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
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!