January 7, 2017 10:01:24 PM
Christian Women's Job Corps-Golden Triangle (CWJC-GT) is enrolling participants for its spring semester of free training for women ages 18 and up. Orientation for participants is Tuesday, Jan. 24, with classes beginning Thursday, Jan. 26.
Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for 12 weeks. Spring break is scheduled March 13-17 and an Easter break April 14 and 17. The program will conclude with a graduation program.
CWJC-GT offers faith-based training for women who are unemployed or underemployed in identifying and gaining skills and education they need for enhancing life and employment opportunities. Classes are offered in basic computer skills, business communication (resume and cover letter preparation, job interviewing techniques and business etiquette), money management, relationship building, conflict resolution and anger management, and Biblical foundations through a nondenominational Bible study focused on principles useful for practical life application.
"This is the best thing I've ever done for myself" is a comment made frequently by CWJC participants. Participants are of all ages, races, religions, creeds and socio-economic status.
"Some of our graduates are able to secure jobs when they complete their training while others' goals were simply to learn basic computer skills so they can email and use a computer more effectively. Some participants have been inspired to enroll in college to secure a degree," says Site Coordinator Rita Usher.
Women interested in spring enrollment or who have questions may call 662-772-3016 or 662-597-1030. Classes are limited in size; interested women should not delay enrolling. Classes are conducted at the CWJC-GT site located at 207 S. Lafayette St. in Starkville.
A ministry of the Golden Triangle Baptist Association, this program is open primarily to women residing in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. Women from neighboring counties without an accessible CWJC site may also participate.