Youth and adults who have limited income or limited transferable skills to workforce sectors
People transitioning from public assistance to employment and/or self-sufficiency
Individuals establishing business opportunities for self and others
Fees are attached to each service area an individual chooses to participate in.
ASA offers services in the following areas:
ASA Assessment Services: Focuses on consumer assessments to identify skill potentials, aptitudes, and career goals in seven education and career workforce areas:
ASA Training and Education Services ASA utilizes the expertise of its business partners community and faith-based, schools, Minnesota Center for Professional Development, Universities throughout Minnesota to design new and revise existing curriculum for state of the art training.
One-to-one job counseling at ASA-COCI Transition Opportunity Career (TOC) Center
100% Job Placement
Post-Placement Services ensure cultural job adjustment, job retention, maintaining employer policies and procedure compliance and income stability.
100% Retention and Disability Servicesoffers job-retention support to clients through Certified Extended Employment Services with a full range of support services that includes Case Management Services and Worksite Support Services.
Unique Features of ASA Services
Works closely with the community-based businesses to develop culturally specific training modules that fit the needs of people of color
Ongoing robust capacity building of business partners who assist with developing culturally specific curriculum, offering work readiness training courses and assisting participants with securing competitive employment with career advancement potential
College readiness opportunities and advancement in education and career goals
Business establishment for self-sufficiency, employability, financial independence
Benefits to You and Your Clients
Your client will develop a Personal Academic Work Activities (PAWA) plan jointly with ASA-COCO’S job counselor with goals, objectives and benchmarks of each required activity that will result to success
Your client will be followed by an ASA staff person for an extended period of time to ensure the PAWA plan is implemented to reach the expected goals and objectives
Your client will gain the necessary skills needed in the current work place because ASA Business Partners assist with the development of training curriculum.
You will receive a progress report monthly or as indicated in the PAWA plan and at the end of each service completed.
Your client will receive continuing education units for courses completed that may be converted to credits post-secondary schools that ASA has an articulation agreement with.