To have a viable economy and a viable neighborhood, you must have disposable income. You must have people making money, living in the neighborhood, so they can spend it at the stores. If theres no money in the neighborhood, the stores will go, so we thought we needed to provide a way to get people into good jobs and keep them in good jobs, people from the neighborhood. That is what Train to Work is all about.
~ Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County
Train to Work Program
Train to Work targets adults who have the interest, ability and motivation to learn skills and behaviors necessary for long term success in the workplace and are living in the neighborhoods surrounding Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Childrens Hospitals and Clinics.
Recent Train to Work graduates with Program Director, Bernard Turner
The Train to Work program is an employment-readiness training program administered through Project for Pride in Living Inc. The program is designed to meet the staffing needs of the hospitals for entry level workers in specified categories through "soft" training in social skills, workplace expectations and life management skills for neighborhood residents that will enhance their ability to secure and retain full-time employment at the hospitals. Train to Work provides four weeks of paid, full-time work readiness training, and eighteen months of continued mentoring and support after initial job placement.
Current Train to Work Statistics