Career & Education
The Career & Education Center at Marthas Village & Kitchen offers a range of services Monday through Friday. A computer lab for training and research; telephones; fax/copy services; and voice mail accounts where potential employers can leave messages. Newspapers are available and job leads and housing opportunities are posted.
At the Career & Education Center residents and members of the public can receive help in obtaining a California drivers license, California identification cards, birth certificates and bus passes. They can meet with a job developer/career counselor for help in obtaining employment. Notary services, tuition, books, uniforms and other work or school-related supplies are available on a case-by-case basis.
Classes Offered Include...
- - Adult Education
- - Challenge to Change
- - Community Living
- - Computer Skills
- - Conflict Resolution
- - English as a Second Language
- - GED preparation
- - Job Seeking Skills
- - Life Skills
Challenge to Change
This two-week course provides experiential exercises and lecture presentations on subjects related to enhancing self-esteem, increasing motivation and setting realistic goals. Residents must start Challenge to Change by the 60th day of residency in order to continue in long-term housing. The class meets Monday through Friday, two hours per day.
- - Two clients received GED certificates in 2012
- - 475 people accessed the Career & Education Center
- - 28 clients improved at least one grade level or achieved an 9th grade level through Adult Education
- - 77 clients graduated from Challenge to Change
- - 73 clients completed the Life Skills series of classes
- - 26 clients completed the Job Seeking Skills
- - 28 clients found Employment!