Training subsidies for employers, designed to support your business needs and to support participants in developing self-esteem, life strategies, career pathways and marketable job skills.

How it works

Individuals with no or limited work history are paired with businesses that have a short-term project or task that needs to be completed. Temporary work tasks can range from cleaning tables, putting together mailers, or managing social media accounts. The Workforce Board pays the individual’s wages and is the employer of record, funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

In return, the host-site employer commits to:

  • Providing a positive work-based mentorship experience with committed role models;
  • Facilitating opportunities for the participant to explore career options; and
  • Providing a safe work environment

The goal is to help inexperienced workers forge a path to success by developing important workplace skills, creating a positive work history, and ultimately transitioning into unsubsidized employment.

Try-Out Employment is for adults. Work Experience is for young adults.

Eligibility (Try-Out Employment)

Eligibility (Work Experience)

Earn while you learn 

Participants will earn $15 an hour. Temporary work participants may work no more than 40 hours a week. The duration of the work experience will be based upon the expected outcomes.

Supportive Service

Participants can receive assistance with transportation, required workwear, childcare, and other itemed needed to successfully take part in these programs.

Retention by the employer is preferred but there is no requirement for the employer to retain the program participant in employment.

Employers schedule an appointment with a business services representative to get paired with a temporary worker.

Job seekers schedule an appointment with a career planner start earning while you learn.

Internships

Internships are a form of Work Experience. The same requirements apply here. Internships are for individuals that are ready for the workplace but do not have experience in a particular position or industry.  

Employers schedule an appointment with a business services representative to get paired with an intern.

Job seekers schedule an appointment with a career planner start earning while you learn.