NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE IN OAKLAND PARK (Columbus, GA)
Let Jobs for Life help you get and keep your life on track!
The Jobs for Life (JFL) classes offered at Asbury UMC beginning in 2022 will teach you what you need to know to find fulfilling work. Hear from these students as they share their experience. Classes are faith based and you will learn to approach work in a new way… with dignity and purpose. Classes have no cost to you and will be held in the evening two days a week. You must apply to be considered for enrollment in this program.
YOU WILL LEARN
- To understand what employers are looking for
- How to communicate with better results
- To create resumes, goals, and vocational plans
Students will also get personal financial coaching, relationship skills training, and paid opportunities to practice these skills.
COMMUNITY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE – How You Can Help!
In Columbus, 11,406 people are unemployed, despite more than 6,500 job openings. The problem is not an issue of availability but of access. There are personal, educational, and systemic barriers that prevent some of our neighbors from working or thriving at their jobs.
BETTER WORK Columbus addresses these problems. We believe it takes our communities coming together to help individuals find employment and experience the sense of purpose and belonging it brings. This is why we’re launching the BETTER WORK Network. We are bringing this network of resources into neighborhoods where they are most needed and providing tools for leaders, ministries, and job seekers through a partnership with Jobs for Life.
Better Work Columbus and Asbury United Methodist Church are active members of the Chattahoochee Valley Poverty Reduction Coalition (CVPRC), working in partnership with 20 organizations in the region to reduce poverty, improve equity, and increase opportunities across generations. The Jobs for Life initiative and the Oakland Park neighborhood are a focus of the CVPRC’s work in 2022, and member organizations are committed to supporting participant success.
Why You Should Join Us
→ JFL is a proven curriculum and a nationally recognized program.
→ Sites within the network will implement new strategies that deepen access to meaningful work.
→ The JFL model reinforces that work is more than a paycheck. It is a source of pride and dignity addressing the loss of identity that comes with unemployment.
BETTER WORK Network will to connect people who have been chronically unemployed or underemployed with meaningful jobs and give them resources and tools to transform their lives. Watch this video to learn more.
There are many ways to help. One of our greatest needs is for mentors to Champion students as they learn. If you have ever had a mentor, you understand how important this is!
You can mentor a student and support them as they progress through JFL classes. JFL mentors are called Champions for a reason, and this is a critically important role. As a Champion, you will give students the gentle encouragement they need to successfully begin their journey to more fulfilling work. You will accompany a student during a transformative process as you provide friendship, support, guidance, assistance and sense of community need to overcome their personal barriers to employment.
LEARN MORE about mentoring with BETTER WORK and JFL.