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W.O.R.K. PROJECT

 Second Chance Ministries working in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, the PA Board of Probation and Parole and Harrisburg Area Community College. We have established a new classroom and implemented the W.O.R.K. program, (Working with Offenders to Reintegrate with Knowledge) at the HACC Midtown I Facility in Harrisburg, in conjunction with the Better Choices Project. HACC is providing free Warehouse, Culinary and  HVAC training, and we are preparing them for entering the workplace with the following services:

Basic Computer Skills – Identify the basic hardware of a computer; understand the terminology used with      computers; be able to recognize the search engines used that can best locate a job; and list the steps that they will go through in finding a job using the computer.

 Resume Writing – Describe what a resume is and how it is used; explain why it is an important tool when looking for employment; and explain the various types of resumes.

 Job Search – Identify skills, focusing on how to translate real life skills and experiences gained both inside and   outside the institution into work skills; list different types of skills, highlight the skills they have gained in the facility that are transferable to work skills in the outside workforce; evaluate various types of skills; explain where to look for various job postings.

Interviews – Explain how to prepare for an interview; describe how they should dress for an interview; evaluate and answer the tough questions in an interview; how to perform effectively during an interview; and develop      strategies to handle and learn from rejection after an interview

Mentors - At the end of the  program, each student will receive a certificate of completion and matched with a Mentor from the community that will assist them in acquiring employment and transitioning back into society.

At the end of the  program, each one of the students will receive a certificate of completion and with your help matched with a Mentor from the community that will assist them in acquiring employment and transitioning back into society.  This will require the Mentors to transport the graduates to and from job interviews among other places.  That means a lot of wear and tear on their own personal vehicles and a lot of gasoline.  We have secured some funding and are in the process of trying to secure more funding through applying for grants.

We’re asking you to prayerfully consider making a contribution towards this project at this time.