(SNAP E & T): The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E & T) Program is a self-support program to help customers acquire work skills and find employment. There are other components in the SNAP E&T Program, such as Community Builders Program & CURES.
The Illinois Youth Investment Program (IYIP) is a multi-faceted approach to youth employment that invests in the future of Illinois' youth (16-24). This approach to youth employment accounts for the youth's employment barriers as well as the physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping them to secure and sustain long-term and/or career employment thereby ensuring a greater likelihood of success and self-sufficiency.
Teen R.E.A.C.H. programs are delivered during out-of-school time which includes: before and after school, school holidays, week-ends and summers. Teen R.E.A.C.H. integrates community efforts on behalf of children and youth, working through collaborations of local schools, faith-based organizations, businesses, human service providers, and Illinois Department of Human Services programs.
Training Observations Practice Program (T.O.P.), is an approved W.I.O.A. program geared towards students who are interested in gaining an Automotive Service Excellence Certificate (ASE), which is recognized by the automotive industry. The T.O.P. program has three categories a student will learn about; 'Under the Hood' (A1-A9) or The 'Auto Maintenance and Light Repair' (G1). This training provides a condensed workload of the courses provided and then 'Collision' (B1-B5).
Student will learn about “Life and Health” then “Property and Casualty" Insurance. Students completing our program will be eligible to sit for The Illinois State License exam, which allows individuals to sell insurance in Illinois. Financial Services Program (FSP) is an approved WIOA program.
We help clients with work-related expenses for the first 30 days on a job, age18 through 49. Participation in the program enables AOGRC clients gain work skills and experience, and meet the federal work requirement, becoming self-sufficient.
AOGRC has two recognized and approved programs under WIOA, Training Observation Practice Program (T.O.P.) an automotive academic hands-on training program and Financial Services Program (F.S.P.), our training in Insurance for Life & Health and Property and Casualty. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (W.I.O.A.) signed into law on July 22, 2014 is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. W.I.O.A. brings together, in strategic coordination, the core programs of Federal investment in skill development, employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth. The Wagner-Peyser employment services administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grants to states, an adult education and family literacy programs, as well as, State Vocational Rehabilitation Service programs to assist eligible individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment. Both core programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
The Apprenticeship Expansion Program is centered on supporting both businesses and individuals. Expanding apprenticeships helps businesses with their current and future workforce needs, as well as, individuals with a career pathway, which includes work-based learning. This section outlines key elements to the program design. Apprenticeships are an efficacy and cost-effective way for employers to keep staffing at the best level to meet goals. Apprentices can begin a solid career and grow their skills without taking on large amounts of college debt. Apprenticeships have been traditionally associated with construction and the trades however, apprenticeship programs are now within a variety of industries, including some 'non- traditional' apprenticeship industries such as healthcare, IT, advanced manufacturing, banking, insurance, transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL).
This is a statewide program under the direction of the Department of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS/DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The program assists individuals with various disabilities in obtaining and maintaining community based competitive employment and measures success at 15, 45 and 90 days of competitive employment. Competitive employment is integrated employment within the community which pays the customer (employee) at least minimum wage or a wage commensurate to the prevailing wage and applicable fringe benefits. AOGRC uses job matching techniques to assist individuals in identifying specific jobs or potential employers that are available and accessible in the community.
AOGRC partners with National Able, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. and CAPS to provide hands-on training and work experience. Our seniors Service program enhances the quality of life and empowers the ability for seniors to work and participate within the community. Our services are designed to help aging citizens return to work while motivating them to remain active in their communities.