Career Program

Why should I join?

A career isn’t just a good paying job, it is an opportunity to make a growing impact for a company or your community. The career program at Grace Outreach is designed to help you find a career and thrive within it.  

Classes

All current students in the High School Equivalency Program take a Career Prep class once a week to learn how to become competitive candidates in today’s job market. Topics in Career Prep class include resume writing, cover letter writing, job search tips and tricks, interview skills, salary negotiation, workplace rights, financial coaching, and how to decide between college and vocational training. Career Prep class is very hands-on and lively, it often includes career fair events, field trips, and company visits!

Cost

Career-prep classes are included in your High School Equivalency sign-up fee.

One-on-One Career Guidance

Our one-on-one meetings with the Career Program Coordinator offer you personalized support with every part of the job application and career search process. While we do not have services that directly place students in jobs, we do work closely with employers and hiring agencies to help you apply and interview for direct positions once you are ready.

Get started!

We currently only offer Career prep classes and one-on-one career guidance to students signed up at Grace Outreach through the High School Equivalency Program. Click here for more information on signing up.

Community Partners

  • Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

    SUNY’s Bronx EOC offers tuition-free academic and vocational training programs to help individuals advance their education and career. Some programs that have been consistently of interest to GO students are Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician and Microsoft Office Specialist. Job placement assistance is provided upon completion of program.

  • Grace Institute

    Grace Institute is a workforce development program focused solely on women. It is unique in its commitment to identifying – and training for – jobs with potential for advancement. GO students who enroll in Grace Institute can expect five months of intensive professional development with a focus on both hard and soft skills. Upon completion of the program, graduates are provided with job placement and job retention services.

  • Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline

    A tuition-free enhanced allied health training and internship program offered to low-income individuals. Students of the Pipeline program train to become Community Health Workers, Patient Care Technicians, or NYS Certified Nursing Assistant while also receiving supportive services such as transportation assistance, childcare and job placement.

  • LIFT

    LIFT helps families break the cycle of poverty through a partnership between members (clients) and volunteer advocates. GO students may be referred to LIFT if they find themselves in need of free legal services, housing assistance or assistance with public benefits.

  • Non-traditional Employment for Women (NEW-NYC)

    NEW prepares, trains and places women in careers in skilled, unionized jobs where starting salaries are typically higher than minimum wage, a benefits package is in place and there is opportunity for higher wages and career advancement. Examples of industries in which NEW graduates work are skilled construction, transportation, energy and maintenance.

  • Per Scholas

    Per Scholas is an intensive and transformative program that offers multiple tracks to help low-income individuals launch a career in the technology industry. They offer a variety of full and part-time programs such as IT Support, Network Engineer, Cyber Security, Web Developer and IT Engineer. Graduates of any of the programs are provided with job placement assistance.

  • Phipps Neighborhoods

    Phipps provides residents of low-income neighborhoods the opportunity to thrive through access to comprehensive education programs, career programs and community services. Through a partnership with Montefiore Health Systems and Hostos Community College, free training is offered to become a Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Patient Care Technician, Clinical Lab Technician, Patient Transporter or Medical Secretary.

  • Streetwise Partners

    Streetwise transforms the lives of disadvantaged, low-income individuals by helping them realize their career potential. Through a three month mentoring program, trainees gain invaluable professional development and networking opportunities. They develop leadership skills that equip them to move into better, higher paying jobs with opportunities for advancement.

  • Workforce1

    Provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, Workforce1 prepares and connects qualified candidates to job opportunities in NYC. Job candidates and employers are matched together through recruitment efforts and skill building workshops. Workforce1 Career Centers have relationships with local businesses and host hiring events.

  • Year Up

    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. GO students between the ages of 18-24 years old can apply to be a Year Up participant and earn a stipend to participate. They will engage in a highly intensive, structured year of activities including six months of in-classroom skills training followed by a six month professional internship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Competition for jobs is fierce and employers are looking for candidates that have both hard and soft skills. As part of the CP Program, we focus on building both sets of skills. We make sure that you have a resume that stands out and gets your foot in the door. But then we also make sure that you are prepped for the toughest interview questions
Yes, as an alumna of the GO HSEP, you have lifetime access to the services offered by GO’s Career Prep program. We offer ongoing support in your job search and career development plan. You can schedule meetings with the Career Prep Coordinator, participate in Mock Interview events and attend workshops on professional development.
We do not guarantee any job placements. However, students and alumni who participate in GO’s Career Prep Program have a greater chance of securing post-TASC employment and/or vocational training. By partnering with the Career Prep Coordinator, you gain access to resources that you may not know about. You also have a coach and partner working with you to ensure you are a phenomenal job candidate.
Yes! Apart from weekly classes and individual meetings, you will also have the opportunity to participate in field trips, mock interview events, career fairs, resource days, professional development workshops and networking events. All of these activities will assist you in developing career skills and confidence. Students who have participated in these events felt they grew professionally and personally.
Yes! While you may not have formal (meaning paid) work experience, you certainly have life experience! Every step of your journey in life, including your enrollment at GO, has required you to develop and use skills and abilities which can be valuable to a potential employer. Working with the Career Prep Coordinator will allow you to brainstorm and create an honest and impressive resume, a resume that will attract the attention of employers, and develop the confidence and professionalism required to compete in today’s job market.