- Finding stable, secure employment at wages that will meet an individual or family’s basic needs for housing, utilities, food and clothing.
- Many individuals experiencing homelessness are at a severe disadvantage in the competitive job market due to a variety of factors.
- Individuals experiencing homelessness often lack access to transportation, proper identification, clothing, tools and other resources necessary for employment.
Broward Partnership’s Workforce Development Program offers vocational assistance, training and education, job coaching, job placement and job retention services in order to improve a program participant’s ability to obtain and retain stable, secure employment at suffi cient wages to sustain housing.
- Broward Partnership staff works hands-on with participants to assist them in assessing job readiness, skills and interests, developing a career path and enrolling in educational or vocational training programs.
- Participants can access the on-site computer lab to set up an email account, search and apply for jobs, take online courses and improve their computer skills.
- Local businesses support Broward Partnership’s efforts by providing employment and hands-on training opportunities for residents.
- The Job Retention Program offers ongoing support groups and incentives for participants to retain long-term employment.
- 571 adult program participants received comprehensive vocational assessments.
- Of those deemed employable, 376 were placed in full-time employment, for a success rate of 60%.
- Program participants made more than 8,480 visits to the Workforce Development computer lab.
Funders & Partners
Business Leaders in Action
Carnival Cruise Lines
Comerica Charitable Foundation
Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Leadership Broward Foundation
The Manne Family Foundation
The Minto Foundation
Second Chance Society
Lou & May Jean Wolff Family Foundation
Broward Partnership wishes to recognize the following companies that provided employment opportunities for our residents over the last year:
Allied Barton Security
Caribbean Cruise Lines
Central Broward Construction
Dave & Busters