Volwassen Employment Training & Beroepsonderwijs

about adult employment, TRAINING & Vocational EDUCATION

Adult Employment and Vocational Training consists of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs to serve–

  • Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Older Worker Programs in Pima County
  • Dislocated Worker Program in Yuma County
  • National Farm Workers Jobs Program (NFJP) serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers in nine counties
  • High School Equivalency Program (HEP) in South Yuma County to farmworker adults 16 years and older

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    The Workforce investment Act and One-Stop Career Center Services

    The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was established in 1998 and set up the One-Stop Career Centers. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. It includes sections for a wide variety of job-seekers, including Adults, Older and Younger Youth, Dislocated Workers, Farmworkers and Native Americans. Employers also benefit from these programs through business services and incentives.

     

     

    Adult, Dislocated Workers, and Older Workers

    PPEP is a partner in many of the One Stop Centers, located in each Arizona County. Through agreements with One-Stop operators, PPEP provides career counseling services to eligible participants, assisting with finding appropriate training, providing necessary supportive services, developing job placement, and providing follow-up once employed.

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    National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)

    PPEP is the Arizona State grantee, designated by the US Department of Labor to operate the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Employment and training services are offered in nine counties across Arizona. NFJP services are for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. The program is designed to assist farmworkers in up-grading skills/positions within agriculturalor acquire education and/or skills needed to retain employment outside of agriculture.

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    High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

    The HEP program prepares migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Yuma County to obtain their GED certificate, through a 13 week education course. GED Certificates can be obtained in either English or Spanish from the State of Arizona. Day and evening classes are provided in San Luis and Somerton, Arizona.

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