It’s September, which means the kids are already knee-deep in homework, highlighters and hall passes. Back to school often represents a fresh, clean slate — the perfect time for setting new goals.
Back to school isn’t just for the kids and teens in your life. While the kids are hitting the books, now’s the time to hit the ground running on bettering your own life. Take a few minutes to visualize and jot down goals that will make your life more fulfilling. Do you want a full-time job for the first time in years? Do you want to switch career paths? Do you want to go back to college? What steps will it take to reach your goal?
At Horizon Goodwill Industries, we do more than just help individuals find jobs. Our programs are designed to identify and build on your work skills and interests to help you pursue a fulfilling future. We work closely with you to identify your potential, help prepare you for your participation in the world of work, and offer post-employment support to assist you in maintaining employment.
Here are a few of the programs Horizon Goodwill Industries offers to assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals.
Career Planning/Assessment: Find out what you enjoy, what your skills and abilities are, what strengths you have and define your career path.
Work Experience: Paid and unpaid work training helps prepare you for competitive employment by building and practicing work skills and habits that make you more employable. Classroom training assists you to develop behaviors and motivation to secure and maintain employment. We provide information related to community referrals and ongoing support resources, case management and benefits counseling.
Job Readiness Training: Group training sessions, peer support and individual instruction for job seekers. Staff assists with developing networks and job leads, creating resumes, learning useful techniques to complete job applications and practice interviewing skills.
Job Placement: We assist you in finding employment, job development, job matching and job placement. Staff maintains contact after job placement to ensure job satisfaction.
Job Resource Center: Utilize our computers, phone and fax, and access job listings, online assessments and training to explore your career options. Carry out your job search, create and post your resume, cover letters, thank you letters, and fill out job applications. Reference materials and staff assistance are available.
Post Employment Support: Job coaching, job retention services, and participation in peer support group activities and committees helps you adjust to a new work routine, learn new job duties, plan and manage your finances, and resolve work, social and family issues to promote your success on the job and enhance your career prospects.
What are your “back-to-school” goals?