Take the first step towards your career goals

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Jump Start Your Career

Towards Employment is not your traditional workforce development program. We get that one size does not fit all and have built a platform that gives you what you need – new skills, new confidence, or new resources to help you on a path to gainful employment. We do this in a way that deepens connections within networks and within communities so that the next time life throws you a curveball, you’ll have a community who’ll be there for you to help you bounce right back.

Why Towards Employment

TE provides access to a network of more than 300 employment partners in numerous industries – all searching for talent just like you. We offer training and certification courses covering foundational job skills, digital and financial literacy, and industry certifications. We also offer complimentary resources while on your job search, including transportation passes, professional clothing, and other supportive services.

How TE Works for You


1. Contact Us

To get started, give us a call or complete our online form:


2. 1-on-1 Talk

After reaching out to us, A Towards Employment staff member will reach out to you by phone call, text message, or email to learn more about your experience, current situation, and future goals. They will also help answer any questions you might have.


3. Info Session

Join us in-person for a no-commitment info session at our main office in the Saint Clair/Superior neighborhood to learn more about TE and our free career services.

Towards employment's main office is located at 3301 Saint Clair Ave. in Cleveland. We have an open parking lot, as well as an RTA stop directly in front of our building.


4. Sign up with TE

If Towards Employment can help you with your next steps, you will have the opportunity to sign up with TE after your info session.

We can help with more than just career readiness training, but with free support and resources to help you stay on track with your career.

We can help connect you with resources for:



ID & Legal Assistance


Professional Clothes & Uniforms

Job-specific Tools

Medical Care

& Much More


5. Training & Coaching

Make a personalized plan with your career coach to gain skills, training, and experience through our career readiness training and other technical training programs. Get connected to our wrap-around supportive services on your career pathway journey.


6. Career Pathway

Earn a family sustaining wage with your new skills!  Tap into our employer network of over 300 businesses. Let us match your skills with their career openings.

TE will be behind you every step of the way!


7. Advancement

Our services extend past job placement with TE's Alumni Collective - When you get hired, your TE career coach continues to be in your corner to provide support to meet your evolving career goals.

Get started on your career pathway today!

We do more than connect you to a great career...

We help connect you to services and resources to get you ready.



ID & Legal Assistance


Professional Clothes & Uniforms

Job-Specific Tools

Medical Care

& Much More


Training & Credentialing Programs

Programs to help you get training, skills, credentials, and opportunities for placement at jobs in many fields. Every journey is unique - talk to us today about personalizing your career pathway for free training & credentialing!

Training opportunities include:

  • Manufacturing
  • CNC Machine Operation
  • Transportation (CDL)
  • Google IT A+
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Culinary
  • & More!


Richard Jackson

"I feel like without Towards Employment I would not be on the path that I’m on. I love my job."

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Tiara Colbert

"Towards Employment helps to build confidence. They gave me the reassurance that I can go a little bit further, that I can challenge myself to finish. They help remind people they’re not alone, that this is a process."

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Employer Partners

Get Started Today!

Towards Employment is here for you!

Let us know how we can help get you onto your career pathway.