diagnosed disability
  • Someone who is ready to go to work with realistic employment goals
  • A person who can absorb and assimilate information at the community college level
  • An individual that is motivated and focused
  • Someone who can function in daily life and make independent decisions
  • An individual with appropriate behavior skills for the classroom and work
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Bonnie Rubin
Contact's Position Executive Director
Contact's Phone 412-246-4434 Ext. 201
Contact's Email brubin@voapa.org
Physical Site Address 1 1323 Forbes Avenue
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 232
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Main Phone 412-246-4434
Fax 412-246-4435
Service Location Email info@projectforfreedom.org
Web Address http://www.voapa.org/project-for-freedom
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
Affiliated Program: Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom
This Service: Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs (ND-6500.1500)
Computer and Related Technology Classes (PL-7400.1500)
Disability Related Center Based Employment (ND-6500.1800)
Job Finding Assistance (ND-3500)
Job Interview Training (ND-2000.6500-340)
Job Search Techniques (ND-2000.6500-380)
Job Training Formats (ND-2000.3500)
People With Disabilities/Health Conditions (YJ-8750)
Prevocational Training (ND-2000.6600)
Resume Preparation Assistance (ND-2000.6500-700)
School to Adult Life Transition Services (HH-8000.8500-800)
Supported Employment (ND-6500.8120)