Job Training

The Boston Employment Network provides jobseekers with the hands on training they need to earn industry standard credentials to secure employment with career advancement potential.

BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION

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BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION
112 Southampton Street, Boston, MA
(617) 534-6100

SERVING OURSELVES JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

The Serving Ourselves Job Training Program is designed to provide paid hands-on training in marketable job trades, as well as job skills development, and job search and placement assistance to homeless men and women. The program provides comprehensive case management, substance abuse counseling, adult education, access and referral to primary medical, mental health care, and job and housing search. Participants are paid minimum wage and have access to additional benefits such as health insurance and paid time off during their time in the program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Homeless men and women (must have HUD Verification of Homelessness)

Willing and able to work (must get clearances from a medical and mental health provider)

Must agree to work with Case Management in the development of goals and the implementation of strategies to meet those goals

Must agree to work with members of the interdisciplinary team, including mental health, education, job readiness and placement

Must be sober 30 days and agree to maintain sobriety during their tenure in the Program

REFERRALS:

Interested guests who meet the above criteria should see their Case Manager for a referral. Referral packets can be sent to outside providers by emailing a request to hdesir@bphc.org

PROJECT PLACE

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1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-3740 info@projectplace.org

A comprehensive literacy and life skills curriculum meets students’ individual needs. Classes feature basic language and computer literacy and math, along with life skills and customer service training. The job-training program consists of month-long learning modules coupled with case management. Students learn how to conduct a job search and find out what’s necessary to get hired. Along with academics, the staff focuses on building student self-confidence through assistance with practice in decision making and strategic thinking.

WORK READY (REQUIRED AS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR ALL OF PROJECT PLACE’S SKILLS TRAINING)

Work Ready is a 4-week job-readiness training program focused on the basics of preparing clients for a successful job search.Clients learn to develop resumes, write cover letters, perform a focused job search, and prepare for the interview process. Inaddition, clients will attend a weekly computer class. Upon completion of the program, clients will be assigned a career coach/case manager to assist with job search and provide ongoing support & resources. Classes are held Monday-Friday from 9:00 AMto 3:00 PM.

PROJECT 90/FURTHER CREDENTIALING

Project Place offers a 4-week customer service training resulting in Professional Certification in Customer Service through theNational Retail Federation Foundation. We also offer ServSafe, an industry-recognized certification in food safety, For clients whocomplete Customer Service credentialing we also offer a 4-week Practicum — focused on daily guided job search with the goal of job placement within 60 days of completion of the program.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

These businesses owned and operated by Project Place offer supportive transitional employment for clients up to 4 months at minimum wage. Individuals apply to be hired. Our social enterprises offer clients an opportunity to fill gaps in work history and gain references while continuing to pursue permanent employment with the support of a case manager. Clients are required to attend weekly computer and life skills classes while in the enterprises. To be considered for hire into one of our enterprises, clients must first complete Work Ready.

CLEAN CORNERS…BRIGHT HOPES (CCBH) is a facilities maintenance service that employs homeless individuals to perform maintenance & landscaping. Additionally CCBH has a janitorial services arm that provides indoor cleaning to commercial businesses.

HOMEPLATE is a food service program that employs homeless and low-income individuals to prepare and sell wholesome, convenient meals to partners in the community.

PROJECT PEPSI employs homeless individuals to service vending machines throughout greater Boston. Project Pepsi hires loaders & drivers.

All individuals participating in programs at Project Place are offered job placement and career advancement services. Project Place partners with a number of employers who provide job opportunities for graduates. Employment Specialists also work with individual participants to find appropriate employment that will support a career track aligned with individual interest and skill set. Further training is offered at Project Place with financial assistance in particular certification programming (includingOSHA, computers, etc.). All graduates are supported for two years post placement.

PINE STREET INN

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444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 Joseph Laws, Manager of Operations, joseph.laws@pinestreetinn.org
O 617-892-9445, F 617-521-7273

FOOD SERVICES TRAINING PROGRAM

Founded in 1990, Pine Street’s Food Services Training Program prepares nearly 100 men and women annually for employment in the food services industry. The course is divided into two training sessions: Cafeteria Operations and Food Preparation. Trainees receive both classroom and practical education in customer service, menu preparation, kitchen safety, food sanitation, weights and measurements, deli/cafeteria operations, salad bar preparation and food production. Trainees work with Pine Street’s chefs and professional culinary staff to prepare 4,500 meals each day, and also gain experience serving customers in Pine Street’s staff cafeteria and through our social enterprise iCater. Trainees are paid a stipend for the first 8 weeks; for weeks 9-24 trainees are paid minimum wage.

BOSTON HANDYWORKS TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Each year, the Building Maintenance Training Program trains more than 30 men and women in building maintenance and woodworking. During the 8 -24 week program, trainees learn skills like painting and basic carpentry — as well as job readiness skills such as showing up on time, professionalism, teamwork and managing responsibilities. Trainees learn on the job while working with our social enterprise Boston HandyWorks. Trainees are paid minimum wage.

HOUSEKEEPING TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

During the 8-week Housekeeping Training Program, trainees receive instruction in floor maintenance, sanitation and safe chemical handling, preparing participants for employment as housekeepers and general service workers. Trainees are paid minimum wage.

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