Employment & Training Programs

Call: (406) 758-5443 or 1-800-344-5979

Employment and Training provides participants with a wide range of skills useful in attaining financial independence.


This program assists individuals 18 and older in finding employment and economic security. Individuals who have been providing unpaid service to family members in the home and who have been dependent either on the income of another family member or public assistance qualify for this program. Individually designed programs stress self-image enhancement, career counseling, on-the-job training and job search assistance.

Click here to download an Acrobat PDF of the State Displaced Homemaker
(SDH) Application Form.

TANF Pathways Program

TANF Pathways Program provides intensive case management focused on financial freedom, informed choice and eventual independence from Public Assistance programs. Each enrolled client develops an Employability Service Plan with their Client Advocate. This plan may include but not limited to; job search/ job readiness activities, financial education, matched savings program, computer and nutrition classes. Clients may choose to pursue educational training such as HI Set preparation, attendance at a vocational or post-secondary education program or pursue an advance degree such as an associate or bachelor degree. Pathways offers paid, unpaid and customized work experience training at a variety of host sites or businesses that prepares clients for employment. Supportive service assistance is available on an as needed basis for participation and employment related needs including, childcare assistance, transportation related expenses, clothing and tools needed for employment. This project is funded in whole or in part under a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The statements herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Department.