CET provided out-of-school youth with occupational skills training and job placement assistance to prepare participants for employment and help them secure jobs.
CET’s MFSP program provided out-of-school youth with full-time basic education and skills training in a work-like setting to provide participants with hands-on training experience. The program worked with local employers to develop and teach training curriculum and focused on improving the participants’ practical skills to meet the employment demands of the local labor market. Individualized job placement services were also provided to assist participants in securing jobs after the training program.
One of the program sites, CET’s MFSP program in San Jose, CA, provided Montessori child care services for program participants. As of 2020, CET continues to offer similar services to eligible participants. During the period evaluated, CET participants received services until they found employment, but most training services lasted for four to nine months.
CET’s MFSP was implemented in San Jose, CA, where three-quarters of the participants received services, and the remaining participants received services in Gilroy, CA, Watsonville, CA, Salinas, CA, and Oakland, CA.