When financial difficulties hit, it usually affects not only the individual but an entire family. This reality, though difficult,
The GECAC Work Ready Program utilizes a number of tools and resources to assist those who are ready to work at overcoming those short-term and long-term 'difficulties' that have hindered them from confidently gaining new skills, developing life-sustaining goals, and being better equipped with the basic skills leading to job readiness.
COVID-19 Information: GECAC offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 but our dedicated staff is serving clients via phone, email, and virtual. Call (814) 451-5618 to speak to a Work Ready staff member. Work Ready clients are participating in virtual training and educational activities.
Eligibility for enrollment in Work Ready is determined by the Erie County Assistance Office.
Upon enrollment, you will participate in program orientation, needs-based assessment, and be assigned to a case manager who will help you develop a structured, but personalized service delivery plan, and provide ongoing coordination of services for successful participation in the Work Ready Program. Important support services like childcare and transportation are initial benefits you can expect from program participation.