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    Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn the behaviors and techniques that are required for job retention. The training addresses regular attendance, punctuality, appropriate dress, adapting to supervision, employee rights and responsibilities and other similar topics. Included are job readiness programs for people who are seeking employment and postemployment programs that help people keep their job.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Arc of Chester County - Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) provides services that help adults with disabilities find and keep the right job, as well as train companies to find, train and supervise people with disabilities. CES helps people with disabilities find paid employment and become productive members of the community by providing these services: pre-employment assessment and counseling; job seeking and placement services; hands-on and on-the-job training to meet employer needs; ongoing job coaching to ensure job retention; opportunities to learn and share experiences with other participants; transportation training and assistance with securing daily transportation; support with benefits information and referral to benefits counselors, and referrals to obtain proper work attire. CES's program helps people with disabilities become productive employees at no cost to the employer, by providing the following services: thorough screening of applicants to ensure proper job match, individualized, on-site training by a professional employment training specialist to meet the employer specifications, ongoing assessment and follow-up to maintain quality employee performance, excellent long-term communication with job supervisors, and information about ADA and tax credits for businesses hiring people with disabilities. ChesterArc of Chester County, The - Chester; West ChesterArc of Chester County
    Auberle - Employment InstituteOffers certification programs, employment opportunities, soft skill and work readiness training, education services and employment exposure and search services. Work with any individual experiencing a barrier to employment, including individuals struggling with drug and alcohol abuse or mental health concerns. Vocational programming with input from area businesses that are in need of workers. Train youth for jobs that already exist and where available workers are in short supply.AlleghenyAuberleAuberle
    A Woman's Place - RISE:Redefining Independence,Safety, and EmpowermentFree education empowerment program that has a 12 week curriculum and will provide the participants with skills in financial literacy, resume writing, job-seeking, health and wellness tips, family law, civic engagement and education options.BucksA Woman's Place - Bucks; DoylestownA Woman's Place
    Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC) - Work ReadyThe Work Ready service helps clients to secure and retain employment by providing services to help the client remove barriers that hinder them from achieving self-sufficiency. Also, services can help clients transition to Job Training of Beaver County. The services include individual plans, identification of motivations, and opportunities to build problem solving skills.BeaverEmployment Preparation and TrainingBeaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC)
    Birthright InternationalBirthright provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Using its own resources and those of the community, Birthright offers positive and loving alternatives. Birthright presents many services and refers for many more. We provide friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy testing, and maternity and baby clothes. We also give information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs. Birthright treats each woman as an individual who deserves kindness and respect, as well as personal attention to her unique situation. All Birthright services are free, absolutely confidential, and available to any woman regardless of age, race, creed, economic or marital status. They Provide: Completely confidential help Friendship and emotional support Free pregnancy testing Medical referrals Legal referrals Educational assistance and referrals Maternity and baby clothes Housing referrals Referrals to social agencies Referrals for professional counseling Information on: Prenatal development Job search/career development Adoption Pregnancy & childbirth Child care options Child safety issues Birthright accepts volunteers of any race, sex, or creed. All volunteersmust believe firmly in the Birthright philosophy and have a sincere desire to help pregnant women-- without expecting any reward or admiration in return. If you feel you could be a Birthright volunteer, please visit our website and enter your zip code in the Locations Search or call 1-800-550-4900 or e-mail us at to find the chapter nearest you.777 Coxwell Ave, Toronto Canada M4C 3C6 (Birthright International)Birthright International
    Center for HopeProvides an outreach and service to a community that has undergone economic hardship and demographic change in what has been designated a distressed community. Provides character education, recreation, academic preparation and employment readiness for the community at large.BeaverCenter for HopeCenter for Hope
    Center for Innovative Training and Education - Fatherhood Initiative ProgramHelps custodial and non-custodial fathers 18+ with no HS diploma/GED in getting a job, with the goal of enabling them to actively participate in the care and raising of their children. Offers GED preparation, job readiness, training and placement, computer skills, mentoring, and transportation and clothing assistance.PhiladelphiaCenter for Innovative Training and Education - Philadelphia; Center CityCenter for Innovative Training and Education
    Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. - Employment Assistant Project (EAP)The EAP (Employment Assistant Project) offers job search assistance, job readiness, ono-on-one mentoring and any other needed assistance for employment. Assistance includes resume preparation, completing job applications and mock interviews. The EAP identifies potential employers willing to consider ex-offenders for hire.DauphinChristian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.
    Congreso de Latinos Unidos - E3 CenterE3 is a citywide, Philadelphia Youth Network initiative, aimed at helping out-of-school young adults’ ages 16 through 21 gain Education, Employment, and Empowerment skills. The E3 Program is designed to help out-of-school youth achieve educational, career and personal goals. Congreso’s E3 Center is one of four E3 Centers in Philadelphia serves about 200 students annually. Classes are held Monday-Thursday, in morning and afternoon sessions. E3 Provides academic classes, Job Readiness Training and Work Exposure, Specific supports for transitioning to college and careers, Case Management and EmpowermentPhiladelphiaE3 Power CenterCongreso de Latinos Unidos
    Crawford County Career and Technical CenterThe Career Center offers several educational pathways for adults who are interested in either starting a new career or just learning new skill for fun or profit.CrawfordCrawford County Career and Technical CenterCrawford County Career and Technical Center
    Delaware County Community College - New Choices Career Development ProgramProvides a program that helps individuals in transition so they can participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational and personal goals by improving self-esteem and building self-confidence. Classes in computer basics supplement the program. New Choices Career Development Program classes are offered three times per year – in January, March and October – on the Marple Campus. Qualified individuals may receive transportation or child care assistance if funding is available. Services include: Vocational assessment Career counseling Résumé preparation and interview skills Skills identification Career planning Job readiness instruction Job search skills Exploration of education and training resources Job placement assistance DelawareDelaware County Community College - MediaDelaware County Community College
    Dress for Success South Central PA Satellite Computer LabFree computer training program targeting Dress for Success clients that have not had computer training. 12 hour program, 6 sessions in 2 weeks. Clients are provided with a certificate after passing a competency test.DauphinDress for Success South Central PA and Tied to SuccessSuits to Careers, Inc.
    Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) - PA CareerLink Lycoming CountyDeveloped to address the needs of parents receiving cash assistance with barriers to employment, EARN is designed to provide intensive case management, education, training, work activities, job placement and retention services, and supportive services to enable them to move rapidly from dependence to independence through employment.LycomingPA CareerLink - Lycoming CountyPA CareerLink
    Goodwill of Southwestern PA - Job Training and Workforce DevelopmentAssessment services, employment skills training, job readiness workplace training, job placement assistance, job search servicesAlleghenyJob Training and Workforce DevelopmentGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Lawrenceville WORKSLinks Lawrenceville residents to job-training and employment services. Eligible participants must be actively seeking employment. A service coordinator provides one-on-one job search help including help with resume, job leads, interview prep and more.AlleghenyLawrenceville WORKSGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Grands As Parent's (G.A.P.'s) - Very Important People ProgramThe VIP program offers these teens individual counseling, group counseling, mentorship conflict resolution/anger management, life skills, and sexual and drug abuse prevention. We also offer teens cultural activities through Art Sanctuary performances. We sponsor a modern dance troupe, in which teens choreograph their own dance steps. They also express themselves through Hip Hop, poetry, rap and drawing. There is leadership training, job readiness training, and workshops in health. Philadelphia*Main Site (Grands As Parent's)Grands As Parent's (G.A.P.'s)
    Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems - Job Readiness - Cornerstone ClubhouseA Clubhouse is a comprehensive and dynamic program of support and opportunities for individuals in mental health recovery. It is first and foremost a community that offers individuals hope and opportunities to achieve their full potential. The Clubhouse is unique in that all clinical aspects have been removed so as to focus on the strengths of the individual rather than their illness. At the core of the Clubhouse model are the four guaranteed rights of membership: 1 a right to a place to come, 2 a right to meaningful relationships, 3 a right to meaningful work, and 4 a right to a place to return. Through this environment of support, acceptance and commitment to the potential of each member, Clubhouses demonstrate that individuals with mental illness can successfully live full and productive lives and work in the community. There are four key components of a Clubhouse program: the Work-Ordered Day, Employment Programs, Supported Education, and Evening/Weekend/Holiday Events.ChesterHolcomb Cornerstone ClubhouseHolcomb Behavioral Health Systems
    Home of the Sparrow - Job ReadinessProvides residents develop skills to secure and maintain employment.ChesterPA HOME OF THE SPARROWHome of the Sparrow
    Human Services - Stepping Stones Clubhouse - Job ReadinessClubhouse is a recovery oriented program for adults designed to give members the opportunity to learn to manage their illness and develop the skills needed to achieve recovery. The program is based on a work-ordered day and provides vocational training in the areas of clerical/computers, kitchen, education, and maintenance. It focuses on social relationships and supports, work readiness and transitional employment.ChesterHUMAN SERVICES, INC. COATESVILLE STEPPING STONES CLUBHOUSEHuman Services - Chester
    Job Readiness Training for Individuals with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities-Clinton County Community ConnectionsThe Haven Program for individuals with developmental (mental and intellectual) disabilities equips clients with skills needed for job readiness and maximizes their abilities to contribute to their community.ClintonClinton County Community Connections-HavenClinton County Community Connections
    Mobile Suiting ProgramWomen are provided with direct access to our interview suiting program via our mobile unit in partnership with local job training programs and PA Career Links.DauphinDress for Success South Central PA and Tied to SuccessSuits to Careers, Inc.
    Mobile Suiting ProgramWomen are provided with direct access to our interview suiting program via our mobile unit in partnership with local job training programs and PA Career Links. Call Harrisburg phone number at (717)232-1333. Only travel to Lebanon once a week - need to call number to find out what day. LebanonLebanon Branch BoutiqueSuits to Careers, Inc.
    Mobile Suiting ProgramWomen are provided with direct access to our interview suiting program via our mobile unit in partnership with local job training programs and PA Career Links. Call Harrisburg phone number at (717)232-1333. Only travel to York once a week - need to call number to find out what day. YorkYork Branch BoutiqueSuits to Careers, Inc.
    Montgomery County Commerce Department- Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)Provides educational and occupational learning programs and services for young people who meet the eligibility requirements. Examples of some of the most recent YEP programs and activities are: - Summer Programs - After-School Programs - Job Readiness/Job Prep - Life Skills WorkshopsMontgomeryPennsylvania CareerLink of Montgomery CountyMontgomery County Commerce Department
    NAMSC Basic Training ProgramActivities include but are not limited to: GED preparation and testing, and assistance in solving problems that act as barriers to employment such as drug/alcohol dependency. Also, an educational activity designed to provide an individual with a basic literacy skills.AlleghenyNorthern Area Multi-Service Center of Allegheny CountyNorthern Area Multi-Service Center
    Northeast Pa Manufacturers & Employers Council, Inc. YES ProgramThe YES Program is a one credit, 120 hour year long elective course for high school seniors designed to develop and enhance the basic job skills that managers in all businesses and industries require of employees.SchuylkillNortheast Pa Manufacturers & Employers Council, Inc. YES ProgramNortheast Pa Manufacturers & Employers Council, Inc. YES Program
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Referral/Case ManagementAll individuals participating in programs at Northern Tier participate in a needs assessment evaluation to determine immediate needs and prioritize how we might provide assistance. From this needs assessment a mutually agreed upon action plan is developed to establish goals and guide the client and the case manager. As part of the goals established, Case Managers will work with the family to develop a monthly cash flow and money management plan. Case Managers will work with individuals and families to develop and increase job seeking and employability skills to increase the potential for employment and self-sufficiency.CameronNorthern Tier Community Action CorporationNorthern Tier Community Action Corporation
    NWPA NTMA Education FoundationOffers a number of scholarships annually to students who are interested in post-secondary training to prepare for a career in the tool, die and manufacturing industry. Promotes workforce development through K to 12th grade programming such as Robobots, Career Exploration Opportunities, and New Equipment and Software for technical education classes.CrawfordNWPA NTMA Education FoundationNWPA NTMA Education Foundation
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - HarrisburgDiagnosis- evaluating medical, psychological, occupational and educational abilities and limitations.DauphinPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Philabundance - Community KitchenProvides cooking training to low-income men and women and prepares them for employment in a commercial kitchen. Offers exposure to guest chefs, catering opportunities and off-site internships, as well as additional support through life skills preparation.PhiladelphiaPhilabundance - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaPhilabundance
    Professional Womens Group (PWG)/job retention programThe Professional Women's Group, PWG, is a networking association for low-income women who have recently entered the workforce and have been a client of Dress for Success South Central PA. The PWG is an invitation only group that was created to promote career advancement by providing information that helps women unfamiliar with the workplace continue to develop their skills and advance in their jobs. It is the first and only international job-retention program, moving low-income women toward self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community. DauphinDress for Success South Central PA and Tied to SuccessSuits to Careers, Inc.
    Saint Michael's Harbour - Erie OfficeHelps adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities by providing job skills training and the supports needed to obtain and sustain meaningful employment. They offer comprehensive and individualized vocational assessment, community based work assessment, job seeking and placement services, supported employment, post employment services, post secondary education support, social skills group, family involvement, community integration, community inclusion, independent living skills training, transportation, financial coordination services and outpatient counseling.ErieSaint Michael's Harbour - Erie OfficeSaint Michael's Harbour
    Skills of Central PA Blair County Job DevelopmentBlairBlair CountySkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Supported Employment - Arc of Northeastern PennsylvaniaSupported Employment Services assists adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain and maintain employment. Particular to individual needs, an Arc Job Coach will assist with the application process, skill development, and any area related to acquiring and keeping a job including transportation and social skill awareness.LackawannaArc of Northeastern Pennsylvania, TheArc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Temple University Office of Community Relations - Workforce InitiativesAs one of the nation’s great urban universities, and one of Philadelphia’s largest private employers, Temple University recognizes that the future of our University and neighborhoods we do business in are strategically connected. The Community Outreach and Hiring Initiative is designed to ensure a mutually beneficial future for both Temple and our neighbors by increasing employment opportunities at Temple and with our many business partners. In order to assist neighbors of our Main and Health Science Campuses, the Community Outreach and Hiring Team: - Connects our neighbors to internal and external employment resources - Increases the number of area residents finding career opportunities with the University and other local employersPhiladelphiaTemple University Office of Community Relations - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaTemple University Office of Community Relations
    The Hood - Youth Employment Services - Job ReadinessHelps youth aged 16-24 develop the skills to secure and maintain employment.ChesterTHE HOODThe Hood
    United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training AdministrationProvides high quality job training, employment, labor market information and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems. Oversees the statewide apprenticeship program, which includes the certification of apprentices who have completed their on-the-job training and related technical instruction.United States Department of LaborUnited States Department of Labor
    Welfare to Work - Commission on Economic OpportunityCEO provides job training and employment skills to Luzerne County residents designed to meet the needs of local employers. The program is designed to help solve the problems of unemployment and/or underemployment and to assist welfare recipients in securing employmentLuzerneCommission on Economic Opportunity - Center for Employment OpportunityCommission on Economic Opportunity
    Wings for Success - Job Readiness WorkshopsA Six-Part Image Seminar Wings For Success’ offers a workshop called "Next Step...Success" The structure of this program allows us the flexibility to break our workshops down over the course of several weeks, when needed, thus making them more detailed regarding positive body image, shopping on a budget, interviewing tips, proper hair styling and makeup and, of course, wardrobe guidance. We can also do this program as a one-day event if that is more convenient. Chester*Main Site (Wings for Success)Wings for Success
    Work Ready - SLHDAWork Ready is a program designed to provide pre placement job services to TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) participants. In addition, the program provides intense case management to remediate barriers to self sufficiency including mental health services, transportation, and day care issues. The program goal is to prepare participants for transition into job placement program or employment.LackawannaWorkforce Development - SLHDAScranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Supported EmploymentUses an evidence-based treatment model proven to achieve positive results in helping people with mental illness find and keep employment.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg
    YWCA of Bradford - Housing and Employment ServicesOffers safe and secure emergency housing and case management. Offers help with homelessness. Has a homeless shelter. Case Management: Program staff assist individuals with, obtaining safe, affordable, and permanent housing, job searches, resume preparation, employment readiness, learning how to budget and skills of daily living, applying for social security benefits, street outreachMcKeanYWCA of BradfordYWCA of Bradford

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