Your Path to a Better Career
Bruce Nokes has seen the success of a new employment training program offered by NECAC. He got a job after enrolling as one of the first clients participating in Expand Your Employability. The EYE program, as it’s called, helps participants find employment and breaks down barriers people face in getting a job.
The EYE began in January, and is very similar to the State of Missouri’s SkillUP program. EYE program participants must meet income guidelines and cannot receive food stamps. NECAC has Employment Services Coordinators that will meet with interested clients after NECAC County Service Coordinators have referred them.
The Employment Services Coordinators will meet with participants and assist them with selecting a suitable career path. It is a work-at-your-own-pace program. The Employment Services Coordinators will meet with clients or talk with them as needed, every week or two. They will also conduct mock job interviews, help clients prepared resume, cover letters and other documentation, and builds a profile on job search websites. The EYE program will help prepare participants and may provide items needed for them to become employed, such as clothing, steel-toed boots, etc.
NECAC is signing up applicants throughout it’s 12-county service area. This program is funded 100% at $548,000 with federal funds received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division.
More information about EYE or SkillUp, call 573-324-6633.