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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education

Mission: Workforce Development through Education and Training Programs.  To prepare individuals for a better job and life, and to help organizations enhance the productivity of existing workers.  To deliver education and training that enhances continuous personal growth and workforce development while maximizing community collaboration and sustained financial support.

Target demographics: Adults Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified General Public/Unspecified Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees Mentally/Emotionally Disabled Other Named Groups Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Geographic areas served: Pennsylvania Cumberland County and surrounding adjacent counties

Programs: Adult basic education is designed to improve basic reading, writing and math skills and to assist adults without a high school diploma to obtain a ged certificate. During the year ended june 30, 2015, the organization assisted approximately 199 participants.

the i'll succeed program is an industry literacy and computer skills training program to assist low-skilled, unemployed and dislocated workers, youth, students in need of a ged, and individuals on public assistance without the education and training required to secure employment in today's highly competitive workforce.

the nurse aide program is designed to train potential nurse aides to prepare for their clinical studies leading to certification required by state regulations. During the year ended june 30, 2015, the organization assisted approximately 105 participants.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Being in this program has been really interesting. I have learned a lot about being a CNA and a lot about myself. (mailed in to TFEC and entered by an employee)

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am going to be a CNA. I have learned a lot. I had a lot of fun doing this. I wish I could have learned a lot more on being a CNA. (mailed in to TFEC and entered by an employee)

12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being here is changing my life. I have 2 kids and it's making them proud of me trying to do something better for us. This program is allowing me to do so. (Mailed in to TFEC and entered by an employee)

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being in this program has been really helpful with my education. (Mailed in to TFEC and entered by an employee)

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned quite a bit and feel confident that this program will have been an integral part in my future successes.

10

Client Served

Rating: 4

This program is great because financially I wouldn't be able to take the CNA course but because of this program I was able to do so. I've learnd a lot here that will defiantly help me in clinicals. I havbe fun here meeting other people that enjoy what I like to do as in taking care of people. (mailed in to TFEC and entered by an employee)

11

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned a lot in my CNA class. My teachers really helped me to learn everything I know. (mailed in to TFEC and entered by an employee)

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's great. It really gets down and teaches you the job, life skills, and goals. It's fun to learn something new every day! I with it was longer. (mailed into TFEC and entered by an employee)

12

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization helps people help themselves. Our programs for literacy, GED, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and our Nurse Aid Training help boost clients' self esteem and improve their skill sets. They are able to find employment (or better jobs), get off welfare and contribute to tax roles, instead of using tax money. They become better citizens in many aspects.

8

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Employment Skills Center for the past 2 years and am proud of all the life changing work that they do! The sincerity, caring, and passion of the center staff is incredible! They are working hard every day to fill an important need in our community. It has been exciting to see the nurse aide pre-training program grow and expand to Home Health Aide and Emergency Medical Technician pre-training. Keep up the great work!

11

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am repeatedly struck by how the Employment Skills Center is such an effective "teach a man to fish" organization. At the end of the day, it is a non-profit that produces life-changing result for the individual AND benefits our society as a whole.

10

Board Member

Rating: 5

Carlisle's Employment Skills Center offers Adult Education programs such as GED, Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages for hundreds of adults in our area. We have expanded our services to provide Certified Nursing Assistant pre-training which ultimately has filled a need for the many nursing homes in our area, but more importantly these CNA's have been trained for careers versus dead end jobs. Most recently our director and board have begun working towards providing more high paying jobs for adults in our area in the form of Emergency Medical Technician Training. I am proud to support adults in our area with further education, but most importantly I am proud to provide others with brighter futures.

11

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served as a Board Member for the past three years and had previously been assoicated with other non-profits in the community. I can report that the ESC is an excellent steward of the contributions it recieves and offers practical solutions and help for those that want to improve their station in life and are willing to work toward that end. The staff encourages and builds confidence in each student, leading them toward self-sufficency and a sense of worth that many had not previously known.

12

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Employment Skill Center Board for nine months. It is truly amazing the commitment from not only the staff, but the volunteers and the Board members. There is great leadership and vision from the Executive Director. Everyone is working towards one common goal... to offer programs that enable individuals to acquire competencies and foundations for success. These programs are designed to enrich life management skills and to develop basic academic skills.

9

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member for over a year and have seen first hand the lives that have been touched by this great organization. Immigrants learning to speak english, single moms who want a better life for their children, high school drop outs who want a better life for themselves and illiterate grandparents who want to be able to read to their grandchildren are all examples of the kinds of people that benefit from the Employment Skills Center.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serving as an intern on this Board has been very rewarding. It's amazing to hear the fantastic stories that come out of the Employment Skills Center, and it is right here in our own community. These opportunities allow training that may not be available in other areas. I hope that those who have gone through the programs will continue to tell their stories, as a hope for future students. I hope to gain further experience by observing the members of the Employment Skills Center Board. I really enjoy being a part of this organization.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned many things about American people, I improved my English knowledges and i made new friends from another countries.

10

Client Served

Rating: 4

Being in this program has been really good. I learned ESL program. I had fun doing talking about other country friend. I wish I could have learning more English.

10

Client Served

Rating: 4

I learned a lot about American habit's, celebrations and I had fun being together with all the students. I learned a lof of new words.

10

Client Served

Rating: 3

The program is a very good offer to us and I like to learn more English and have fun in clas with my clasmates.