Course Detail: PER683 - Employment Readiness

Knowledge is Power. Be informed, be independent.

Who Should Attend?
Issues of inequality due to joblessness and low income can affect every aspect of one's life and create disparity and the inability to become self-sufficient.
These sessions are designed for both families and organizations dealing with these clients, and will provide essential information to participants to be used as a road map for finding assistance.

Session Topics:
This class will give participants an overview of the issues that affect the ability of low income residents to obtain and maintain adequate employment that can support themselves and their families. It is also a great way for mature residents that are now unemployed for the first time in their adult lives to get reconnected with the job search process. Participants will receive an understanding of the job search process from applications to job offers.

Because some of the biggest barriers to employment are criminal history backgrounds and/or limited computer skills and connectivity, participants will receive special information for these issues as well as assistance to create, or update a resume and upload it to a prospective employer.

Partner organizations include Work One of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne Urban League, Blue Jacket and the Vocational Rehab Office.

Student Testimonials:

"The strong point is Denise Porter, the instructor. She is so experienced and so passionate about these topics! Plus, she has been incredibly generous in offering handouts and other resources. I've learned more about Fort Wayne and its resources in 3 short sessions than in my 2 years of living here." - Community Resource Certificate Program Student

"Very comprehensive information and well-prepared instructor. GREAT handouts. The instructor accomplished her teaching goal and had great insight to the resources in the community." - Community Resource Certificate Program Student

Note: This course is only available ONLINE at this time.  

Instructor Denise Porter was previously the Coordinator for Fort Wayne Housing Authority's Resident Services Resource Center. As such, she was responsible on a daily basis to connect residents and others to the various programs or services in our community that can help low income residents become more self-sufficient and become free from governmental assistance programs. Denise has over 25 years of experience in faith-based and community organizations, businesses, media and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Fort Wayne. This experience gives her a unique perspective to guide others to the best community resources available.

Earn the Community Resource Certificate by completing four of the five classes in the series.
Click here for more information. Community Resource Certificate

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