Employment Advancement and Retention Network
The Montgomery County Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) provides job-search assistance, guidance, and support to its participants. EARN is comprised of a dedicated staff that are committed to helping participants achieve their goals.
Program participants create a plan of action to gain employment and are offered guidance toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. Resources such as The Career Wardrobe, computer labs, life-skills workshops, on-site recruitment events, and individualized attention are all utilized to ensure that success is EARNed.
The EARN Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services through TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Participants must have children and be referred to this program by the County Assistance Office.
Enrollment & Orientation
Program Services Overview
Multi Generational Program
Meet the Team!
Read more about the dedicated staff that are here to help!
Tatiana is the newest addition to the EARN team filling the role of Client Advocate. She was born in Ukraine and came to the United States in 1993. Tatiana speaks Russian and Ukrainian and joins the workforce development systems after years in Information Technology. Her background, experience with the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County, and passion for helping those in need make her a perfect addition to the EARN team. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to assist program participants and looks forward to serving her community.
Matt has been EARN's Behavioral Health Advocate since 2018 and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA since 2017. He has over 10 years of experience in the mental health industry in case management, residential, partial care, and outpatient settings, working with children, adults, and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Matt utilizes a client-centered approach as he believes each person is an expert in their own life. He sees his role as someone who asks questions and helps people challenge their assumptions in order to see things from another perspective. His motto is "I try to be there with people and walk with them, but never push or pull."
Althea joined the Montgomery County EARN team in 2022 as a Career Coach. She thrives on helping individuals see their potential and works hard to help each participant overcome challenges that may be holding them back. Althea loves having the opportunity to to have a positive impact on the lives of others especially when it comes to helping them meet their training and employment goals. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, spending time with family, DIY projects, and crafts.