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Work Preparations Programs

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MN Family Investment Program (MFIP) / Diversionary Work Program (DWP) Employment Services

Availability

Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, and Waseca counties

Eligibility

Determined by County Social Services in your county of residence

Program Description

MVAC provides employment services to those receiving cash assistance through MFIP and DWP.  Services include:

  • Identifying skills
  • Developing plans for job search and employment
  • Classes on pursuing and retaining jobs
  • Support services
  • Guidance for job retention

Application

Online Application: https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov/online-app-web/spring/public/process-login?execution=e1s1

Combined Application Form PDF: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-5223-ENG

Contact

MVAC office

County Social Service office in your county of residence

Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)

Availability

Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Martin, Nicollet, and Watonwan counties

Eligibility

  • At least 55 years of age
  • Income eligible
  • Unemployed

Program Description

The Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) offers opportunities to people age 55 and over to gain work skills through paid work experience. Participants work part time hours each week at schools, museums, day care centers, and hospitals, to name a few.  The program is designed to provide job training and support with the goal of moving to a job in the regular job market.

Benefits include:

  • Increased income from paid work experience
  • Opportunity to gain new work skills
  • Assistance in obtaining a job

Application

SCSEP Application

Contact

MVAC office

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment Training (SNAP)

Availability

Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, and Waseca Counties

Eligibility

Determined by County Social Services in your county of residence

Program Description

SNAP helps people receiving food support prepare for and become employed.  Your worker will complete an individual assessment and help develop a plan for getting a job.  It will provide information on how to look for work, how to interview, resume writing, and other job search activities.

Application

Online Application: https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov/online-app-web/spring/public/process-login?execution=e1s1

Combined Application Form PDF: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-5223-ENG

Contact

MVAC office

County Social Service office in your county of residence

WIOA Adult And Dislocated Worker Programs

Availability

Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan counties

Eligibility

Determined by Job Service staff located at the Fairmont, Mankato, or New Ulm WorkForce Centers

Program Description

MVAC county offices are partners in the Minnesota WorkForce Center System.  We coordinate with Job Service staff at the WorkForce Centers to deliver the WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker programs which provide a variety of services to help you find suitable employment.  Services may include:

  • One-on-one case management
  • Career planning and counseling
  • Job search and placement services
  • Counselor approved training
  • Limited support services

Contact

WorkForce Centers in South Central Minnesota

http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/workforce-centers/workforce-center-locations/index.jsp

Fairmont – 507-235-5518

Mankato – 507-344-2622

New Ulm – 507-354-3138

MVAC office