Job Skills for New Careers
Empower members of our communities who are working hard but not getting ahead.
Every day, hundreds of hardworking people in Eastern Jackson County get up, get their kids to school, and go to work at low-wage jobs. Many people work multiple jobs to make ends meet, are living paycheck to paycheck, and are stuck in the cycle of poverty.
The new Truman Heartland Community Foundation community initiative, Job Skills for New Careers, aims to help improve the economic status of families in Eastern Jackson County and break the cycle of poverty by providing a pathway to higher paying, in-demand careers through job skills training, financial coaching and mentorship.
The result of conversations with our caring fundholders and months of research, Job Skills for New Careers is a collaboration with four key organizations: Community Services League, Herndon Career Center, Mid-Continent Public Library and University of Central Missouri. This initiative will utilize each organization’s unique assets to offer trainings in fields that pay living wages and are in high demand in the region, including healthcare, information technology and skilled industrial trades.
Download the Job Skills for New Careers Proposal
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