The SOME Center for Employment Training (CET) is here to fill your company’s workforce needs! CET addresses the barriers that may have prevented students from past career success and prepares motivated adult learners for national, industry-recognized certifications in healthcare and building trades. Students receive comprehensive employment preparation, such as case management, soft skills training and workshops in money management. SOME CET specializes in providing a holistic approach that starts with open entry and exit. We do not have sessions or semesters, which allows new students to start each week. The program is self-paced with the average student completing the program within 24 weeks (six months).
At SOME CET, every trainee is pre-screened to meet the specific requirements of our employers. We also provide graduates and their employers with a life-long network of support. Employer partners can also serve as an externship site or host a career development training day at our training facility. In addition, SOME CET is a drug-free environment—all trainees are screened at the start of the program and periodically throughout the duration of their training.
CET addresses the barriers that have prevented the students from success in the past. Students receive employment preparation, such as case management and workshops in money management. Life skills are strengthened through one-on-one counseling and psycho-educational groups. This segment also includes a retention aspect where students are contacted once a month for 12 months after graduation to check on employment status and offers incentives for maintaining full-time employment.
Trainees increase their vocational training by utilizing workplace tools, attending industry presentations and field trips, and much more. Additionally, competency tests are used to assure that trainees thoroughly understand each content area.
Our Talent Development Department provides students, graduates, and their employers with a life-long network of support. After graduation, ongoing follow-up services are provided, including job coaching, monthly check-ins, and support services, to ensure that graduates meet and exceed employers’ expectations. SOME CET also supports graduates with ongoing career development planning, mentoring, our alumni network, and after-work seminars.
Contact Larry Quinn, Community Engagement Manager (Lquinn@some.org) to learn more about ways to partner with SOME CET.