FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOMESTEAD, Pa., July 23, 2015—The Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-entry Coalition (SPARC) will host its 2015 Life Without Bars Conference, “Beyond Your Record: Roadmap to Successful Re-entry” on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit located in The Waterfront. Life Without Bars is a conference on national, state, […]Read More Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-entry Coalition hosts Life Without Bars Conference
In our previous post, we briefly described the services newly introduced at MVI through our 2015 Financial Opportunity Center (FOC). Since then, we have brought on board the new Workforce Development Specialist & Financial Coach, Bobby James Smith (pictured above)! The FOC offers a comprehensive, bundled approach to offering Employment Placement, Career Development, Financial Counseling/Coaching, […]Read More Introducing…the MVI Financial Opportunity Center!
As some of you may have heard, from sources like The Washington Post or Pop City Media, Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) recently became one of three new Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) in and around Pittsburgh that offers services to assist low and moderate income families to build their assets and increase financial stability. You may […]Read More What’s Being a “Financial Opportunity Center” All About?
MVI Workforce & Business Development Program participants have the opportunity to take an 8-week beginner’s computer class to learn new skills that will help them in their job search. The video below captures the testimonies of four students that took the class in fall 2014. Listen to their stories! The next class starts in February, […]Read More Introducing Four New Computer Class Graduates!
The Mon Valley Initiative Workforce & Business Development Program assists unemployed and underemployed individuals to prepare for and identify opportunities for employment. The Workforce Development Team holds multiple events each year and offers a variety of ways for job seekers, employers, and service providers to get involved with the program. Check out some of their […]Read More Preparing Job Seekers for Employment 2014
Do you feel like you are lacking the professional experience you need for a particular job? Chances are, you’re not considering all of your talents and related experience. You can use responsibilities of your daily life, including projects, hobbies, sports and anything else, to identify skills that can be applied in the workplace, called “Transferable […]Read More 3 Career-Making Skills You Might Not Know You Have
Many individuals with a criminal background view their past as a permanent barrier to finding employment. In many cases, the first impression you make is what makes the difference between the employer seeing you as someone who has overcome their past, or who lets their past define them. For you to have a successful job […]Read More 5 Tips for Answering Interview Questions…About Your Rap Sheet
“Workforce Development” is a strategy focused on increasing an individual’s self-sufficiency by assisting them as they prepare to enter the workforce, find and apply for jobs, and gain employment. The ultimate goal is reaching success in the workplace and establishing a long-lasting career. On our website, we introduce the “Know Yourself, Know the Market, […]Read More MVI 101: What is the Workforce Development Program?