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Project Employment

Project Employment is a 5-day course designed to equip youth that are current or former state wards with the skills they need to get and keep a job, participate in career exploration and/or explore career and educational pathways. Follow-up services are available up to six months following employment or enrollment in education. *Must meet eligibility requirements

Contact—Project Employment at Goodwill Industries
projectemployment@goodwillomaha.org or 402-968-0914 to get started.

Back on Track

Nebraska Children and Project Everlast utilize Jobs for the Future Back on Track™ model for postsecondary education bridging programs and first-year supports in the Lincoln and Omaha communities. Young people, ages 14 to 24, with a high school diploma or GED that are interested in pursuing postsecondary education or career training may apply for services. *Must meet eligibility requirements

Contact—Sara Riffel, Project Director-Project Everlast Omaha;
sriffel@nebraskachildren.org or call 402-384-4673 to get started.

Education and Training Voucher (ETV) 

http://www.central-plains.org/education-and-training-voucher-program/ 

Central Plains Center for Services, through a contracted partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program. This program provides financial assistance for tuition, fees and books, as well as one-on-one support, for current and former state wards to attend college. *Must meet eligibility requirements

Contact—Andra White, ETV Coordinator-Central Plains Center for Services;
awhite@central-plains.org or 308-872-6595 to get started.

Partnership for Youth Development & WIOA

http://www.goodwillomaha.org/services/partnership-for-youth/

Partnership for Youth Development (a part of Heartland Workforce Solutions’ comprehensive services and funded through the Workforce Investment Act) helps in-school and out-of-school youth who want to prepare for and find a job. Unemployed or underemployed youth who participate in the program receive counseling and job readiness training while receiving one-on-one support.

Contact Goodwill Industries at 402-934-2241 to get started.

Bike Union Mentoring Project Apprenticeship Program

http://www.thebikeunion.org/

The Bike Union Apprenticeship Program prepares adolescents to enter the job market and work to decrease poverty, crime and homelessness in our community. This 12 month-long program will place youth in sales and service positions within The Bike Union, our bicycle retail location. Employees will be trained and tested bi-monthly on a job-specific skills matrix. Additionally, employees will refine their core competencies via SCAN (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) in order to become viable employees with marketable abilities. All employees are through a partnership with Project Everlast.

Contact—Miah Sommer, Executive Director; miah@thebikeunion.org or 402-345-0213 to get started.

Interested in being an Employee Partner?

Here are some ways that YOU can help:

  • Identify opportunities in your company that would be a good fit for Project Employment graduates and hire qualified candidates.
  • Participate in employer trainings offered by Project Everlast and other partners.
  • Volunteer time to conduct mock interviews so program participants can practice their skills.
  • Share challenges you’ve had when hiring young employees.
  • Participate in ongoing employer trainings.
  • Offer shadowing and/or training experiences to young people.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Sara Riffel, Project Director-Project Everlast; sriffel@nebraskachildren.org or 402-384-4673.

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