STANDARD OF LIVING AUGMENTATION, INC (SOLA)

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Disability Services


We offers a variety of work and skills training opportunities to individuals with a diagnosed disability referred by sources like the Department of Rehabilitation and Regional Center. Staff fluent in English, Spanish and American Sign Language are at your service.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For more information, please call 717-816-6806.

WorkSource and Career Resource Centers

Through a network of partners, SOLA WorkSource and Career Resource Centers bring job seekers and employers together in one place. Employers receive assistance finding candidates and screening prospective employees, and career seekers receive assistance in the following areas:

  • One-on-One Career Counseling
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Access to Computer, Internet, Phone, Fax and Copier
  • Resume Writing
  • Computer and Skills Training
  • Interview Workshops
  • Financial Management
  • Access to Community Resources
  • Text Books, Bus Passes, and other Work Tools
  • On-the-Job Training Opportunities
  • Career Development and Job Leads


Customer Service/Retail Training

SOLA offers training to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the Customer Service/Retail industry upon successful completion of the Professional Employment Skills Training. Individuals will receive classroom/hands-on experience in the customer service retail industry and are required to attend all classes and complete an internships.

Training Objectives

  • Understanding customer service basics
  • Telephone etiquette and procedure
  • Appropriate workplace behavior

Training Methods—A combination of classroom instruction, hands-on training and work experience through an internship.

Training Timeline—This training consists of 80 hours of instruction and work experience during a two-week time period.

Hands-on Coaching—Participants receive direct assistance from qualified SOLA staff to ensure the best job placement and job retention

 


VETERAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VAP)

You’ve served us, now let us serve you!  We know what you have personally sacrificed for our country’s independence and collective success, and we are here with resources and support to help you find your own post-service success.

Standard Of Living Augmentation has established a program dedicated solely to assisting veterans throughout the Tri-State Regions of PA, MD and WV especially Franklin County, Fulton and Cumberland in Pennsylvania, Washington and Frederick Counties in Mary Land and Berkley County in West. Unemployed veterans from Golf War I & II benefit from a host of services delivered via Universal Access, Core and Intensive Services. Program Specialists, former vets themselves, are uniquely qualified to respond to and address the special needs of those who have served our country and now face the challenges of transitioning into a civilian world, advance beyond their military careers and regain their independence, a sense of pride, dignity and purpose for themselves, their families and communities.

VAP advisors offers skills assessments, one-on-one career counseling, employment preparation courses, educational and technical skills classes, and work tools as well as access to a host of other partner services including shelter and housing assistance, transportation assistance, medical and dental health services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, Veterans Benefits Assistance and more – all aimed at helping veterans secure meaningful and sustainable employment

Program Services
  • One-on-One Career Counseling
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Access to Computer, Internet, Phone, Fax and  Copier
  • Resume Writing
  • Computer and Skills Training
  • Interview Workshops
  • Financial Management
  • Access to Community Resources
  • Text Books, Bus Passes, and other Work Tools
  • On-the-Job Training Opportunities
  • Career Development and Job Leads
  • Entrepreneurial Assistance
  • One-year Follow-up Services (Post Service Assessment)
Documentation Requirements
  • Current Photo ID
  • Social Security Card, or Right-to-Work Documents
  • DD 214, or Proof of Service Letter
  • Proof of Income (e.g. EDD Unemployment Letter, GR Letter, etc.)
  • Proof of Selective Service Registration (Males Only—Born after      01/01/1960)
Partnerships

SOLA  is also connected with local universities, colleges, trade schools, hospitals, clinics, businesses, community based organizations, unions and government agencies to better assist veterans by providing comprehensive services for those who require assistance in overcoming multiple barriers to employment. Following is a list of partner organizations and a brief description of our collaborative work:


Dress for Success

Dress for Success receives referrals from the Veteran Employment Program for Veterans in need of professional attire.  Female veterans are provided with one professional outfit to attend a job interview. Once the female vet has secured employment, Dress for Success will provide one week of business attire, including accessories such as shoes, a purse, necklace and earrings. Dress for Success also provides an ongoing support group as women successfully transition into the workplace


For more information please call 717-816-6806, or email:[email protected]

SOLA Veteran Assistance Program
30 South Washington Street Greencastle, PA 17225 (717) 816-6806

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For more information, please call 717-816-6806 SOLA provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities.  Please contact our staff 72 hours in advance. Equal Opportunity Employer




PLACEMENT SERVICES


Standard Of Living Augmentation, Inc (SOLA) is set to be one of the Tri-State leading non-profit brands, we maintain a large network of businesses, community partners and government agencies that help us match qualified talent with employers looking to hire.  Our strong, long-term connections with the most admired companies, in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland Counties, mean a new world of possibilities for your career. Partnering with SOLA is the kind of proactive move that can put you on an inside track, give you access to more career opportunities, and get you that dream job faster than going it alone.

 

Last year we placed hundreds of individuals in employment throughout the locations we serve and our specialty is preparing and placing those with the most significant disabilities and vocational challenges, including veterans, the homeless, ex-offenders, mature workers and at-risk youths.

 

We will help you identify how your current skills and experience can translate to new opportunities. We will also help you receive the training, certification or education you need to help you advance in your chosen field of employment or explore new career avenues.

 

To learn more, please visit a SOLA Career Resource Center near you, or call: (717) 816-6806 or (717) 549-3627 if you are a business looking to hire, please visit our web site www.solaugmentation.org and complete the “contact us form” or us at [email protected]