Beginning in July, we will place you at a full-time job as close to your desired pathways as possible. Then, beginning in January, we hope to offer you the opportunity to transition to a new position to experience a different potential pathway.
During your placement you will:
Determine if a pathway is good for you: While the work will be entry-level, the combination of experience and responsibility will give you first-hand knowledge of what the careers look like in your potential pathway and help you determine if the pathway might be right for you.
Gain Real World Experience: No training or class can completely prepare you to enter the workforce. You will learn first hand what its like through the challenges, successes, and everything you experience in between.
Earn a Salary: Our goal is for you to earn a salary of at least $20,000 throughout your job placements.
Even though we will no longer be meeting together on a daily basis, Focus Fellows will continue to give you challenges to learn and mature. Our regular cohort meetings will be times to reflect, laugh, and grow as we process together. We will talk about life skills from budgeting to mentoring to leadership and public speaking.