WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

The Bon Secours Baltimore Health System Foundation strives to help community residents make positive steps forward in their lives. One critical aspect to a healthy life is gainful employment and that is the focus of the Workforce Development Program.

 

The program provides four weeks of classes, Monday through Friday from 9am until 3pm and includes breakfast and lunch daily. The job training curriculum is designed to guide and direct clients in gaining employment or advancing a career goal.

 

Job training readiness sessions consist of:

 

  • Developing good interview skills
  • Developing good work ethics
  • Learning to become self-sufficient
  • Identifying appropriate work attire
  • Workplace do’s and don’ts
  • Anger management and conflict resolution
  • Computer literacy skills including internet browser usage for the job search and email

Upon completion of the program, clients are referred to an on-site job placement specialist to assist them with finding employment.

 

By the numbers

 

  • 53 Job Readiness course graduates gained employment.
  • 21 residents completed the 5-week Job Readiness course to prepare for employment.
  • 14 residents took the GED test and 2 obtained their GED diploma.
  • 113 program participants received a screening to determine their eligibility for public benefits to help stabilize their financial situation.
  • 75 participants attended a Financial Literacy class.