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May 2017 Entry

Workforce Development Training in New Orleans

Project Homecoming
New Orleans · Louisiana
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Our Workforce Development Program provides an opportunity for local residents of New Orleans, who are currently under or unemployed to be employed by our organization. Members are equipped with tools and safety gear, receive hands on training from one of our skilled crew leaders, and are given the opportunity for advancement through promotion or placement with other companies.

The goal of the program is to increase the employ-ability and earning potential of each participant, and to empower themselves to be leaders in the rebuilding and recovery effort of their own communities.

How will you use the $10k?

Tools- $1,500
Emergency Supports Fund- $1,000
Training Subsidy- $7,500

Tool budget- to purchase new tools and repair used ones.
Emergency Support Funds- In the case of needed training's, advance on, unforeseen costs.
Training Subsidy- attributes to pay for training of Workforce Development employees over the 6 month period.

What impact do you hope to make?

Most of our employees who are part of the Workforce Development Program were stuck in the cycle of being either underemployed or unemployed before coming to work for Project Homecoming. By providing a steady job and opportunity for advancement through skill training, those who succeed in the program can earn as much as 4 times more than their previous employment opportunities per year.

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Workforce Development Training in New Orleans
Workforce Development Training in New Orleans
Workforce Development Training in New Orleans

Over the next 6 months, our trainees will gain construction and workplace skills and advance to the next tier of employment as they begin construction on three affordable, first-time home-buyer homes. These high efficiency homes will be built in the Pilotland neighborhood, a formerly vibrant African American neighborhood that suffered disinvestment over the past three decades – Pilotland is now over 1/3 vacant land. Project Homecoming will have an enormous impact on the rebirth of this distinctive area as we build 5 homes and renew pride and desirability to this traditional multi-generational community. The three homes will be completed April, 2017.

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