We’re located at 1931 Stella Lake Street Las Vegas 89106. Our cross streets are Martin Luther King and Lake Mead.
Visit our Contact page for more details and a map of our location.
The first step in the process is to attend one of our orientations.
It depends on each individual client and their level of motivation. It can take anywhere from one week to six weeks.
All FIT services are at no cost to the client or community partner.
While we do have many employer partners, we are not a job placement/employment agency. We help give you the skills needed for you to always be able to find employment.
There are lots of different training available. We emphasize training that lead to employment. We assess a client’s current education level, work history, employment goal, and real-time job market factors. We assist clients in finding the vocational training that is the right match for them and leads to employment.
We expect you to put in as much effort as possible in attaining your employment goal. All FIT services are at no cost to the client but we do expect you to maintain monthly contact with your Case Manager.
All funds necessary for general, administrative and fundraising needs are raised through special event fundraising. Thus, 100% of every dollar is dedicated toward client expenses.
We are proud to maintain an administrative expense of less than 10%, generally in the 7% range.
While each client situation is different, your donation may be used to pay for any number of the many services that we offer. Possible services covered by your donation:
- Tuition for vocational training
- Mentoring and case management
- Books and School Supplies
- Drug Testing
- Background Checks
- Testing and Licensing Fees
- Uniforms and clothing
- Workforce Pre-requisites
- Federal Bonding
- Gas Vouchers
- Bus Passes
FIT helps develop and diversify the workforce by providing training to residents to qualify for positions in all areas of industry. Both directly and in collaboration with over 120 local partners, FIT clients find jobs as truck drivers, paramedics, A+ computer repair technicians, legal assistants, chefs, dog groomers, and much, much more.
We address the need for the community to become more stable. A thriving economy that provides valuable jobs, income for necessities, and sufficient revenue for public services creates a healthy community. FIT graduates transition from living in subsidized housing to becoming renters and eventually local homeowners. Working parents are able to pay for their children to play sports, go to the movies, and become a strong family. Through employment FIT clients are able to support their family: FIT clients gain dignity, self-respect and confidence through increased independence and self-sufficiency.
FIT addresses southern Nevada’s future needs. The children of FIT clients learn from parents who are now able to provide for basic needs, stable housing, and a less stressful home environment. These factors decrease high school drop-out rates, as well as rates of incarceration and substance abuse. FIT clients provide their children with secure home environments and role-models of self-sufficiency, ending the cycle of generational poverty.
We track every client’s individual progress through the program, for one year after job placement. Thus, we can not only analyze program performance outcomes, but also identify benchmarks in the process at which clients may get bottlenecked. This allows us to take immediate steps to correct any potential problems and helps ensure that the program is operating at its most effective.