Project OPEN transforms the lives of precariously housed and low income individuals, many with children, veterans and the homeless.
Through partnerships and collaboration, customized skills certification courses are designed to meet the needs of our candidates and provide tools necessary to advance a positive career path. Project Open breaks the cycle of poverty
Founded in 2013 through the OPEN Task Force the project focused on the growing need for Health Care workers in our community. A trend that will continue as a core offering, as aging boomers seek services at home. Hospitals and nursing homes currently suffering scarcities of well-trained individuals provide career opportunities to graduates.
Project Open training is designed to provide the first steps in career development to a fragile often dysfunctional population. Opportunities are available those who achieve the training and challenging course work successfully. The program is comprehensive full service and includes, case management, functional life skills training, technical certification and in many cases job placement.
Candidates are referred to Community Vision through partner agencies, Help Now, A place for Grace, Transition House, HOME (Helping Others Make the Effort) and CareerSource.
Currently funding is provided though generous Grants; City of Kissimmee, United Way and Osceola County. Sponsorships and individual donations are continually needed to pay for tuition, transportation, training materials, child care, life skills materials and support services.
In-kind services (like drug screening and physicals) are provided through key partnerships. Council on Aging’s Success Express, buses and taxis provide transportation.
Project OPEN qualifications include but are not limited to:
Community Vision seeks to expand opportunities based on the need for skilled labor. Partners willing to give graduates employment opportunity are an important part of the formula.
Courses available include:
Contact Community Vision for a complete list of courses and start dates.
Please complete the TECO Project OPEN CNA application.
All applications must be completed and turned in on site at TECO.