PEORIA - A new program at Taft and Harrison homes is already producing big results.
The '3E' program began this spring.
It empowers and educates residents by giving them the skills they need to find employment.
Participants learn skills such has how to write a resume and navigate a successful interview
They also gain skills practical to the field they want to go in to.
Seven residents completed the five-week course, and a few of them already have jobs.
“Changing that perception. The idea that there are people down here who want to work. Who want to do things. Who want to better themselves. They just necessarily don't know how. Don't have the resources,” said program developer Brent Baker.
“You find other things in the program that people say and they have not good education or whatever. So when you hear other people promise it makes you really want to go for it,” explained class graduate Kanisha Clements,
The program is specifically for Peoria Housing Authority residents and hopes to begin another five-week session in the near future.