Jobs Skills Training
The Career Readiness and Career Transition group coaching classes are designed to encourage and inspire the unemployed and underemployed to obtain jobs that are in line with their core strengths. The Life and Career Coaching groups will be led through a series of group and individual exercises. The exercises promote adult action learning and self discovery. The Computer Skills and Software Training Program provide free computer skills and software training courses to low and moderate income residents of the community. The program exposes participants to computer skills needed to enhance employment opportunities, paths to computer certification and success in post-secondary education.
The exercises promote adult action learning and self discovery. The following will be accomplished:
- Assess Personal Core Values and Skills
- Identify the ideal vocation based upon the individuals’ core values and skills assessment
- Develop Action Plans to overcome barriers to obtaining/retaining income
- Encourage Creativity in securing job placement, skills and development
- Create Business and referral networks
- Promote accountability to ensure ongoing job search activities
- Resume Writing
- Interview Preparation
- Earn income from job training assignments
Classes are limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Due to personal and individual circumstances, one on one coaching sessions will be offered to assist individuals to overcome barriers preventing employability. At the end of each session, the participants will be expected to use their newly gained knowledge to actively pursue job opportunities and report back on their progress weekly. Coaching clients who do not develop a relationship with the listed employment assistance providers will target companies of choice to obtain employment. All participants will be encouraged to take advantage of job training opportunities available with local and state organizations.
Computer Keyboarding and Software Training
- To increase the number of qualified technology applicants from a low or middle income background in the East Athens community to be competitive for higher income jobs that pay more than “livable” wages.
- To expose participants to the various information technology related career opportunities.
- To assist participants with career development and employability.
- To assist participants with computer certification exam preparation.