Many times, the students we work with struggle to find a job because they haven’t been taught how to write a resume, how to dress professionally, how to manage their time, how to conduct themselves in an interview. We recently joined forces with Accenture, a global consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, to equip individuals in need with workforce and college readiness skills.
The 18-week course was rolled out in our workforce development program at Guadalupe Alternative Program School in St. Paul this year. Now, rather than leaving the program at GAP with just technical skills, they have the skills they need to acquire and maintain a stable job.
The goals of the program are to help students create a plan to acquire the skills they need to enter and succeed in their chosen career. Course topics include technology and media literacy, teamwork, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, financial literacy, among others.
Our partnership with Accenture began with an equipment donation last spring and we quickly realized that together we shared a common commitment to provide students with the skills necessary to find employment. We are grateful for the support and are excited to launch the pilot this course at GAP.