When you start MFIP, you meet with a job counselor for an “assessment.” This means gathering information about you to see what will help you get and keep a job. The job counselor looks at your education, interests, work history, skills, and the job market to see if you are likely to find a “suitable job.” A suitable job pays at least minimum wage, is safe and decent, and fits your physical and mental skills.
The job counselor should also ask about child care and transportation needs and any personal or family issues that might make it hard for you to find or keep a job, including family violence.
The counselor should ask you if you need updated courses for a certificate or license. If so, that should be in your job plan.
Let your job counselor know if you have any mental health, chemical health or special learning needs that may make it hard for you to find or keep a job.