Since 2003, Affordable combined a Recovery Home and Construction Company.
The training aspect of the company grew from that point.
We noticed about 80% of our clients were unskilled in construction. By implementing employment training we were given the opportunity to see firsthand what our clients excelled in within the carpentry industry. Once pinpointing those qualities we encouraged our clients to focus and gear themselves towards that trade or other skills.
We developed techniques that help our clients to think on their feet in order to become good laborers and employable. We believe they learn more with the on-the-job training than any classroom or workshop can offer.
Affordable Recovery Housing believes that in today’s economy the people we train do not have the time and patience to go through long single employment skill training. Single employment skills are important, individuals can learn these skills while working or after work hours while they earned a paycheck.
We believe giving them the opportunity to experience different skills provides them with a wide variety of industries to choose and apply to. Finding the job they truly love is the goal, this can become their career. Loving and enjoying your job cuts down the day to day stresses.
ARH looks at those abandon, foreclosed and board-up homes not as eye sores but as employment training opportunities. Each home can provide over 10 jobs for a month
Rehabbing 12 of these homes per month will provide over 100 jobs. And so on.
ARH over the years has expanded its employment training in other industries and trades. We will continue to expand our training program as needed.
Learning multiple skills is important in today’s market.
If there are no jobs in painting, there might be in roofing, siding, tile, etc.
CURRENT CIRRICULUMS: Job Entry Level Training
- Resume writing
- Assistance in Job Application
- Small Engine Repair & Maintenance
- Concrete, Patio Block & Tuck Pointing
- Auto Maintenance
- Auto Detailing
- Culinary and Catering
- Restaurant Management and Servers
- Retail Sales and Services
- Deconstruction and Demolition
- Lumber Recycling – Milling
- Board up and Winterizations (PROPERTY PRESERVATION)
- Mold Remediation and Water Proofing
- Lawn Maintenance
- Landscape Design
- Small Business Start-up
- Bob Cat Training
- Scissor and All Terrain Boom Lift Training
- Stand up and Sit down Fork Lift Driving
- Health & Fitness Training
- Tree Removal & Trimming
- Auto Body
- Computer (Level 1 & 2)
- Forklift Driver
Through our job placement and volunteer service program our residents will learn 5 or more employment skills. Obtaining and learning these basic skills our residents have the opportunity to approach several trades and industries.
Volunteering their time and skills (approxixmately 6 hours a week) is placed on their resume which shows the potential employer the leadership and dedication in helping others as a valuable asset to their company.