As a part of TERO’s commitment to workforce development, a full-time training program is being developed to help job bank and Mother Town participants prepare to enter the workforce. While the goal is for participants to become employable, our team also encourages them to rebuild and strengthen community connections that may have been lost due to substance use/abuse disorders, as well as barriers due to underemployment or unemployment.
Some of the training options that are being considered include masonry (this class is currently on-going), painting (business/residential), plastering and drywall hanging, basic plumbing, basic carpentry, office skills including basic bookkeeping, spreadsheets, word processing, and office decorum. These classes will be enhanced with topics such as creating resumes and cover letters, dressing for interviews, work ethics, OSHA 10, first aid/CPR/AED, and mock interviews.
To provide these opportunities, the Training team will engage skilled instructors, schedule classrooms, obtain supplies and materials, and report to the TERO Commissioners on student progress. At the end of the class, each student achieving their goal will be awarded a certificate of completion and a letter of support from the program that may be used when applying for jobs.
The TERO Technical Training Institute (3TI) Center is located at 149 Children’s Home Loop. Contact Gerri Grady at 828/359-6365 or email@example.com for more information.