Community Action Committee of Pike County is proud to announce the merger of the Business Development Program and the Employment and Training Program effective January 1, 2018. We are now the Workforce & Business Development Program.The Workforce & Business Development Program still provides all services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as well as assist area small businesses providing business development services. We believe the programs fit well together and offer a better client experience as a comprehensive program.
By working together as one, the Program serves Pike County and the surrounding area offering expertise in small business services, free income tax preparation, financial literacy, as well as WIOA and TANF programs and services that prepare adults and youth facing serious barriers to employment.
The program will continue to be an active partner of OhioMeansJobs. The OhioMeans Jobs Resource Center offers an array of free resources for job search, career planning, and access to community resources. The Resource Center will continue to be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone seeking employment can visit the Resource Center during normal business hours.
Some of the Workforce & Business Development Services offered include Career Readiness Workshops, Customized Training, Occupational Classroom Training, On-the-Job Training (OJT), Internship Training, Youth Programs, and Resume Development Services. Monies are allocated specifically for youth between the ages of 14-24, adults that are unemployed or incumbent workers, individuals unemployed due to a plant closure or long-term unemployment, and individuals with little or no work experience. Youth applicants must meet 100% of the Poverty Guidelines or 70% of the Lower Living Standard Income Levels (whichever is highest) or meet specified criteria. Adult Applicants must meet 200% of the Poverty Guidelines, and Dislocated Workers must have a notice of permanent layoff or plant closure prior to enrollment.
Services offered to area Small Businesses (including start-ups) include small business classes and one-on-one training and technical assistance, computer training in Excel and QuickBooks, as well as the Small Business Loan Program which offers financing to individuals in Jackson, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Adams, Brown, and Lawrence Counties wanting to start, expand, or purchase a small business.
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