Through this project, Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) empowers unemployed and underemployed southern Nevadans into jobs that pay enough to support their family. We do this by matching each client in the project with a Case Manager who works with that person from then through their graduation. With career guidance, clients identify a job that they would like to obtain. With their Case Manager, they then put together a plan that identifies all of the things that will be necessary for the client to achieve that career. This may include going to a vocational school, earning an industry recognized credential, receiving mentoring and employment related services. To learn more about what services may be available, click here.
Among the careers that the Employment Empowerment Project focuses on are jobs such as:
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Automotive Technician
- Field Technician
- Central Monitor Sitter
You can learn more about each of these curriculums by going to www.soelv.org.
How to Apply
The first step is to attend an Orientation. You do not need to bring anything with you for the Orientation. Just come interested and be sure to be on time. Presently, Employment Empowerment Project Orientations are held every Monday at 8:30am at 1931 Stella Lake Drive, Las Vegas, NV. This is just southwest of the corner of Martin L. King and Lake Mead Blvd. At the end of the Orientation, you will be able to decide whether the Employment Empowerment Project and FIT are right for you.
To participate in the Employment Empowerment Project, you must be:
- At least 18 years old
- A U.S. citizen or otherwise legal to work in the U.S.
- Drug free and alcohol abuse free
- If you are a male and over the age of 18, you must have registered with the Selective Service
- Highly motivated and willing to work
To find out your status or to register with Selective Service, please visit www.sss.gov.