Supervised Job Search
Activities under the Supervised Job Search component include, but are not limited to:
Supervised Job Search
Supervised Job Search requires participants who are ready to enter the workforce to make a pre-determined number of inquiries to prospective employers over a specified period. Participants may do this on their own, with one-on-one assistance, or in a group setting. It is considered a legitimate job search contact when the participant submits a resume or application to an employer or has an interview with a potential employer. The job contact must be in an area of work for which the participant is reasonably qualified.
Job Search Training
Job Search Training enhances the job readiness of participants by teaching job seeking techniques, increasing job search motivation and boosting self-confidence. This activity includes but is not limited to:
Education activities are programs that have a direct link to the local job market for participants who cannot gain employment due to basic skills deficits or lack of a high school diploma.
Note: Federal Employment & Training (E&T) funds cannot take the place of nonfederal (i.e., State, local) funds for existing educational services. Federal financial participation for operating education components may be authorized only for costs that exceed the normal cost of services provided to persons not participating in E&T.
Vocational Training or Career/Technical Education Programs
Vocational Training is designed to improve the employability of participants by providing training in a skill or trade for careers in current or emerging employment sectors, typically provided by training institutions that provide an industry-recognized certificate or credential.
Adult Basic Education or High School Equivalency (HSE)
Programs that offer academic instruction and education services that increase an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak in English and perform mathematics or other activities necessary for the attainment of a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent; transition to postsecondary education and training; and obtain employment. Such programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE), basic literacy, and high school equivalency (GED, TASC, HiSET, or other).
English Second Language (ESL)
A component designed to help English language learners achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language.
Workfare participants work off the value of their household’s monthly benefit allotment through an assignment at a private or public non-profit agency as a condition of eligibility. In lieu of wages, workfare participants receive compensation in the form of their household’s monthly benefit allotment. The primary goal of workfare is to improve employability and encourage individuals to move into regular employment while returning something of value to the community. Workfare assignments cannot replace or prevent the employment of regular employees. Workfare assignments must provide the same working conditions and workers’ compensation benefits that are provided to regularly employed individuals performing similar work for equal hours.
The work experience component is designed to improve the employability of participants through actual work experience and/or training. The goal of this component is to enable participants to move into regular employment.
Work Experience placements can be with private, for profit or non-profit agencies. Work experience assignments may not replace the employment of a regularly employed individual, and they must provide the same working conditions and workers compensation benefits that are provided to regularly employed individuals performing similar work for equal hours.
Under this component, participants may engage in apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, and Internships as allowable activities.
Apprenticeships allow participants to work with sponsoring organizations to earn necessary credentialing for industry-specific jobs. Participants combine on-the-job training with a practical and theoretical learning environment to gain highly skilled occupations directly linked to an apprenticeship program. These programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.
Pre-apprenticeship services and programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in registered Apprenticeship programs. These programs have a documented partnership with at least one registered Apprenticeship program sponsor and together, they expand the participant's career pathway opportunities with industry-based training coupled with classroom instruction.