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
(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
Basic Computer Skills
Identify the basic hardware of a computer; understand the terminology
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
secured some funding and are in the
process of trying to secure more funding through
applying for grants.
Were asking you to prayerfully
consider making a
contribution towards this project at this time.