MRCI empowers individuals to reach their personal goals through skill building and employment opportunities.
Employment Plan Development
Job Search Activities
Post Secondary Training and Credential Obtainment
GED, ESL and High School Activities
On-Going Monitoring of and Employment Plan
Support Services to Applicants
Job Retention & Follow-Up Services
Once income eligibility is verified, applicants are required to create an Employment Plan which is closely monitored by county staff.
The applicant’s Employment Plan may include
enrollment in some of the following required activities:
INTENSIVE JOB SEARCH
Participant is required to seek employment for 30 to 35 hours per week. Job leads, tips and suggestions, job clubs and other workshops are provided each week as well as referrals to the classes at the area Work Force Centers.
INVOLVEMENT IN SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES
A licensed social worker works with the participant to help stabilize the family experiencing difficulties with housing, physical or mental health issues or other barriers to reaching their goals.
GED/DIPLOMA OR ENGLISH CLASSES
Referral to classes offered through local partnerships with area Adult Basic Education program
SHORT TERM TRAINING AND POST SECONDARY TRAINING SUPPORT
Some of our programs allow the participant to attend post-secondary programs to gain a marketable skill. The types, length and amount of support vary depending on each specific program.
Applicants report to their Job Counselor on a regular basis which provides an opportunity to discuss any updates and progress. All applicants are required to submit daily or monthly proof of the current employment activities they are involved in. Applicants are required to prove “good cause” for not participating or following through with their Employment Plan.
Once an applicant becomes employed, Job Counselors, Case Aides and Training Consultants continue to provide ongoing encouragement and support services. These follow-up services are also available to employers for new employee orientations, intervention and mediation, trainings,
and other job retention purposes.