1. Improved individual functioning

    1. Increased protective factors (i.e. coping strategies, supports, resources, and skills that help people deal with situations more effectively)
    2. Increased stability/social support
    3. Improved overall well-being
  2. Job preparedness/readiness

    1. Increased potential for success (includes dress for success and knowledge of work ethics)
  3. Job acquisition – 80-100% of participants will be employed and/or in some advance training or educational program within 1 week to 30 days of completing the PEP training.

    1. Begin job placement activities (e.g. scheduling and sending people on interviews, having them complete applications, etc.) during week three (3) of the training. NOTE: Start identifying employment and education/advance training opportunities beginning week one (1) of the training.
  4. Job retention as measured by participants remaining employed and/or in advanced training or education 90 days to six (6) months after the training.

Additional Information

  • There will be 3-4 case managers assigned to work with training participants.
  • In addition to finding employment and education/training opportunities, they will address issues participants have related to housing, childcare, transportation, substance use/abuse, and other issues that might negatively impact the achievement of any of the four goals.
  • Trainers are to document observations and details from conversations with participants that might negatively impact the achievement of any of the four goals and share this information with the assigned case manager.
  • This includes the issues mentioned above as well as mental health issues, domestic violence, grief and loss, etc. that a case manager may not be aware of and that might not be reflected in detail on any survey/assessment completed during the training.