OhioGuidestone’s Workforce 360° comprehensive programming provides supportive services focused on removing barriers to employment, giving participants the strength they need to transform their lives, improve their family income and achieve self-sufficiency. They receive the help they need to earn an education, find and retain employment, and increase their earning potential. When participants walk out of our program, they gain a new found sense of stability and the knowledge that OhioGuidestone is always there for them.
Bridges Out of Poverty
The Bridges Out of Poverty philosophy uses the lens of the economic class to provide employers, community organizations, social service agencies and individuals tools and specific strategies to prevent, reduce and alleviate poverty. OhioGuidestone is a licensed provider and can offer workshops in:
Workshops for Employers, Schools and Community Organizations:
- Bridges Out of Poverty
- Workplace Stability
- A Framework for Understanding Poverty specific to K-12 educators
- R Rules: A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources
- Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World
- Getting Ahead While Getting Out (re-entry)
- Getting Ahead in the Workplace
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Job Training and Skill Building
Workforce 360° provides young adults and adults with workforce training to secure and maintain meaningful employment. We accomplish this through a unique training approach that helps individuals gain confidence in a professional setting, while empowering them in their personal lives. The program addresses individual needs with a full spectrum approach by incorporating occupational training, academic remediation, financial literacy, paid work experience, case management, placement and retention services. Workforce offers post-secondary industry recognized credentials in the following sectors: Customer Service, ServSafe Food Manager, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Construction.
Individuals in the Workforce Program are given the opportunity to achieve their high school diploma or equivalency through either classroom based instruction or our online academic platform. This opportunity is available in each County offering workforce services.
Workforce Programs are available in Cuyahoga, Summit, Geauga and Lake Counties, and specialized credentials tracks in Healthcare and Construction are only offered in Cuyahoga County.
The R Rules: A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources is geared for middle school and high school youth grades 8 through 12. The curriculum is designed to help students build resources for their future. Students will learn how to identify potential career pathways, attend college exposure trips, participate in service learning projects and gain academic assistance through tutoring and credit recovery. This course can be offered in a full year or semester format (students can earn credits) in a school setting or in workshop format in the community.
- 21st Century Skill Building
- Credit Recovery/Tutoring
- Community Service and Leadership
- Employer and College Exposure Trips
- Access to Adult Mentors/Speakers
- College Preparation Support
- Learn How to Navigate New Environments
YouthBuild is a comprehensive academic and occupational training program that combines leadership development and community service projects to help stabilize individuals, empowering them for personal and professional success. YouthBuild is offered to individuals 18-24 years, who have not earned a high school diploma or equivalency. Graduates earn industry-recognized credentials in construction or healthcare, and are supported in finding, securing, and maintaining employment. We offer employment support for a minimum of one year after graduates have secured a job to ensure they have the proper resources and direction to achieve independence.