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EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING

Springs Alliance Employment and Training Services team aids people experiencing houselessness and those at imminent risk of being unhoused in providing essential skills that assist people in finding employment.

Services include job and career training services, resume preparation, job search, placement with community partnerships, and more.

 

All services are free, available to all, and tailored to each person.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Community Employer Partner (CEP), click here.

Job Readiness Coaching

Spring Alliance’s Job Readiness Coaching (JRC) is designed to help unhoused clients with job searches, vocational training, resume and cover letter assistance, interview coaching, interview clothing, career exploration opportunities, and life skill classes such as better communication, setting goals, budgeting, conflict resolution, and job retention.

 

During JRC, clients will work with a case manager to help recognize their career goals, interests, and strengths. We'll also help clients set intentions for the class and future employment. After course completion, unhoused clients may earn a job referral to one of our CEPs.

 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federally funded program designed to help young people attain their education and employment goals by providing short-term support and services. Some opportunities available through the program include intensive case management, subsidized work experiences, certificate trainings, and transportation assistance. The intensive case management focuses on career exploration and goal setting to set up unhoused individuals for success in their educational and employment pursuits.

 ServSafe Food Handler Training and Certification 

This nationally recognized certification is helpful for unhoused individuals looking for work in the food-service industry (Food Handler, Cook, Chef, Server, Nutritional Coach, Dishwasher, etc.). Training covers five important sections: Basic Food Safety; Personal Hygiene; Cross-contamination & Allergens; Time & Temperature and Cleaning & Sanitation.

Training and Professional Certifications:

Retail Industry Fundamentals Certified Specialist

Customer Service & Sales Certified Specialist

Business of Retail Certified Specialist

Warehouse and Inventory Certified Specialist 

The National Retail Federation Foundation offers certification in numerous retail job training programs. This certificate and training are nationally recognized and respected by retail businesses and service employers as a comprehensive training program vital to customer service excellence. The training is offered up to six times per year to eligible participants. Clients who earn one (or many) of these certificates will have a nationwide respected and portable certification of skills and expertise to help them find careers in the customer service world.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about our Employment services by calling, texting, chatting (below) or email us with any questions.

Workers with Safety Vests

JOB READINESS COACHING 

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Artist in Workshop

SAFESERV CERTIFICATION

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NRFF SPECIALIST CERTFICATION

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