Job Training & Placement

A Safe Haven’s Bridge & IET Programs

Along with ensuring that our instructors and support staff have a compassionate disposition, they are trained in evidence-based teaching and learning strategies and can effectively employ them. Employing evidence-based practices is vital within our context. As A Safe Haven has implemented two approaches — Bridge and IET — within our program delivery. The approaches help eligible students or trainees pursue their career goals, earn an industry-recognized certification and gain employment.

    1. A Bridge Course is defined as a course that incorporates the following components:  Contextualized Curriculum, Career Exploration activities, and Transition Services.
    2. The IET model is defined as an approach that “provides adult education and literacy activities concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities and workforce training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster for the purpose of educational and career advancement.

Using the components of Bridge and IET, A Safe Haven helps to prepare eligible individuals in the following occupation or sectors: Culinary, Custodial Engineering, Security, and Welding. 

Bridge/IET – Culinary

Course Objective:

Each student will learn basic FOH/BOH kitchen fundamentals and techniques to include stock, soup, and sauce preparation, knife skills, weights, and measurements, cooking methods, seasoning and flavoring: Vegetable, fruit meats and fish fabrication and complete Food Service Sanitation Manager’s Certificate examination.  Each student will also increase their writing, critical thinking, mathematical and customer service skills.

Students will participate in and successfully complete the Entry Level Culinary Arts 8-week ServSafe Manager Certification program, which includes preparing you for the Hospitality and Tourism work sector and enhancing your academic and employability skills so that you can gain and sustain employment.  Since the end goal is to provide you with the opportunity to become certified in this industry and employed, you are required to attend the education support class.  Once you have completed the course and earn your industry-recognized certification, job placement services will be provided to you.

Length of Course:

8 weeks; Course Meets Monday-Friday from 6:45am-2:30pm

For Successful Completion, students must:
    1. Make a measurable skill gain on the post-TABE test.  
    2. Increase and Practice Employability Skills (exhibit:  punctuality, alertness, attentiveness, self-management, emotional intelligence, professionalism, complete work-readiness assignments on time, including the mock interview at a level of satisfactory or better).
    3. Complete the 8-week Certification Program.
    4. Pass the ServSafe Manager Local/National Certification exams.

At the time of the industry-recognized exam, you must have a valid, current State issued ID in your possession or you will not be able to sit for the Local/National exams.

A Safe Haven’s Center for Workforce Development will help you obtain employment earning $15 per hour or more after you successfully complete your Bridge/IET program. Click here to contact us if you have questions.

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Bridge/IET – Custodial Engineering

Course Objective:

This Bridge/IET Custodial Engineering (Housekeeping) curriculum is designed to train individuals interested in attaining an entry level position as Custodial Engineer. A Safe Haven Foundation’s Bridge/IET Housekeeping program is a six-week training program. Individuals will learn to effectively perform essential housekeeping duties using safe products, provide excellent customer service, and practice appropriate workplace behavior.

Length of Course:

6 weeks; The class is held five days a week for 6 hours per day.

For Successful Completion, students must:
    1. Make a measurable skill gain on the post-TABE test.  
    2. Increase and Practice Employability Skills (exhibit:  punctuality, alertness, attentiveness, self-management, emotional intelligence, professionalism, complete work-readiness assignments on time, including the mock interview at a level of satisfactory or better).
    3. Complete the 6-week Training Program.
    4. Receive a minimum of Satisfactory on your weekly evaluations.

A Safe Haven’s Center for Workforce Development will help you obtain employment earning $15 per hour or more after you successfully complete your Bridge/IET program. Click here to contact us if you have questions.

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Bridge/IET – Security

Course Objective:

This course is designed to prepare you for the world of work and to work as a Security officer in the State of Illinois.  Applicants will obtain a 20-hour training certificate from a licensed Security contractor.  All applicants must complete the (10-day) IET-Work Readiness Course.  Since the end goal is to provide you with the opportunity to become certified as an unarmed Security Guard and employed, you are required to attend the education support class.  Once you complete the course and earn your industry-recognized certification, job placement services will be provided to you.

Length of Course:

Prerequisite-completion of 10-day Work-Readiness Course Monday-Friday 9am-2:30pm; plus the 3-4 day Security Course, which is from 9am-4pm.

For Successful Completion, students must:
    1. Make a measurable skill gain on the TABE test.
    2. Increase and Practice Employability Skills (exhibit:  punctuality, alertness, attentiveness, self-management, emotional intelligence, professionalism, complete work-readiness assignments on time, including the mock interview at a level of satisfactory or better).
    3. Pass the security training and exam.

A Safe Haven’s Center for Workforce Development will help you obtain employment earning $15 per hour or more after you successfully complete your Bridge/IET program. Click here to contact us if you have questions.

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Bridge/IET – Welding

Course Objective:

The Welding Bridge Program is a 24-week program designed for individuals who desire to be employed as entry-level Welder. However, trainees or students may finish the course within 14 weeks. The course will allow students to obtain the essential knowledge and skills to become AWS certified so that they may attain gainful employment. This course will provide contextualized instruction in reading, writing, and math that is specific to Welding. It will also offer: 

  • work readiness content, 
  • workforce preparation activities, 
  • soft skills, and 
  • the necessary occupational skills to become AWS and OSHA certified. 

As such, you are required to attend the education support class.  

Length of Course:

14 to 24 weeks; Monday-Friday; 9am -4pm

For Successful Completion, students must:
    1. Make a measurable skill gain on the TABE test.
    2. Increase and Practice Employability Skills (exhibit: punctuality, alertness, attentiveness, self-management, emotional intelligence, professionalism, complete work-readiness assignments on time, including the mock interview at a level of satisfactory or better).
    3. Pass the AWS symbol, writing and welding exams.

A Safe Haven’s Center for Workforce Development will help you obtain employment earning $15 per hour or more after you successfully complete your Bridge/IET program. Click here to contact us if you have questions.

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