VOF sets workshops to help youths prepare for work

February 8, 20173min880
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Voices of Faith Ministries (VOF) will present a series of classes to assist youths in preparing to enter the workforce. The church’s youth ministry’s “Learning Earning Achieving Progress (LEAP)” workshops will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., at Voices of Faith’s Rockdale campus, 1290 Sigman Road, Conyers.

“We are providing classes on resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, a pathway to your career, dressing for success, and other soft skills,” said Pastor Matthew Jenkins. “These classes will be taught by leaders in these fields.”

Pastor Jenkins said the goal of LEAP is to prepare youths for success life after school. All of the workshops will be held at VOF’s Rockdale campus.

“We want them to get experience interviewing and knowing what managers and business owners look for in employees or for those who may be interested in starting their own business how to build a positive brand for themselves,” Pastor Jenkins said. “We want to give our young people an alternative from crime and quick money but helping them get on a path to prosperity in every area of their lives and these skills are transportable.”

Who: Voices of Faith Youth Ministry

What: LEAP (Learning Earning Achieving Progressing) will offer students in the community the chance to get real life leadership/work experience. We are partnering with companies in Conyers such as Chick Fil-A, Burlington Coat Factory, Dairy Queen, Lowes, Awake Coffee Shop and many other local businesses. We are providing classes on resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, a pathway to your career, dressing for success, and other soft skills.
When:
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Margie Ensley – Soft Skills
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m., Frank A. James – Resume Writing
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Pamela R. Hawkins – Chart a Course for Your Career
Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Dr. Andrea Jones – Interviewing Skills
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Theadore Fitzpatrick – Dress for Success

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