promoting employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking
The Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (PEOST) Training and Technical Assistance Project, in cooperation with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), aims to increase access to quality educational and employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking. In partnership with a working group of experts with lived and professional experience, training and technical assistance will be provided to will be provided to victim service providers, with a special emphasis on current OVC human trafficking grantees, in order to:
- Develop and/or strengthen partnerships between and among victim service providers and local workforce development and educational service providers; and,
- Build the capacity of victim service providers to enhance services to survivors in order to promote greater access to quality employment opportunities.
To request technical assistance in building a partnership in your community, please contact email@example.com.
PEOST Project Factsheets & Guides:
Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (PEOST) Training and Technical Assistance Project Description
Learn more about the range of training and technical assistance opportunities available through the PEOST Project.
Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): A Primer
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is landmark legislation designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help workers – particularly adults and youth with significant barriers to employment, such as limited education or work experience, criminal records, or disabilities – get into quality occupations and careers.
Webinar Recordings & Power Points:
Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking (04.11.2019)
This webinar introduces the PEOST Project and the training and technical assistance resources that will be developed over the course of the project.
Building Skills and Obtaining Employment: Understanding Opportunities and Resources Available through Local Workforce Systems (5.22.2019)
This webinar features experts from the Urban Institutes who provide an introduction to the functions, people served, organizations involved, and key activities that make up local workforce systems.
Career Empowerment Curricula
Project ACCESS (Advancing Career Counseling and Employment Support for Survivors)
Education and Job Training Resources
Guide to Learning about Local Workforce Systems.
- Brief: https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/78496/2000648-understanding-local-workforce-systems_1.pdf;
- Website: https://workforce.urban.org/