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Employment & Training Programs

 

Call: (406) 752-6565 or 1-800-344-5979

Employment and Training provides participants with a wide range of skills useful in attaining financial independence.

Pathways TANF Program

TANF Pathways Program provides intensive case management focused on financial freedom, informed choice and eventual independence from Public Assistance programs. Each enrolled client develops an Employ-ability Service Plan with their Client Advocate. This plan may include but not limited to; job search/ job readiness activities, financial education, matched savings program, computer and nutrition classes. Clients may choose to pursue educational training such as HI Set preparation, attendance at a vocational or post-secondary education program or pursue an advance degree such as an associate or bachelor degree. Pathways offers paid, unpaid and customized work experience training at a variety of host sites or businesses that prepares clients for employment. Supportive service assistance is available on an as needed basis for participation and employment related needs including, childcare assistance, transportation related expenses, clothing and tools needed for employment. This project is funded in whole or in part under a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The statements herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Department.

Matched Savings Program

The Matched Savings Program offers 3 to 1 matched savings accounts that are designed to enable families to use earned income savings for education, attaining employment goals or assisting to address significant barriers to employment.

Financial Literacy & Education

The series of financial management education courses offered by the Financial Literacy & Education program provide an opportunity for participants to earn a course certificate by completing classes that teach them budgeting, banking, credit cards, credit scores, renting a home and more!  

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's
Employment & Training Program 

 

The SNAP Employment & Training Program is working to connect low-income Montanans with job training programs so they can qualify for better-paying jobs.

 

This valuable training is at no-cost to the participants who qualify.

 

If you know someone who receives or may be eligible for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps), have them call their Office of Public Assistance Case Worker and request a referral for the E&T Program that our office serves in Lincoln and Flathead counties.

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