In April 2012, GHA launched the Job Training & Entrepreneurial Program (JTEP) for Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher participants.
The purpose of JTEP is to empower residents to build their own wealth and provide them with economic opportunities. Many of our residents experience a sense of hopelessness because of their inability to become gainfully employed. GHA provides residents with the opportunity to receive on the job training skills.
GHA partnered with the Center for Innovation and Economic Development, CareerSource North Central Florida, and Santa Fe College to create a program called Paint Your Way to Success. This program allowed our participants to receive the proper skills and knowledge they need for commercial painting and in many cases start their own painting company.
GHA works to create opportunities for individuals facing challenges in today’s economy to gain valuable skills and knowledge, as well as to become self-sufficient and obtain financial security.
Tavarous Parks, JTEP Director
(352) 872-5500 ext. 7103