New Choices Career Development Program is a free service of P.R.O.B.E. designed to help single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. Services provided include vocational assessment, development of an individualized career plan and job placement assistance. Classes in computer basics and mathematics review supplement the program.
The goal of the program is to empower individuals in transition so they can participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational and personal goals by improving self-esteem and building self-confidence.
- Vocational assessment
- Career counseling
- Résumé preparation and interview skills
- Skills identification
- Career planning
- Job readiness instruction
- Job search skills
- Exploration of education and training resources
- Job placement assistance
Qualified individuals may receive transportation or child care assistance when funding is available. Scholarships may also be available to New Choices graduates.
The program’s staff members engage employers from large corporations, small businesses and local non-profit organizations to participate in classroom presentations, conduct mock interviews with students, share information about particular industries, provide networking opportunities and offer information about job openings. Many program graduates find jobs with employers who participate in the program.