The Workforce Development Program at Mon Valley Initiative isn’t here to just help people find “any job.”
Instead, our program, called “Know Yourself, Know the Market, Make the Match,” is set up to help each individual identify their own skills, talents, and barriers to employment. That will allow them to “know themselves” and what kind of jobs they could potentially excel in and enjoy.
All of our clients are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling.
When they attend, the first thing our staff asks is for each potential client to introduce him or herself and to tell the group what job they want to look for.
Instead of saying “I’ll take any job I can get,” we encourage people to identify specific career paths in which they have experience or could choose to begin.