Employment & Skills Training
The Center is a designated community work site for recipients of Federal cash assistance like Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Aid to Dependent Children (ADC). As a work site, we currently support job skills training for 50-60 low-income workers each day through a partnership with Arbor Education and Training. Arbor is a for-profit company under contract with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to administer welfare-to-work programs for recipients of public assistance.
To increase the employability of those on a path from welfare to work, the Center will expand our current facility to accommodate new job skills training programs. Programs and classes offered at the Center will not require a fee and will be open to participants regardless of the previous level of education attained. The target population for programs will include low-income workers, immigrants, clients with mental or physical disabilities, and those in our community who lack the knowledge and skills to effectively job search. Clients attending classes and participating in job skills programs will be strongly encouraged to learn basic computer skills.
Staff are developing curriculum and achievement criteria for a variety of semi-skilled and skilled occupations. Most curriculums are divided for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels to make it easer for clients to participate and complete training according to their capabilities.
Job skills training and work experience are available in the following areas:
- Forklift operation
- Computer/office skills
- Childcare training
- Refugee social adjustment classes