THE AVANZA PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO:
- Support soft skills development
- Ensure education and skills development are geared towards the learner and lead to jobs
- Establish stronger connections between job skills training and employers’ needs
- Work with and serve underserved youth in our diverse community
AVANZA FOCUSES ON FOUR IN-DEMAND SKILLS
These skills have been identified to be lacking in our own workforce:
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
POSITIVE SELF-CONCEPT SKILLS
AVANZA WILL IMPACT OVER 700 UNDER-SERVED YOUTH THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF ANAHEIM
In-Person Instruction in Anaheim Achieves at AUHSD High Schools
Loara High School
Western High School
Katella High School
Magnolia High School
Anaheim High School
Virtual Instruction through Zoom – Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
RESUME BUILDING PATHWAY
” Have you ever wondered how companies choose their employees? There are a host of qualities and skills that employers look for in a qualified candidate, and we are here to help you develop those skills! Throughout the first pathway of Avanza, we will help you build a sense of self-identity, learn about social awareness and relationship management, build your brand and market yourself through your resume, and much more!
Areas of Focus: Self Identity, Social Awareness, Relationship Management, and more!
INTERVIEW SKILLS PATHWAY
” Pathway 2 focuses on taking your resume and the soft skills you have developed and using them to land a job in which you can be successful. During this time, we will assist you in sharpening your interview skills by discussing effective communication, conducting mock interviews, practicing active listening exercises, and more!”
Areas of Focus: Critical Communication, Mock Interviews, active listening exercises and more!
” Networking is a major part of creating relationships with working professionals that can teach you about the work they do and the path they took to get there. This pathway focuses on how you can network within your community and the importance of building these relationships through first impressions, asking for letters of recommendations, and learning the power of influencing action!”
Areas of Focus: First Impressions, Letters of recommendation, Influencing Action, and more!
My name is Jennifer Gustafson, Lead Facilitator for the Avanza Program. I currently attend Cypress College. I have always had a passion in working in the medical field, so I decided to major in Radiology. Fun fact about me is that I love trying new recipes to cook and bake. I believe all aspects of communication are essential to being successful in the workplace. I can assist you with the following: Job Opportunities, Interview Prep, Volunteer Opportunities, Relationship Management, Communication Skills, Resume Building
Greetings All! My name is Jose Cruz, Lead Facilitator for the Avanza Program. I graduated from Cal State University Fullerton in 2018 with a degree in Business Administration. I believe the key to successful interviews is confidence and body language!
Feel free to book an appointment with me for more interview tips! I am also available to help with Resumes, Finance, Personal Branding, and much more.