Role of Trinity Opportunity Alliance
Provide training for the employer partners’ managers and supervisors on the unique characteristics of foster youth — both their assets and their challenges.
Work with Youth Partner Agencies to identify potential candidates for positions.
Establish mechanisms to identify issues faced by employers that hire youth.
Identify policy and system issues faced by employers and develop strategies to resolve these issues.
Identify ways that faith communities can support the program.
Develop strategies other employers and communities can utilize to scale the program.
Role of Employer Partners
Identify one or more open positions with established job descriptions.
Interview and hire employees.
Create an environment where youth retention, development and growth are given special consideration.
Provide mentoring and coaching.
Share feedback with TOA.
Share positive outcomes from employing the youth.
Role of Youth Partner Agencies
Identify youth that are aging out of the foster care system.
Provide job readiness training and coaching.
Assist youth with job applications, interview skills, and more.
Provide ongoing support and problem-solving to the youth after they are employed.