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Path to Employment for People Facing Disadvantages or in Need of a Second Chance

Breaking down barriers to employment and building a more diverse and inclusive Greater Cincinnati.

Easterseals is changing the way the world views and defines disability, and we see disability as that which stands in the way of your success. Chronic un- or underemployment, criminal records, poverty, and other difficult life situations are a kind of disability, and we treat them accordingly. We deliver one-on-one attention, finding solutions to the unique challenges faced by each individual and getting you the support you need to find sustainable employment. Programs include:

Career Pathways

Our skilled trade training programs. Participants focus on an industry-specific pathway in either Construction or Manufacturing. Our social enterprise Building Value and our Packaging and Fulfillment Centers offer ample opportunity for paid, on-the-job training, as well as opportunities to earn industry-recognized certifications. Easterseals’ community relationships also provide a network of prospective employers after completing the training programs. The Career Pathways are funded in part by United Way of Greater Cincinnati. To learn more, call Adriana at 513-386-6841.

Prosperity for All

A strictly supervised environment in which participants pursue GED, vocational or college educational program in the most in-demand job categories: manufacturing, pharmacy tech, phlebotomy, technology and logistics. While in the program and receiving OWF funds, participants are exempt from other OWF educational limitations and requirements. Upon completion of the program, graduates are capable of financially providing for a family of four and weaning themselves off of public assistance. To learn more, call Brandi at 513-475-6794.

We also offer programs for young adults (ages 16-24) ready to point their futures in the right direction. Whether you’re still working on your GED, or need summer employment, we are here to empower and strengthen Greater Cincinnati’s emerging workforce. To find out which program is right for you or your child, call Don at 513-386-6852 or learn more about our programs for young adults.

Building Value

Building Value is an Easterseals social enterprise that salvages reusable materials for sale to the public. We are sustainability: Our efforts help the environment, reduce the cost of disposal, invest in the local workforce, and give architectural gems a second life.

On-the-job training positions at Building Value act as a bridge to move people with workforce disadvantages into construction and retail careers. Associates gain resume-building experience in a unique work culture that provides the support they need to succeed long-term. Learn More.

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