LUK, Inc recently received a workforce initiative grant from the Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) to implement workforce development initiatives for staff who provide home and community based services. LUK’s program, ENGAGE (Education, Navigation, Growth, Access, Goals, Enrichment) will prioritize professional development with eligible staff who may not have a graduate degree or professional credential. ENGAGE will also focus on the expansion of current internship/apprenticeship programs for a longer-term retention goal.
LUK will also expand and enhance training opportunities to increase the quality of services through staff training, improved supervision, and expansion of LUK’s paid internship/apprenticeship program. LUK was among the first human service agencies to offer paid internships and apprenticeships at all levels.
CEO Beth Barto shared LUK’s excitement around the grant, “We are appreciative to EOHHS for putting forth a funding opportunity that is so innovative and needed to support workforce development. We are beyond thrilled to support our current staff and staff of the future’s career aspirations through professional development opportunities.”
LUK, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety, health, and well-being of youth, families, and adults in Central Massachusetts. As a community-based organization, LUK’s mission is to challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services.
LUK, Inc is hosting an Open House Career Fair on April 12, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at LUK’s main office (545 Westminster St, Fitchburg).
For more information about LUK, Inc. visit www.LUK.org, call (800) 579-0000, or find them on Facebook. Join us in building communities, family by family!