Work Readiness

Releasing God-given potential

 

Soft-Skills Program

We believe that all individuals deserve an opportunity to learn and develop essential workplace excellence and job skills, so they can obtain meaningful employment. Since 2007, 716 Ministries has provided job training for members of our community. Today, this takes place in the form of our 4-5 week Work Readiness program.

The program pairs soft-skills training with one-on-one mentoring and community service. Our curriculum has proven to be extremely successful in assisting individuals to not only secure stable employment, but also grow in their confidence and feelings of self-worth. We currently partner with The Salvation Army’s and Goodwill Industries’ Welfare to Work programs and Jericho Road’s Vive Shelter. 

Participants Experience:

  • Soft-Skills Teaching | Participants learn resume building, conflict resolution, time management, goal setting, budgeting, successful interviewing tactics, and more.

  • One-On-One Coaching | Each participant is paired with an experienced mentor who provides guidance and encouragement throughout the program and beyond. 

  • Culinary and Maintenance Training | Participants learn teamwork and work management skills assisting with maintenance and construction projects and working alongside Vive residents in helping prepare lunch for 80-120 people. 

Our Soft-Skills program typically runs for 5 weeks, Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. 

 Construction Core 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Desires to pursue a career in construction

  • Ability to read at the 9th grade level

  • Pass an interview and basic math assessment

  • Commit to full 7-week training program

  • Training 3.5 hours a day, Monday through Thursday

Participants who complete the program receive:
 

  • Nation-wide certification in NCCER’s Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills

  • OSHA 10 certification

  • 716 Ministries graduation certificate

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Advantage for hiring by ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) affiliated companies

  • Opportunities to pursue apprenticeships that focus skill sets and lead to a career in the construction trades 

Our Construction Core Program is a 6-week classroom and hands-on construction overview that includes a nine-module curriculum with written and performance assessments. The program takes place at an accredited training and education facility and mentors are provided to support and guide the participants during the course. Taught by NCCER certified instructors, this training sets the precedent for gaining the tools and techniques necessary for pursuing a career in construction. 

Participate:

Contact us if you or someone you know would like to participate in this program.

 Volunteer:

We have ongoing volunteer opportunities for mentoring. The mentoring commitment is typically 4-5 weeks, 1-2 times a week from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

 Employ:

If you are interested in employing one of our participants for an entry level position, please contact us. Positions should be accessible by public transportation.

Contact Us

716 Ministries

A US 501 (c)(3) public charity, EIN: 30-0045548

301 14th Street

Buffalo, NY 14213

716-828-8681

info@716ministries.org

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