Employment Retention Investment Curriculum
What is ERIC?
The Employment Retention Investment Curriculum (ERIC) is a modular four-week training leading to minimum wage or higher compensation upon hire with a participating local employer.
What Does ERIC Do?
Teaches emotional intelligence skills
Enhances relationship building skills
Helps trainees to recognize their natural conflict resolution style
Emphasizes the importance of many dimensions of Wellness
Encourages reflection on moral, ethical, and attitudinal aspects of employment
Reinforces the value of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
“The instructor always compares the topic of discussion to the employer and makes sure we have a clear understanding.”
“We learned other’s viewpoints on life situations and how to appreciate others.”
“Information was relevant to situations I struggle with.”
“The part I liked best was the origami hats we made; it showed patience and direction.”
- Has access to reliable transportation or a valid driver’s license
- Holds a valid form of photo identification
- Has a high school diploma or equivalency
- Has income at or below 125% of federal poverty guidelines
- Can provide proof of income [paystubs, DHS Budget Sheet or Notice, Form 1040 tax return, W-2 or SSI letter]
After making an appointment, FSSD Dept. Director Shawn Futch (or someone on her team) will contact you with further information.