Employment Programs and Services

Stable employment is the key to escaping poverty.

Creating job opportunities and building a workforce that can take advantage of promising career paths is an important piece of the puzzle to end poverty in Erie County.

But, there are significant barriers to finding jobs with a living wage. Barriers include not earning a high school diploma, lack of transportation and childcare, and not having basic skills.

At GECAC, we develop a plan to tackle your short and long-term career goals and teach you the steps and skills to get a good job. Through our partnerships with universities, technical schools, and local businesses, our programs get people to work.