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The goal of our three-month Job Readiness Workshop is to equip, empower, and employ men and women of families impacted by incarceration. To help accomplish this goal, our workshop provides training in financial literacy, resume building, interview training, and life skills. After completion of the workshop, we assist with employment search and placement.
Case management services reduce barriers intrinsic to the formerly incarcerated population and prepare individuals to enter the workforce. Persons seeking immediate employment may utilize case management services for resume development, job search assistance, assistance with job applications, interview coaching, direct job referrals, and retention support.
Participants that prefer an extensive guided model in conjunction with case management, the Job Readiness Workshop (JRW) employs evidence-based strategies recommended by the Department of Education through a cohort model. Since 2015, MOF has delivered at least two 12-week workshop cohorts annually. Delivered face-to-face, JRW encourages active participation. The National Center for the Study on Adult learning indicates that the “cohort model” contributes to successful skills development and increases completion rates. The JRW cohorts meet weekly for 12 weeks, four hours a week, and receive instruction from professionals in their field.
Miles of Freedom offers Transition to Employment Training (TTE). MOF has secured city, commercial, and residential contracts to provide the general labor for land maintenance and upkeep. Work crews are managed by a MOF designated site supervisor. Site supervisors fully engaged with the REA program, completed the program by achieving designated goals, and demonstrated behaviors and attitudes consistent with the MOF mission. Site supervisors are responsible for insuring the work is satisfactory while providing constructive feedback, guidance, and job coaching.