June 22, 2018 – Two programs at Santa Fe College designed to help improve job prospects for women were featured on WUFT news recently. BACK TO WORK 50+ and Focus on the Future help people develop the job skills they need to succeed in today’s workplace.
BACK TO WORK 50+ is designed to help job seekers who are 50 years of age and older update their skill set and practice interview techniques to help them land a new job in the modern economy. BTW 50+ also offers students in the program various networking opportunities, enabling them to feel more comfortable while searching for a new job and getting back into the market.
Focus on the Future takes people who do not necessarily have a long working history in an office setting. Dealing primarily with people who stayed at home raising a family while their partner worked elsewhere. When the person who had been raising children and taking care of the home suddenly find themselves without the income from their partner working outside the home, Focus on the Future provides the training necessary to give people the skills they need to enter the workforce. Although not exclusively for people entering the workforce for the first time in their lives, Focus on the Future works with people who have had years, or even decades since their last job outside the home.
Both programs have offered training, confidence, hope and the ability to gain employment and become self-sustaining to women all across the Alachua and Bradford counties.
Read the complete story from WUFT to learn more about these programs at Santa Fe College.