Our Services

Career Passport:
Customized Job Training Programs Career Passport Logo

Our signature product, “Career Passport” is a therapeutic model of job training for at-risk populations that allows instructors or counselors to combine proven business tools with work related counseling and psycho-education. The model and curriculum has been customized for the Federal Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Chicago Housing Authority, the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development and others. The model serves:

  • Re-entry clients, women or men,
  • Chicago Housing authority residents
  • Men with UUW charges
  • Survivors of domestic violence
  • At-risk youth
  • Transitioning homeless

Participants un-learn and replace survival and addictive logic with learning logic and career identity. Business lessons teach how to connect with supervisors, convey reliability and professionalism, and quantify business value despite having little or no work history. Action learning and expressive therapy elements keep even distracted participants engaged and bought in.

Each trainee receives:

  • a strength based skill assessment to present employers
  • time management and weekly goals sheets
  • advanced active listening tools
  • resume, career maps, and networking tools
  • custom business cards for job seekers
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Consulting:

Workforce Development Systems

Founding partners Mark Kaufman and John Suffern specialize in design, implementation and measurement of city and regional workforce development training models. Training and consulting is offered in the following areas:

  • Applying Accelerated Learning Tools to Job Training Instruction
  • Train-the-Trainer in Work-Related Therapies for At-Risk Populations
  • Focusing: Customized Peer Mentoring for At-Risk Populations
  • Performance Measurement for Funder Outcomes
  • Teambuilding for Regional Partnerships
  • Job matching technology

Technology:

EDUCATION & Workforce SOLUTIONS

CAN partners with leading providers of technology solutions in the education and workforce arena. The focus in the practice area is building lifelong talent pipelines for state and regional entities. The high-tech, high-touch talent pipeline will leverage scale, work across educational, workforce and economic development areas to lower cost, improve quality, and build sustainability.

EDUCATION

CAN partners in the education arena with Career Cruising, a software development company whose sole purpose is to develop and support the world’s most helpful career and education planning system for students, career changing adults, and career advisors.

Career Cruising currently provide software to over 18,000 schools, employment centers, and public libraries across North America. Our clients range from individual schools and employment centers using a standard version of Career Cruising to state-level education departments and provincial ministries using customized versions of Career Cruising to meet government-mandated learning objectives. Facing a wide variety of challenging implementations helps us to continually improve the Career Cruising program and the support services we provide.

WORKFORCE

CAN partners with Findly for workforce solutions. Findly is based in Palo Alto, CA and specializes in candidate engagement solutions using the newest social media solutions. Clients of Findly include the  Government of New Zealand, Sears, Time Warner Cable, Cummins, Starbucks, Vodaphone, Booz Allen, Best Buy, Allegis, TMP Worldwide, Aon-Hewitt, the Inc. 5,000 comprised of the 20,000 fastest growing companies in the US, and the 50 Fortune 500 companies of AllianceQ.

The Milwaukee Workforce Investment Board has also invested in Findly linking 6 agencies to build the new Milwaukee Area Talent Community Hive or MATCH.