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Programs that help people make appropriate decisions regarding the sequence of occupational roles or work experiences through which they will move during their working lives.

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American Corporate PartnersAmerican Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities. With the belief that one-on-one relationships enhance an atmosphere of mutual understanding, respect, and support, ACP aims to strengthen the connection between corporate America and veteran communities. Programs include: ACP AdvisorNet is an online network of volunteer Advisors who commit to sharing their business expertise and advice with military veterans and their immediate family. Veterans can post questions related to the following areas:
  • Employment,
  • Career Development,
  • Small Business.
ACP’s Veteran Mentoring Program connects Veteran Protégés with Corporate Mentors for a yearlong mentorship. Paired based on their career objectives and professional experience, Mentors and Protégés define the goals of their mentorship together. Mentors have a wide variety of professional expertise, including defense, education, finance, insurance, information technology, logistics, management, manufacturing, marketing and retail. Over the course of the year, all matched pairs should have at least 12 significant discussions regarding the Protégé’s career objectives. These discussions can focus on topics ranging from résumé building and interview skills to networking and small business development. Mentors may participate in all of the discussions personally or arrange for colleagues to meet with their Protégé. ACP has developed two program options in order to offer mentorships to veterans across the country:
  • National - ACP's National Program supports remote mentorships between participants who share similar career interests, but do not live within local proximity. We ask Mentors and Protégés to be flexible regarding the location of their mentorship. Participants in long-distance mentorships communicate by phone, e-mail, and/or videoconference.
  • Local- ACP's Local Programs operate in cities with high densities of participants. Because we aim to connect you with someone whose career objectives and professional experience aligns with yours, we may not always have an ideal candidate in your area. If your location lends itself to a local mentorship, we will do our best to pair you with a participant nearby.
American Corporate PartnersAmerican Corporate Partners
Arbor Education and TrainingAssists out of school youth from 17 to 24 years obtain their GED as well as offer training in customer service through the National Retail Federation. Also provides case management, resume writing, career exploration, job search/placement, post-secondary education opportunities, interviewing techniques, mentoring and paid work experience opportunities.LancasterArbor Education and Training-Building Futures Career CenterRescare
Armstrong County Community Action Agency Employment Training ProgramProvides training to those seeking to enter the work force.ArmstrongEmployment Training ProgramArmstrong County Community Action Agency
Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.Provides employment, job training and placement, vocational rehabilitation services, and community activity programs for persons with disabilities.WarrenBollinger Enterprises, Inc.Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.
Brashear Association - Brashear Neighborhood Employment CenterProvides career counseling, resume development, job search services, interviewing training, and referrals to GED training/preparation sites. Helps residents find employment or identify training and educational opportunities to become more employable. Offers internet access and computer workstations where clients may practice typing skills and refresh their knowledge of office software.AlleghenyBrashear Association - Neighborhood Employment CenterBrashear Association
Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW Foundation) was the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since then, we have partnered with employers to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote systemic workplace change. Areas of research include women and non traditional jobs, Gen Y women and women’s use and access to the internet. In 2007 BPW Foundation conducted the first research on women veteran’s transition to civilian careers and in 2010, hosted a National Summit, Joining Forces for Women Veterans to identify the challenges women veterans face. Through information gathered at the summit, the need for mentors was identified and in 2012 BPW Foundation launched Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus a program recognized by the White House Joining Forces Military Family initiative. The mentoring program is built on our legacy of working women helping women work. BPW Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) research and education organization. The work of BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation
Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Vocational CounselingProgram that provides information and guidance for people who need to evaluate their aptitude, abilities and interests in order to choose a vocation or career and select the type of training that will enable them to obtain and progress in positions in the public or private sector that are productive and fulfilling.CambriaRehabilitation ProgramCambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
Career ConnectionsWork one-on-one with retired HR professionals to develop or enhance job search skills and resume writing skillsDauphinLove Inc of Greater HersheyLove Inc of Greater Hershey
Career StreetProvides career exploration experiences to the local students in Erie County. Offering many local businesses, schools and nonprofits opportunities to open their doors and educate students as to what careers are available in the Erie County area.ErieErie County Technical SchoolErie County Technical School
Corporate America Supports YouCorporate America Supports You (CASY) focuses on assisting National Guard and Reserve members, as well as Veterans in employment training, counseling, and job placement. A team of highly educated and experienced military spouses, caregivers, and veterans are specialized in employment assessment, gap skills training, skills validation, targeted resume assistance, virtual training, mentorship /professional development, and financial health training for everyone within our military and veteran communities. Programs and services include:
  • Military Skills Translation
  • Resume Review
  • Interview Prep
  • Employer Connection
  • Career Development & Training
  • Resources specific to veteran employment
Military Spouse Corporate Career NetworkMilitary Spouse Corporate Career Network
Customer Service/Retail TrainingSOLA offers training to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the Customer Service/Retail industry upon successful completion of the Professional Employment Skills Training. Individuals will receive classroom/hands-on experience in the customer service retail industry and are required to attend all classes and complete an internships. Training Objectives: Understanding customer service basics Telephone etiquette and procedure Appropriate workplace behavior Training Methods—A combination of classroom instruction, hands-on training and work experience through an internship. Training Timeline—This training consists of 80 hours of instruction and work experience during a two-week time period. Hands-on Coaching—Participants receive direct assistance from qualified SOLA staff to ensure the best job placement and job retentionFranklinStandard of Living Augmentation, Inc. (SOLA)Standard of Living Augmentation, Inc. (SOLA)
Dress for Success Pittsburgh Career CenterProfessional suiting services and career development programs available to women in the community.AlleghenyDress for Success Pittsburgh Career CenterDress for Success
Dress for Success Pittsburgh - Going Places Network8 week series of workshops focusing on job preparation and career advancement. Instruction on career skills, using job search resources, and building confidence. Topics covered in 6 weekly meetings, include how to present your personal “brand” in interviews, customize your résumé for different positions, navigate social media for job leads and much more. Participants also have the chance to work one-on-one with career coaches and build their personal network in a small, supportive environment with other women. Provided weekly are transportation, light breakfast & lunch, suiting for interviews, and connections to employers.AlleghenyDress for Success PittsburghDress for Success
Eagle's Nest Leadership CorporationThink tank of community leaders dedicated to the dynamics of vision, educational initiatives, career development and community civility. ErieEagle's Nest Leadership CorporationEagle's Nest Leadership Corporation
Eastside Neighborhood Employment CenterAssists with resume writing, job leads, interview preparation training referrals, and career assistance for adults and youth. A career counselor for youth, ages 14 to 21, helps with job readiness, resume preparation and job search/placement. Free computer classes offered. AlleghenyEastside Neighborhood Employment CenterEastside Neighborhood Employment Center
Fayette County Community Action Agency Employment Preparation ServicesOffers guidance and services toward self-sufficiency for adults and families. Services include: Housing Case Management, Utility Assistance, Foodbank, Food Stamp Program, Women Infants Children, Nurse Family Partnership, Aging Programs, Meals on Wheels, Retired Seniors Volunteers, Financial Opportunity Center, Adult Day CenterFayetteEmployment Preparation ServicesFayette County Community Action Agency
Goodwill of Southwestern PA - Job Training and Workforce DevelopmentAssessment services, employment skills training, job readiness workplace training, job placement assistance, job search servicesAlleghenyJob Training and Workforce DevelopmentGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Goodwill of Southwestern PA Vocational TrainingGoodwill’s Job Training Programs provide vocational assistance, job training, job search assistance, and job placement services. Training includes food service, housekeeping, janitorial, and retail training. Each participant is assisted by a Program Specialist who guides the individual through services as needed.AlleghenyGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - EducationGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Veteran ServicesProvides career transition support designed to provide wrap around services to Veterans, current and former military, and their families. Services Offered: Creation of Individualized Employment Plan Vocational Assessment Military to Career Skill Translation (Transferable Skills) Resume Creation/Completion Assistance Mock Interviewing Assistance Job Search Skills/Career Planning Job Matching/Employer Referrals Post-Employment Follow-Up Referral source to various Veteran support resources AlleghenyGoodwill of Southwestern PennsylvaniaGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Greater Philadelphia Veterans NetworkAssists veterans in finding employment through programs, mentorships, networking and job leads. Educates employers on how to hire local veterans.Greater Philadelphia Veterans NetworkGreater Philadelphia Veterans Network
Hill House Association Non-Custodial Employment Program.Job placement; job readiness and preparation; career / employment development; case management/outreach; public transportation assistance; academic / manhood / fatherhood / cultural awareness / mentoring.AlleghenyHill House AssociationHill House Association
Holistic Health and Wellness CenterCare for the body, mind, and spirit through life wellness programs; e.g. life coaching, personal and professional development/education, mindfulness/meditation sessions and social connecting/healthy relationships Provides the following services: - Meditation / Mindfulness - Creative Writing / Journaling - Art / Painting / Drawing - Healthy Eating / Cooking - Self - Love Healing - Purposeful Living Gatherings - Massage Therapy - Reiki / Pilates / Yoga / Ta-Chi - Sound / Music Therapy - Aromatherapy - Drumming Circles - Personal Coaching - Smart Recovery Sessions - Space Rental is available (Hourly & Monthly Rates available)DauphinLife EsteemLife Esteem
Indiana County Community Action Program - Work ReadyProvides job preparation classes to Indiana County residents referred by the County Assistance Office. Primary goal is to secure and retain employment by providing services that will help the client stabilize barriers that may hinder them from achieving self-sufficiency. This is accomplished through appropriate assessments, evaluations, services and activities.IndianaEmployment ProgramIndiana County Community Action Program
JFCS Career Development Center - WorkAbleProvides career consulting and employment coaching to unemployed and underemployed job seekers in the Allegheny County region. Services include: Career consulting and assessment, Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, Development of job search strategies, networking skills and interviewing skills, LinkedIn and social media training, Job search assistance, Online learning center and computer lab, Help with immediate needs and barriers to employment, Connection to other resources. WorkAble is available at sites through Allegheny county, including Millvale, Bethel Park, Prospect Park, Mt Lebanon, Bellevue, Allison Park, Oakland and Squirrel Hill.AlleghenyJFCS Career Development CenterJewish Family and Community Services
Military Spouse Corporate Career NetworkThe Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) focuses on:
  • Employment readiness training programs
  • Job placement solutions
  • No-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
Military Spouse Corporate Career NetworkMilitary Spouse Corporate Career Network
Mon Valley Initiative - Workforce and Business Development ProgramFinancial Opportunity Center - Assists unemployed and under-employed regional job seekers. Offers job search and placement assistance, job clubs, career counseling, financial coaching, income support services, and a computer lab for job seekers. Special services for ex-offenders include job clubs and workshops on criminal record expungement, sealants and pardons in Pennsylvania.AlleghenyWorkforce and Business Development ProgramMon Valley Initiative
National Council of Jewish Women - Center for WomenHelps women throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region with areas related to achieving economic independence, providing women and young women in the community with programs and initiatives dedicated to building financial skills, education related to workforce entry/re-entry, mentorship, internship opportunities, legal consultations, financial coaches and referrals to additional support services.AlleghenyCenter for WomenCenter for Women
Pennsylvania Women Work - Generations Realizing Occupational Wellness (GROW)A statewide program for families that helps young mothers and fathers (ages 18-35) with children do better. GROW helps low-income parents learn the skills and line up the resources to go back to school or become ready for better jobs, so families can accomplish financial independence. GROW specifically targets unemployed or significantly underemployed parents of young children, and strives to be the bridge they need to cross over from struggle to success.AlleghenyPennsylvania Women WorkPennsylvania Women Work
Pennsylvania Women Work - New Choices Career DevelopmentA series of career development classes that teach women (and men) the skills they need to search for a job, ace an interview, and find employment that pays a family-sustaining wage. The ten-session career development program provides individualized support in areas including career assessment and exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques and stress and time management. Students will also learn current computer skills.AlleghenyPennsylvania Women WorkPennsylvania Women Work
Saint Benedict Education CenterOffers intensive case management, academic remediation, job readiness preparation, job development and job placement assistance.ErieSaint Benedict Education CenterSaint Benedict Education Center
Tip of the Arrow FoundationThe Tip of the Arrow Foundation is a volunteer organization staffed by highly experienced career counselors. Our target is U.S. veterans of the Global War on Terror. Our aim is to help you transition to civilian work life successfully. Most or our consultants are veterans themselves and have faced a transition similar to the one on which you are embarking. We will provide you with one-on-one coaching and guidance to help you navigate the entire process of finding and entering your next career. In addition, we have cultivated relationships with potential employers in both the private and government sectors to help clear the path toward achieving your desired job. Tip of the Arrow counselors will be on post during your stay with the demobilization company, available to meet with you and get you started on the job search process. If you do not have time to do this while going through demob, do not worry! You will always have someone to call after you return home. That is our commitment to you. The counselor to whom you are assigned will be available by phone 24/7. No other transition service available to veterans offers the same level of support. Your Tip of the Arrow counselor will work with you to:
  • Take an inventory of marketable skills,
  • Build an effective, attention-getting resumé,
  • Develop job search strategies and skills,
  • Prepare for interviews,
  • Debrief after each interview,
  • Negotiate salary and benefit packages,
  • Smooth the way into your new job through post-employment mentoring.
Tip of the Arrow FoundationTip of the Arrow Foundation
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Educational & Career Counseling and CareerScopeEducational and Career Counseling Services Free Educational and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:
  • Within six months prior to discharge from active duty.
  • Within one year following discharge from active duty.
  • Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
  • Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
Services include:
  • Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations.
  • Educational and career counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program.
  • Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment.
CareerScope In addition to Career Counseling, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides the interest and aptitude assessment tool known as CareerScope at no cost to all eligible benefit recipients. CareerScope has been used frequently by Veterans to determine the best career path for transition to civilian life. Whether you wish to pursue education and training in a field you already know, or you wish to branch out to other fields that interest you, CareerScope can help. With CareerScope you will be provided with an assessment of your interests and aptitudes, and given recommendations about which careers you may enjoy and be successful doing, and what courses or training programs you should focus on to pursue those careers.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
Urban Erie Community Development Corporation - Workforce DevelopmentProvides career counseling and assistance with job searches, job applications and resumes. Clients receive soft-skill training which includes practice job interviewing. Assistance is given to clients interested in vocational training and are aided in the process of applying to technical or vocational schools.ErieUrban Erie Community Development CorporationUrban Erie Community Development Corporation
Venango County Department of Human Services - Main Complex - Community Support ServicesProvides a variety of services to assist adults and families with daily stressors like childcare, nutrition and clothing, health needs, utility, transportation, support groups, Life coach for transition-aged youth, scholarship programs for summer camp and field trips, literacy programs, and employment services.VenangoVenango County Department of Human Services - Main ComplexVenango County Department of Human Services
Veterans Leadership Program - Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramThe Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) at VLP provides services to homeless, unemployed, or underemployed Veterans. Veterans Leadership Program’s HVRP Job Club is tailored to meet the needs of this group of Veterans and is held 4 times each year. During Job Club, participants meet for 8 days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Some sessions feature morning and afternoon segments, and lunch is provided if the Veteran stays for both. When Job Club wraps up for the day, Veterans are given bus tickets so they can return for the following session.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program-Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Westmoreland Community Action Employment PreparationProvides adults with assistance to prepare them for employment.WestmorelandEmployment PreparationWestmoreland Community Action
Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
  • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
  • Project Odyssey,
  • Restore Warriors,
  • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
  • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
  • Soldier Ride,
  • TRACK,
  • Transition Training Academy,
  • Warriors to Work,
  • Alumni program,
  • Family Support program,
  • Benefits Service,
  • International Support,
  • WWP Packs,
  • Peer Support,
  • Policy and Government Affairs,
  • Resource Center.
Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
  • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
  • Project Odyssey,
  • Restore Warriors,
  • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
  • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
  • Soldier Ride,
  • TRACK,
  • Transition Training Academy,
  • Warriors to Work,
  • Alumni program,
  • Family Support program,
  • Benefits Service,
  • International Support,
  • WWP Packs,
  • Peer Support,
  • Policy and Government Affairs,
  • Resource Center.
Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
AlleghenyWounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
Young Adult Classes with Hands On Training (Y.A.C.H.T)FREE Employment and Training Program; Professional Development Classes Paid at $20.00 per Class; 5 day Labor/Maintenance Hands-On Training Paid at $50.00 per Day; Assistance with Paid Work Experience at $10.00 per hourWestmorelandYoung Adult Careers with Hands on Training (Y.A.C.H.T)Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Women's Resource Center-HomewoodSupports women and their families in achieving self-sufficiency through providing an extensive network of financial management skills, tools and training. Advocates with community partners to improve access and to develop opportunities for life-long learning. Provides referrals, breast and cervical health navigation, personalized support, and assistance in applying for public benefits and health insurance.AlleghenyYWCA Greater Pittsburgh Women's Resource CenterYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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