COMING EARLY 2017
Pre-Apprentice/Job Readiness Training Program
Our Pre-Apprentice/Job Readiness Training Programs prepare participants to get, keep and excel at a new job. Basic employability skills include effective communication, problem-solving, resume building, and interviewing. Job readiness training programs also help participants develop good work habits that facilitate their ongoing success. Workshops typically include lectures, discussions, and role-playing exercises.
Getting and keeping a job requires good communication skills. Job readiness programs provide instruction and practice opportunities. Participants learn how to effectively present their ideas and opinions to build successful business relationships. For example, Job Corps, a national program, provides job readiness training to young people. Created by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Job Corps has 123 campuses. To support career development, Job Corps provides programs that help participants develop interpersonal communication, problem solving and personal management skills.
Because so many lucrative jobs require computer skills, our job readiness program focus on developing skills using the latest technology. For example, the Job Readiness offers training sessions that provide computer skills, including data processing, document creation, and spreadsheet usage.
Job readiness training program facilitators typically help participants create a resume. By learning how to format the document, list experience, and showcase skills, participants can then use the output to apply for jobs. Participants learn how to state their abilities truthfully, highlight activities relevant to the job, proofread a resume, create a cover letter, and follow up with a potential employer. For example, Columbia University operates the Job Road program. Volunteers help participants set career goals and transition to employment by offering workshops, counseling, and resume-building advice.
Getting a job typically requires completing a successful interview. Job readiness programs typically help participants practice answering typical questions, such as why the are qualified for the job. Using role-playing exercises, participants learn to listen, avoid talking too much, speak professionally, express an appropriate level of confidence, answer questions, and ask for additional information to show interest in the job without appearing desperate. These programs also help participants learn what is expected of them during the rest of hiring process. For example, the Good Will Career Centers schedule mock job interviews and provides advice on dressing for success.
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