Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program
What Is the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program?
Helping the emerging workforce prepare for and find meaningful employment is key to Ohio's economic success, and to breaking the cycle of poverty for thousands of Ohioans.
To address this challenge, the state of Ohio has created new framework for serving low-income Ohioans ages 16 to 24, through an integrated intervention program that combines the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program. Designed to assist one of Ohio's most vulnerable populations, this new way to work is titled the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP).
CCMEP provides employment and training services to eligible, low-income individuals based on a comprehensive assessment of employment and training needs, as well as a basic skills assessment. Participants are provided services to support goals outlined in their individual opportunity plan, which may include support to obtain a high school diploma, job placement, work experience, and other supportive services such as child care and transportation.
What services are available?
The program offers a range of services to help individuals achieve goals related to obtaining employment, increased earnings and/or obtainment of a certificate or credential. These include:
- Tutoring or study skills training;
- Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services;
- Paid and unpaid work experiences (including summer employment opportunities, pre-apprenticeship programs, internships and job shadowing, and on-the-job training opportunities);
- Occupational skills training;
- Education offered concurrently with workforce preparation activities;
- Leadership development opportunities;
- Adult mentoring;
- Entrepreneurial skills training;
- Financial literacy education;
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling;
- Labor market and employment information;
- Activities to prepare youth to transition to post-secondary education and training; and
- Supportive services including access to drug and alcohol abuse counseling, health care, transportation, child care, housing, uniforms and work-related tools, educational testing and reasonable accommodations for youth with disabilities.
Please call 419-337-9215 at OhioMeansJobs|Fulton County to see if this program may be right for you!