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Stepping Forward Works

Stepping Forward Works is a FREE career pathway program for those looking to land a good job with benefits. We connect individuals to high priority occupations through industry certified training, essential skills development, and job search assistance.

The program includes:

  • Industry training leading to certification

  • Individualized skills sessions on budgeting, goal planning, and more

  • Connections to local employers

  • Resume and interview prep

  • A support system lasting beyond the training

Program qualifications:

  • 18 years or older

  • Have a high school diploma or GED*

  • Be a resident of Franklin or Fulton counties

  • Pass a drug test

  • Have demonstrated financial need

*Exception: No diploma or GED needed for Carpentry

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Corporate Partners!

Career Contributor:

Salzmann Hughes, P.C. Law Firm

Current Course Offerings:

Carpentry Class

36 hours of training over 6 weeks in carpentry basics, plumbing, electricity, interior finishing, masonry, tools, and equipment. Instructed by a certified contractor with teaching experience.

Metalworker using Welding Machine

150 hours of training for welding skills needed in construction, fabrication, industrial and more.  Instruction prepares for MIG, STICK, and/or TIG Welding Certification.

Nurse and Patient
Nurse Aide (C.N.A.)

65 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 60 hours of hands-on clinical experience at a local healthcare facility.

Refrigeration (HVAC)

33 hours of training over 4 weeks in repair of refrigeration-based processing equipment and other HVAC systems.

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Have you faced barriers to employment? Stepping Forward Works may be right for you. We help people start a new career and move toward self-sufficiency. Our goal is for program graduates to find a quality job with potential to grow into a career, while also helping them overcome challenges and set individualized goals. 

Interested in applying?


717-262-0015 x201

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