CEO’s program model helps people coming home from prison enter the workforce. The model helps achieve these goals by providing life skill education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement and post-placement services. Addressing the employment needs of people with criminal convictions through the CEO model makes them less likely to become re-incarcerated and more likely to build a foundation for a stable, productive life for themselves and their families.
- Life Skills Education
Life Skills Education—addressing behavioral and skills gaps related to finding and keeping a job and how to answer specific employer questions about past convictions.
- Transitional Jobs
Transitional Jobs—providing immediate work (daily paycheck) as well as a work environment from which to evaluate participants’ ability to be on time, communicate and be productive.
- Placement Services
Placement Services—providing assistance securing unsubsidized employment with appropriate private and public sector employers based on an participant assessment and skill levels.
- Post Placement
Post Placement Services—offering ongoing support and incentives to encourage participants to remain employed as well as assistance with job upgrades or job replacement in the event of a layoff or other circumstance.