Powering a vocational village for lower-income job seekers

Training programs for government agencies looking to create high-paying jobs and upskill their low-income citizens out of poverty.

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Who is this for?

Justice-Involved Individuals
Justice-Involved IndividualsJoin us to build a prison-to-employment pipeline for currently and formerly incarcerated people. Our technology is corrections-compatible and can be deployed even in offline environments.
SNAP  Recipients
SNAP RecipientsHelp SNAP participants gain skills and find work that moves them forward to self-sufficiency. Through a skills-based, short-term vocational prgogram, SNAP recipients can move up the workforce.
VeteransEmpower veterans to train for high-demand vocations. We offer vocational tracks for industries that are eager to attract veterans, such as construction, transportation, etc.
At-Risk Youth
At-Risk YouthWe help out-of-school youth navigate and access educational funding, and uplift them into great careers through our training. Beyond the skills training, students receive, teamwork training, and training in decision-making.

Hear from our students


49, New Haven

CDL Driver
"I just never thought I would see myself doing this, never thought I would be saying I can drive an eighteen-wheeler today."

29, New Haven

CDL Driver
"It feels good knowing that I can finally make enough money to make myself happy and my mom happy."

28, New Haven

CDL Driver
"After I linked up with the Emerge program, I got my CDL in 35 days. I am happy at that."

31, New Haven

CDL Driver
"It feels really good to say I am a graduate. I don't think I would have gotten through it without Emerge."

42, New Haven

CDL Driver
"Emerge is around for every step. If you go to them no matter what, Emerge is always welcoming."

An end-to-end training platform

Our incentives are aligned with the upskilling goals of government agencies: we only succeed if we our students successfully obtain employment.
web_assetOnline theoretical training
Our offline-compatible platform meets the security and safety requirements of the correctional environment and can be installed in any device
web_assetIndividualized support
Each student is provided their own student success coach to support them throughout their training journey.
co_presentHands-on training
We place students with one of our partner schools for accelerated hands-on training
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We connect our graduates with a network of employers
Show impact and ROI by measuring the graduation and employment rate of your citizens
Online theoretical training


"This is a “win-win.” Many formerly incarcerated individuals have trouble finding work upon release, which can drive them back into crime. Meanwhile, workforce shortages in the trucking industry have strained our supply chain, here in Connecticut and across the country.
Will Haskell, Senator, S.B. 334 Hearing

Our tracks

CDL Class A
CDL Class A

Tackle the trucking shortage crisis head-on by giving marginalized communities an on-ramp to the industry.


Replenish the construction labor shortfall by attracting a new generation of talent.


Fill the manufacturing skill gap by attracting a new generation of workers. expand and diversify its talent pipeline.

Job Readiness
Job Readiness

Alongisde the skills training, help students obtain the soft skills they need to succeed in the modern workforce.

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