JfL CORE Training: March 27-28 (POSTPONED)



Get equipped with strategies, tools, and resources to help people find and keep meaningful work in your community.

JfL CORE is a live training event, led by experienced Jobs for Life leaders from around the country, that helps you and your team with the necessary steps to plan, start and sustain a work-readiness class, through Jobs for Life, in your community. Through interactive group discussions and challenging exercises, you will be led through Biblical principles, proven strategies and real life applications that assist you in building Gospel-centered relationships with people in your community and helping them to find and keep meaningful work.

Learn more about JfL CORE training: jobsforlife.org/jflcore

NOTE: JfL CORE Training is required to gain access to Jobs for Life tools and resources, to gain access to purchase the JfL curricula, and to be authorized to facilitate a JfL class or PfL class. For new sites that have never led a JfL class, a minimum of two team members from your organization must be in attendance.


Key Features of this training:

  • A step-by-step action plan to implement a Jobs for Life class (for youth and/or adults) in your community
  • Strategies and tools to recruit and retain participants, your leadership team, volunteers, businesses, and community partners
  • A focus on Biblical principles and a theology of work
  • Opportunities to connect with JfL leaders from around the country


Event Location:

Lighthouse Ministries
215 E. Magnolia St
Lakeland, FL 33801


Training Event Dates & Times:

Friday, March 27
(dinner will be provided)

Saturday, March 28
(breakfast and lunch will be provided)


Trainers at this event:

Mike Carman:
Mike is the Director of Workforce Development at OC United, a nonprofit in Fullerton, CA that helps provide restorative relationships, a healing home, and personal development to individuals suffering from domestic abuse and homelessness, and people living in under-resourced neighborhoods and schools. Mike is an experienced JfL leader and has been leading JfL classes at OC United for over 5 years, and has been training other JfL leaders all over the country for the past two years.

Pat Blandford:
Pat recently retired from the workforce for the second time, but has not retired from prison ministry. With their backgrounds in small business development and leading/facilitating workshops as well as their ownership of daycare centers, she and her husband currently lead a JfL class for a Christian re-entry program offered at one of the prisons in Lousiville, KY. Pat has been sharing her experience and wisdom and helping to train other JfL leaders all over the country for the past two years.