As the leader of Pittsburgh/Allegheny County's public workforce system, Partner4Works works to ensure that the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers are met. With tens of thousands of jobs available in the Pittsburgh region, Partner4Work bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent.
Our organization has been awarded a 2-year Training to Work grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve the long-term employment prospects of individuals enrolled in Allegheny County Jail work release programs.
We are partnering with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny County Jail Collaborative to implement this grant. Beginning in January 2017 and running through December 2018, we expect to provide occupational training, placement assistance, and supportive services to 170 individuals during the two year grant period.
In addition, this project includes seed funding for a pilot community housing initiative similar to promising models such as Delancey Street in California and Greyston in New York. Community housing is designed to successfully transition individuals leaving work release programs to independent living.
Proposals Due: March 31, 2017