Job Readiness and a Pathway to Success

This summer, a select few Middle School and High School students have an incredible opportunity to get out of the classroom and explore career paths. Pathways to Success applications are due on May 19, 2021.

During this job readiness program, participants will be exposed to a variety of industries, and they’ll get paid for completing the program!

Yes, this is a paid opportunity for youth.

Mia Williams leads this transformative program. She says students will get to shadow professionals representing different career paths:

  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Trades
  • In-Office

They can find out what a “day in the life” looks like for different careers, and what they could do to pursue that career.

Planning for the Future

Some students may be planning on college; others want to enter the workforce right after high school. Regardless, Pathways to Success will help them figure out what steps will help them achieve their goals. During this 4-week program, they’ll get crucial information and impactful experiences which will set them up for growth.

Even if students don’t think they’re ready to think too far in the future, they should still apply! The program will help them gain skills they can use immediately.

  • How to search for a job
  • Writing a solid resume
  • Interview tips and tricks
  • Building experience for future opportunities
  • Budgeting techniques
  • Mental health skills

This program truly sets youth up for success.

Specific Details About the Job Readiness Program

Who should apply?

Students who have completed 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grade are eligible to apply. (In other words, kids who will be attending 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in the Fall.)

Participants do not need to know what they want to be “when they grow up,” but they should be open to learning what options are available.

There are limited spots available. We can take up to 10 students in this program.

What’s the application process?

Download the application here, or contact Mia Williams by email or phone to receive a hard copy:

  • mwilliams@houseofthecarpenter.com
  • 304.233.4640 Ext 106

Applications are due on May 19, 2021. Once your application is received, you will need to complete an interview. We will schedule interviews on May 24th and 25th.

What are the perks?

Participants will receive:

  • Up to $495 stipend for completing the program
  • Mentoring from leaders in the community
  • Breakfast and lunch each day
  • Transportation to the program

When does the program take place?

Pathways for Success will begin on June 7th, and end on June 28.

  • Mondays – Thursdays
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Faithful attendance is expected. Since this is truly a job readiness program, missing days will result in less pay.

We’re excited to continue this Ministry of Transformation!

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