Congratulations to our September Careerbridge Graduates!

On Thursday, September 28th the Austin Area Urban League Workforce & Career Development team celebrated the first off-site Pathway to a Career graduation.

The Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) Workforce & Career Development department celebrated their first off-site Pathway to a Career: Careerbrdige graduation at Booker T. Washington Terraces Thursday, September 28th. Similar to Careerbridge courses held at the AAUL Dell Technology Lab, clients learned skills ranging from resume writing, interview etiquette, and technology training. “Overall I’m impressed with the students’ commitment to the course, eight-weeks is a long time! We are proud to see the 14 graduates utilize their new skills and succeed in their careers”, said Interim Executive Director, Earl Grant during the ceremony.

The decision to bring the course off-site was made by the AAUL Workforce & Career Development team.  Many clients were unable to attend the previous Pathway to a Career courses held at the AAUL offices due to schedule conflicts and lack of transportation.  By scheduling this session in the evening (after most people get off of work) and teaming up with Nehemiah Christian School and Housing Authority of Austin the Workforce & Career Development team was able to bring the program directly to clients.  Nehemiah Christian School offered free childcare helping ease stress related to searching for affordable and safe childcare.  Part of the Jobs Plus ATX program, Housing Authority of Austin hosted the course in the Booker T Washington Terraces Community Center, an accessible comfortable space for residents. “Teaming up with external organizations really allowed us to reach new clients and have a greater impact on the Austin community”, said Darnise Jones, Workforce & Career Development Manager.

For more information on the Austin Area Urban League Workforce & Career Development programs please contact communications@aaul.org

AAUL Careerbridge Pathway to a Career September 2017 Class
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