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Programs that offer apprenticeships, training through business practice firms, classroom training, internships, on-the-job training, work experience or other formats for training that prepares people for specific types of employment. The training may feature formal instruction in an institutional classroom setting, hands-on experience at a job site under varying arrangements or a combination of the two as the means by which trainees acquire the skills required to perform the job.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
AHEDD, CumberlandAHEDD is a private, nonprofit specialized human resource organization that began in 1977. Everything AHEDD does is geared toward assisting individuals with disabilities to maximize their independence, move toward their financial goals, and be fully included in the workplace. CumberlandAHEDD, CumberlandAHEDD, Inc.
Communities in Schools of Philadelphia - Males Achieving Responsibility Successfully (MARS)Males Achieving Responsibility Successfully (MARS) helps adolescent fathers and young men complete their high school education and transition into the world of work or post-secondary education. Intense focus is placed on accountability, parenting skills, career preparation, and life skills developmentPhiladelphiaCommunities in Schools Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Art MuseumCommunities in Schools of Philadelphia
Community Kitchen PittsburghProvides culinary-based on-the-job training and placement support to individuals with barriers to employment. Secondary program: Provides food education to youth and their families through in-school activities, after school programming, and community events. Provides contract food services, catering and co-packing services.AlleghenyCommunity Kitchen PittsburghCommunity Kitchen Pittsburgh
Employment AssistanceWe provide direct assistance through classes and/or one-on-one. Assistance includes, but is not limited to: resume preparation mock interviews job search assistance completion of on-line applications job readiness techniques one-on-one mentoring to assist clients in obtaining gainful employment. We focus on providing guidance in the areas of vocational training, certification and/or license, in the field of Real Estate, Paralegal, Forklift and OSHA Certifications to help enhance and build credentials for employment.Franklin360 Transformation Center, Inc.360 Transformation Center, Inc.
FOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America— offering job training and placement, housing, and feeding programs, as well as other human services to the homeless and working poor of America. FOCUS has grown into a vibrant and strong organization with eight flagship FOCUS Centers across the country and a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 6,000 people, with service outreach programs planned for 29 cities. FOCUS Pittsburgh’s offices are located on Centre Avenue in the Hill District. AlleghenyFOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS North America
Lifesteps - Transition…The Next StepA program designed for high school students and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism, to prepare them to work and live as independently as possible. Techniques and tools such as technology, simulation, hands-on practice, visual aids and individual, group and community based instruction are used to ensure each student walks away with knowledge gained. Further Education and Training Opportunities; Independent Living Skills; and Vocational and Supported Employment Training.ButlerLifesteps - Transition ServicesLifesteps
Nexstar Legacy FoundationThe Nexstar Legacy Foundation is dedicated to attracting talented individuals to the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical industries, by inspiring these people to discover the prestige, earning power and stability of careers in these fields. The foundation accomplishes this by being the leading resource for information on careers and training, as well as a source of financial aid. The scholarship program is open to qualified individuals interested in entering, or currently working in, the plumbing, HVACR and/or electrical fields. Students must be a citizen of the USA, Canada, Australia or the Cayman Islands. Scholarships include:
  • Business Management Scholarships
  • Technician/Service Provider Scholarships
  • Technician/Service Provider Apprentice Scholarships
  • Mini-Scholarships
  • Troops to Trades Scholarships
  • Management in Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarships
Nexstar Legacy FoundationNexstar Legacy Foundation
Nexstar Legacy Foundation/Gillece - Troops to Trades ProgramThe “Troops to Trades” Program enables local veterans to start training for a trade career and get a paid job immediately in the HVAC industry. The Nexstar Legacy Foundation has developed a national “Troops to Trades” program dedicated to encouraging veterans of the United States Military to enter trade careers. The Foundation is offering monetary training grants to vets in cities across the country, including here in Western PA. Gillece Services has been selected as the Western PA Regional Partner. Gillece has a comprehensive program to train and employ veterans in place and has developed a veterans training program that was approved by The PA Department of Education Veterans/Military Education Division. The training center, located at the Gillece corporate headquarters in Bridgeville, will be the regional training facility for the Troops to Trades program. Gillece has committed to offering the veterans participating in the program paid apprenticeships while they train and have committed to offering them jobs once the training is complete. AlleghenyNexstar Legacy FoundationNexstar Legacy Foundation
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration ProgramThe Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) provides information on benefits and entitlements, services referrals and proactive outreach programs that are available to the Service and Family member during all phases of the deployment cycle. The Branch also consists of the Employment Outreach section which assists members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their immediate Family by providing tools necessary to gain meaningful employment. Outreach Program services include:
  • Career Assessment,
  • Individualized Employment Plans,
  • Job Seekers Workshops,
  • Search Engine Navigation Help,
  • Job Search Help,
  • MOS/AFSC to Civilian Job Information,
  • Education Entitlement Information,
  • Certification Resources,
  • Resume Preparation,
  • Transition Resources,
  • Employment Preparation.
LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities. Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment. Goals include:
  • Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
  • Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
  • Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
  • Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Veterans Key to Career SuccessThe Jobs for Veterans Act established Veterans access to services within an integrated one-stop service delivery system. The law established a priority of service requirement applicable to all Department of Labor programs offering employment and training related services for veterans. The Key to Career Success campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Career One-Stop Pathways to Career Success Web site: The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Employment and training services are provided to veterans through a nationwide network of approximately 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers. To access information on One-Stop Career Center locations in your state or throughout the nation, please visit America’s Service Locator Web site at or call the following Toll Free Number: 1-877-US-2JOBS or 1-877-872-5627. At the One Stop Career website veterans will find tools to:
  • Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations, a useful portal that matches by MOC code, key word search or menu search;
  • Get Credentials, Certifications, and Licenses, a portal that helps veteran job-seekers with credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience and translate military skills and experience into credentials to obtain civilian skills;
  • The Write a Resume Portal will help a veteran job-seeker format a resume;
  • The Disabled/Injured Veterans Resources provides resources for veterans who are wounded or disabled;
  • Find Local Services will help a veteran job-seeker locate additional services available to veterans.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training AdministrationUnited States Department of Labor
United States Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans' compensation, Veterans' pension, survivors' benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage. Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Employment ProgramsThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. VA is dedicated to helping homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness secure and maintain employment leading to increased residential and personal stability. Our goal is to afford Veterans the opportunity to return to healthy, productive lifestyles within their own communities.
  • Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program The Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) provides vocational assistance, job development and placement, and ongoing supports to improve employment outcomes among homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness. Formerly homeless Veterans who have been trained as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists (VRSs) provide these services.
  • Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. VA's National Cemetery Administration and Veterans Health Administration have also formed partnerships at national cemeteries, where formerly homeless Veterans from the CWT program have received work opportunities.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Services that may be provided include: Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment; employment services; assistance finding and keeping a job; and On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeship, and non-paid work experiences.
For information about possible employment services in their area, Veterans can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline at 1-877-4AID-VET. Visit website for additional information on these programs.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of services and benefits to Veterans. See what you may qualify for:
  • Employment
    • Career Resources
    • Find a Job
    • VA Careers
  • Health
    • Health Care
    • How to Apply
    • Dental
    • Other VA Benefits
    • Non-Combat Conditions
  • Education
    • GI Bill
    • Find a School
  • Housing
    • Home Loans
    • Housing
  • Find Help
    • What is a Vet Center?
    • Substance Abuse
    • Stress & Mental Health Programs
  • Monetary Benefits
    • Life Insurance
    • Compensation & Pension
  • Women Veterans
    • Veterans Services
    • Womens Health
  • Disabilities
    • Prosthetics & Sensory Aids
    • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
OEF/OIF/OND combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release.
United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: On-The-Job Training and ApprenticeshipThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Advance your employment prospects by learning a trade or skill through participation in VA on-the-job training or apprenticeships. These programs typically involve entering into a training contract for a specific period of time with an employer or union. At the end of the training period, a job certification is issued or journeyman status achieved. Most Veterans receive a salary from the employer or union during training. As your skills increase, so may your salary. GI Bill payments are issued monthly after VA receives certification of hours worked from your employer or union. The following on-the-job and apprenticeship opportunities may be available to Veterans:
  • Union plumber,
  • Hotel management,
  • Firefighter.
Visit website to search for a participating employers in your area. This training is not available to active duty Servicemembers or spouses using a transferred benefit. Employers can participate in this program. Contact your State Approving Agency, which governs programs at the state level and helps determine which programs Veterans should enroll in to maximize their VA educational benefits.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - VeteransGet information about benefits and other services for veterans.
  • Benefits for Veterans Find benefits by state or topic, such as health, employment, education, and more.
  • Cemeteries and Burials Find cemeteries and gravesites or learn more about burial benefits for veterans.
  • Education for Veterans Learn more about the G.I. Bill and how it can help you further your education.
  • Health Care for Veterans Find the care you need, learn more about health programs, and how you can protect your health.
  • Job Resources for Veterans Browse the job bank and get job tools and tips.
  • Memorials, Military History, and Monuments Find military history, historical facts, historical monuments, and memorials.
  • Returning Service Members Have you recently returned from military service? Find out how the VA can help you.
  • Women Veterans Learn more about health care and benefit programs for women.
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational ServicesVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Vocational Services program provides a variety of services to help veterans return to competitive employment or a useful place in society. The Vocational Service Program provides a variety of employment services to veterans. Evaluation Services consisting of both standardized psychometric testing, job simulation and other situation-specific opportunities are available to assess the veteran's skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and interests. Job Seeking and Job Survival Skills Training include one-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies. Situation specific, personalized solutions for applications, resumes, job search, interviewing techniques, correspondence, telephone contact and follow-up are always available to any veteran seeking employment. Services and programs include:
  • Evaluation services to assess skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests:
    • Standardized psychometric testing,
    • Job simulation,
    • Other situation-specific opportunities.
  • Job seeking/job survival skill training:
    • One-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies.
  • Personalized solutions for:
    • Applications,
    • Resumes,
    • Job search,
    • Interviewing techniques,
    • Correspondence,
    • Telephone contact.
  • Exploration of additional info and referrals:
    • Unclaimed VA benefits,
    • Public/private sector support,
  • Supported employment:
    • Assistance in locating and maintaining competitive community employment for veterans with serious mental illness,
    • Regular and ongoing employee support, job training assistance (as needed), job coaching advocacy.
  • Transitional work:
    • Contracted work situations,
    • Case management,
    • Counseling.
  • Homeless veteran supported employment program:
  • Incentive therapy,
    • Opportunities to develop and improve prevocational skills for both inpatients and outpatpatients,
    • Participants work in a variety of medical center settings providing supportive services.
  • Compensated work therapy/transitional residency:
    • Work-based mental health and residential rehabilitation treatment program,
    • Provides a rehabilitation-focused residential setting for veterans recovering from chronic mental illness, chemical dependency and homelessness,
    • Combines a residential therapeutic community of peer and professional support, with a strong emphasis on increasing personal responsibility.
AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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