The Training Center is open on a walk in basis, during our normal Crisis Ministry hours of 10 AM to 1 PM Monday through Friday. Clients need to sign in by 12 PM.
- JobLink: Job Search, Resume Preparation
- Budget Counseling and Affordable Housing Information
- Educational Advising
- Computer Training
- Internet, Computer, Fax, Copy, and Phone Services
Client StoryPeter had been evicted from his Cary apartment and had been living in his broken down car in a shopping center in Cary for several weeks, when he learned about Dorcas Ministries. He walked 3 hours to get to our office. He shared his story and the counselor and training center volunteers identified a list of needs: food, a job, a bike and bus passes. He began to come in on a daily basis to use the training center to job search. He attended several job readiness classes offered in the Dorcas Training Center. We gave him bus passes, so that he wouldn’t have to walk for hours to get to us, and then Al found a bike for him- put air in the tires and adjusted the seat and handlebars. Peter was thrilled! And so very appreciative. A week passed and we didn’t see Peter, and then he stopped by to share his good news. He had gotten a job at Food Lion and was on his way to getting back on his feet. He thanked us, saying, “I couldn’t have done it without Dorcas.”
Jobs for Life
The Jobs for Life class takes the students on a journey – a journey to discover who they are, their unique value, and the principles they need to overcome roadblocks in their lives. Centered on the Bible, the course covers lessons learned from the lives of characters such as Joseph, David, and Ruth, the teachings of Jesus’ parables, and examples of real world heroes. In addition, the class equips the students with core work readiness skills such as presenting their 60 second commercial, developing a vocational plan, building a resume, learning effective interviewing skills, and many others.
Along with the training, every JfL student has a JfL champion – a mentor or a group of mentors – who provides the student friendship and support both during the training and once the student is employed. 95% of finding and keeping a job is “who you know.” Many JfL students do not have a “who you know network” that can advocate for them and provide support to help them overcome barriers in their lives keeping them from success.
The next Jobs for Life class at Dorcas Ministries will be September 21st to November 23rd on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm.
To apply for the program, please print the JfL Application and submit to the Dorcas Crisis Ministry Office, in person Mon-Fri from 9am to 3 pm, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail to Dorcas Crisis Ministry, 187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513. Applications will be accepted through February 21st.
For other area Jobs for Life classes, visit the Jobs for Life website.
Financial education classes at Dorcas Ministries will change your relationship with money. The classes are great for anyone struggling to make ends meet on a tight budget and cover topics such as: managing debt, taking loans, saving for an emergency and increasing your credit score.
See Training Events for dates or contact us for more information. 919-469-9861, ext 204 or email: email@example.com.
Sample Cover Letters:
Job Search Engines:
NC Job Connector
America’s Job Exchange
College Grad Jobs
Triangle Help Wanted
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