The Jobs for Life job readiness training course for adults incorporates biblical truths and stories to help men and women understand their dignity and God-given identity and gifts, develop character, and foster a supportive community that will equip them for work and life. This method, combined with soft skills training, has proven to enable unemployed and underemployed men and women to find and keep meaningful employment.

CORE CLASS COMPONENTS


Identity:

In addition to job readiness skills, students will gain a biblical understanding of their identity and value. We are made in God’s image with unique skills and abilities. He loves us, has a purpose and plan for our lives, and wants to be in relationship with us.

Character:

Students will have the opportunity to develop strong character. Following God’s design for us to live in faith, perseverance, obedience, and love allows us to rise above difficult circumstances and develop strong character. Character is the most important feature we can offer our employer.

Community:

In addition to the training, every JfL student has a JfL champion (a mentor or a group of mentors) who provides the student friendship and support both during the training and following graduation. With this training and support system, churches and community organizations provide a reliable, trustworthy workforce to meet the pressing employment needs of companies in their area.

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN


During 8 weeks and 16 class sessions, you will walk with students and cover topics such as:

  • Understanding of my value/identity
  • Biblical understanding of work
  • Understanding my life journey
  • Identifying and overcoming roadblocks
  • Perseverance and positive attitude
  • Succeeding through adversity
  • Integrity in the workplace
  • Personal responsibility/self discipline
    • Conflict resolution
    • Excelling on the job
    • Effective communication skills
    • Job search techniques
    • Managing employer expectations
    • Proper customer satisfaction
    • Developing a resume and vocational plan
    • Local business community perspective
    • Developing community and networks

    WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE


    As apart of Jobs for Life, you will receive access to online resources and training materials that will equip your volunteer leaders at your church or organization to implement the Jobs for Life class. You will receive:

    • Unlimited access to curriculum, tools, and resources to conduct classes, including Student Workbooks, Instructor Guides, and Career Assessments
    • Use of the JfL brand and likeness to promote your ministry
    • Access to online tools that track your site's progress and measure impact
    • The ability to archive and retrieve class, student, and volunteer data for future use
    • Ways to publicize your upcoming classes and impact to the world through JfL’s website
    • Forums to connect to site leaders and volunteers around the globe to learn best practices, have opportunities for collaboration, and encouragement
    • Customer support, training and coaching from JfL headquarters and experienced JfL leaders

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