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Awardee:

Career Choices Inc.

700 E. Walnut

Evansville, Indiana 47713

 

Contact: Franka Siscel, Executive Director

Phone: (812) 424-4473 x113

Proposed Award Amount: $150,000

Community Served: Southwest Indiana Workforce Investment Area

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This project will build on the successes of the Round 2 Work Incentive Grant awarded to Career Choices Inc. and WorkOne Evansville, which focuses on 1) upgrading WorkOne systems technology and physical facilities, 2) providing seamless services to the disabled referred from Vocational Rehabilitation, and 3) and training staff. This project will increase services to the disabled residents of Perry, Spencer, Warrick and Posey Counties which border the Ohio River and will also expand job retention services and hire two staff who are credentialed to be counselors/job developers for the disabled.

Partnerships: Career Choices, Inc., Job Corps, Adult Education, Title V of the Older Americans Act, the Local Community Action Program, Green Thumb/Experience Works, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Vocational Rehabilitation, Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Governors Planning Council for People with Disabilities, the Evansville Housing Authority, the City of Evansville, Goodwill Industries, Evansville Black Coalition, Indiana Vocational Technical College, and the Office of Family and Childrens Services.