Programs through JFCS Career Services encourage self-reliance and help individuals attain their maximum potential in career and educational development.
Career Management at JFCS can help you:
- Define your most suitable career paths
- Clarify the schooling, training, and related resources that will best support your career goals
- Understand your strengths and weaknesses
- Create a career action plan
Individual Career Management Packages can be tailored to better fit your specific needs and can include:
Designed to address multiple issues pertinent to establishing a career focus and direction.
- Assessment of your status across several career decision making factors.
- Assessment results are interfaced with industry-workforce options and opportunities.
- Development of a Career Action Plan.
Designed for those considering a more dramatic career shift.
- Careful review of factors that create impetus for change.
- Identification of factors that will insure positive and constructive motivation for new career directions.
- Examination career change within the context of larger change dynamics.
- Exploration of values and their career implications.
- Investigation of possible career shifts across both the for profit and non-profit sectors.
Geared toward individuals who seek new, ongoing challenges that can help them fulfill their potential.
- Evaluation of performance and potential.
- Assessment of the full scope of one’s capacities, skills and talents.
- Measurement of multiple skill-ability aptitude to fully and objectively reach conclusions around career potential.
For proactive, strategic, introspective, and driven individuals who take regular self inventory in order to gauge best career and professional moves.
- Review and assessment of where one stands with regard to overall professional and career status.
- Creation of a professional development plan.
Returning to School
For those contemplating continuing their formal education, a return to school, finish a college degree, or aspiring to pursue graduate or professional school. Also applicable to a person who plans to engage informal study or continuing education via distance learning or other non-traditional education.
- Discussion and evaluation of preparedness for an academic challenge.
- Assistance with selection of education path (Major, School, etc.).
Workforce Re-entry Program
Geared to individuals who have been focused on raising a family and now would like to start or return to a career, which may include more education.
- Discussion and evaluation of preparedness for an academic or career challenge.
- Assistance with selection of education path (Major, School, etc.) or career.
Designed for individuals 60+; these services are free.
- Assistance with career planning and development for individuals wishing to return to the workforce
- Assessment and career planning for individuals interested in changing careers
- Collaboration for individuals seeking to re-align or modernize an existing business or practice
- Help with technical aspects of job search; resume writing, completing online applications, social media, etc.
Focused on individuals contemplating starting their own business.
- Determination of how well suited you are for self employment
- Assessment of entrepreneurial orientation and personal drive
- Discussion of how advisable it is to operate a business on one’s own or perhaps in partnership with others
- Assessment of what kind of business to pursue, whether to buy a franchise and if so what kind, and other associated business start-up questions
Career Planning in the Context of Medical & Health Issues
Designed for individuals recovering from or learning to live with physical or psychological issues.
- Assessment of your status across several career decision making factors
- Assessment results are interfaced with industry-workforce options and opportunities
- Development of a Career Action Plan.
- Detailed evaluation of the impact of the disability on employment and discussion of appropriate accommodations to maintain current employment or seek new employment
- Use of assessment tools to determine interests, aptitudes, abilities and personality; detailed discussion of how these factors overlap to indicate career focus areas.
JFCS Now Features a Jobs and Enterprise Center at YouthBuild!
Get assistance looking for a job, advice on starting or growing a small business, attend a workshop to help prepare for a successful career search or learn how to write a business plan. Hours are Tuesdays 12:30—3 PM and Thursday 3—4 PM; additional hours by appointment. The Center is located at 812 Preston Street 40203, in the Education Building.
For more information about Career Management, contact Bob Tiell, Career Services Director at 452-6345 extension 230.
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For more information on the Gateway Project, give Bob Tiell a call at (502) 451-6341 ext. 230.
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