395People Pursued Employment
& Self Sufficiency
Employment & Economic Development
Employment & Economic Development empowers people to build skills and overcome barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. Providing employment and training services, the department helps people to experience success and provides ongoing case management, training and support as they strive to gain new credentials, maintain employment or move from welfare to work.
Core Programs & Services Include:
Moving People into Work
YW Works (YWW): Breaks the cycle of poverty by helping people move from welfare to work. As a contractor of Workforce Solutions, a department of Ramsey County, YWW delivers culturally-specific employment services to African American participants of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP).
YWW participants must be referred to the program by Ramsey County Workforce Solutions. For more information about YW Works and the enrollment process, call (651) 221-4680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Success in the Workplace
YW Jobs (YWJ): Provides customized services and ongoing support focused on helping participants overcome barriers to obtaining and sustaining employment. Serving both job seekers and area employers, YWJ makes good employees easier to find and good jobs easier to keep. Upon referral from a YWCA St. Paul program or a partnering organization, services are available to social service participants in good standing who have completed prescribed work readiness training.
For more information about YW Jobs and the enrollment process, please call (651) 222-3741 or email email@example.com.
CDL Training Program
Driven to Succeed
CDL Training Program: Puts people on the road to success by helping them to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). After successfully completing training, participants are qualified for good paying jobs on road construction and heavy highway projects.
Class B CDL Training is currently being offered quarterly with classes scheduled to begin in February, May, August and November. For more information, please call (651) 222-3741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.