We’re in full swing with trainings on job readiness 101 all the way through career planning and college preparation. Kayla Perea, our Employment and Education Coordinator is leading participants through a number of classes to help prepare our participants to enter the job market equipped with the skills they need to succeed.
Job readiness is the first step in this months’ long program. Participants are learning all about what types of job skills they will need. They are getting interview tips from the field and learning how to write resumes that will get them hired. To top it off, they will have a chance to work on presentation skills so they can nail those interviews.
Then it’s off to career navigation where they will make SMART goals based on each individual’s needs. Participants will hear from experts and hiring managers about different types of jobs that are available, and they will hear first-hand what qualifications they will need to be able to land these jobs.
To end the program, participants will learn about how to become “college ready”. On the list of topics is navigating financial aid and balancing work and school life.
The program will run through the month of January.
At Solid Ground we create opportunities for housing stability, increased economic stability, educational advancement, and improved health and wellness. Committed to the ‘Housing First’ philosophy, Solid Ground moves people out of homelessness and into housing first, then provides person-centered, holistic support and services essential for long-term stability.