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Stepping Forward Works

A workforce program for job seekers...AND for local employers.

Stepping Forward Works connects the unemployed and under-employed to high priority occupations through industry certified training, essential skills development, and job search assistance. We support local employers by providing qualified, skilled workers that have been vetted through our program (including drug tested).


Franklin County businesses who hire our graduates benefit from productive employees equipped with the necessary hard and soft skills to do an excellent job. Partnerships with employers are vital to keeping the program going. Together, we can build a local workforce prepared to meet the demands of emerging industry. 

Meet your workforce needs as a

Stepping Forward Works is driven by workforce development needs identified by industries in Franklin County. We have recently expanded our training offerings to clients to meet the industry needs. Current trainings include:

  • Carpentry

  • Welding

  • Nurse Aide (C.N.A.)

  • Refrigeration Basics (HVAC)

How can you become a Corporate Partner?

  • Participate as an Employer: As an employer, you have the opportunity to: 1) Present to program clients about your employment needs and job expectations for the industry, 2) Host clients for a site tour to provide in-person experience of the job environment, and 3) Interview (and hopefully hire!) qualified job candidates who successfully completed the program.

  • Send Your Employees: Do you have promising employees who just need some skill-building? Offer them training and essential skills development through Stepping Forward Works. They'll return to you with heightened work ethic and the skills needed to succeed.

  • Sponsor the Program: Because the program is offered free of charge to all participants, we rely on support from businesses to keep Stepping Forward Works running. Your investment is vital to building a reliable, skilled local workforce.​

Thank you Corporate Partners!

Career Contributor:

Salzmann Hughes, P.C. Law Firm

To learn more and find out how you can become a Corporate Partner


717-262-0015 x202

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