On MONDAY, August 1, 2016, from 2-3:30 pm, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County (SVdP) will welcome members of the community to officially apply to join our Cycle 9 Workforce Development class. This program provides a 24-week paid, part-time job at SVdP, intensive job readiness curriculum, (including resume preparation, interview practice, financial literacy, etc.), and one-on-one mentorship for WFD trainees. Part-time work experience is provided in the thrift store, warehouse or transportation departments at SVdP.
The event is free, open to the public and provides details of the 24-week job program.
Information & Application Session: MONDAY, August 1st, 2-3:30 pm (must attend)
Job Preparation Workshops:
Workshop Date: Weds., August 3, 2:00-4:30 pm
Workshop Topics: Job Search Vision, Goal Setting, Action Planning
Workshop Date: Fri., August 5, 2:00-4:30 pm
Workshop Topics: Master Application (information gathering
Workshop Date:Sat., August 6, 8:30-11:00 am
Workshop Topics: Resume Worksheets and Resume Preparations
Even as unemployment numbers appear to improve, many in our community find themselves out of work and without hope of finding employment for various reasons. The Workforce Development Program at St. Vincent de Paul provides training and work experience for those who are new to or have been out of the workforce. The goal of our program is to help participants with barriers to employment find long-term, satisfactory work at a decent wage.
Selected participants may interview for the 24-week on-the-job training component consisting of paid, part-time on-the-job training at SVdP. Participants are matched with mentors and take weekly classes to continue developing skills necessary for finding and keeping employment.