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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting A Work Readiness Ministry

Tuesday, March 7 at 1:00 pm ET

Work Is Good

Work is part of God’s design for his creation. It not only provides for material needs, but it also instills dignity and purpose and creates opportunities for us to contribute to community life. 

Yet, in marginalized communities, significant barriers stand in the way of obtaining and keeping meaningful work. A marred identity, lack of opportunity, trauma, poor education, past incarceration, transportation and childcare issues all contribute to cycles of relational and generational poverty.

Without supportive pathways to sustainable employment, chronic unemployment and underemployment will continue to plague these communities—even when “Help Wanted” signs are everywhere.

In this training, you'll learn:

  • What you actually need to start a successful jobs readiness ministry

  • Common mistakes to avoid and what to do instead

  • How you can create a plan for launching jobs ministry at your organization

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Meet your guide Learn from an experienced work readiness coach

You'll be learning from Shay Bassett, Work Life Program Director at the Chalmers Center. For more than 20 years, Shay has served in various capacities with nonprofit organizations that focus on job readiness and community development. 

Shay Bassett
Shay Bassett


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