The Training Center provides volunteer coaches that can assist with job searching, resume writing, career advising, and basic computer training. A phone, fax, and computers with printers and an internet connection are available for your use. All services are free.
Open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m on a walk-in basis.
Upcoming Programs at Dorcas:
All programs will be held in the Dorcas Training Center, in the Crisis Ministry.
Register by email or call: 919-469-9861 ext 204.
The next month’s calendar will be posted as soon as programs are finalized.
The Jobs for Life(JfL) class takes students on a journey—a journey to discover who they are, their unique value, and the principles they need to overcome roadblocks in their lives. Centered on the Bible, the course covers lessons learned from the lives of characters such as Joseph, David, and Ruth, the teachings of Jesus’ parables, and examples of real-world heroes. In addition, the class equips the students with core work readiness skills such as delivering an elevator pitch, developing a vocational plan, building a resume, interviewing effectively, and many others.
Along with the training, every JfL student has a JfL champion – a mentor or a group of mentors – who offers the student friendship and support both during the training and once the student is employed. The reason: 95% of finding and keeping a job is “who you know.” Many JfL students do not have a “who you know network” that can advocate for them and support them in overcoming barriers that keep them from achieving success in their lives.
The next Jobs for Life class at Dorcas Ministries will be held September 19th to November 14th, 2019 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm.
To apply for the program, please fill out the online application OR print the JFL Application. If you print the application, you can submit it to the Dorcas Client Services office in person Mon-Fri from 9am to 3pm, by email to email@example.com or by postal mail to Dorcas Crisis Ministry, 187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513. Applications are due by September 3rd, 2019.
In January 2019, Dorcas Ministries, in partnership with Rotary Clubs of Cary and Wake Tech will begin offering free classes for individuals considering starting their own business and existing business owners seeking help. The program is called LaunchCARY and is a part of LaunchMyCITY, a proven program helping entrepreneurs build a foundation for success. Classes begin January 13th, 2020 and will meetMondays from 6 – 9 PM for 10 weeks. All aspects of starting a business, along with mentoring, networking, and potential modest funding grants may be available in the program.
Financial education classes at Dorcas Ministries will change your relationship with money. The classes are great for anyone struggling to make ends meet on a tight budget. They cover topics such as: managing debt, taking loans, saving for an emergency, and increasing your credit score.
See Training Events for dates or contact us for more information. 919-469-9861, ext 204 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Cover Letters:
Job Search Engines:
“Peter” had been evicted from his Cary apartment and had been living in his broken-down car in a shopping center in Cary for several weeks when he learned about Dorcas Ministries. He walked three hours to get to our office. He shared his story and the counselor and training center volunteers identified a list of needs: food, a job, a bike, and bus passes. He began to come in on a daily basis to use the training center to search for jobs. He attended several job readiness classes offered in the Dorcas Training Center. We gave him bus passes so that he wouldn’t have to walk for hours to get to us. Then Al, a Dorcas Thrift shop staffer, found a bike for him, put air in the tires, and adjusted the seat and handlebars. Peter was thrilled and very appreciative. A week passed, and we didn’t see Peter. Then he stopped by to share his good news. He had started a job at Food Lion and was on his way to getting back on his feet. He thanked us, saying, “I couldn’t have done it without Dorcas.”