The Training Assessment Placement Project (TAPP) trains and places low-level offenders and military veterans into employment with central Ohio manufacturing companies.
TAPP is a cooperative effort between PolymerOhio Manufacturing Services, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections, the Military Veterans Resource Center, and VM Consulting. The program identifies low-level offenders and military veterans for employment with central Ohio manufacturing companies, providing a unique solution to an acute problem.
Manufacturing companies have positions that have gone unfilled in today’s competitive employment market. As a result, they are seeking alternatives to traditional channels to fill their needs. The TAPP program helps those manufacturers while also supporting the re-entry for restored citizens, and the return to civilian life for military veterans, by placing them in secure and long-term positions in growing companies.
Why Restored Citizens?
Re-entry into society is a very challenging time for restored citizens. Their desire to be law-abiding citizens is forefront in their minds, but society is not always so forgiving. Finding good employment can be difficult. Some possess the skill set and knowledge to obtain a manufacturing position, but need assistance in locating the right employer. TAPP steps up to match these individuals to those manufacturers who will give them the opportunity to begin a new chapter in their lives.
Why Military Veterans?
Returning home from service can be a challenging time for veterans. Their need to provide for themselves and their families is immediate, but finding good employment can sometimes be difficult. Some possess the skill set to obtain a viable manufacturing position, but need assistance in locating the right employer. TAPP steps up to match them to those manufacturers who have immediately available positions and would be proud to employ a military veteran.
TAPP in the News
“From prisons to plastics: Program links former inmates with manufacturing jobs” (Crain’s Cleveland Business)
“Program Uniting Central Ohio Employers, Skilled Ex-Cons” (The Columbus Dispatch)
“Program Connects Former Low-Level Offenders With Jobs” (The Marion Star)
“Ohio Manufacturers Put Individuals with Criminal Records to Work” (Nonprofit Quarterly)
Are you interested in the TAPP program?
Call Vickie Miller at (740) 360-1633, or send her a message through the contact form below.