The Gateway Academy is an opportunity for eligible residents to gain knowledge in workforce readiness, life skills and vocational training to obtain an industry recognized credential. The goal is for participants to complete the initial Academy classes which will prepare them for the vocational training experience. Upon completion of Academy classes, the participant will be eligible to have training fully funded with supportive services. The vocational training programs offered can lead to obtaining certifications and securing employment in this field. Participants will receive assistance with their job search and may be placed on volunteer sites to help build their skills, resume and networking.