- Employment and Training Programs Under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Programs Authorized Under Section 6(d)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(d)(4)))
- a. General RequirementsThe State agency must prepare and submit an Employment and Training (E&T) Plan to its appropriate Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Regional Office. The E&T Plan must be available for public inspection at the State agency headquarters. A State agency may include its plan for the SNAP E&T program in a Combined Plan under WIOA but will require FNS approval prior to implementation and must continue to make a copy of the plan available for public inspection. If a State includes SNAP E&T in a Combined Plan under WIOA, the State agency will detail the following for each year covered by the Combined Plan:
- a. General Requirements
a. 1. THE NATURE OF THE E&T COMPONENTS THE STATE AGENCY PLANS TO OFFER AND THE REASONS FOR SUCH COMPONENTS, INCLUDING COST INFORMATION. Page 279 THE METHODOLOGY FOR STATE AGENCY REIMBURSEMENT FOR EDUCATION COMPONENTS MUST BE SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED;
The services offered under Job Search, and a description of each is as follows: a. Career Center Orientation: Interview or meeting to orient client to Career Center services and provide information about the availability of, access to, and participation in services. May include tour of Resource Room, demonstration of Alabama Job Link (AJL), demonstration of self–assessment software and availability of Labor Market Information. Labor market information is important to recipients in the Job Search process, as it provides information about occupational demand, high wage– high demand jobs, education/skills required, wage data, etc. for the state and by geographic region. b. Job Search: Interview to develop a plan for the client’s job search. Includes assessment of client’s work history, education, interests, supportive service needs, barriers to employment, and eligibility for services. Plan includes steps to achieve employment objective. Information on available jobs can be found on the ADoL Job Link system accessible in the Career Centers. c. Resume Preparation: Client is provided instruction on the content and format of resumes and cover letters and provided assistance in the development of both documents. d. Job Shop: Short seminars to provide clients with information to improve their job–search knowledge and skills. Subjects will include: self–assessment, employment applications, resumes, employment interviews, and job search methods. e. Referral for Training: Interviewer refers a client to educational or training services to develop competency in basic literacy skills or job skills in order to secure employment. f. Individual Employment Plan: Interview with client who is determined not–job–ready to develop a plan to improve employability by addressing identified barriers to employment. Planning may include career exploration, education, training and/or job search activities. g. Case Management: Interview to assist client’s in resolving issues related to occupational choice, change or adjustment to include barriers to employment such as lack of educational achievement and/or basic skills proficiency, lacking or erratic employment history, family problems, or other factors precluding full employment. h. Referral for Support Services Referral for services not available from the one–stop partners to include food, shelter, health, transportation, veterans agencies, and financial counseling and services.