Overview

AWEE provides a number of programs and services to women and men who want to improve their current employment opportunities. Please attend an AWEE Orientation to become fully informed of the diverse services available in your area.  Our participants may be currently employed or re-entering the workforce. Whatever the need, we have a proven track record of effective, quality programs that lead to new jobs, advanced careers and dreams fulfilled.

Services include the following:

Individual Self-selected Activities

  • Computer access
  • Job search resources
  • FAX, Local Phone
  • Clothing Closet
  • Community Resource Links

Group Opportunities:

  • Career Readiness Workshops
  • Job Clubs, Legal & Financial classes
  • Microsoft Computer instruction

Training Workshops & Educational Guidance 
AWEE workshops, grouped in three tracks - life skills, job readiness and financial literacy - are designed to match the highest standards of educational excellence, and enjoy a proven track record of success. AWEE retains professionally certified trainers who help students emerge ready to meet challenges in both their personal and professional lives, and contribute to healthier workplaces and communities.

Enrollment as a full AWEE Participant

  • Case management
  • Pre & Post Employment Support
  • Support Services
  • Individual Consultation

Case Management & Support Services
AWEE’s case managers and community employment specialists meet one-on-one with participants to assess each individual's career interest, skills and abilities. Once it has been determined that the individual is ready and able to commit to the program, AWEE then provides guidance to develop a personal success plan. Additional support activities include counseling, child care and transportation assistance, and referral services when needed.

Through AWEE’s Clothing Bank, participants have access to a large selection of suits, skirts, blouses and other attire to be prepared for job interviews and other career activities.

Employment Assistance
Job coaching, peer support groups and professional mentoring, as well as job placement assistance are just a sampling of the critical services AWEE provides its participants. Whatever the need, AWEE’s case managers and trainers connect participants with valuable skills or resources to make certain they’ll be bringing home a paycheck soon.

Post-Program Support
AWEE remains in contact with each program participant for two one year after completion of her/his program to provide moral support, encouragement and help assure long-term financial independence and well-being. It’s the extra step that pays dividends – for the participants and the employer - and sets AWEE apart from other job readiness programs. Employers love AWEE!

 

Programs at a Glance

Jobing.com Resources

Local Job Board
AWEE is proud to partner with Jobing.com to provide you with the most comprehensive listing of employment opportunities throughout Phoenix. Visit the Jobing.com job board site to search job openings and post your resume for employers to find.

Job Search Toolkit
Even for the most experienced employee, finding a job is a process. Jobing.com is pleased to offer this Job Search Toolkit to help you become better at your job search. Visit the Job Search Toolkit for a series of videos that break down the job search into simple, easy-to-follow steps and provide tips along the way.

Prisoner Reentry Programs

Paths to Living Free
AWEE's Paths to Living Free (PLF) program provides a multitude of services tailored to the needs and interests of ex-felons who want help with successful transition from prison to employment, family, and community.

Services include — but aren’t limited to — job readiness workshops; mentoring; help with family relationships; help with job-related expenses (such as tools, uniforms, and exam fees); education referrals; basic supportive services (bus passes, gas cards, food boxes) and much more! 

CAREER Paths
AWEE's Paths to Living Free (PLF) program provides a multitude of services tailored to the needs and interests of ex-felons who want help with successful transition from prison to employment, family, and community.

Services include — but aren’t limited to — job readiness workshops; mentoring; help with family relationships; help with job-related expenses (such as tools, uniforms, and exam fees); education referrals; basic supportive services (bus passes, gas cards, food boxes) and much more! 


AWEE Services in Northern Arizona
AWEE in Yavapai County – AWEE expanded to Yavapai County in July of 1986 and continues to successfully touch the lives of close to 500 individuals per year.

Services provided in Yavapai County include the Career Workshop Series, pre and post employment support, one on one coaching and case management, and job search resources. Sessions in computer tutoring and employment connections are provided as well as continuing education on things such as financial literacy and restoration of driver’s licenses.

Youth Services
The Aspire youth program is designed to assist individual’s ages 14-21 develop the skills needed to have successful futures. The program can help youth obtain high school diploma or GED, discover a Career field right for them and job skills and work experience. Also, mentoring, tutoring, job shadowing, and occupational training. The Aspire program can help you overcome some of the barriers you are facing to achieve your goals.

We know employers are looking for basic competencies, we encourage all of our participants to graduate high school or complete a GED.  AWEE helps support young adults in completing their education and gaining career direction and occupational skills through intensive case management, training programs, accountability, and supportive services.

The youth program is highly individualized: we utilize basic skills and work readiness testing data in addition to the participants’ goals and past achievements to design individualized educational, work-readiness, and occupational goals. Some participants are with our program for 6-months while they transition to college while others are with us for years completing their high school diplomas and gaining relevant work experience. All of our participants undergo a year of follow-up after they complete the program to help them stay accountable to their goals.

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