All of STRIVE’s programs are designed to support clients at their point of entry and lead them through training, case management, and other services into a job. The goal is to achieve economic stability through living wage employment. All of STRIVE’s services are free to participants.
STRIVE's career pathways program begins with CORE, our signature 4-week job readiness workshop. CORE has three phases: 1) attitudinal training, including problem solving, critical thinking, self-awareness and interpersonal skills; 2) professional skills, including communication, decision-making, workplace ethics and professional etiquette; and 3) work readiness, including career planning, labor market information, resume writing, and interview skills. CORE's emphasis on job readiness has become a national model, and has been proven to increase participants’ job placement and retention rates.
Following CORE, participants progress into a sector-based occupational skills training, resulting in industry-recognized credentials. Occupational skills trainings are aligned with growth industries in each market; examples include construction, food service and healthcare.
Throughout each program, participants receive intensive case management, which helps them overcome obstacles to employment through referrals to necessary services, such as childcare, health care, and housing services. STRIVE’s Job Placement experts ensure that every graduate finds and applies for appropriate job opportunities. STRIVE graduates are given lifetime access to career development and job placement services.