Antioch nonprofit offers free career training

Antioch nonprofit offers free career training

ANTIOCH

Opportunity Junction is recruiting students for its Administrative Careers Training and Health Care Career Pathway programs, which both start classes in early September.

The nonprofit offers the 12 weeks of classes free of charge for low-income qualifying applicants. Training is available in office computer applications, academic enhancement and life skills. After training, paid internships are offered for up to four months. Case managers offer support, ensuring links to child care, health care, food, transportation and other essential services. Meanwhile, a licensed clinician will provide therapy to address trauma and other issues that may hinder employment.

Interns also engage in comprehensive career-building activities, including skills assessment, job searching, resume practice and cover letter preparation and interview. Alumni services include ongoing career counseling and case management, helping alumni maintain employment, obtain a raise or promotion and, if needed, search for new employment.

For more information, go online to opportunityjunction.org/careers/administrative or opportunityjunction.org/careers/cna-training. Interested job seekers can also attend drop-in information sessions at 10 am Monday’s in Opportunity Junction’s office at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. For details, email Annabelle Villanueva at [email protected]

— Opportunity Junction

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