With support from the United Way of Central Iowa, Central Iowa Shelter & Services is able to employ up to 7 employees in our on-site job-training programs. These programs are designed to help employ individuals who are struggling to find employment by normal means and give them an opportunity to gather experience and build their resume. Currently we have a program that supports our our kitchen, a program that works out of Mulberry Farms & Food learning basic grounds keeping and garden management skills, and a janitorial program.
The Janitorial Skills Training Program prepares job seekers for careers in custodial, janitorial and environmental service industries and more.
The Mulberry Street Cafe Training Program, the kitchen program at CISS provides on-the-job training and employment for up to 15 homeless men and women each year. This program is staffed and operated by CISS. This is a United Way funded program that prepares and delivers more than 165,000 meals a year to meal sites across the metro.
The Mulberry Farms & Food Training Program is designed to help job trainees learn important skills for sustainability in growing, harvesting and preparing produce/fish. Trainees learn the newest techniques and technology in growing produce. This program is set to grow in 2021 as we begin to build our urban agrihood.