After completing 6 weeks of Job Skills Training in the classroom, we offer a virtual business simulation program. For one week our students break up into teams and create their own virtual businesses, putting their skills to use competing with each other and building a portfolio of experience for their upcoming employment.
After the simulation, some begin Full Time positions while others need more on-the-job training. The latter group embarks on paid internships to gain job experience in actual companies, working on real tasks and projects. Scroll down to read more about where they go and what they are up to!
First our students learn Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, & Powerpoint.
We discuss communication in the workplace and practice with case studies and real-life scenarios of managers and employees.
The students draft resumes and we practice with mock interviews.
Students complete a 1 week virtual business simulation. They are placed in FT jobs or as interns depending on their previous job experience and level of confidence.
Participants receive a FT salary, or if placed in a 4 week internship they receive a stipend check every two weeks. They receive phone calls and drop-in visits by our program director and will have assistance dealing with any challenges in their new positions.
All job placements are in established positions and companies - interns and full time workers train within new employee regiments, working on projects and sharing their input. They are not getting coffee for their bosses - this is a start to a career with upside potential and an opportunity to get a hands-on enriching experience.
If going the internship route - interns will be hired by their internship company, or upon internship completion will receive Job Placement Assistance with the CH Careerhub.
Our student is working for a major non-profit assisting private educational institutions access allocated government funding. See this great article by smartrecruiters.com about the value of non-profit experience, click here.