Career Readiness

Our Career Readiness platform offers a comprehensive 8-week course to prepare our participants for the workforce. Our goal is to get individuals thinking about their purpose, future, and life goals in order to pursue careers rather than moving from job to job. Our Career Readiness Program has two stipulations:

  1. Participants must possess the desire to change their lives.
  2. Participants may not use drugs while in the program.
The course runs every eight weeks and covers a range of topics including work ethics, goal development, job etiquette, and more. We take our participants on tours at potential job facilities, practice their job interviewing skills, and help build their network to open up doors for their futures. We follow up with participants a year after their graduation. While job placement is not guaranteed, we have had a lot of success placing our participants. Secondly, through our partnership with Cornell University and WNY Coalition of Safety and Health, we offer training.

Emotional Wellness

We offer workshops, talks, and group gatherings to promote emotional, spiritual, and personal well-being. We believe success begins with an understanding of self-worth, and we want our participants to develop themselves as individuals in order to pursue sustainable outcomes. We teach that in order to have fulfilling and successful careers, a person must first make themselves whole.


In partnership with the Rapha Family Wellness Center, we offer:

  • Certified Lifestyle Interventionist (Transform Fat2fit Program)
  • Certified Personal Trainer ( Physical Fitness Assessment)
  • Certified Dietician (Nutritional and meal Planning Assessment)
  • Exercise/Dance class (Zumba, Strengthening, Fitness Center)
  • Healthy cooking Classes

Life Skills

As part of our holistic model, we teach soft skills and tools for success in life. This includes relationship development, character-building, anger management, stress management, and time management. When our participants graduate from ITAV training, they leave with the skills to pursue purpose. In order for an individual to have true success, job skills are not enough - they must be complemented with strong character.


We offer reading comprehension, financial, and math literacy classes based on need. When participants first enter our program, we give them an assessment of math and reading skills in order to determine their need.

    (Administered in conjunction with Cornell University and WNY Coalition of Safety and Health)
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Lead Awareness
  • Chemical Hazard, Fork Lift
  • Electrical Coding
  • OSHA 10 hours
  • OSHA 30
  • Confined Space
  • Ergonomics
  • Job Stress
  • Lead Abatement
  • Scaffold
  • Ladder training
  • Healthy Green Homes
  • Hazard Communications
  • Heat and cold stress
  • Lockout/Tag out
  • Knowing Your OSHA Rights
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Airborne Pathogens
  • Asbestos Handler


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