STRIVE developed our proprietary, 5-pillar workforce model in New York and has continuously fine-tuned this model, gaining national recognition for our high job placement and retention. We achieve that difficult goal by teaching people the culture of work and the interpersonal skills they need to succeed in any job environment.
STRIVE spent decades scaling programming with partners across the nation and developing expertise in successful program replication.
STRIVE START (Success Through Attitude & Readiness Training): This signature four-week program provides the communication, social, and behavioral training people need to not only land a job, but to build a career. Delivered through a work-stimulated environment, STRIVE START focuses on attitude, accountability, personal responsibility, workplace ethics, professional etiquette, and interpersonal skills.
Occupational Skills Training: Our occupational training follows one of several career paths aligned with local labor market demand and employer needs. Training results in one or more industry-recognized credentials.
Career Coaching: All STRIVE participants receive intensive personal attention to address obstacles that stand in the way of their success in a career.
Job Placement Assistance: STRIVE forges deep partnerships with employers and assists our graduates in securing jobs that are a good match with their skills and interests.
Lifetime Support: STRIVE provides active follow-up support and retention services well after graduation. Many STRIVE alumni return for additional job placements as they pursue higher positions.
Our model is a solution that works
A unique attitudinal approach
One of the “secrets” of STRIVE’s success is our focus on attitude. Before individuals receive occupational skills training, all participants must enroll in STRIVE START for job readiness training that instills the attitudes and behaviors people need for success in work and in life.
Long-term, wraparound support
For our participants, STRIVE represents support, delivered through comprehensive wraparound services designed to address personal barriers that prevent career growth. Even after graduates find employment, STRIVE continues its long-term commitment to the lifetime success of our graduates.
STRIVE’s approach is transformational, not transactional
It takes a comprehensive, holistic, personalized commitment to help each student succeed. When the student is transformed and excelling at work, their families and communities thrive as a result.