We provide career pathways and support to adults, dislocated workers, and youth ages 14 and older. Our program provides a range of career services to fit the needs of each individual. Job training and vocational rehabilitation services will provide help to the unemployed, disabled, and poorly educated. Services include teaching those who need help acquiring new job skills or finding jobs that fit their current skills.
Our Job Seeker Service will be made available at our agency. The sites will provide a number of valuable resources and services to help clients meet their needs. These can be targeted at people who are seeking a better opportunity, those who recently lost their job, or if you are just seeking a new skill or an increase in income. Specialists will strive to provide our clients with the tools and resources they need to be successful.
Career counseling is offered from specialists at our office. These individuals can help clients with their decision-making, career planning, and will help them identify barriers that may be keeping them from obtaining employment.
Orientations and Workshops are available. These sessions can provide assistance with job searches. For example, learn how to enhance a resume, use the latest computer technology, and also access other resources. Computer skills training can also be held in a workshop format. These can better educate job seekers on basic and even more advanced computer skills. We host annual youth and adult career fairs to give individuals the opportunity to apply for more than one company at a time.
Work Readiness Program 14+
Work Readiness Program at Opening Doors for Youth & Families
Section One:Who Am I?
Lesson A.Where We Came From
Activity 1: Reading and Discussing Lillie’s Story
Activity 2: Brainstorming Your Life
Activity 3: Sharing From Home
Activity 4: Life Mapping*
Lesson B.What’s Important To Me
Activity 5: Prioritized Values
Activity 6: Discuss Priorities
Activity 7: Writing an Essay on Values*
Lesson C.What I’m Good At
Activity 8: Things I Like
Activity 9: Things I Am Good At*
Activity 10: Show and Tell
Lesson D.What’s Important To Me
Activity 11: Prioritized What Is Important to Me in a Job*
Lesson E.Career Assessment
Lesson F.Setting Goals — Get R.E.A.L.
Activity 12: Set Goals*
Lesson G.Making Connections
Activity 13: Making Connections for Life Stories
Activities for Portfolio
Section Two:What’s Out There?
Lesson A. Out Work Stories Activity 14: Generational Work Histories
Activity 15: Other People’s Work Stories
Activity 16: What is happening to our jobs?
Lesson B.What’s Out There—Jobs
Activity 17: Beginning a job list*
Activity 18: Reviewing government data
Activity 19: Inventory of interesting jobs
Activity 20: Making Connections for Jobs
Activity 21: Presenting data
Lesson C.What’s Out There - Training
Activity 22: Data from Educational Institutions
Activity 23: Making sense of the data
Activity 24: Getting the real scoop
Activity 25: Financial aid
Activity 26: Cautionary Signs
Section Three:The Work World—What’s It Like?
Lesson A. How Do People Really Get Jobs
Activity 27: Beliefs about how people get jobs
Activity 28: Survey: How do people really get jobs? .
Activity 29: Reporting and analyzing survey results
Activity 30: Job discrimination
Lesson B. What Are Different Jobs Like .
Activity 31: Interviews in different job fields
Lesson C. Identifying and Coping With Problems on the Job and In School
Activity 32: Identifying potential problems .
Activity 33: Developing solutions .
Activity 34: Practice on problem-solving
Lesson D. The Management and Organizational Skills
Activity 35: Where does the time go?
Activity 36: Getting organized .
Activities for Portfolio
Section Four:Getting From Here to There
Lesson A.Building a Resume
Activity 37: Cataloging your accomplishments
Activity 38: Functional Resume Writing*
Lesson B.Job Search
Activity 39: Where to find job leads*
Lesson C.Applying For a Job .
Activity 40: Completing job application forms
Activity 41: Planning a successful job interview
Activity 42: Practice interviewing
Activity 43: Making connections
Lesson D. Identifying the Barriers to Success
Activity 44: Identifying the barriers*
Activity 45: Dealing with personal doubt
Activity 46: Hearing success stories
Activity 47: Family resistance to change
Activity 48: Cultural attitudes
Activity 49: Overcoming AFDC stereotypes
Activity 50: The chronic problems: child care,transportation,money
Activity 51: Finding financial aid for child care .
Activity 52: Money—Do the numbers add up?*
Lesson E.My Career Plan
Activity 53: Career planning*
Activity 54: Making connections
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