The Plan is Simple.
Provide five progressive programs covering five key certifications, the critical first three courses are to seek professional certification, and the remaining two courses are associated with specific areas of expertise.
Performance-based, recidivism reduction programming to address the requirements of the California Governor’s Career Technology Education Initiative, and to serve either unemployed or employed individuals with a criminal record who are enrolled in the Now 1 program, and within 15 weeks of parole; or young adults (18 to 23 years of age) who are deemed to be at risk for becoming involved in anti-social activities.
One Concrete Example: There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail. Ninety-five (95%) of all inmates will eventually be released. Ninety-two percent (92%) of parents in prison are fathers. Most—2 out of 3 inmates—will re-offend and be back in prison.
Post-Pandemic the numbers rise even further, and for San Jose, leaving no resident behind in the digital revolution and connecting 100,000 residents in San Jose who are under or unconnected to broadband internet. Antifragility starts here.
The Result Obvious
Our goal connecting 100,000 residents will connect 1,916 potential opportunities from over 19,611 (bayarea) companies with over $50M in annualized revenue doing business in California with Cisco Systems alone.
Our ask is that we are seeking personalized coaching feedback on the current industry needs to guide participants into stable, permanent employment.
From this project group, we will seek to identify 37 Peer Mentors, from 20 sponsor companies who will act as a pillar of strength through the employment transition with follow-up support after placement from within the broader San Jose Community.
This group’s final goal will be to help identify volunteers from a pool of 1,037 Cisco Systems technical positions at Walmart.com and Amazon.com for potential Peer Mentors to increase the number of classes and examine the timing to expand in at least two additional counties.
Community partners should be able to represent a fiscal audited history of at least 3 years, and/or familiar with Pub.L. 112–106 (2012 Jobs Act), and either actual or known agreements with California as CalFresh Employment & Training), and/or the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) local program.