San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C.—and now Erie. The Sherwin-Williams Home Work Program made its debut here in Erie in May of 2007.
The Home Work Program
trains inner-city residents for jobs in the professional painting-contracting field by providing a 5-day training
to unemployed or underemployed individuals, with preference given to Housing Authority residents.
The course includes a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. Graduates are also provided with Sherwin-Williams’ certification and the equipment and supplies necessary to immediately start working.
Nationally, the program touts an impressive job placement rate of 70 percent
, and has seen many graduates go on to start their own paint contracting companies. Two thirds of a recent graduating class were women, with many single moms.
Applications for the next class are available now by contacting Cyndie Zahner at 870-1271 firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Mas Sala at 870-1469 email@example.com