The purpose of the Worker Development Project (WDP) is to increase day laborers’ financial stability by helping workers find more jobs. Typical workforce education efforts rarely focus on day-laborers and their needs. Therefore, El Sol will join with the community’s workers and employers to identify and develop best practices.
The WDP aims to include hands-on training and skills development through community educational programs for workers. We believe that in order to help break the cycle of poverty among day laborers in our community, we need to start looking at each worker individually and focus on developing their employability skills (both soft and technical skills).
We are in the initial phase of the Worker Development Project and are in the process of building our project team:
- Worker Development Coordinator
- Data and Program Consultant
- AmeriCorps VISTA Vocational Training Coordinator
- Case Managers
- Registration Coordinators.