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The resources below will help you explore employment and educational opportunities throughout Western New York.

Unity House in Buffalo




  • 716 Ministries: Soft Skills, Construction Core, and Customer Service
  • Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC): Google IT Support Professional Certificate, Central Sterilization Technician, CDL Permit Test, Customer Service, Dental Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Registered Medical Assistant, Security Guard Training
  • Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT): Medical Coder-Health Information Professionals, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Landscape Maintenance Technical, Medical Billing and Insurance, Information Technology
  • Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division: Barbering, Cosmetology, Steam Engineering, Welding, Carpentry, Residential Electric, Auto Repair, and HVAC as well as several leisure learning programs
  • Gerard Place: Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing, Pharmacy Technician, Elderwood Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program, Culinary Arts Program (Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education)
  • Goodwill Goodskills Careerbuilder: Advanced Manufacturing and Technology
  • Independent Contractors Guild of Western New York: 16.5 Week Skilled Construction Craft Laborer Program developed to train area residents for entry into apprenticeship programs or for immediate employment in the construction industry
  • New Hope Education Center (Harvest House): Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), IT Career Jumpstart, Allied Health Office Technology, Hands-on Home Improvement, Residential Electric, Steam Engineering, Intro to Automation/PLC
  • Northland Workforce Training Center: Welding Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician, CNC Manufacturing and Machining, Mechatronics, and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
  • RISE (a program of FeedMoreWNY): Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certification & Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification offered by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), ServSafe Food Handler’s training,OSHA 10-Hour General Industry completion card (in partnership with WNYCOSH), Certification in at least three types of material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.)
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP): Community service and work-based job training program for older Americans (55+)
  • Trocaire College Workforce Development Programs: IT Career Jump Start, Phlebotomy, Customer Service, Health Career Exploration Learn and Earn
  • WNY Peer Workforce Development Center: Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Training. For more information, visit the center at 69 Linwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 or call 716-539-5260

Dr. Tom Priester, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor

Dr. Tom Priester


Dr. Tom Priester is Caz Recovery's Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor, and he’s passionate about helping people prepare for their future.

The resources below will help you explore employment and educational opportunities throughout Western New York.

Setting and achieving goals like finding a job or obtaining a degree can help you find your purpose.

This builds confidence, and it can lead to long-term success for people with substance use disorders.

Now let's get to work. Together.

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