Those who are interested in upgrading their computer skills or brushing up on job searching techniques are invited to try out one of the free courses offered at Project Self-Sufficiency. During June, classes in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks will be held, as well as a course about computer skills and internet safety for senior citizens. A special Men’s Lab is offered regularly. Other seminars will cover the use of Linked In, along with sessions about resume development, interview skills, financial management, and other topics. Goal exploration, skills assessment and classes in interpersonal growth will also be offered. Daytime and evening options are available. All courses will take place in the agency’s Career Center, which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. Students must be registered Family Success Center or Project Self-Sufficiency participants.
The agency has recently launched a weekly job club and other services to assist residents with their job search. Other Project Self-Sufficiency Career Center programs include help with obtaining a high school equivalency diploma; job training for women, teens and young adults; career counseling and assessment; Job Start and Job Search services. A special summer employment program for teens will be launched in July. Interested participants are encouraged to contact the agency for a schedule.
To inquire about eligibility, or to find out more about the computer courses, seminars or career fairs offered at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.