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Job Readiness

Rediscover hope in your search for meaningful employment.

The content of the Jobs for Life material provides an emphasis on the importance of character in the workplace. Through the course students reflect on their journey and identify any obstacles or roadblocks they may have, and develop a plan to overcome them. Tools are provided to assist students discover interests and skills and match these with a career path. Support is provided for students to find pathways through their struggles, in order to become ‘job ready’. 

Character Development

Students are encouraged to become self-aware in order to discover career fields that fit with their unique strengths and interests, as they gain an understanding of their identity and value as individuals.

Topics that highlight the value of character include:

  • hard work and reliability

  • a positive outlook

  • respect for authority

  • personal responsibility

  • teamwork.

Skills Development

Students are given the opportunity to develop positive relationships on the journey, develop self-discipline to reach their goals, and rediscover hope in their search for meaningful employment.

Practical sessions are taught on the skills required to find employment, including how to:

  • develop a vocational plan

  • develop a resume and write an effective cover letter

  • network

  • research job possibilities

  • prepare for interviews.

Jobs For Life Program

training, equipping, and connecting churches, nonprofits, and businesses in communities all over the world, JfL helps prepare men and women for meaningful work through honest relationships, mentoring, work-force development training, and an ongoing community of support.


Salvation Army

 2718 South Memorial Drive Greenville, NC 27834


Monday and Thursday 1pm-3pm

Joy Soup Kitchen

700 Albemarle Avenue

Greenville, NC 27834


Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-8pm

The STRIVE Job-Readiness Attitudinal Training

is an intense process in which difficult to employ individuals are taught the skills necessary to seek gainful employment and to become productive members of the workforce. Each cycle starts with an orientation and then lasts the next four weeks with a graduation on the last day. Emphasizing responsibility, communication, and self-sufficiency, the entire training takes place in a simulated work environment. and that’s not the end of the road, An extensive follow-up system is used to provide post-placement support. STRIVE actively maintains contact with graduates for at least two years to address any problems that occur.  STRIVE classes occur every four weeks at the LIFE Empowerment Center.

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    1206 Evans Street
    Suite 25
    Greenville, North Carolina 27834
    252 717-9600