From ETruth.com, Jeff Burbrink, Great Outdoors, 30 Dec 2011.
You may not have heard of the National Farmer [Farmworker] Jobs Program. This program is designed to help seasonal and migrant farm workers and their dependents find training and education for qualify them for more skilled jobs.
To qualify for the program, the person must have worked in agriculture in the last 24 months and earned at least $800, or worked at least 25 days in farm work. All persons participating must be authorized to work in the United States. Agricultural jobs include many tasks common to farm work, including but not limited to picking, planting, field preparation, detasseling, caring for livestock and greenhouse work.
The organization that offers this program, Transition Resources Corporation is a not-for-profit that works with the state unemployment agency, WorkOne, to offer classroom training, on-the-job training, work experience, assistance in finding jobs, English as a second language classes and GED training.
TRC maintains four offices in Indiana, including one in South Bend. You can contact TRC by calling toll free (800) 237-9407. The program is funded by the Department of Labor and is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Write to Extension educator Jeff Burbrink at 17746 E. C.R. 34, Goshen, IN 46528; call 533-0554; or fax 533-0254.