Job Search Trainig activites provided within the STRIVE START (Success Through Attitudinal and Readiness Training) Workshop include 30 hours of live instruction and a minimum of 5 hours of Case Management over 5 weeks. Topics coverd include:
1. Workplace Etiquette: Punctionality, time manamgenet, positive mental attitude, professional communication skills, professional dress, acepting and applying constructive feedback, managing professional relationships, and teamwork
2. Job Search Skills: Understanding the hiring process and which employer skills meet industry needs, navigating job search website, completing job applications, completing a resume, partipating in mock interviews and practicing interview etiquette such as making a good first impression, how to dress and as indicated answer questions regarding past mistakes, gaps in employement or criminal records, and following up after an interview.
3. Financial Literacy Education: STRIVE partners with the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Center to bring financial literacy education during the workshop. Topics covered include financial goal setting, money management, banking, basic budgeting, managing and reparing credit, saving for financial goals, and the use of insurance.
4. Within the Case Management component, each STRIVE participant completes an extensive intake interview providing their Case Manager with information pertaining to their personal and employement history, they complete educational assessments, and they develop and Individualize Support service ("ISS") plan that outlines measurable goals. Participants meet with their Case Manager throughout the 5-week program to track their progress with goals and to recieve support with referrals to services that address educational, housing, social, and mental/medical health needs. In addition to making targeting referrals, the Case Manager may also coordinate with collaterals to monitor a participant's follow-up on the referrals and services put in place as indicated.
We will loan laptops to SNAP participants as needed for their job-search, education, and training activites. Additional participant supports may include assistance with covering costs for childcare, transportation, tests/fees, books/supplies, clothes/uniforms, These reimbursements will be supported by in-kind contributions during our initial 6 months of this contract in order to assess the needs of SNAP participants.
This program is offered remotely.