Success Begins Here

It all begins with a rigorous pre-screening; there is no automatic enrollment in the program simply because you are an ex-offender. All applicants undergo a thorough background check, drug testing, and a sophisticated risk assessment tool all designed to establish their suitability for the training program.
Participants are involved in three levels of the program:

1st - The Student Phase - After being accepted, participants will spend 8 weeks with us in the classroom preparing themselves for the work world.

2nd - The Transition Phase - After graduating from class, the participant moves from the classroom training to on the job training which provides participants both work history and employment experience.

3rd - The Employment Phase - At this point a participant is ideally fully employed and maximizing their economic opportunity.

The EcOp training includes soft skills, personal coaching, and preparation for certification from the National Career Readiness Certificate Credential program that demonstrates that individuals have the core employability skills needed for success in the workplace.
Information regarding EcOp’s training class schedule, registration requirements or other matters, please contact us at (901) 529-7294, our capable staff will be delighted to assist you.

Following is an overview of the steps involved in the assessment for registration.

Step 1: Applicant should phone the office of Economic Opportunities and speak to Tykelia Bowen-Farmer to inquire about the process for enrollment in the program. The number to call is (901) 529-7294.

Step 2: On the initial phone contact, the applicant will be informed of the process and the documents that are required for enrollment in the program. Applicant must have all of the required documents before they can schedule an appointment for assessment.

Step 3: The applicant will be provided a written confirmation of the information provided in the initial phone contact. The information will be sent to the applicant either by e-mail or regular postal mail.

Step 4: The applicant should phone the office of Economic Opportunities to schedule an appointment after they have obtained all of the required documents and information.

Step 5: Appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The applicant should allow up to 2 hours for completing the process of assessment for enrollment in the program.

Step 6: The applicant will receive prompt notification of acceptance in the program and when they will start the preparation and training

They've done a lot for me. I tried for like 2 years to get a job in Memphis and it was pointless... until EcOp opened the door for me.Leland

"I'm excited... it's worth getting up at 5am in the morning."Brittany

"I appreciate the program because it gave me the opportunity to hone in and develop some skills I didn't know I had."Keith

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