FIT was founded because we saw a need in our community that was unmet by any other organization: People need to, and want to, support their families without public assistance. The problem is, without education or employment history, you can’t get, and keep, a job that pays enough to make the family self-sufficient.
Our mission became to help the underemployed and unemployed in southern Nevada gain the vocational education and job training to get that well-paying job. From the very beginning, our program design included matching each client to a Case Manager who works with them one-on-one. While we don’t duplicate services that are available elsewhere in the community, we do make sure that each client has all of the resources they need to overcome each of their barriers to employment.
We believe that at the bottom line, self-sufficient employment is the answer to so many other issues, including homelessness, hunger and even the crime rate.
When people can support their own family by themselves through their employment and without public assistance, they gain dignity and self-respect. As self-sufficient, productive members of the workforce, people can give back to their community and provide a secure future for themselves and their families.
To empower unemployed and underemployed individuals in southern Nevada into jobs that pay enough to make them able to support their family.
FIT provides vocational training, job preparation, education and employment services to move Nevadans into self-sufficient employment and financial stability.
FIT’s unique services provide clients with the hope for a second chance or a new beginning.
Our success comes from our compassionate one-on-one case management together with services that clients need.
Through the generosity of grants and support from donors, FIT is able to meet the growing need in our community by advancing people into long-term, self-sufficient employment.