At-risk youth often face barriers not only to enter the job force, but also to prepare towards a long-term career.
Teach young men and women better work ethics to retain their jobs.
How We Do it:
Mission Employment works with individuals who are not currently attending high school/college or are dropouts, high school graduates who are economically disadvantaged, ex-offenders, homeless, residing in foster care, pregnant or parenting, or have a documented disability. The program provides counseling, a career assessment, job readiness workshops, on-the-job training, and paid internships.
The Outcomes of Mission Employment
At-risk youth leave the program prepared for financial independence and a career.
Approximately 23% of participants have enrolled in schools such as Hunter Business School, Commercial Driving school and pre-apprenticeships.
57% are working primarily part-time as they continue to participate in workshops.
14% are enrolled in EAC Network GED classes and are scheduled to take the exam.
What People Say About Mission Employment
I entered Mission Employment as an economically disadvantaged high school dropout with aspirations to enter the criminal justice field. My goal was to attend college and become a police officer. Mission Employment developed an individual strategy service plan that included me achieving my GED, receiving certification in the security field, and placing me in a job. I successfully achieved all three goals and enrolled in a local college for criminal justice studies. I thank Mission Employment tremendously for providing the tools I needed to help my career path to becoming a police officer.
They really do inform you and help you with all aspects of life. I feel like I can do it all now.
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