SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) is a program designed to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants with the ability to gain in-demand skills that lead to higher paid employment, educational opportunities, and job placement in critical employment sectors. SNAP E&T is a package of services offered to participants that includes assessment, employment and training activities, and wraparound supportive services.
Any person ages 18 or older who receives SNAP and wants to improve their situation is eligible to participate in SNAP E&T. SNAP clients who are interesting in participating should be prepared to enter the workforce upon completion of their SNAP E&T program. If you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits, the E&T program can help you to obtain the necessary skills to acquire employment, become self-sufficient and reach your goals.
Often, education and training are financial hurdles, which for many becomes a barrier to employment. The Bureau for Family Assistance (BFA) has a wide workforce network that can provide training at no cost to the participant. SNAP E&T provides the opportunity to improve job skills, gain confidence and assistance to help you reach your full potential. Each participant will receive a case manager who will help to navigate your short-term and long-term goals.
What can SNAP E&T help with?
Adult Basic Education and high school equivalency classes, English language skills
Flexible case management services
Resume writing, dress for success, job readiness
Support services i.e., Transportation assistance and necessary items for training
Funding opportunities like Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Placing participants in apprenticeship and trade programs, such as CDL, nursing and dental programing, heating and cooling, plumbing, construction and much more.
On the job training and working with our third-party partners Goodwill of Kanawha Valley, Coalfield Development, West Virginia Women Work, Blenko Glass Company.
Opportunities for placement in paid employment
Referrals to partner agencies such as Jobs & Hope WV, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Family Support Centers
Individuals who are interested in participating in SNAP E&T should contact their local county Department of Human Services (DoHS) office, or DoHS Customer Service at 1-877-716-1212 and ask to be referred to SNAP E&T. After the E&T case manager receives the referral, you will be scheduled for program orientation and receive a letter in the mail. If you need to apply for SNAP benefits, please visit www.wvpath.wv.gov or request an application from your county DoHS office.
A BFA Job Developer trying out a Caterpillar machinery training simulator with STRIVE WV at Randolph County Housing Authority.
The BFA SNAP E&T Program Manager working with hot glass at Blenko Glass Company.
DoHS Bureau for Family Assistance is a proud partner of
No Wrong Door In
. If you need help and do not know where to start, please visit https://nowrongdoor.wv.gov/
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The West Virginia Department of Human Services Bureau for Family Assistance is a proud partner of the American Job Center network.
The United States Department of Labor hosts several powerful online tools to help jobseekers, including skill transferability tools, career exploration tools, credential listings, and job openings through their American Job Center network. Visit www.jobcenter.usa.gov to learn more.