Skill Start Program by LCWJ40O

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									    Skill Start Program


             12/01/2010 to
             9/30/2011




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    Program Background


       Goal: Serve 2000 SNAP Customers
              133 with short term training and Job Search
              600 with Job Search assistance
       SNAP (formerly Food Stamp) Eligible
       Not Eligible for other public assistance



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    Skill Start Program

       Short Term Skills Training - 42 days of
        training.
       Job Search Services
       Travel/Job Search Support -$35.00 at
        completion of training and $35.00 after job
        start or completion of five interviews



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    Skill Start Program Components

       Enrollment in SNAP Program at Department of
        Transitional Assistance.

       Skill Training – Visit a Career Center Employment
        Specialist at the DTA TAO or a one stop career
        center and ask about the SNAP Skill Start Program

       Job Search Assistance for as long as you need or
        want it. (60 Days in Skill Start Program)

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    Enrollment

       DTA refers eligible individuals to local Skill Start
        Specialist
         Enrollment in Skill Start (MOSES)
         Case Management Services

         The BEACON generated form is proof of eligibility if it says that the
         client has been referred for Food Stamp Job Search and that they
         are a recipient of Food Stamps. (These forms haven’t been updated
         to “SNAP” yet; they are still using the terminology “Food Stamps”
         instead of SNAP).

       DTA referral document indicates individual’s 60 day
        window for enrollment in Skills Start

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    Skill Training

       Completed within 42 calendar days
       Total training costs may not exceed $1,500.
           (includes tuition, books, materials, test/certification fees,
              etc.)


       Courses may be combined if total length
        does not exceed 42 calendar days and cost
        do not exceed $1,500.

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    Skill Training

       Referral to pre approved Skill Start training
        only
       Skill Start Approval Authorization Voucher
        submitted to provider upon training
        enrollment by Student.
       Skill Start Specialist retains a copy of each
        Authorization Voucher


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    Job Search


     Job Search services may include:
          Assessment/Testing*
          Job Search Workshops
          Resume Preparation
          Labor Market Information
          Job Referral/Job Development
          Placement

     * may be administered in conjunction with determination of
        appropriate training
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    Job Search


    Skill Start Specialist case manages provision of
             job search assistance through the
                  One-Stop Career Center




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     Support Payments for Training

        $35 payment based on successful
         completion of training and minimum 90%
         attendance

        If training is 1 week or less: successful
         completion and 100% attendance



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     Support Payments for Job Search

        $35 Travel/Support payment based on either:
             completion  of five verified job interviews, or
             verified acceptance of job offer
            (after recorded job search services)




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     Recording Travel/Support Payments
     Services


        Go to the General Services tab and click the
         add button.
        Select Outcome / Enhancement from the
         Category dropdown box and either: "Met Skill
         Start Training Requirement" or "Met Skill
         Start Job Search Requirement" from the
         Service Detail list.
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     Follow Up

        For any Skill Start participant entering
         employment, the Skill Start Specialist must
         conduct a 30 day and 6 Month follow up to:
         –   Determine if the person is still employed
         –   Determine post-participation wage level
         –   health coverage status
        Results must be recorded in MOSES


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     Reporting

        Participant’s Name      Training Program
        Social Security          Start Date
         Number                  Training program
        Skill Start              Completion Date
         Enrollment Date         Training Program
        Training Program         Early Withdrawal
         Entered                  Date
                                 Entered
                                  Employment Date
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     Reporting

        Hours Worked per Week
        30 Day Follow Up Wage Rate
        30 Day Follow Up Health Benefits Status
        Participant’s Travel/Support Payments
         Received




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     Skill Start “Exit”

      If the individual does not enter employment
      within the 60 day window, participant and
      Skill Start Specialist assesses continuing job
      search efforts with the local One Stop Career
      Center, as a non-Skill Start Customer and
      exit the client from Skill Start.



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     Skill Start Program Manager


         Oversee day to day activity of the Program
         Provide technical assistance to local Skill
          Start Specialists and other career center
          staff
         Provide technical assistance to training
          providers
         Primary program contact with DTA is
          Beth Goguen 617 626 6053
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     Skill Start and MOSES




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     Skill Start Program Enrollment

        Determine Eligibility for program using
         Eligibility Criteria and Eligibility in MOSES
        Enroll customer in Career Center Specific
         Programs box
        Create a Manual Alert to highlight 60 day
         service window



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     Skill Start Program Enrollment




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     Skill Start Program Enrollment




     Eligibility




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     Skill Start Program Enrollment




     Career
     Center




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     Skill Start Program Enrollment




     Alerts




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     Skill Start Program Course Enrollment

        Click on Services Tab , go to Courses/
         Activity
        Add a course enrollment. Do a Course
         Search for Skill Start approved programs
        Click Enroll and complete required
         information
        Display Authorization Voucher for Skill Start
         program and print
        Hit OK
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     Skill Start Program Course Enrollment




     Training
     Course
     Search




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     Skill Start Program Course Enrollment




     Services
     Courses/
     Activity
     Tab




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     Skill Start Program Voucher

                            Click Display Form
                            Then Select Voucher
                            Type: Skill Start




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     Skill Start Program Course Enrollment




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     Skill Start Program Course Completion

        Click on Services Tab , go to Courses/
         Activity
        Open Skill Start program enrollment
        Change Status of enrollment
        Complete required information and hit OK

     This information must be maintained timely so
       that DCS may process vendor invoices timely

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     Skill Start Program Course Completion




     Services
     Courses/
     Activity
     Tab




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     Skill Start Program Exit

        Click on Services Tab , go to General
         Services. Record the appropriate
         Outcome/Enhancement for customers Exit.
        If the customer obtains employment record in
         Services - Employment Services tab.
        Click on Career Center Specific Programs
         box. Uncheck the Skill Start program apply
         box to exit the customer from the program.
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     Skill Start Program Exit



     Services
     General
     Tab




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     Skill Start Program Exit



     Services
     Employment
     Tab




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     Skill Start Program Exit


     Basic Tab




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     Skill Start Program 30-Day Follow Up

        If the customer obtains employment record in
         Services - Employment Services tab.
        Highlight relevant Obtained Employment.
        Click Follow Up button.
        Select appropriate Service Type and Service
         Results.
        Click OK.

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     Skill Start Program 30-Day Follow Up



     Services
     Employment
     Tab




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     Program Contact Information

        Program Information:

             Beth Goguen
             Program Manager
             617-626-6053
             bgoguen@detma.org
                                 John LaLumiere
                                 617-626-5333
                                 jlalumiere@detma.
                                 org


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     Program Contact Information

        Technical Assistance:

        MOSES Local Expert
        MOSES Training Staff

        MOSES Help Desk:
           617-626-5656
           moses@detma.org

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