CMJTS offers a variety of program services including career counselig, education assistance, and support services to those in transition. Programs are funded via the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) so there is no cost to you.
The WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Adult Program is available to help unemployed or underemployed individuals find meaningful, family-sustaining work. The adult program includes a priority of service for public assistance recipients and other low-income individuals, as well as individuals who are basic skills deficient. Also, veterans are a priority population as a result of the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002.
Whether you’re in need of career services or training services, or maybe you just don’t know yet. Meet with an employment specialist located close to you in one of our 10 offices in central Minnesota. Our professional staff focuses on you and how to help you advance in your career pathway.
Services are tailored to your unique needs and may include:
Career planning and counseling
- Help in determining your choices of in-demand career options
- Help finding a career based on an assessment of your interests, values, and abilities
- Assessment of your work history, transferrable skills, and previous education to develop an action plan
Job search assistance
- Researching local employment trends with your employment specialist
- Assistance in locating jobs and learning up-to-date job search methods
- Assistance in preparing your résumé and cover and thank-you letters
- Help with interviewing through coaching and mock-interview practice
- Access to on-the-job training programs and other hands-on training options that get you back to work quickly, earning a wage while you learn
Approved training services
- Referral to adult basic education (ABE) to improve your reading and math skills, basic computer skills, or to earn a GED
- If classroom or online training is required, help locating eligible training providers in your area
- Tuition assistance for classroom training that supports your job goal (e.g., short-term to update current skills or long-term to gain skills in a new field)
- Support services for expenses like transportation, child care, or housing if the need is demonstrated
- Referral to appropriate community resources