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Mission Statement

Opportunity Junction fights poverty by helping low-income Contra Costa residents gain the skills and confidence to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families. At Opportunity Junction, technology, literacy and personal development combine with real world experience to put people on the road to economic self-sufficiency.

Description

The Job Training and Placement Program works with 45 participants per year to intensively train and provide job experience in computer-related occupations. Participants receive training on computer programs like Excel and Word, are instructed on business English and Math concepts, and participate in life skills classes to prepare them for re-entering the workforce. They also have access to case management and counseling services.

Our evening program, the Technology Center, provides free evening adult education classes and assistance in computer basics and English as a Second Language. Volunteers act as teachers, tutors, and mentors. Currently, classes focus on basics, but we hope to expand to intermediate levels in the future. We also provide drop-in computer access and individual tutoring as tutors are available. Classes are offered Monday-Thursday 6-9 p.m. at our location. Students can come at any time to register. Students may come on any evening they choose.

Our office in Bay Point offers career development services. Staff help individuals with resumes, job search, and case management. Free evening classes are also offered at Bay Point, covering basic computer skills and English as a Second Language. Volunteers teach these classes, as well as those in Antioch.

Please contact us only if you are interested in working with us for six weeks or more.

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