What is the Total Action for Progress Training to Work Program?
Training to Work is a program which assists work-release participants with gaining industry-recognized credentials and securing employment. Participants receive case management, mentoring, job-readiness training, academic remediation and GED preparation, career pathway training resulting in industry-recognized certification(s) and follow-up services.
What areas does this program serve?
The program serves the Cities of Roanoke and Salem and the County of Roanoke.
Is there a cost for this program?
There are no costs to approved clientele for this program.
How can I access services?
Training to Work is located at 302 2nd Street in downtown Roanoke. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Keri Garnett at (540) 283-4480 or Beverly Shideler at (540) 283-4486. You may also contact the program via email by using the "Contact" button at the bottom of this page.
Am I eligible for this service?
Potential clients must be 18 years of age or older and have a minimum of one adult criminal conviction and have been imprisoned under federal or state law but never been convicted of a sexual offense other than prostitution and be currently enrolled in a work release program with a release date scheduled within nine months of enrollment in the program.
Community Partnerships and Funding
Our program has partnerships with many organizations, including the Western Virginia Workforce Development Board, Dorcus Home, Roanoke City Jail, Virginia Western Community College, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, the Department of Child Support Enforcement, the Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley and the Department of Social Services. Funding for the program includes the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.