Workforce Development

services in Darke, Greene, and Montgomery County

Darke County

Work Ready Program

The goal of the Work Ready program is to remove identified barriers that prevent working and maintaining self-sufficiency. Eligibility for Work Ready services is based on written documentation of employment or impending employment and income eligibility. Typical Work Ready services may include purchase of work boots, clothing, safety glasses, minor vehicle repairs and etc. For more information, please call (937) 548-8143.

Work Experience Program (WEP)

In October of 1997 the State of Ohio adopted the Welfare Reform Act. This act requires that all persons who receive benefits (cash, food, stamps, medical) will work in exchange for these benefits. WEP job sites receive volunteer hours in return for training participants a skill and evaluating their performance in order to move them from welfare roles to paid employment. As a WEP site, participants are assigned to CAP Darke County to become familiar with workplace expectations and to learn appropriate work behaviors, attitudes and teamwork skills necessary to compete in the work force.

Experience Works

Experience Works helps low-income seniors, with multiple barriers to employment; get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities. Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization. Originally named Green Thumb, and chartered in 1965 as a small, rural demonstration program, Experience Works has grown to be the nation’s leading provider of training, employment, and community service for low-income older people. CAP Darke County is a placement site that uses the talents of older workers in the Senior Programs as Congregate Site Managers or Kitchen Aides by helping older people, as a path to employment.

Work Ready in Greene County

Work Ready is an employment assistance program that may provide case management and limited financial assistance to eligible individuals to secure or maintain employment. The goal of the program is to remove identified barriers that prevent working and maintaining self-sufficiency. Eligibility for Work Ready services is based on documentation of employment or impending employment and income eligibility. Typical Work Ready services may include purchase of work boots or clothing, minor vehicle repairs and etc.

Community Action Partnership Greene County
469 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-7747
(937) 427-3377

Montgomery County

WorkPAYS

This program assists low-income individuals to return to the workforce by removing barriers that affect their ability to secure and maintain employment. Barriers such as a lack of having an updated resume, electronic job search knowledge, relevant interviewing skills, interview and work appropriate clothing, transportation to conduct job search activities, and other personal issues and concerns.

Program participants receive:

  • One-on-one job coaching to help identify strengths and transferable skills
  • Personal assessment and development of an employability plan
  • Resume development/revisions with electronic copy for online applications
  • Electronic job search assistance
  • Mock interview coaching
  • Transportation assistance for RTA or personal vehicle
  • Referral for professional attire for interviews
  • Information for other community resources as needed


Community Action Partnership Montgomery County
719 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 341-5000 ext. 132

2017 Poverty Guidelines

# of Persons | Household Poverty guideline (125%)
1 | $12,060 (15,075)
2 | $16,240 (20,300)
3 | $20,420 (25,525)
4 | $24,600 (30,750)
5 | $28,780 (35,975)
6 | $32,960 (41,200)
7 | $37,140 (46,425)
8 | $41,320 (51,650)

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.

Wheels For Work

This project is designed to remove employment-related transportation barriers for TANF-eligible adults. Applicants receiving TANF (cash assistance) as a custodial parent and have a minor child(ren) in the household or TANF-eligible as a non-custodial parent paying child support are eligible to apply for this program.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • At or below the 200% Federal Poverty Level
  • Provide documentation of hardship or need for assistance to acquire or maintain employment
  • Supply birth certificates for minor child(ren) in household or for whom child support is being paid

Transportation assistance available is in the form of RTA bus tokens, weekly passes, monthly passes or
Speedway fuel cards.

Work Experience Program (WEP)

In October of 1997 the State of Ohio adopted the Welfare Reform Act. This act requires that all persons who receive benefits (cash, food stamps, medical) will work in exchange for these benefits. WEP job sites receive volunteer hours in return for training participants a skill and evaluating their performance in order to move them from welfare to paid employment.

As a WEP site, participants are assigned to CAP to become familiar with workplace expectations and to learn appropriate work behaviors, attitudes and teamwork skills necessary to compete in the local job market. The Work Experience Program is a “mentoring partnership “ designed to help participants learn more about what employers expect from employees in an actual work setting, to obtain job skills for future job placement, and assist participants in receiving supervisor recommendations and performance appraisal. Program participants have the option to receive case management and support services such as transportation assistance, clothing, money management, etc.