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Programs / Classes


CDPS Carpentry and Building Trades Training provides classroom and hands-on training designed to introduce students to the core group of skills in drywall
framing, material selection and handling, drywall construction, and finishing.


Certified trades instruction will prepare successful students with the skills necessary for entry to mid-level jobs in the construction trades.

Rising Above

The Rising Above program (formerly Rising Tide) was founded to assist fathers in learning to accept and fulfill their parental responsibilities.

The program also helps individuals with a range of issues from preparing for the job market, addressing child support issues and gaining employment upon release from incarceration.

Expert Reclaim

Expert Reclaim offers workforce development and on-the-job training programs to assist those recently released from prison or on probation.  


The program provides constructions trades training in home renovation, vacant property management, landscaping and residential/commercial cleaning.

Career/Personal Development & Life Skills

  • Goal Setting

  • Life Planning

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • Team Building

  • Skills Identification

  • Manage Adversity

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Applications

  • Resumes & Cover Letters

  • Job Follow Up

  • Interviewing Skills

  • Answering Problem Questions

  • Money Management

  • OSHA 10 - Health and Safety Training & Certification

  • Marketing Strategies for Success

  • Guest Speakers

  • Open Discussions

  • Employer Expectations

  • Most Effective Job Search Methods & The OOH

  • Networking for Success

  • Fatherhood and Family Dynamics

  • Courthouse Navigation / Pro Se

  • Child Support and Mediation Awareness Services


Let's Make a Change

Here are some ways you can donate:


In Person

Cleveland Office

3631 Perkins Avenue, Suite 3C East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Akron Office

520 South Main Street, Suite 2411A

Akron, Ohio  44311


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: (216) 881-5866

CDPS | Career Development and Placement Strategies


Cleveland Office   216-881-5866

3631 Perkins Avenue, Suite 3C East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Akron Office   330-752-7129

520 South Main Street, Suite 2411A

Akron, Ohio  44311

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