Your Path to a Better Career
Bruce Nokes has seen the success of a new employment training program offered by NECAC. He got a job after enrolling as one of the first clients participating in Expand Your Employability. The EYE program, as it’s called, helps participants find employment and breaks down barriers people face in getting a job.
EYE began in January, and is an expansion of the NECAC SkillUp Program. Participants must meet income guidelines and cannot receive food stamps. Employment Services Coordinator Kirsten White meets with interested clients after they’ve been referred by NECAC County Service Coordinators.
Kirsten directs participants’ focus and steers them toward a suitable career path. It’s a work-at-your-own-pace program. Kirsten meets with clients or talks with them when needed, usually every week or two. She also conducts mock job interviews, helps clients prepare resumes, cover letters and other documentation, and builds a profile on job search websites. Nokes was able to get new clothing through the program.
Kirsten is signing up applicants throughout NECAC’s 12-county service area. Funding for the programs comes from the federal Community Services Block Grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services Family Service Division.
More information about EYE or SkillUp, call Kirsten White at 573-324-2207.