United Way of Franklin County supports programs that encourage individuals to plan appropriate pathways to increase financial security. Individuals learn job skills and financial literacy to increase their earning potential and plan for the future.
A story of how workforce development programs make a difference.
Having raised her children to become successful professionals and parents, Ellen was in a place where it was her time to enjoy things like reading with her grandchildren. Unfortunately, she also found herself hiding the fact that she could only read below a third grade level. She knew she had to do something about it, but was anxious about approaching the Franklin County Literacy Council because she didn’t think she would succeed.
Stepping Forward Works
Stepping Forward Works is a comprehensive career pathway program for those facing barriers to gainful employment. The goal of the program is to move the chronically unemployed and under-employed into self-sufficiency while providing Franklin County businesses with highly qualified, reliable employees who are equipped with the necessary hard and soft skills.
To find out about upcoming courses,
contact Traci Spearly at 717-262-0015.