Employment & Volunteerism

    Results: 34

  • Adult/Child Mentoring Programs (13)
    PH-1400.5000-100

    Adult/Child Mentoring Programs

    PH-1400.5000-100

    Programs like Big Brothers or Big Sisters which provide male or female adult companionship, guidance and/or role models for young men or women who are from families in which adult figures of the same sex are absent or available on a limited and inadequate basis or who are troubled and at risk for delinquency. Also included are programs in which people in their teens provide companionship for younger children.
  • Career Counseling (58)
    ND-2000.1500-160

    Career Counseling

    ND-2000.1500-160

    Programs that provide 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.
  • Career Exploration (5)
    ND-2000.1500-180

    Career Exploration

    ND-2000.1500-180

    Programs that provide opportunities for people to investigate their occupational interests through simulated job experiences such as role playing; career mentoring, i.e., pairing professionals and people interested in that occupation; and job shadowing, a work-based learning experience that allows a visitor to follow a host during a typical day (or other period of time) observing and asking questions about a particular career. Also included are police explorer programs, fire cadet explorer programs, and other similar groups which provide opportunities for youth who may be interested in pursuing a career in these fields as adults to gain experience in the area.
  • Centers for Independent Living (14)
    LR-1550

    Centers for Independent Living

    LR-1550

    Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide four core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and individual and systems advocacy. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.
  • Disability Related Center Based Employment (13)
    ND-6500.1800

    Disability Related Center Based Employment

    ND-6500.1800

    Programs that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment. Participants may be involved in the program on a transitional or ongoing basis, and are paid for their work, generally under a piecework arrangement. The nature of the work and the types of disabilities represented in the workforce vary widely by program and by the area in which the organization is located. Individuals participate in center-based employment for a variety of reasons including severity of disability, need for additional training or experience, need for a protected environment and/or lack of availability of community-based employment.
  • Employment Discrimination Assistance (5)
    FT-1800.1850

    Employment Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800.1850

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied equal access to employment or that they have been treated unfairly as employees, i.e., that they were sexually harassed or denied equal pay for equal work, passed over for a promotion, denied training opportunities or fired on the basis of their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Also included are programs that provide assistance for job applicants who feel they have been denied employment because of a military service obligation or help restore job seniority and pension rights which have been withheld from military service personnel because of an absence from work due to a service obligation.
  • Employment Preparation (6)
    ND-2000

    Employment Preparation

    ND-2000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who need information, guidance and/or training in specific job-related skills to make appropriate occupational choices and secure and retain positions that effectively utilize their abilities.
  • Employment Transition Counseling (8)
    RP-1400.8000-180

    Employment Transition Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-180

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals who have experienced voluntary or involuntary changes in their employment status including termination, layoff, demotion, promotion or retirement.
  • Job Banks (7)
    ND-3500.3500-340

    Job Banks

    ND-3500.3500-340

    Programs that maintain lists of current employment opportunities submitted by employers and which are available for review by people who are searching for a position. Included are programs that post job notices on bulletin boards which are available to the public as well as those that maintain computerized or other listings.
  • Job Clubs (10)
    ND-2000.6500-320

    Job Clubs

    ND-2000.6500-320

    Programs that sponsor support groups for job seekers which provide opportunities for participants to discuss job readiness skills, resume writing and interview techniques; engage in role plays of job interviews; share information about current employment opportunities relevant to the skills and interests of the group; and discuss and resolve specific barriers to employment that individual members are encountering. The objective of job clubs is to help individual members find employment more quickly and possibly at higher salaries than they could have obtained on their own through a structured support system and a systematic approach to job seeking.
  • Job Development (19)
    ND-3400

    Job Development

    ND-3400

    Programs that seek out and create employment opportunities in various fields for people who need work. Activities may include collecting and distributing information about job opportunities and/or prospective changes in the demand for specific occupations, encouraging potential employers to create jobs, informing employers of available personnel and other comprehensive or targeted efforts to generate new job prospects.
  • Job Fairs (2)
    ND-3500.3500-360

    Job Fairs

    ND-3500.3500-360

    Programs that sponsor events where representatives from a broad range of employers share information about career options in their particular industry or field, qualifications for specific jobs, training opportunities in specific areas and positions that are currently available with the objective of helping job seekers evaluate career choices and identify and apply for specific job openings. Also included are job fairs that target job brokers.
  • Job Finding Assistance (2)
    ND-3500

    Job Finding Assistance

    ND-3500

    Programs that help people identify and secure paid employment opportunities that match their aptitude, qualifications, experience and interests.
  • Job Information (12)
    ND-3500.3500

    Job Information

    ND-3500.3500

    Programs that maintain lists of available employment opportunities that people who are searching for a position can access.
  • Job Information Lines (1)
    ND-3500.3500-380

    Job Information Lines

    ND-3500.3500-380

    Programs that provide taped information regarding employment opportunities that job seekers can access by telephone.
  • Job Interview Training (38)
    ND-2000.6500-340

    Job Interview Training

    ND-2000.6500-340

    Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn to be effective in job interview situations.
  • Job Readiness (30)
    ND-2000.6500-360

    Job Readiness

    ND-2000.6500-360

    Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn the behaviors and techniques that are required for job retention. The training addresses regular attendance, punctuality, appropriate dress, adapting to supervision, employee rights and responsibilities and other similar topics. Included are job readiness programs for people who are seeking employment and postemployment programs that help people keep their job.
  • Job Search Resource Centers (18)
    ND-3500.3700

    Job Search Resource Centers

    ND-3500.3700

    Facilities that provide space for people who are looking for work. Amenities may include computers, resume writing software programs, printers, fax machines, telephones, and email addresses and voicemail/message taking services to ensure that prospective employers are able to contact job seekers.
  • Job Search Techniques (41)
    ND-2000.6500-380

    Job Search Techniques

    ND-2000.6500-380

    Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn general strategies or specific techniques for looking for work which may include use of newspapers and Internet listings to identify job opportunities, networking strategies utilizing friends and professional acquaintances and use of professional organizations, executive search firms, employment agencies and community organizations that post job vacancies or provide job search/placement services.
  • Job Search/Placement (78)
    ND-3500.3600

    Job Search/Placement

    ND-3500.3600

    Programs that maintain listings of available employment opportunities and assign a staff member to help people who are searching for a position to choose and obtain the most suitable option.
  • Job Training Formats (28)
    ND-2000.3500

    Job Training Formats

    ND-2000.3500

    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.
  • Prejob Guidance (13)
    ND-2000.6500

    Prejob Guidance

    ND-2000.6500

    Programs that provide instruction for people who need to acquire the basic "soft skills" and tools that are required to successfully apply for and secure employment, and retain a position once they have been hired. These programs provide information and guidance regarding preparing a resume, writing job application letters, completing job application questionnaires, responding to job ads and taking employment tests; offer tips regarding appropriate dress, personal appearance and interview techniques; and address other similar topics.
  • Prevocational Training (10)
    ND-2000.6600

    Prevocational Training

    ND-2000.6600

    Programs that provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.
  • Regional Occupational Centers (1)
    HH-9000.7000

    Regional Occupational Centers

    HH-9000.7000

    Regional occupational education centers for high school students and adults that provide specialized training in the occupational skills that are required for work in a particular industry. Course availability varies according to job vacancy levels in the community. Courses are offered during evenings and weekends for students who cannot attend during the school or work week.
  • Supported Employment (9)
    ND-6500.8120

    Supported Employment

    ND-6500.8120

    Programs that find paid, meaningful work in a variety of community-based settings for people who have disabilities and which assign a "job coach" to work side-by-side with each client to interface with the employer and other employees, and provide training in basic job skills and work-related behaviors, assistance with specific tasks as needed and whatever other initial or ongoing support is required to ensure that the individual retains competitive employment. Included are individual placement models in which a job coach works on-the-job with a single individual and group models such as enclaves (which are self-contained work units of people needing support) and mobile work crews, in which a group of workers with disabilities receives continuous support and supervision from supported employment personnel. In the enclave model, groups of people with disabilities are trained to work as a team alongside employees in the host business supported by a specially trained on-site supervisor, who may work either for the host company or the placement agency. A variation of the enclave approach is called the "dispersed enclave" and is used in service industries (e.g., restaurants and hotels). Each person works on a separate job, and the group is dispersed throughout the company. In the mobile work crew model, a small team of people with disabilities works as a self-contained business and undertakes contract work such as landscaping and gardening projects. The crew works at various locations in a variety of settings within the community under the supervision of a job coach.
  • Temporary Employment (2)
    ND-3600.0400-850

    Temporary Employment

    ND-3600.0400-850

    Programs that provide or assist people in obtaining employment arrangements that are temporary in nature. Included are temporary help agencies that pay workers to fill temporary positions in other organizations while permanent staff are on vacation or otherwise unavailable and organizations that provide temporary positions for individuals who are chronically unemployed and retain the position on a time-limited basis as a transition to permanent employment.
  • Vocational Assessment (24)
    ND-2000.9000

    Vocational Assessment

    ND-2000.9000

    Programs that administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions. Also included are programs that allow people to "try out" jobs in the community for short periods of time to determine whether there is a fit and, in the case of people with disabilities, to determine the type of supports the individual might require to succeed if hired for that type of job.
  • Vocational Education (17)
    HH-9000

    Vocational Education

    HH-9000

    Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (30)
    ND-9000

    Vocational Rehabilitation

    ND-9000

    Programs that enable individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.
  • Voluntary Health Organizations (30)
    TD-1200.6600-900

    Voluntary Health Organizations

    TD-1200.6600-900

    Nonprofit, nongovernmental agencies that are organized on a national, state or local basis and supported primarily by voluntary contributions from the public at large, which are engaged in a program of service, education and research that relates to a particular disease, condition or disability or group of diseases, conditions or disabilities. The primary activity of voluntary health organizations is to raise funds for health related research.
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Placement (4)
    PW-9000

    Volunteer Recruitment/Placement

    PW-9000

    Programs that identify individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields and which systematically evaluate the skills, talents and personalities of recruited volunteers and match them with human service agencies that need voluntary support.
  • Volunteer Training (1)
    PW-9100

    Volunteer Training

    PW-9100

    Programs that prepare individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields for the specific type of volunteer activity in which they are interested. The program includes an orientation to and training in specific roles and responsibilities, and may include information about the general role, functions and policies of a specific agency if the volunteer is aware of his or her placement.
  • WIOA Programs (4)
    ND-6500.9600

    WIOA Programs

    ND-6500.9600

    Programs funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 that provide work-readiness training for youth age 14 through 24 from low-income households or are at risk of dropping out of school; and adults age 18 and older who are low-income and/or receiving public assistance and are unemployed. The goal is to prepare youth for high school graduation, post-secondary education and, ultimately, a career. Specific components of the WIA program may focus on special populations with unique employment problems including Native Americans, veterans, migrant and seasonal farm workers, dislocated workers and people who are homeless.
  • Work Experience (5)
    ND-2000.3500-950

    Work Experience

    ND-2000.3500-950

    Programs that place people in actual employment situations in order to give them an opportunity to demonstrate their competence and skills, gain practical experience in a field for which they have been trained and/or develop new skills that will be beneficial with respect to future employment opportunities. People are placed on a short-term basis and, if remuneration is involved, are paid by the sponsoring agency rather than by the employer or through a cost-sharing arrangement.
 
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