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CRED Program

Career Seekers

Jumpstart your Career with CRED

Our CRED program offers the support and resources you need to succeed. Check out the application and upcoming orientation dates to get started!

Upcoming CRED Orientations found here.

We have in person and virtual orientations.  In person orientations are held at Heartland Workforce Solutions (5752 Ames Ave in Omaha).
If accommodations are needed such as interpretive services please let us know via email at CRED@hws-ne.org

Career Readiness to Eliminate Disparities Program (CRED)

The Career Readiness to Eliminate Disparities (CRED) program, funded by a Community Services Program grant from the City of Omaha, supports individuals facing employment challenges. Our goal is to provide short-term training and certification funding to help reduce these hurdles and quickly connect participants to job opportunities.

 

How CRED Helps:

  • Funding: Up to $1,000 for courses, classes, or tests that result in a credential, license, or certification.
  • Career Fields: Common fields include healthcare, construction, and IT (not exhaustive).
  • Additional Support: Funding for uniforms, tools, and transportation (up to $300).

 

Benefits:

  • No Age or Income Requirement: Open to residents of Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties.
  • Community Connections: Partnerships with local businesses and organizations for job placement post-training.
  • Comprehensive Support: Covers new certifications, renewals, and necessary job maintenance tools.

 

Getting Started

To apply, attend an orientation at Heartland Workforce Solutions. Orientations are typically held twice a month, and the process may take up to 30 days. Check the HWS website calendar for dates.

 

APPLICATION FORMS

 

CRED Application Form

DACA Application Form

Supportive Services CRED Application Form

 

 

Additional Resources

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