TRANSITIONS PROGRAM

The Workforce & Business Development Program (W&B) provides all services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as well as assists area small businesses by providing business development services. The Transitions Program utilizes special grant funding specifically to help those impacted by the opioid epidemic.
Through our work experience program, we offer local businesses the ability to make an impact on the lives of those in our community who are building a new future for themselves. Dedicated Transitions Employment Specialists work closely with Work Site Managers to assist in providing the on-the-job training and development that benefits both the client and the business. 
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Dedicated Transitions Employment Specialists work closely with Work Site Managers to assist in providing the on-the-job training and development that benefits both the client and the business.

For Businesses, the Transitions Program provides the wages and liability coverage necessary for the clients to gain skills and work experience through your mentorship and business environment.
Career planning services are provided for clients in Pike County who are unemployed or underemployed and have been impacted by the Opioid epidemic or substance use disorders. Work provides a place of empowerment, a place of purpose, and the ability to meet their own needs.
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The Transitions Program's goal is to help build resilience in our community by targeting those in recovery, out of recovery or those impacted by an individual who battles addiction.
Our Focus for every individual is to help them with more than just obtaining a job or returning to education. Our goal is to help them uncover personal and work-related strengths through confidential case management and collaborations with the agencies they are already using
in our community. We focus with them on the small steps as they become work or training ready.
Holding Hands

“Working in the Work Experience Program has helped me grow as a person. This experience has not only helped me gain state certification for Peer Recovery Supporter and Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant but also has helped me become a better person every day. The Transition Program staff consistently helps me by guiding me to be a better person and by reminding me I am not in any of this alone. The have helped me become a better, more consistent and reliable employee through accountability and helping me rebuild my skill set post substance use.”

- Jayla C.

 Work Experience Technician since March 2020

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CONTACT:
BRANDI HAWTHORNE
Case Management Coordinator
(740) 289 - 2371  ext. 7087
bhawthorne-smith@pikecac.org