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WORK READINESS TRAINING

employU Work Readiness Training prepares students with practical skills they will need to enter the workforce. Each 20-hour workshop is designed to help students identify possible career interests, set and track goals, develop communication and conflict resolution skills, build a resume and cover letter, learn the dos and don’ts of interviewing including practicing interview skills, how to be a good employee, explore transportation options, and develop budgeting skills. These sessions include:

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    Our favorite part of the Employment Preparation Class is that we get to know our students on a personal level. Once we form a mutual respect, we find the process becomes much easier and allows us to predict behavior that we can plan for.

  • GOAL SETTING

    Students set goals and learn how to be accountable to those goals. This is often a life-changing lesson.

  • RESUME BUILDING

    Instructors provide an overview of a resume and what employers look for. They also teach them how to add to their resume so that it becomes stronger as their experience grows.

  • JOB SEARCH

    There is more than just the internet to search for jobs. In fact, the internet is one of the least effective ways people find employment. Our instructors will teach methods designed to not just get a job but to get the job the student wants.

  • APPLICATIONS

    In today’s tech-savvy world, most employment applications are online. These applications are also often combined with long, grueling assessments. If not completed properly, these applications can be discarded, and many employers will never have the opportunity to review it with human eyes. During our classes, we provide tips on how to score well on these assessments to make sure each student is considered for their next job.

  • INTERVIEWING

    Most job seekers today do not spend adequate time preparing and practicing for interviews, often resulting in prolonged periods of unemployment. This is why the majority of class time is dedicated to interview skills and strategies. In our Employment Training Class, we explore customized answers to commonly asked interview. Students can then practice their newly learned skills during mock interview sessions designed to simulate even the most stressful situations to prepare them for real-world interviews.

SELF-ADVOCACY TRAINING

Self-Advocacy Training is a two-part program designed to provide guidance on building a path to independence. Participants will conclude their training with several job ready takeaways such as resumes, references, a cover letter and letters of recommendations.

ETIQUETTE

Much of the program is spent on what is appropriate when on the job. Many participants are not experienced and they often find it difficult to determine what is appropriate when working. Role playing methods are used to develop conflict resolutions and decision making skills. Many students just have to understand the difference between work and social life and this program helps teach that.

JOB SHADOWING

Gain a “behind the scenes” look into future career choices. Our trainers will navigate a tour of area businesses to provide an observation and also an insight into these jobs by talking with real staff members onsite.

AT THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WILL:​

Have the confidence to speak for themselves

Effectively communicate their needs and feelings​

Understand positive thinking, attitude, and goals​

Have a clear picture of their skills and interests​

Walk away with a professional resume

 

CAREER CAMPS

Career Camps are a week-long experience of exploration into different career fields for students to discover there are more opportunities available to them than they ever imagined! Career Camps are hosted by employU across the state, from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville.

Students who participate in this program are offered the opportunity to explore a wide array of manufacturing positions from assembly to high-tech product testing and specialized product development. These hands-on learning experiences are offered as a 20-hour or 40-hour course. Students will:

  • Receive a tax-free stipend of up to $50 per day for each day of camp!
  • Learn about the post-secondary options available and how to navigate the college application process and financial aid
  • Explore a wide variety of career industries by learning from guest speakers
  • Practice goal setting and career planning
  • Learn banking and budgeting 

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