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From IT Pre-Apprentice to Intern: Meet Sidy

Sidy is an intern with JEVS IT department as part of the JEVS IT pre-apprenticeship program.

Sidy says, “The program helped keep me on my toes and made me feel welcomed. I’ve always had to adapt to new environments, beginning when I had to learn a new language when I moved here from Mali. JEVS made me feel welcome.”

Plus, Sidy said the small class size is a big change from other programs he tried. “My first program had 45 students in a class, and we did more independent work. At JEVS, the pace was slower. I had more one on one time with the instructor, and I got to know my classmates better,” said Sidy.

The Monday to Friday eight-hour class schedules is both useful and fun. The 21-week program is for 18-24 year old Philadelphians. It teaches participants to fix PCs, set up Windows operating systems, and support small networks. Students also learn other writing and speaking skills to prepare for an IT job.

Sidy’s skills have continued to grow during his internship at JEVS.  “The internship has kept me busy and allowed me to work with so many people not just in IT,” Sidy said.

He has met team of leaders at JEVS. He also followed and trained with our Chief Administration Officer, Liza Rodriguez.

Before internships, participants practice interview skills with representatives from local companies .

When asked what advice he would give to anyone who is thinking of joining the program, Sidy shared, “You have to be engaged and you have to want to be part of it and do it. If you truly want to be here, everything else will take care of itself.”

If you or someone you know is interested in the JEVS IT Pre-Apprenticeship program visit the link here to learn more and get started!

Are You Ready for a New Career in the New Year?

Now is the time to take stock of your current career or job search as we turn the calendar to a new year. At this time most people make resolutions. Here are some thoughts to consider before adding a new one. Do you think your current job or jobs you’re applying to are the right ones? Do they pay you what you need? Do they provide the right work-life balance? Will your career make you happy in 2023 while paying the bills?

More things to consider:

  • Are you the kind of person who feels you can accomplish goals on your own? Including assessing where you are in your career or where you might want to head in the future?
  • Do you have the ability to assess your strengths and weaknesses or need an outside perspective?
  • Do you know how to write a resume that beats companies’ Applicant Tracking Systems so your resume gets noticed?
  • Do you know how to interview virtually and answer questions in a way that separates you from the competition?
  • Do you currently use LinkedIn to connect with people who might know about jobs not posted or get recommendations from them?
  • Do you know how to negotiate the best salary once you get a job offer?

If you could NOT answer “yes” to all these questions, start your new year with JEVS Career Strategies. Our expert career advisors can help you to navigate your job search and guide you every step of the way. We have been helping thousands of people over the years just like you to secure jobs or get promotions, especially after they tried on their own with little to no success. Let’s help you secure a new career in the new year!

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If you are interested in learning how JEVS Career Strategies can help individuals get to the next stage in their careers or job search…

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Help Neighbors Be Warm This Winter!

Help our new neighbors stay warm this winter. Participate in JEVS Human Services Doing Tuesday. While other nonprofits focus on Giving Tuesday, we focus on Doing. On November 29, JEVS will distribute new coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to families who are new to Philadelphia. Throughout the year, JEVS’ Center for New Americans provides supports to immigrants by teaching English and finding jobs, among other services. Some arrive with everything they own in one suitcase. Many are not prepared for a Philadelphia winter.  Will you help?

There are two ways to contribute!

  1. Donate.
  2. Purchase items on this wishlist.

Learn more about JEVS services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. A big thanks to The Giant Company, Operation Warmth, and the NFL Alumni Association for their support of Doing Tuesday 2022.

New Leadership Team for JEVS Human Services Announced

One of the region’s largest social service non-profit executive leadership team draws on diverse experience to elevate and grow JEVS programs and visibility.

Philadelphia, PA (October 27, 2022) —  Cynthia Figueroa, President and CEO of JEVS Human Services (JEVS), recently announced a new organizational structure and the members of the agency’s executive leadership team. The team will lead the integration of JEVS services and strategic business development for the organization, which has a budget of $110 million and offices in PA, NJ, and DE.

Figueroa was named President and CEO in February 2022. After a six-month assessment process that included extensive listening sessions with staff, board, funders, and key stakeholders, Figueroa aligned the organizational infrastructure to focus on increasing JEVS visibility in the community and developing a strategic growth plan across the agency. Through its emphasis on economic development, community safety, and supporting independent living for the people it serves, JEVS is well positioned to elevate its partnerships with the business community, philanthropy, and government to address many of the issues facing our region today.

The newly formed JEVS executive leadership team will draw from their diverse experiences in government, non-profit, for-profit organizations, and personal backgrounds to support the needs of the agency and those it serves in the region.

The new JEVS executive leadership team is:

  • Cynthia Figueroa, President & CEO
  • Daryl Andress, Senior Vice President, JEVS Care at Home
  • Nancy Astor Fox, Chief of Advancement
  • Natalie Barndt, Chief of Staff
  • Jeff Booth, Senior Vice President, Workforce Development
  • Christine Gillespie, Senior Vice President, Career and Technical Education
  • Heather Keafer, Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
  • Waleska Maldonado, Chief of Programs
  • Bill McKeown, Senior Vice President Information Technology and Facilities
  • Phil Moran, Chief Financial Officer
  • Liza Rodriquez, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Hugh Simmons, SPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Katie Shinholster, Senior Vice President of Development
  • Clara Thompson, Senior Vice President, Community Living and Home Supports

Cynthia Figueroa, President & CEO

Prior to joining JEVS Human Services, Cynthia served as Deputy Mayor, Office of Children and Families under Mayor Jim Kenney. In this role, she provided leadership and oversight of the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Free Library of Philadelphia, as well as several other key operating departments. Cynthia’s previous roles also include President and CEO at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Commissioner for Philadelphia Department of Human Services. She has also held roles at several community-based organizations working on the front lines serving Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities including behavioral health, health care access, and domestic violence. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College.

Daryl Andress, Senior Vice President, JEVS Care at Home

With over 30 years in the human services field, Daryl brings expertise in executive leadership, program expansion, leadership development and project/initiative management as well as strengths in regulatory compliance, financial standards, and best practices. Daryl holds a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University.

Nancy Astor Fox, Chief of Advancement

Nancy leads all aspects of individual and institutional development, volunteer activities and strategic planning initiatives. Previously Nancy served as JEVS Chief Development Officer. An avid volunteer, Nancy is co-founder of the Acharai Fund and is on the board of Emily’s Entourage. She has worked with the Jewish community through her involvement with the Jewish Federation of North America and the local Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. She is also a former board member of JEVS Human Services. Nancy is a graduate of Harvard University.

Natalie Barndt, Chief of Staff

Natalie brings extensive experience that spans the private, public, and nonprofit sectors as well as consulting. After 17 years in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions Natalie shifted to working with organizations with missions more aligned with her personal values and she hasn’t looked back.  Most recently, she served as Chief of Staff at The Welcoming Center where she shepherded the strategic planning process and organizational development projects. Prior to that she worked with government and nonprofits focused on social and economic equity. Natalie holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and an MA in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Booth, Senior Vice President, Workforce Development

Jeffrey has over 27 years of workforce development experience that spans private sector workforce programs, consulting, and nonprofit leadership roles. His portfolio includes workforce development, youth, reentry, and diversion programs. It includes PA’s largest Work Ready program, an integrated CareerLink Center, an E3 Power Center and The Choice is Yours, an innovative alternative to incarceration program. Jeffrey holds a bachelor’s in Sociology from St. Joseph’s University

Christine Gillespie, Ed.D, Senior Vice President, Career and Technical Education

Christine engages in key education and workforce initiatives, including employer-driven workforce reentry training, academic pathway development, and public-private funded initiatives. She has been recognized by the US Department of Labor, the US Secretary of Defense, and the Consulate General of Ecuador for her work nationally in higher education and regionally for her work with veteran groups, underserved communities of color, including immigrants and those with intellectual disabilities. She serves on several professional boards and committees as well as being active in non-profit volunteer work raising funds for educational scholarships. Christine holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Indiana University of PA.

Heather Keafer, Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs

Heather has over 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit and public sectors. Prior to JEVS, Heather served as Chief of Communications and Strategies for the City of Philadelphia, Office of Children and Families. There she led the department’s integrated communications strategy, media and external relations, community engagement, and marketing. She led communications for the City’s key pandemic emergency responses, including food distribution. She also served as Communications Director for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. Prior to her work in government, Heather held nonprofit leadership roles in communications, advocacy, fundraising, and administration. She has bachelor’s in Journalism from Messiah College and an masters in Urban Studies from Temple University.

Waleska Maldonado, Chief of Programs

Wally has over 25 years of experience in non-profit and government program development and capacity building. Her decades of experience include developing and implementing a federally qualified health center and establishing citywide Family Empowerment Centers. She most recently oversaw a $105 million budget for the City of Philadelphia prevention services, including WorkReady and E3 services. Prior to her city service, Wally was Chief Program Officer at Congreso de Latinos Unidos where she oversaw education and workforce services. Wally holds a Master of Health Services Administration from Strayer University and a Business Administration degree from Temple University.

Bill McKeown, Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Facilities

Bill has more than 24 years of Information Technology (IT) leadership experience and a consistent track record of internal and external customer satisfaction. He is adept in virtualization and infrastructure management, enterprise architectures, change and risk management, security controls, and disaster recovery solutions. Bill leads JEVS IT Department with extensive knowledge of creating robust IT architectures and infrastructures for large non-profit organizations and utilizing technology strategies and solutions to achieve strategic business goals while maximizing ROI.

Phil Moran, Chief Financial Officer

Phil has decades of experience in financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting, cost reduction, process improvement, treasury management and accounting systems implementation. He is a results-focused financial leader with extensive accounting, treasury, and business planning expertise. Adept at pivoting effectively from the strategic to the tactical, Phil is accomplished at developing strong accounting and finance organizations and systems. Phil is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Liza M. Rodriquez, Ph.D. Chief Administrative Officer

Liza has twenty-five years of leadership experience in the government and non-profit sectors, where she has worked to strengthen human service and education systems through data-driven, talent development, and cross-sector strategies. Prior to JEVS, she served as Chief of Performance Management and Technology for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families from January 2020 to July 2022 after serving as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Human Services starting in October 2016. Born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Liza has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D.in Urban Education from Temple University.

Hugh Simmons, SPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer

Hugh Simmons career in human resources has spanned a variety of industries. He is skilled at developing workforce strategies, leading organizational development, and implementing initiatives that support revenue and profit objectives. Hugh’s expertise includes employee relations and engagement, recruitment strategies, turnover reduction, benefits plan cost control design, effective pay-for-performance compensation and incentive plan development, and diversity. Hugh holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hartwick College and Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from Villanova University.

Katie Shinholster, Senior Vice President, Development

Katie leads fundraising strategies and fund development efforts, including individual and corporate development as well as all volunteer activities. Katie has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of development. Katie is highly skilled in relationship building, corporate sponsorship, governance, planned giving and major gifts fundraising. She holds her master’s degree in social work from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and social research, and her undergraduate degree in Human Services from Boston College.

Clara Thompson, Senior Vice President, Community Living and In Home Supports

With over 30 years of experience in the consumer-directed services field, Clara’s career is focused on improving the quality of everyday life for individuals. During her tenure at JEVS, Clara has led the development of several new innovative programs as well as program acquisition. Clara holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Messiah College. She also holds a Senior Professional in Human Services Certification from Villanova University.

JEVS Human Services and the New Jersey Department of Vocational Services Job Fair for Individuals with Disabilities Celebrates Workers and Employers

JEVS Human Services’ hireAbility program hosted the event at its Camden County College location. It is held in October, known nationally as Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Blackwood, N.J. (October 25, 2022)JEVS Human Services, one of the largest social service agencies in the Delaware Valley offering skills training and career enhancement opportunities, welcomed employers and seekers to a job and resource fair, followed by an award presentation.

Dozens of employers and prospective employees gathered at the JEVS Human Services Camden County College location for a job fair focused on matching individuals with disabilities with job openings.  Many individuals had participated in the JEVS Human Services’ hireAbility program. This service matches individuals with a community employment specialist who helps them prepare a resume, assist with online applications, sets up employer visits and get hired.  After starting work, they receive on-the-job support from JEVS. The New Jersey Department of Vocational Services refers eligible individuals to this program and provides funding to JEVS.

Cynthia Figueroa, President and CEO of JEVS said, “Partnerships like those represented here today are critical to JEVS Human Services’ mission to enhance employability, independence, and quality of life for individuals, their families, and their communities. Everyone—from the state of New Jersey, to the individuals, employers, and JEVS staff play an important role in ensuring that individuals with disabilities are connected to jobs.”

The event recognized Franco Fusaro of Virtua Health with the Outstanding Employer Award. The award recognized his efforts to help JEVS program participants connect to a career in finance. He helps individuals obtain interviews leading to many long-term positions. He also hosts job clubs, conducts mock interviews, helps with resumes, and provides job coaching.

The event also recognized the following employees and employer for their outstanding participation:

  • Melvin Cave (Employee) and Forman Mills (Employer). Forman Mills in Deptford, NJ has been a proud supporter of JEVS Human Services for years. Melvin impressed Forman Mills with his infectious smile. Melvin was recently named Forman Mills Employee of the Month. You’ll find him at their Deptford location.
  • Anthony Bailey (Employee) and Giambri’s Quality Sweets (Employer). Giambri’s has worked with JEVS for 15 years. Anthony has worked at Giambri’s for several years and has increased job responsibilities during that time.
  • Giovanny Galarza (Employee) and Sodexo (Employer). Sodexo’s location at Atlantic City High School created an Employee of the Month Award so they could give the first award to Giovanny, in recognition of his work ethic and commitment to his position.

The awards showcase the incredible contributions of both employees and employers to creating an inclusive workplace.

Expanded Montgomery County Program Gives Low-level Offenders a Second Chance

Published by Zack Boyd, Bucks County Courier Times

Dylan Fiedler is a father of two living in Glenside, although he grew up in Philadelphia. He works as an HVAC contractor, recently bought a home with his girlfriend, and hopes to eventually move up in his company.

“Most people don’t even know I’m a felon, but people do look at you differently when they know,” he said.

He is working hard to overcome the label and the devastating effects it could have on his life with the help of a felony diversion program, one that recently announced plans to enhance services in Montgomery County. He is one of more than 750 benefitting from the national restorative justice program that works to give those in the system with charges a chance to do better.

Fiedler’s trouble began in November 2021 when he was stopped for driving an unregistered vehicle. The police found marijuana inside, enough to charge him with intent to sell, a felony. His court date was set for March. A conviction would make him a felon, and bring with all the consequences of it.

However, it might be more accurate to say that Fiedler, 26, is not a felon, but has been charged with a felony.
It is one of many technicalities that can make a huge difference in the lives of those in The Choice is Yours program (TCY), which is run by JEVS human services.

Over the past decade, the program has helped over 750 nonviolent, first-time drug offenders work toward employment and a more stable life. According to Nigel Bowe, program manager at JEVS TCY, only 15% of past participants have re-offended since the program began in 2012.

This past September JEVS TCY received a $400,000 federal grant secured by Senator Bob Casey, Jr. and Representative Madeleine Dean (D-4) to help JEVS TCY expand fully into Montgomery County, allowing participants like Fiedler who live here to attend program classes in their home county. The grant will also let the program expand its presence in Montgomery County, where only 10 participants graduated last year (as opposed to nearly 200 in Philadelphia).

In March, Fiedler entered his no contest plea. Walking into the first phase of the program, where program workers get to know participants better and assess their job prospects, he expected a bare minimum program. He was pleasantly surprised.

“It’s not just a program to get the felony wiped out, it’s actually about everyday life,” said Fiedler. Although the program focuses on employment training, staffers also seek to address deeper issues holding participants back. Through weekly workshops and volunteer hours Fiedler has found a new confidence in himself.

“I was always a shy kid, but ever since the program I’ve become more outspoken. This program helped me get more interactive with people.” He’s begun telling his friends about TCY, trying to spread the word and make others aware of the program Bowe said that the program’s intent is primarily “to stop that vicious cycle of dealers getting arrested over and over again.”

Bowe has been with TCY since its inception in 2012, and with its parent organization, JEVS, since 2002. Having a decades-long background working with at-risk youth and restorative justice, he was instantly interested in the program’s promise to address the root issues that troubled young adults face. To TCY, the members are not felons, but people who deserve a second chance.

Felonies can be an ‘economic death sentence’

Ed McCann, first assistant to the District Attorney in Montgomery County, emphasized the way that a felony conviction can limit a person’s opportunities for the rest of their life. “As a former colleague used to say, a felony is an economic death sentence,” said McCann.

Fiedler, who had recently bought a house with his girlfriend, and was being hired as an HVAC contractor at the time of his arrest, was able to maintain his livelihood thanks to his participation in TCY. Convicted felons are not so lucky.

Fiedler knows it would have been much harder for him to find employment. Others can face restrictions on travelling, struggle to take out loans, and if they move to certain states, can lose the right to vote.

To George Clark, lead employment advisor at JEVS TCY, these restrictions can, in certain cases, lead people who would otherwise have a chance to reform right back to where they started.

“We’ve had participants in TCY that face severe trauma,” said Clark, “where TCY has managed to help them integrate into society. We’ve had participants who’ve been shot, and by the grace of God they’re still living… when we see [them], we don’t see [them] as a felon, but as a human being.”

JEVS TCY embodies a holistic approach: rather than seeking to punish participants for infractions, staff work to identify what’s holding them back and give them the skills to move forward.

There are two main phases to the program: an initial phase of testing and interviews, where staff get to know participants and participants decide if they think the program is right for them. After about 45 days, program clients begin job readiness programming and start checking in regularly with advisors. If they reoffend, or stop attending classes, they can be removed from the program.

The goal of these classes is to help get participants stable employment, and every member has different requirements. For some, this means getting a GED. For others, including those who are more involved in the drug trade, it can mean emotional work to see the damage that dealing can do to them and their families. Some participants have to give up tantalizing profits promised by dealing to focus on stable, legal employment. In all cases, the program is giving participants skills that can range from practical, emotional, or even occasionally, spiritual.
“We’re dealing with the soul, or the spirit of the individual,” said Clark.

A New Chapter

It was McCann who proposed bringing JEVS TCY to Montgomery County roughly five years ago. Before moving here in 2016, he worked in the DA’s office in Philadelphia, seeing firsthand what a difference the program’s restorative justice model was making.

McCann also points to an economic benefit of the program: it saves taxpayer money. A 2020 report by JEVS states that incarceration numbers increased fivefold from 1990 to 2020.

While the benefits to taxpayers can be a draw for county governments, JEVS TCY staff are tightly focused on helping their participants become stronger members of their community, stable earners, and better people.
Bowe and the rest of the staff are excited for their expansion.

“We finally have stable funding,” says Bowe, explaining that getting city funding in Philadelphia has allowed them to look outward. “More and more cities are looking for diversion programs.”

According to McCann, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester counties have expressed interest in JEVS TCY. Bowe cites a similar program in Chicago that was inspired by the Philadelphia-based program as evidence that the program’s holistic, reformative approach is resonating with forward-thinking prosecutors.

Legal approaches to drug prosecution have been slowly changing over the past several decades. The Biden administration announced a plan in October to pardon federal marijuana charges and lighten federal laws governing the drug. New Jersey voters passed a state amendment to allow for recreational sale of marijuana in 2020, and Philadelphia decriminalized recreational use of the drug back in 2014. Oregon became the first state to decriminalize hard drugs in 2020.

Possession of marijuana and hard drugs, particularly with intent to distribute, remains a life-changing conviction in Montgomery and Bucks Counties.
“These are not individuals who are selling drugs to become kingpins,” said Bowe of JEVS TCY’s participants. “These are people trying to keep food on the table.” To Bowe, Clark, and the rest of the the program’s staff, they are also people who deserve a second chance.

For Fiedler, there is an opportunity to look beyond his charges. Seven months into the typically year-long program, he has surpassed his required service hours, and has had no further incidents. He’s made so much progress, in fact, that he will be graduating from the program in November.

“Once my record’s clean, I want to move up in my company,” says Fiedler. He is grateful for getting a chance at a clean slate.

Read the article at the Bucks County Courier Times

Download a PDF of the article

Celebrating Direct Support Professional Week 2022

To celebrate Direct Support Professional (DSP) Week this year JEVS Community Living Home Support (CLHS) staff showered our amazing DSPs in appreciation. The staff at our Ashton Rd location held a “DSP Appreciation Week” with events that consisted of food and fun! Some of the fun events included a car wash, bingo night, and wrapped up with a cookout all in the name of showing our appreciation for the work our 262 DSPs do day in and day out.

 

Our DSPs not only take care of their clients but they also pour into themselves and work to learn and grow as a Direct Support Professional. When The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals’ (NADSP) E Badge Academy offered 3 levels of DSP certifications, Rabi a DSP and counselor, jumped right in and received the very first DSP certification for JEVS! 

 

We understand the hard work and dedication that goes into the work of being a Direct Support Professional and we know that they are the backbone of the work we do here at JEVS. This month and every month we appreciate our DSPs!


Learn more and become a DSP.

Post-Secondary Education Options at JEVS

At JEVS Human Services we hear many of the same worries:

“I don’t know what I want to do with my life. I don’t see myself in a career.”

“I can’t afford to go to college. I don’t want to go into debt.”

“I decided to go right to work after high school. Didn’t seem like many other options for me.”

“I dropped out of high school. It wasn’t for me. But now I want to get my life back on track.” 

“I tried [college, training, etc.] before and it didn’t work out. I’m scared to go back.”

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for these scenarios. There’s not one magic program we offer that can solve the personal challenges of all of our clients. But, what JEVS has put into place is an expanding portfolio of post-secondary options that:

  1. teach skills-based careers
  2. create opportunities for individuals to “enter into” JEVS and take advantage of multiple options—paving a pathway—of success

All with the goal of preparing them for meaningful next steps in life.

JEVS EduConnect

Students from JEVS EduConnect’s medical assistant training program are learning how to properly wear PPE.


Whether an individual wants to launch a new career or advance in his/her current job, JEVS EduConnect truly has options for everyone! The program connects individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (and beyond!) to short-term or accelerated career education.

With access to accredited degrees—associate and bachelor’s—through Peirce College, certification programs through Clarion University, and training offerings through education partnerships, JEVS EduConnect provides individuals with flexible, affordable, and achievable post-secondary learning that, in turn, may lead directly to in-demand industry credentials, job placement in higher wage positions, or coveted apprenticeship opportunities.

Both online and hybrid modes are available, and courses include a variety of in-demand fields, such as health care, business, management, IT, communications and education. Working with a personal success coach from JEVS, students will be supported toward graduating/completing the career education program with low or no tuition debt.

JEVS expanded its IT training offerings this past spring—thanks to a partnership with Jobs for the Future’s initiative to provide access to education in today’s high-wage, high-demand careers. The certification program is free to students, who will train online for 12 weeks, prepare for the leading industry credential CompTIA A+, and have a direct pipeline to employment.

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JEVS’ Orleans Technical College

JEVS’ Orleans Technical College building maintenance student


JEVS’s flagship CTE (career & technical education) program operated since 1974 is Orleans Technical College, recognized in 2018 with a national “School of Distinction” honor by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. This post-secondary school prepares adults for careers in the building and construction trades. Students receive intensive, real-world, hands-on training in a curriculum that is informed by local employers and evolves as new technologies, new tools, new ways of doing things, come along. Orleans Tech also partners with local high schools to provide career exploration opportunities in the skilled trades.

Orleans Tech has forged partnerships with service companies and contractors throughout the region to provide entry-level jobs to graduates of the school. As an example of this commitment to workforce development, 78% of the 60 graduates* of one of the school’s training programs were placed into related employment. (* Began electrical training between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.)

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