Sterns-Benton Employment & Training Council
Midtown Square Mall,
Contact: Kathleen R. Zavala, Executive Director
Phone: (320) 229-5702
Proposed Award Amount: $300,000
Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.
Summary Paragraph: This interagency project, Sterns-Benton Workforce Solutions, will increase access to competitive employment outcomes for adults and youth with serious mental health disabilities throughout the two-county Workforce Service Area. To address policies and barriers inhibiting the job placement of such adults, this project will create an interagency project management team comprised of a Project Director, a Disability Program Navigator, and two Customized Employment Consultants. In addition, a business leadership committee will provide overall policy direction in marketing competitive employment opportunities to employers. Moreover, existing employment opportunities will expand to include micro-enterprises, self-employment strategies, and career ladder advancement.
agency partners: Stearns-Benton
Employment and Training Council, Minnesota Rehabilitation Services, Minnesota
Job Service/Unemployment Benefits, and State Services for the Blind. Also,