The Employment and Training Association (EATA) Re-Entry Program

The Employment and Training Association (EATA) Re-Entry Program

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The Employment and Training Association (EATA) is committed to providing employment and training services in a way that preserves personal dignity, considers individual needs and differences, and supports individuals and their families. EATA’s Re-Entry Program is a partnership between Madison-Area Urban Ministry (MUM), Dane County Human Services and the Employment and Training Association, providing Foodshare Employment and Training Services (FSET) to formerly incarcerated people. The Reentry program focuses on helping Reentry participants address their employment and training needs through services and referrals focusing on motivation/life skills activities, employment search, and employer-based skills training activities. Some of the areas they cover are career exploration, job hunting, successful interviewing—how do you answer questions regarding past offenses, role-playing—interviews, what questions to ask, dress for success, positive attitudes and behaviors, adaptability—recognize strengths and how to work with limitations/barriers, overcoming an obstacle, respect – recognition of diversity and change, responsibility, time management, money management, discrimination, examinations—how to prepare for exams, assistance with computers and on-line applications, supportive services assistance, referrals to training opportunities available through the job center and the community. For more information on services offered by EATA, please contact them directly.
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