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.

Training Events

Upcoming Programs at Dorcas: 

November 2018 Dorcas Training Center Calendar

December 2018 Training Center Calendar

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.

Jobs For Life

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 in the fall of 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm.

To apply for the program, please print the JfL Application and submit to the Dorcas Client Services office in person Mon-Fri from 9am to 3pm, by email to clientservices@dorcascary.org or by postal mail to Dorcas Crisis Ministry, 187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513. Applications will be accepted through September 14th. 

LaunchCARY

This coming January, 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 28th 2019 and will meet one evening a week for 9 weeks. All aspects of starting a business, along with mentoring, networking, and potential modest funding grants may be available in the program.

If you are interest in learning more by attending upcoming information sessions:

  • 6:00pm on November 5th at Dorcas Ministries 187 High House Rd., Cary
  • 7:00pm November 26th at Dorcas Ministries 187 High House Rd., Cary
  • 12:00-1:00pm on December 10th Wake Tech 3434 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary

Questions? You can email LaunchCARY@dorcascary.org or call 919-469-9861 x206. For further details, and to Apply you can visit www.launchCARY.org

Financial Education

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: clientservices@dorcascary.org.

Helpful Links

Sample Resumes:

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Sample Cover Letters:

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Sample Cover Letter 2

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Resources for Jobs and Training for Jobs

Tech Job Websites:
Just Tech Jobs
Dice
It Jobs
Robert Half Technology
Computer Jobs
Computer Work

Veteran’s Resources:
Vet Jobs
Vet Benefits
Career One Stop
Military Spouse Resources

Hispanic Resources:
Lat Pro
Hispanic Employment Services
Hispanic Jobs

College and University Job Websites:
Wake Tech Community College
NC State University
NC Community Colleges

Training Websites – Learn New Skills Free!
Learn2Type
Typing Test
Test Prep Review
Purplemath
Digital Literacy

Client Story

“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.”