Job Readiness classes teach newly arrived refugees soft skills about working in America. The goal of the training is to improve the client’s abilities to obtain and maintain gainful employment. JRT volunteers will teach a 3 hour long classes every other week on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. On alternating weeks, volunteers may help refugee clients write resumes and search for jobs.
The job search process;
o Networking, job applications, etc.
Small group resume creation & career counseling;
Job retention strategies & reasons for termination;
American workplace culture;
o Effective communication, conflict resolution, sexual harassment prevention, & ethical behavior
Interview preparation & strategy
One-on-one practice interviews
Pre/Post-Employment paperwork (I-9, W-4, etc.)
Career & goal planning
Classes typically range from 5-40 students with interpreters provided for students who are not fluent in English.
Class is taught bi-weekly Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-12pm.
- Adult Education
- Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Class is taught Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-12pm
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