If you receive food assistance you could get free job training

An innovative, award-winning partnership from HCJFS is continuing to help people who are “getting by” with food assistance get ahead in a new career.

HCJFS has partnered with the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service in this first-of-its-kind partnership meant to elevate food assistance recipients. The partnership has received national recognition for its innovative approach.

It’s helping people like Anthony Perkins. In nine weeks he went from needing food assistance to earning more than he ever had before.

The partnership will pay for tuition fees and training related costs for those selected for this program.

To be eligible for this program, you must:
1. Be a current resident of Hamilton County.
2. Be eligible for and receiving Food Assistance.
3. Read, write and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public. Applicants must also be able to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language.
4. Be at least 18 years of age.
5. Have a valid driver’s license from the state in which they reside.
6. Be able to get to training, which is located in Hamilton, Ohio.

Qualified applicants will be referred to Napier Truck Driver Training in the city of Hamilton. Napier has trained thousands of Class A CDL drivers since 1994. This training is a five week, full-time training course which operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. There are 40 hours of classroom training plus 120 hours of hands on equipment training. They also offer lifetime job placement, tutoring to pass the CDL written exams and free refresher courses for up to six months after graduation. Napier Truck Driver Training, Inc. has over 30 companies that visit the school to recruit students for local, regional and over-the-road positions.

If a consumer is interested, please contact Jackie Farrier-Hogan at (513) 946-1117 or farrij@jfs.hamilton-co.org

by Ashley Woods

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