Job Skills for New Careers
Help our community on the path to recovery. Empower people who are working hard to get ahead.
Launched in early 2020, Job Skills for New Careers is a collaborative initiative focused on helping adults gain the skills they need to qualify for better paying, in-demand careers. Trainees come from all areas of Eastern Jackson County looking for resources to help them build financial stability for themselves and their families.
Many low-wage employees struggled to meet their basic needs during the pandemic. Job Skills for New Careers is the opportunity they need to recover and emerge from this crisis in a better position. Thanks to an initial grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, continued support from 44 dedicated THCF fundholders, and a new strategic partnership with KC Scholars, Job Skills for New Careers continues to improve upon last year's successes.
In addition to covering the cost of training, the program provides wraparound support services, including public benefits counseling and financial coaching. Trainees learn how to succeed in work life and navigate the barriers that may prevent them from reaching their long-term goals.