Employment Training

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Employment Training

As homeless guests work to rebuild their lives, they can participate in four one-hour sessions with the Employment Case Manager to fulfill the soft skills training program:

  • Session One: Personal and employment background interview and career testing
  • Session Two: Written communication skills, resume building, Illinois Skills Match and applications
  • Session Three: Oral communication skills, interview and positive interaction skills
  • Session Four: Team building skills, problem solving, reliability and attendance

Case managers have also developed networks with local business owners willing to hire CP guests and invest in their recovery toward a full and productive life.

Internship Program

The Internship Program was developed to teach transferable employment skills, refresh existing skills and reinforce soft skills (dependability, communication and working with others). This is a non-paid learning program where participants are assigned to a job with a regular schedule at Carpenter’s Place. The work done may be included on a resume and CP staff may be used as a reference. Participants work at least 12 hours a week and are evaluated regularly. Participants may also find internships outside of Carpenter’s Place if they serve the same guidelines and accountability.

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