Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) exists to break the cycle of poverty and inequity through education, job training, and employment. Our vision is to strengthen the workforce by serving as a bridge to economic and educational opportunity for individuals in underserved communities. Through our skills-based training, educational services, and direct job placement efforts, we build upward economic mobility for out-of-school and unemployed youth and adults and provide the skills necessary to gain a competitive edge in the job market. Finally, OBT maintains a commitment to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into our organizational DNA.
The Train & Earn (T&E) Program is a career pathways program for youth and young adults ages 16-24 that provides work readiness support, occupational skills training, and employment services, along with supportive services such as High School Equivalency (HSE) classes, paid internships, comprehensive case management, and access to post-secondary education and sector-based credential training.
The Internship and Employment Coordinator will collaborate with the program team, engaging in successful recruitment and enrollment, as well as the development of quality programming that leads to placement in high demand industries, advanced training, and/or enrollment in higher education. More specifically, this Coordinator will be responsible for the development of employer partners who will serve as internship sites, share job orders for graduates, or both. Further, this Coordinator is responsible for preparing youth participants for interviews and other steps related to gaining admittance into internships and ensuring program compliance with all contractual mandates related to internship provision. This Coordinator will also work with employer partners around the development of suitable job orders for graduates, prepare those graduates for application and interview, and capitalize on the employer partner relationship to secure retention documents for those graduates placed in employment with these partners. Partnership development should home in on those growth sectors in which the agency is training its youth participants, across all contracts.