The Crispus Attucks Center for Employment & Training in partnership with Careerlink 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.
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 participants who are seeking to earn their High School equivalency. Morning classes are offered from 9:00am-12:00pm and evening classes are offered from 5:30pm-8:30pm at our Community Connections Job Club, Interested participants can visit the Job Club office at 620 S George St. to get information/register OR they can contact YCST to sign up for the classes.
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.