|ALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Vocational Services||Individuals have an opportunity to experience WORK responsibilities in the structured work environment at ALTEC. ALTEC also recognizes the need for diverse experiences and opportunities and will focus supports to:
> Refine work habits and skills focusing on developing or enhancing work habits and skills to prepare you for independent, competitive employment.
> Enhance communication and social skills: Learn to communicate with your supervisor and coworkers in a manner that creates relationships and personal respect. Learn the appropriate way to get information, request help, and say "I don't know". Learn self-esteem creating a happier quality of life.
> Receive training wages for work experience while you are learning. ALTEC provides fair compensation at a prevailing rate to learn for production and service whether it is on site at our training center or on a job in a community transitional opportunity. .
> Experience community work opportunities: ALTEC will arrange and provide on going supports. Transitional work opportunities where ALTEC support is consistently available at the work place. Work at a business or establishment in the community with ALTEC personnel available for consistent training.
> Experience Volunteer Opportunities: Learn new and interesting skills along side other community volunteers in one of ten other non-profit organizations in our area. Learn to communicate with other volunteers in a manner that creates relationships and personal respect. Learn self-esteem by giving back to the community valued service.||Montgomery||Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; Colmar||ALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation|
|Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC) - Vocational Evaluation||Clients are assisted in determining their individual interests and aptitudes to identify appropriate types of work and supports. The evaluation process typically involves the following: academic testing, interest testing, vocational aptitude testing, motor skills testing, community-based assessments, job shadowing experiences, tours, and simulated job experiences. Clients receive a profile of their interests and abilities at the end of the evaluation process to utilize as they begin seeking employment.||Beaver||Employment Preparation and Training||Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC)|
|Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.||Provides employment, job training and placement, vocational rehabilitation services, and community activity programs for persons with disabilities.||Warren||Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.||Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.|
|Brian's House - Client Employment Services||We help people with disabilities maximize their successes in the world of work. Based in the Downingtown Business Center, Brian's House Enterprises (BHE) provides employment training to adults with mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, brain injury, and other disabilities. Individuals served may be incontinent or require mobility assistance.
BHE services include:
- comprehensive vocational assessment;
- supportive, competency-based pre-vocational, vocational, and psychosocial skill development;
- supervised workshop employment;
- community-based supported employment.
Based upon the needs and choices of an individual, BHE services may include job development, job skill training, workshop or community job placement, and extensive work adjustment coaching. We provide nursing coverage at our workshop, fully accessible facilities, implementation of services recommended by OT's and PT's, and positive approach behavior management procedures.
As with all Brian's House, Inc. programs, active supervision is coupled with an individualized approach to habilitation that includes ongoing consultation with family members.||Chester||Brian's House, Inc. - Chester; Exton||Brian's House|
|Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Vocational Evaluation||Program that administers tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions.||Cambria||Rehabilitation Program||Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped|
|Community Based Work Assessment||A program which provides vocational assessment within competitive job sites consistent with the individual's
interests and capabilities. The individual is assigned to various job sites during the assessment period, during which work habits, skills, and aptitudes are evaluated. A job coach accompanies the individual, providing assistance as necessary. Results of the assessment enable the individual to pursue vocational objectives.||Franklin||Occupational Services, Inc- Franklin Program||Occupational Services, Inc|
|Delaware County Community College - New Choices Career Development Program||Provides 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.
Résumé preparation and interview skills
Job readiness instruction
Job search skills
Exploration of education and training resources
Job placement assistance
||Delaware||Delaware County Community College - Media||Delaware County Community College|
|District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund - Educational Pathways||Educational Pathways connect opportunities for skill development and career advancement to training and education. Created in conjunction with employers and educational institutions, these pathways have a positive impact on recruitment, retention and quality of care.
Educational Pathways meet employer needs since they reduce costs incurred by employers as a result of high turnover, which results in loss of productivity, overtime costs, disruption of operations and compromised quality of care. The impact of these factors on quality of care include poor patient outcomes, increased length of stay and operating costs, decreased capacity, increased malpractice liability, decreased patient satisfaction, and lowered employee satisfaction.
The Educational Pathway strategy helps employers with recruitment and retention since workers want to work where they are valued, receive core and specialty training, and understand that there is room for career advancement. The Educational Pathway model will also have a positive impact on quality of care since the workers’ skills will be enhanced and increased and the workers will feel valued, both of which positively impact quality of care.||Philadelphia||District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund (Training Fund Members) - Philadelphia; Center City||District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund|
|Employment Technology, Inc - Bucks County||A non-profit organization that provides vocational assessment, counseling, training, & job placement to individuals with significant disabilities. Services include eligibility referrals, initial meetings, community based work assessments, job search, job placement, individual plan of job support, follow-up and career advancement.||Bucks||Employment Technology, Inc - Bucks County||Employment Technology, Inc|
|Forbes Road Career and Technology Center||A public secondary career and technology center offering Adult Vocational Training.||Allegheny||Forbes Road Career and Technology Center||Forbes Road Career and Technology Center|
|Goodwill of Southwestern PA - Job Training and Workforce Development||Assessment services, employment skills training, job readiness workplace training, job placement assistance, job search services||Allegheny||Job Training and Workforce Development||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Goodwill of Southwestern PA Vocational Training||Goodwill’s Job Training Programs provide vocational assistance, job training, job search assistance, and job placement services. Training includes food service, housekeeping, janitorial, and retail training. Each participant is assisted by a Program Specialist who guides the individual through services as needed.||Allegheny||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Education||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Indiana County Technology Center Adult Programs Services||Helping students utilize and enhance their academic talents and develop rigorous technical skill sets to become resourceful employees capable of achieving far beyond the expectations of entry level workers. Offering training to Adults in many areas, including Cosmetology, Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, Welding, and many other Trade and Industrial fields.||Indiana||Indiana County Technology Center Adult Education||Indiana County Technology Center|
|Lark Enterprises - Community Integration and Employment Training Center for Autism||Lawrence||Vocational Rehabilitation||Lark Enterprises|
|Montgomery County Commerce Department - PA CareerLink - Montgomery; Norristown||Offering Job search enrollment providing users the ability to create and upload a resume. Job search with assistance of staff, career counseling, job training - providing training opportunities to enhance skills that all candidates to compete in changing job market. Job readiness workshops - fine tuning resumes, developing interviewing skills also teaches candidates how to "brand" themselves and using social media for effective networking. Online resources include the O*NET and Career Coach.||Montgomery||Pennsylvania CareerLink of Montgomery County||Montgomery County Commerce Department|
|Norristown State Hospital - Social Work||Each patient has an assigned Social Worker, who compiles a psychosocial assessment of the individual and assists him or her in resolving situational needs that arise. The Social Worker collaborates with the treatment team to develop a treatment and discharge plan, and if needed, helps each patient apply for benefits. The Social Worker is the liaison between the hospital, community and families.||Montgomery||Norristown State Hospital - Montgomery; Norristown||Norristown State Hospital|
|PA CareerLink - Berks County||A one stop shop for career and employment services that include:
- www.pacareerlink.pa.gov is PA's job search website that is free to employers and job seekers. New job postings daily. Create and account, enter your education and work history and a resume is created for you.
- Conduct workshops and information sessions for the public. Can be found on the events calendar at www.careerlinkberks.com. Examples of topics: Computer Basics, MS Word and MS Excel for Beginners, Career Exploration and Networking, How to Identify your Skills, Resume Success, Ace the interview. Self schedule at wee.pacareerlink.pa.gov or call 610-988-1300.
- Comprehensive Career Services - One-on-one with an employment planner to development an employment plan and outline a path to their next job. Our Success Starts Here sessions cover the gap from job search to job by centering attention on career development and advancing their skills to help succeed in their current market and workplace. For adults 18 years and up. Must meet federal eligiblity requirements. Attend Welcome Orientation. Check the Events calendar at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov for days and times.
- Work one-on-one with an employment planner to develop an employment plan and outline the path to their next job. When a plan includes training, individuals can apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA) Eligible raining programs are listed on www.pacareerlink.pa.gov. Training is also done by employers through the On-the Job Training (OJT) program. For adults 18 years and up. Must meet federal eligiblity requirements. Attend Welcome Orientation. Check the Events calendar at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov for days and times.
- Job Search/Job Club - Individuals can sign up for Comprehensive Career Services. Work one-on-one with an employment planner to development and employment plan and outline the path to their next job. Work with an employment specialist while conducting their job search. The employment receives information about employers' needs and works to connect to those opportunities. For adults 19 years and up. Must meet federal eligiblity requirements. Attend Welcome Orientation. Check the Events calendar at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov for days and times.
- Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) serves young adults 16-18 years old who are currently enrolled in high school in Berks County. The six-week work experience runs from the end of June through the beginning of August and services 150-300 students each summer. SYEP participants work 20-30 hours per week are paid $8 an hour by the program. Local employers offer positions spanning a variety occupations: healthcare, manufacturing, office work, outdoor maintenance, working with children, retail, etc. For High School students 16-18 years. Must meet federal eligibility requirements. Eligibility packets are made available.
- High School Equivalency/GED instruction is provided free of charge to eligible young adults who are interested in pursuing employment and/or post-secondary education once they obtain their GED. Classes are held in English during daytime hours at their office and include testing fees, material and supplies. Those with perfect attendance receive a weekly stipend. The average length of time it takes for a participant to obtain the GED is 4-8 weeks. While in class, they work one-on-one with their assigned case manager, who assists them in creating and carrying out a detailed career plan. They mal also work in the aid Work Experience Program. For young adults 17-24. Must meet federal eligibility requirements. Attend Welcome Orientation. Check the events calendar at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov for days and times.
- Paid Work Experience (PWE) program is available to those enrolled in either the High School Equivalency/GED or Career Services programs. Participants have a part-time, temporary assignment with a local employer in the career filed of their choice. Wages are between $8-10/hour depending on the difficulty of the job and are paid by the program. Individuals work anywhere from 6-12 weeks with an employer and can participate in multiple PWE placements. This program allows individual to build their resume and try different career areas, job shadow with some of the leading employer and earn money while doing it. For young adults 17-24. Must meet federal eligibility requirements. Attend Welcome Orientation. Check the events calendar at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov for days and times.
- Career Services are provided free of charge to eligible you adults who have graduated high school or any type of post-secondary education and are looking for assistance in finding work or enrolling in post-secondary education. Individuals will develop an in-depth career plan that can contain a variety of components including job shadowing, volunteering, interning, participating in the part time Paid Work Experience Program, college visits, interview prep, job search and more. Assessments and standardized tests are utilized to gauge work skills. Individuals will take the WorkKeys® Assessments to earn an ACT® National Career Readiness Certificate, which certifies essential sills for the workplace. For young adults 17-24. Must meet federal eligibility requirements. Attend Welcome Orientation. Check the events calendar at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov for days and times.
||Berks||PA CareerLink - Berks County||PA CareerLink |
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program||The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) provides information on benefits and entitlements, services referrals and proactive outreach programs that are available to the Service and Family member during all phases of the deployment cycle. The Branch also consists of the Employment Outreach section which assists members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their immediate Family by providing tools necessary to gain meaningful employment.
Outreach Program services include:|
- Career Assessment,
- Individualized Employment Plans,
- Job Seekers Workshops,
- Search Engine Navigation Help,
- Job Search Help,
- MOS/AFSC to Civilian Job Information,
- Education Entitlement Information,
- Certification Resources,
- Resume Preparation,
- Transition Resources,
- Employment Preparation.
|Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Pennsylvania National Guard - Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Employment Outreach||The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program provides information on benefits and entitlements, services referrals and proactive outreach programs that are available to the Service and Family member during all phases of the deployment cycle. The Branch also consists of the Employment Outreach section which assists members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their immediate Family by providing tools necessary to gain meaningful employment.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania National Guard||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette - Career Assessment||Provides career assessment to individuals||Westmoreland||Career Assessment||Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette|
|RISE - Vocational Training||Grants participants the exposure to the fast paced food service industry through intensive training and skill building. Participants work hands on in a kitchen setting while also gaining knowledge in the classroom. Off-site internships are also afforded to those enrolled in the training and successful completions result in a ServSafe Certification.||Philadelphia||RISE||City of Philadelphia|
|Skills of Central PA Blair County Vocational Assessment||Administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different ocuppational areas or specific positions. This service is for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues.||Blair||Blair County||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties Vocational Assessment||Administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different ocuppational areas or specific positions. This service is for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues.||Centre||Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata Counties Vocational Assessment||Administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different ocuppational areas or specific positions. This service is for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues.||Mifflin||Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training||The program offers vocational evaluations, personal work adjustment training, on-site training, industry integrated training programs and job placement services. Job training for mental, physical challenges||Cumberland||S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training||Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC)|
|United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Veterans Key to Career Success||The Jobs for Veterans Act established Veterans access to services within an integrated one-stop service delivery system. The law established a priority of service requirement applicable to all Department of Labor programs offering employment and training related services for veterans.
The Key to Career Success campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Career One-Stop Pathways to Career Success Web site: www.careeronestop.org/MilitaryTransition. The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Employment and training services are provided to veterans through a nationwide network of approximately 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers.
To access information on One-Stop Career Center locations in your state or throughout the nation, please visit America’s Service Locator Web site at www.servicelocator.org or call the following Toll Free Number: 1-877-US-2JOBS or 1-877-872-5627.
At the One Stop Career website veterans will find tools to:|
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
- Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations, a useful portal that matches by MOC code, key word search or menu search;
- Get Credentials, Certifications, and Licenses, a portal that helps veteran job-seekers with credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience and translate military skills and experience into credentials to obtain civilian skills;
- The Write a Resume Portal will help a veteran job-seeker format a resume;
- The Disabled/Injured Veterans Resources provides resources for veterans who are wounded or disabled;
- Find Local Services will help a veteran job-seeker locate additional services available to veterans.
|Dauphin||United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration||United States Department of Labor|
|United States Department of Labor - O*Net||The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Progrmas and services include:|
- Career Exploration Tools
- Ability Profiler
- Interest Profiler
- Computerized Interest Profiler
- Interest Profiler Short Form
- Work Importance Locator
- Work Importance Profiler
- Code Connector
- Mi Próximo Paso
- My Next Move
- My Next Move for Veterans
- O*NET OnLine
- Products at Work
- Reports and Documents
- Testing and Assessment
- Toolkit for Business
|United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration||United States Department of Labor|
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Employment Programs||The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.
The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
VA is dedicated to helping homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness secure and maintain employment leading to increased residential and personal stability. Our goal is to afford Veterans the opportunity to return to healthy, productive lifestyles within their own communities.|
For information about possible employment services in their area, Veterans can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline at 1-877-4AID-VET.
Visit website for additional information on these programs.
- Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program
The Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) provides vocational assistance, job development and placement, and ongoing supports to improve employment outcomes among homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness. Formerly homeless Veterans who have been trained as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists (VRSs) provide these services.
- Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program
VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.
VA's National Cemetery Administration and Veterans Health Administration have also formed partnerships at national cemeteries, where formerly homeless Veterans from the CWT program have received work opportunities.
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Services that may be provided include: Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment; employment services; assistance finding and keeping a job; and On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeship, and non-paid work experiences.
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program||United States Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Comprehensive Vocational Services and Supported Employment||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Comprehensive Vocational Services and Supported Employment helps Veterans get back to work. Staff will assess your abilities and interests, provide you with job-seeking skills and assist you with finding and maintaining employment. They will provide support as long as you need it.
This program gives priority to serious psychiatric issues.
The program will help:|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Workforce Development and Career Services Center||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's HJ Heinz Campus Workforce Development and Career Services Center offers Veterans services such as career assessment, individual development planning, resume development, USA Jobs assistance, interviewing skills training and goal setting.||Allegheny||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational Services||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Vocational Services program provides a variety of services to help veterans return to competitive employment or a useful place in society.
The Vocational Service Program provides a variety of employment services to veterans.
Evaluation Services consisting of both standardized psychometric testing, job simulation and other situation-specific opportunities are available to assess the veteran's skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and interests. Job Seeking and Job Survival Skills Training include one-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies. Situation specific, personalized solutions for applications, resumes, job search, interviewing techniques, correspondence, telephone contact and follow-up are always available to any veteran seeking employment.
Services and programs include:|
- Evaluation services to assess skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests:
- Standardized psychometric testing,
- Job simulation,
- Other situation-specific opportunities.
- Job seeking/job survival skill training:
- One-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies.
- Personalized solutions for:
- Job search,
- Interviewing techniques,
- Telephone contact.
- Exploration of additional info and referrals:
- Unclaimed VA benefits,
- Public/private sector support,
- Supported employment:
- Assistance in locating and maintaining competitive community employment for veterans with serious mental illness,
- Regular and ongoing employee support, job training assistance (as needed), job coaching advocacy.
- Transitional work:
- Contracted work situations,
- Case management,
- Homeless veteran supported employment program:
- Incentive therapy,
- Opportunities to develop and improve prevocational skills for both inpatients and outpatpatients,
- Participants work in a variety of medical center settings providing supportive services.
- Compensated work therapy/transitional residency:
- Work-based mental health and residential rehabilitation treatment program,
- Provides a rehabilitation-focused residential setting for veterans recovering from chronic mental illness, chemical dependency and homelessness,
- Combines a residential therapeutic community of peer and professional support, with a strong emphasis on increasing personal responsibility.
|Allegheny||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Veterans Leadership Program - Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program||Provides help for homeless veterans to seek and gain employment and training services to re-enter the work force. Offers job counseling, resume preparation and job placement.||Allegheny||Veterans Leadership Program-Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA|
|Vocational Assessment - Blair County CareerLink||Programs that administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions.||Blair||PA CareerLink - Blair County||PA CareerLink |
|Vocational Assessment - Cambria County CareerLink||Programs that administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions. Also included are programs that allow people to "try out" jobs in the community for short periods of time to determine whether there is a fit and, in the case of people with disabilities, to determine the type of supports the individual might require to succeed if hired for that type of job.||Cambria||PA CareerLink - Cambria County||PA CareerLink |
|Vocational Evaluation||Determination of employment skill level and potential through testing and situational assessment.||Dauphin||Goodwill Keystone Area, Harrisburg||Goodwill Industries International|
|Vocational Rehabilitation/Community Integration||Provides services to assist integration to home, community and workplace. Evaluation, Vocational and Life Skills Case Management, Life Skills Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational and Community Adjustment program, Music Therapy.||Dauphin||Living Unlimited Inc||Living Unlimted Inc|