Our re-entry program has served over 3,000 participants who want a chance at a better life, and are working to overcome their past mistakes.
We have successfully placed over 2,100 participants in jobs.
TRAINING-TO-WORK ADULT RE-ENTRY PROGRAM
The CTS Generation One through Six Adult Re-Entry Programs have provided re-entry services to over 2,700 non-violent (and some violent) offenders returning to Philadelphia from incarceration in federal, state and county prisons. CTS provides vocational training in forklift operations, scaffold erection, PENN DOT highway flagger, and OSHA construction safety. Referrals are available to partnering vocational trade schools offering state-licensed training in the following career fields with possible tuition vouchers or scholarships:
Air quality management
Construction trades (plumbing,carpentry, electrical, finishing)
Fiber Optics anb Data Communications Insallation
Forklift Operator with Warehouse Tech
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
Lead paint abatement
MicroSoft Office Specialist
Naval welding apprenticeships
Robotic manufacturing technician
Storm water run-off management
Truck driver licensing
Urban gardening and landscaping
CTS offers courses in job preparation with job placement, life skills, computer applications and personal finance. Other services include referral to GED preparation courses and certificate and associate degree programs at the Community College of Philadelphia. Other services include: mentoring and job retention. Pay can be up to $25 per hour. 65% to 70% are placed in jobs. This effort has reduced the participant’s recidivism rate from 42% to 9%.
CTS is the only organization in the United States that has received four U.S. DOL Adult Re-Entry Initiative Grants and one US DOJ Adult Re-Entry Initiative Grant. It is only one of 23 such organizations nationwide. It consistently ranks in the top 10 in U.S. DOL PRI evaluations in services, placements, retention, recidivism reduction and mentoring services. Call 215-430-0381 ext. 0 for information.