Mission: To strengthen Central Minnesota communities through leadership in workforce excellence.
Programs: State dislocated worker program - the program is funded by the mn dept. Of employment and economic development. These granted funds are used to provide services to individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and need assistance with re-employment. In most cases, participants in this program are from layoffs involving less than 50 workers from an individual employer. Services to these individuals include individual assessment of work skills, career interests and work values, intensive job search assistance, job placement assistance, classroom and on-the-job training support, and emergency supportive services. Total served: 397 total exiting during program year 167 entered employment rate 87% average wage at employment $18. 26 credential attainment rate 70%
public assistance programs - the supplemental nutrition and assistance program (snap} provides food support with employment and training support to single individuals without dependents for no more than three months in a 36-month time period, unless they are exempt. Total served was 111. Minnesota family investment program (mfip) is a comprehensive, work-focused, welfare-reform program for families designed to encourage and enable job-skill building, work experiences, and employment opportunities. Total served was 918. The diversionary work program (dwp) is a short-term, work-focused program in which families receive four consecutive months in a 12-month period of quick and intensive employment and training services. Total served was 595.
wia dislocated worker - the wia dislocated worker program is funded by the u. S. Department of labor. Like the state program, these granted funds are used to provide services to individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and need assistance with re-employment. In most cases, participants in these two programs are from layoffs involving less than 50 workers from an individual employer. Services to these individuals include individual assessment of work skills, career interests and work values, intensive job search assistance, job placement assistance, classroom and on-the-job training support, and emergency supportive services. Total served: 167 total exiting during program year 85 entered employment rate 82% average wage at employment $18. 33 credential attainment rate 77%
workforce investment act youth program: expenses: $837,944 grants: $66,607the federal wia youth program serves youth, ages 14 to 21, who are low-income, basic skills deficient, school dropouts, homeless or runaway, foster children, pregnant or parenting, offenders, and individuals who require additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment. Services coordinated by cmjts youth employment specialists include diploma/ged support and assistance, strength assessments, individualized employment plans, occupational skills training, and support services. The development of work-readiness and leadership skills is the top priority. Workforce investment act adult programs: expenses: $797,403 grants: $477,199the wia adult program is funded by the u. S. Department of labor and designed to assist individuals with becoming more employable and skilled for the current and future workforce. Those receiving services through wia can access programming through any workforce center or associate site. Program services include career counseling, employment plan development, training, and job placement assistance. The priority for all wia services is given to veterans. Senior service employment program: expenses: $699,919 this program is a community service and work-based training program for low-income persons age 55 or older who have poor employment prospects. Enrolled seniors are placed at local nonprofit or governmental agencies and paid a wage to assist that agency in their community-based mission. The senior is able to provide the agency and the community with their valuable life experience while gaining updated work skills. H-1b technical skills training grant: expenses $479,295 grants: $348,609on-the-job training services are an integral part of all cmjts programming. This type of training directly supports the dual role of providing a jobseeker with employment requiring skills that they do not currently have, and providing employers with the ability to address their need for skilled individuals by reimbursing the extraordinary cost of training a new employee. State youth programs: expenses $416,345 grants: $107,152the state-funded minnesota youth program helps income-eligible and at-risk youth, ages 14 to 21, prepare for the workforce. Personalized strategies are designed for each participant based on their education, skill, and support needs. The work experience portion of the program focuses on projects that address community needs, while the academic portion emphasizes the connection between success in the classroom and success in the workplace. Real deal: expenses: $89,512 grants: $22,050 the reliable experienced adaptable loyal (real) deal grant is funded through the adult workforce development competitive grant process. It provided credentialed and non-credentialed training opportunities and financial support services necessary for older workers and public assistance recipients to achieve their employment and training goals. Fasttrac: expenses: $88,827 grants: $10,661the program works by providing a cross-system approach to helping these individuals move onto a career pathway in a variety of industry sectors. Individuals receive basic educational skill training through abe in a "bridge" course that will lead them to a post-secondary course at a local community or technical college. The credit-bearing college course uses an integrated instruction model where the cohort of participants from the bridge course receive both regular post-secondary instruction, as well as additional assistance from an abe instructor. Low income worker: expenses: $24,633 grants: $20,320 participants engaged in this program receive training for entry-level employment in high-growth, high-demand industries through assistance provided by central minnesota jobs and training services, inc. (cmjts) in cooperation with several area educational institutions.