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Education & Employment​

Peer Employment Training  

CHEEERS offers  Arizona State Approved Peer Employment Training. 
This pre-employment program is designed to prepare individuals to take the State Competency Exam to become Certified as a  Peer Support Specialist,  This training is provided on a rotation basis and will require individuals to attend classes 3 days a week , 5 hours a day for 3 weeks.  CHEEERS Peer Employment Training  reviews all state required materials and requires individuals to pass a competency . To learn more about the program  you may contact or Peer Employment Training Coordinator. Individuals who are interested  in learning more to determine  if the  program at CHEEERS  is right for them, need to complete a Intake into CHEEERS services . Once an intake is complete, you will be scheduled to meet with the PET Coordinator to explore options . In addition to being an "open or enrolled member" at CHEEERS.  To learn more visit or Referral process page on this website or
click here for the PET Application. 



Peer Enrichment Program  

CHEEERS now offers a Peer Enrichment Program that allows individuals who are interested in learning more about becoming a Peer Support  and or who are interested in strengthening their recovery skills, learning more about themselves and enriching their lives, the opportunity to attend this fun and exciting new program . Please see or referral page to learn how to engage in services offered at CHEEERS.    


Computer Tutoring 

In CHEEERS computer tutoring, we work at building your computer skills. Depending on your level, we can start with keyboard fundamentals, creating and using an email account, learning search engine skills, completing online job applications, establishing and using social media, and so much more. If you are interested in learning certain skills, we can show you how to use Microsoft Office programs, YouTube, Facebook, and review Internet safety. Stop by the computer center to learn more of what we offer. Today, more than ever, basic computer skills are necessary to navigate the world.


GED-Prep

 Earning your GED can be an excellent step in reaching your educational goals and providing opportunities for your recovery. At CHEEERS, we offer a GED Prep program designed to help you at whatever your current skill level. Participants take a pre-test to determine what training is needed. The pretest generates a customized study guide that is used to determine your personal curriculum. We have a fully-equipped classroom with computers and offer instruction in reading, writing and math. If needed, CHEEERS even offers Phonics and Math basics for those interested in furthering their education. When you are ready, CHEEERS will assist you in setting up the GED test with the Department of Education and ensure that you are prepared to do your very best. Several of our participants have passed their GED tests and gone on to college. They are now pursuing degrees in areas that interest them. It is never too late or too hard to continue your education.


Food Handler Card Training 

The state of Arizona requires the anyone working with food for the public has a Food Handler card, which is valid for three years.  If you handle, prepare, serve, sell, or give away food for human consumption, even if you bus tables or wash dishes, you are a food worker and need this training. This card will allow you to volunteer at CHEEERS in our kitchen or get a job in our community. With this training program, our team will help you walk through the entire process.