Students participate in various activities including opening a checking or savings account, balancing a checkbook, identifying how much to spend versus how much to save, how to pay utilities and rent, etc.
Once career interests have been identified, staff arranges for students to spend a period of time following an employee in the field, in order to better understand the duties and responsibilities of the occupation.
Staff members assist students in obtaining paid employment by researching job opportunities, completing job applications, dropping off resumes in the community, developing interview skills, and aid students with follow up phone calls.
Students interested in pursuing a position in the food industry are welcome to participate in the ServSafe class to obtain the Illinois Food Handler’s Certificate. This certificate is now required in the State of Illinois to work in most food-related establishments.