Organization announces guidelines and eligibility criteria for participants in education and job training program
Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone‘s new Career Resource Center has officially launched its operations and is now accepting applications at its Columbia office. The Center was created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will offer healthcare education opportunities, job training, employment placement assistance and support services to 600 people in five Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Coffee, Lawrence, Marshall and Maury.
The Columbia office is located at 321 West 7th Street, and interested participants are encouraged to visit www.centerstone.org/careerresourcecenter, or call 888.519.5190 for more information. Applicants will undergo a screening and interview process and selected participants will make a commitment to complete the entire training program including educational training, interactions with case management and other required components.
To qualify for the program, participants must be considered a dislocated, incumbent or unemployed worker. This includes workers who are employable but have been terminated, laid-off or were formerly self-employed. In addition, low-wage workers with a higher skill set, those
who need to upgrade their skills to retain employment, or are underemployed through part-time work are also eligible.
In addition, the following criteria must be met to be considered. All applicants must:
- Pass a drug test.
- Agree to a background check. Applicants whose records show a history of felony or abuse/assault related convictions will not be accepted.
- Be either a high school graduate or GED recipient prior to enrolling.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Live in one of the following five Tennessee counties and provide proof of residence: Bedford, Coffee, Lawrence, Marshall or Maury.
- Be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled in Selective Service, if required.
- Be willing to apply for other available funds.
- Complete the Free Application from Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Sign a self certification statement attesting that all application materials are accurate.
Participants do not require a mental health or addiction diagnosis to be eligible, and preference will be given to veterans.
Centerstone’s Career Resource Center is led by Mary Moran, Centerstone’s Director of Community-Based Services for Adults. Program partners include Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Local Workforce Investment Area Boards 6 and 10, Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville, Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald, Maury Regional Medical Center, Tennessee Department of Children Services and Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities and 170 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves more than 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.