Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS) provides employment services to individuals eligible for county assistance through DWP (Diversionary Work Program), MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program), and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Participants are referred to CMJTS by their county of residence. Eligibility varies by program.
Professional CMJTS staff provide case management services for individual assessment, vocational counseling, employment plan development, placement assistance, support/coordination of services, completion of High School Diploma/GED, and referral to other programs and services.
DWP is a short-term, work-focused program in which families receive four consecutive months of intensive employment and training services. DWP helps families move to employment more quickly. The program invests in services that focus on a family’s strengths and helps them overcome barriers to employment. Structured and intensive job search assistance is the cornerstone of the program.
MFIP is a comprehensive, work-focused, assistance program for families designed to encourage and enable job-skill building, work experience, and employment. Various supports are provided, allowing participants to go to work and realize its benefit. This proven approach effectively increases income while promoting self-esteem and independence.
Family Stabilization Services (FSS) provides the needed case management to help families achieve the greatest possible degree of economic self-sufficiency and family well-being. The goals of FSS are consistent with the goals of DWP and MFIP; reducing poverty and public assistance dependence.
SNAP provides food support with employment and training assistance to individuals without dependents for up to three months in a 36 month period. CMJTS assists the recipient with obtaining employment. Employment plans are developed and support, encouragement, and job leads are provided. Additional months of eligibility can be earned by working at least 80 hours per month or by participating in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
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