Adult Career/Professional Development Program
The mission of the Adult Career/Professional Development program is to serve adult individuals 18 years and over who are in need of career assistance services to obtain a job, and to retain a job. This program is also for those who are seeking to re-enter the workforce due to layoff or termination.
Individuals who wish to participate in this program must be a Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Detroit, Michigan resident, and fall in one or more of the below eligibility requirements:
- High School Student or Graduate (age 16 -18 years of age), GED Recipient, or 1st year college student.
- Low-income individuals earning less than $35,000, or family who earns less than $65,000 per year.
- If income is over $35,000 (single) or $65,000 (family), course fee is $150.00 for the course.
- Unemployed more than three (3) months
- Seniors over 50 years of age seeking Workforce Re-Entry
Our 9-week learning plan consists of the following topics:
Week 1 – Goal Planning: – Our learning plan will help students understand how to set realistic SMART goals that are measurable timetables to achieve their career goals:
Week 2 – Business Acumen and Leadership Skills – Students will focus on 12 core business acumen skills needed in the workplace e.g. Leadership, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, Listening, Communication, etc.
Week 3 – Interview/Elevator Pitch Training: -We will teach students how to give a proper interview or Elevator Pitch of their skills. Students will also participate in mock interviews that will improve their communication and presentation skills.
Week 4 and 5 – Resume/Cover Letter Development: – Each student will learn the fundamental structure of a resume and cover letter, how to construct a resume/cv, how to leverage it when searching for a new career, and how to build a professional network.
Week 6 – Professional Branding – Students will learn how to develop an online, professional brand that represent their expertise and professional skills.
Week 7 – Occupational Education and Job Search Strategy: – Our learning plan will teach students about different types of occupations, status, salary information, and risks of unemployment. This mission is help them choose the right profession in the right industry for their specific expertise. This includes:
- How to research the job market
- How to match Skills with Job Requirements
- How to research industry demand
- How to research salary trends
- Learn are statistical demographics
Week 8 – Professional Dress – Students will learn the importance of professional dressing styles for the workplace. They will also be qualified to acquire professional clothing for interviewing or two weeks on the job. Clothing will include: shoes, shirts, skirts, suits and dresses, belts and ties.
Week 9 – Job Searching and Interviewing – We will help our students search and apply for jobs as well as provide one-on-one interviewing coaching during their job search.
Destination Achievers Incorporated makes it a priority to provide one-on-one mentoring sessions before, during and after our learning sessions to keep our clients motivated so they can achieve their goal.
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