Employment & Training

Independence through Work

October 20, 2015

The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) empowers York area residents to be self-sufficient through training, education, counseling and job placement.


The Vision of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) is to become a self-sustaining, workforce development and training center with the capacity to expand our services to a growing and diverse population. Through these efforts, the overall standard of living for residents of Southeast York City and surrounding counties will improve along with a sense of responsibility for one’s self, family and community.


The Mission of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET) is to empower York area residents and surrounding counties through training, education, comprehensive case management, and job placement. The CACET is dedicated to providing quality customer service to all we serve. Special attention is directed to economically and socially challenged individuals, the unskilled or under-skilled, and youth and young adults.

Programs of the Center for Employment and Training are covered in detail below.

Get Help Finding & Preparing for Work

Apply for work through Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training (CACET)
Location: 620 S George St, York

General Employment Services

This program was developed to serve young adults ages 19 to 24 who are seeking employment. We strive to empower participants in the York County area (York City in particular), to attain self-sufficiency through training, education, counseling, and job placement.

Adult Employment Services

The Center for Employment & Training offers Basic Computer Training for adults. This training is free of charge to the public.

Youth Employment Services

The York Youth Employment Services provides in-school or out of school youth in York County the opportunity to complete their high school education, develop employability skills and skills-specific training that will ultimately put them in a position to secure gainful employment. This program targets youth between the ages of 17-22 years old.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a training program designed to assist the mature worker, age 55 and older, in re-entering the job market.  It operates under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Under Title V of the Older Americans Act. Contact Barry Freeland at 717-848-6700 for more information.

Community Connections Job Club

The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training in partnership with Harley Davidson and other members of its Business Advisory Board has launched a new employment and training initiative entitled, The Crispus Attucks Community Connections Program. This initiative is designed to connect inner-city, underserved and underrepresented populations with higher skilled employment opportunities in York and surrounding counties. This workforce development training is seeking highly motivated, unemployed or underemployed, semi to highly skilled individuals who desire to improve their employability in such areas as: manufacturing, healthcare, retail, banking, hospitality, construction and general trades. The training will be offered in a classroom setting, one night per week over an eight-week period for two hours per night. Pre-testing and assessment will be done and participants may not miss any of the sessions.

The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training Business Advisory Board is made up of representatives from York County business and organizations that provide us with guidance and technical assistance. They include:

  • Career Link of York County
  • Comcast Communications
  • Dentsply Professional
  • Glatfelter Company
  • Harley Davidson Inc.
  • Kinsley Construction
  • Lowe’s
  • Memorial Hospital
  • OSS
  • Performance Group
  • Susquehanna SCORE
  • The York Water Company
  • WellSpan Health
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • White Rose Credit Union

Partners In Education Board

The Crispus Attucks Partners in Education Consortium (P.I.E) provides focused and goal oriented education and training opportunities to area residents.

  • Community Progress Council
  • Consolidated School of Business
  • Crispus Attucks Charter School
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (H.A.C.C.) – York Initiative
  • Kinsley Education Center
  • Manufacturer’s Association of South Central PA
  • Martin Memorial Library
  • Penn State-York
  • York Adams Academy
  • York City School District
  • York College of PA
  • York County Literacy Council
  • York County School of Technology
  • Yorktowne Business Institute
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.)

The Crispus Attucks Association is a United Way of York County Partner Agency.  The Center for Employment & Training Youth Employment and Young Adult Employment Programs receive funding from the United Way of York County.

Community Connections Job Club Partner

April 30, 2015

Our technique has helped many displaced workers, but there are still some workers that require extra assistance. In order to meet each individual right where they are, we have partnered with outside organizations to help bridge the gap in our service competencies and allow for our participants to have a full portfolio of opportunities at their disposal.

The following is a brief description of some of our partners and the services that they offer.

Susquehanna SCORE: The Susquehanna Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses.  SCORE volunteers share their expertise and serve as sounding boards “For the life of your business.” SCORE is now offering Entrepreneurial & business plan writing workshops at Crispus Attucks

The South Central PA Sickle Cell Council (SCPASCC): is a nonprofit organization that provides education and health services to persons with Sickle Cell Disease and their families in today’s global environment. SCPASCC and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center partner to deliver comprehensive medical and psychosocial services.

OVR: The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. OVR is now keeping regular office hours at our JOB Club location at 620 S. George St. York PA

York County School of Technology GED program: We have also partnered with York County School of Technology to offer General Education Development (GED) examination, in order to assist participant who are seeking to earn their High School equivalency. Classes are taught daily at our Job Club Location at 620 s George Street.

We are always looking for partners who will help our participants get the help and services they so desperately need. It is our hope that these partnerships will allow us to bridge the employment gap in our community. At CACET we will never offer a handout, only a hand up.

If you would like more information about the program, or if you would like to get involved please contact us at CACET@crispusattucks.org.

Youth Employment Services

August 07, 2010

Youth and young adults of York County! Are you planning for your future?

Youth receiving assistance

Not sure where to start? Looking for a job? Want to get back into school or continue your education after high school? The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training has a variety of programs for in-school and out-of-school youth between 14-18 years of age and young adults from 19-24 years of age. These programs are designed to prepare youth for jobs, help them with their education, obtain certifications, and improve their life and basic computer skills along with other necessary skills and training. Participants must meet state mandated financial eligibility (Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF) guidelines.) This is an opportunity to both “learn and earn,” and programs are offered during daytime and after school hours. If you, your child, organization, or individuals you serve are interested in finding out more about our programs, please contact: Shana Scott, Case Manager at 717-848-3610 ext. 303 or shscott@crispusattucks.org.


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