ABOUT OUR FREE "JOBS FOR LIFE PROGRAM"
We believe in you. We want to see you get a job, and keep a job. That’s why we work so hard to get to know you and understand your skills, talents, experience, and personality. Over the 16 weeks of classes, you will be challenged, encouraged, equipped, and empowered to compete successfully in the job market – even in a tough economy.
We focus on job skills and character qualities that will help you in any situation. These easily-transferable skills are called “soft skills” and will set you apart from other job applicants. We’ll discuss common root causes of unemployment, how to be prepared for an interview, how to put together your resume, the qualities employers are looking for in applicants, and much more.
Students will connect one-on-one with mentors we call “Champions.” Champions are personally available to you to help you during and after the class. Additionally, graduates are put in touch with local businesses who are looking for new hires. Relationships like these can be the gateway for your new career!
ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE?
New Class Begins March 25, 2018!
Students Learn Life Skills
- Healthy Relationships
- Time Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Succeeding Through Adversity
- Personal Responsibility and Self-discipline
Students Learn Jobs Skills
- Computer Skills
- Work Ethic
- Resume Writing
- Professional Conduct
- Effective Communication Skills
Students Learn Faith-Based Principles
- Biblical Understand Of Work
- Understanding Of Value and Identity
- Integrity In The Workplace
Ways To Connect
JfL is volunteer-dependent in its efforts. We need men and women willing to extend themselves for the sake of others. Our greatest need is always for champions who provide support, guidance, encouragement and a sense of community to our students.
We also need other JfL positions filled, especially as we look to expand. These include champions oversight, business relations management, prayer team coordination, and student relations.
We are also looking for those who will be part of our prayer teams (each class cycle has such a team), as well as those willing to pitch in and help wherever they might be needed.
Our business partners provide the “wrap around” that help our students find hope as they move into the working world. They help by providing interviews for our grads if they have positions that need to be filled. There’s no obligation to hire; only to help men and women working their way back into the mainstream.
We know that there is a risk in hiring, especially at entry level, and that bad hires can cost employers a lot of money. While we can’t eliminate that risk, it’s reasonable to assume that when our graduates come to prospective employers with 32 hours of training, a mentor walking with them and our seal of approval, that risk factor should drop and we can provide a win for all parties involved.